Rocky Mountain Farmers Union is seeking a Membership Coordinator to join our team. This person will work with Farmers Union chapters along the Front Range and Eastern Plains of Colorado (with some additional work in Wyoming) to deliver services to members and encourage member engagement. Applicants must be prepared to reside along the Front Range or in eastern Colorado. Applicants will need to travel to the Denver office on an as-needed basis.
The position is full-time with compensation commensurate with experience. A comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health, dental, vision and 401k.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary expectations to Harrison.firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 15, 2019. For specific details about the job duties, call Harrison Topp at 303-918-3538.
Purpose of Position
The Membership Coordinator is to assist the Director of Membership and must be able to motivate and empower people to be effective advocates in their communities, build and support a strong member-based grassroots network, engage farmers and ranchers and other agriculturists to participate in RMFU events and campaigns, and ultimately grow the organizational membership.
- Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Perform Membership & Field Organizing Tasks
Recruit new members and retain current members.
Mobilize members for meetings and events.
Organize educational, social, and legislative outreach events.
Work with RMFU staff to integrate multi-department programs that support chapters and members.
Provide leadership development assistance for chapters and members.
Assist with research and project development related to local issues.
Coordinate membership engagement around RMFU annual events.
Create promotional material for chapters to promote area events, meetings, conferences, opportunities etc.
Problem solve organizing challenges.
Interact on a regular basis with county officers.
Encourage collaboration with other agricultural organizations and other interested parties to sponsor local or county educational/social events
- Coordinate with Membership Team
Work with membership team to maintain the necessary records and collect relevant member information.
Assist Membership Director and other staff with tasks associated with chapter, agent, and organizational administration.
Develop local, regional, and statewide organizing strategies in cooperation with membership team staff.
Provide additional organizational assistance
Develop and implement strategies for growing the organizational membership.
Assist with website updates and other social media outreach.
Represent RMFU at state and national events, as arranged.
Assist with the recruitment of participants to educational programs, summer, and day camps.
Assist FUSA staff and FUSA Agents with RMFU projects, events, and campaigns.
Have an understanding and appreciation for rural farm/ranch operations and other agriculture enterprises.
Knowledgeable and passionate about the agricultural industry.
Experience in community organizing as staff or volunteer and/or Bachelor’s Degree in education, agriculture, environment, political science, advocacy, or related field.
Enthusiastic, self-motivated, and independent worker.
Strong oral and written communications skills (include writing sample).
Familiarity with rural communities and agriculture.
Proven ability to work effectively and creatively with diverse people and groups.
Willingness to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends.
Ability and willingness to travel throughout Colorado and occasionally WY and NM.
Email and message responsiveness.
Proven record of project management and completion.
Web, media, and social media experience a plus.
- Working environment/physical activities
Position requires extensive travel. Employee must have a valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and their own vehicle and be willing to travel by car and commercial airline as may be needed, and to spend consecutive days away from home.
This is an exempt position and may require evening and weekend hours.
Position requires the ability to sit for extended periods, to have extensive use of arms, legs hands and fingers, to talk, see and hear and to have the capacity to lift of move up to thirty pounds.