Temporary Communications Assistant

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The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) in partnership with the North Carolina Local Food Council (NCLFC), is seeking a highly-motivated recent graduate to assist the North Carolina Local Food Council with communications, lead website development and assist local foods producers with developing a communications plan.

Brief Program Overview
This is a time limited position that is grant funded and will likely only last 6 month.

As the communications assistant, the selected applicant will:

  • Assist businesses with expanding their marketing and outreach strategies via internet based platforms including web site design and development, social media, digital graphics, and e-commerce
  • Assist the North Carolina Local Food Council with general communications, website development and some local food marketing
  • All work will be done remotely, no on-farm or on-site visitation

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Classification Title:

Project Coordinator

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Temporary Communications Assistant

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10-30/hrs per week

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Minimum Experience/Education:

-College or University Degree (Someone with a degree in sustainability or environmental science preferred)

Department Required Skills:

-Passionate about local food systems, are hard-working, self-motivated, and have a positive attitude
-Ability to take direction, show initiative, and work well in a team as well as independently
-Good communication and organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to be flexible – to adapt to a changing work environment responding to community needs
-Experience developing online sales platforms
-Experience with WordPress and Squarespace website development
-Experience working directly with local foods producers
-Experience working directly with local foods producers
-Must be flexible and open to working with mentors, vendors, producers, CEFS staff, university/college faculty, Extension Agents and other organizations

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:

-A background in food systems
-Skills in design and development of online digital marketing platforms
-Experience with internet based marketing strategies to expand customer base and increase revenue
-An interest in supporting marketing strategies to highlight messaging of community food systems and promotion of local foods

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Valid NC Driver's License required?:


Commercial Driver's License Required?:


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If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

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Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 3/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time