The Local Eastern Shore Sustainable Organic Network (LESSON, Inc.) is looking for a dynamic, innovative and self directed individual to manage several local food shed building projects and raise additional funds to move the organization forward in achieving its mission to build a safe, just and sustainable regional food system. This is a part-time contractual position with the expectation that it will transition into a full-time leadership position supported significantly through grant-based initiatives.
o 35% Project Management and Coordination: Ensure that all deliverables, as described in grants and contracts related to LESSON, are delivered on time and within budget. Oversee coordination between project grants and LESSON’s strategic goals.
o 30% Program Development and Opportunity Identification: Support grant writing; identify and help develop new opportunities for funding and projects; network with potential funders to support and fund projects, staff and salary.
o 25% Communication and Networking: Represent LESSON at local events and networking opportunities. Coordinate communication such that LESSON has access to needed information, share information appropriately with community members and facilitate information dissemination to interested parties as well as direct communication among LESSON partners and community members in the fulfillment of LESSON’s mission and project development. Maintain and update LESSON website. Work with web designer to acquire skills necessary to comfortably manage day to day web-based communications network.
o 10% Reporting and Documentation. Organize and record a wide range of data regarding LESSON’s activities, projects and events. Create and present regular updates and reports to funding agencies, and for LESSON’s board of directors, as required.
o Education. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
o Experience. Demonstrable project management experiences. Grant writing experience preferred.
o Computer Skills. Microsoft Access, Excel, and Word; statistical analysis a plus.
o Research Competencies: Understands the basic requirements of empirically based research; is comfortable with the internet environment for information collection and sharing, understands research findings reported in scholarly sources related to sustainable agriculture.
o Other skills: Manages multiple tasks; organized and methodical; conflict management
Send letter of interest and resume, including references, to hiring@ShoreFood.org
LESSON website: www.shorefood.org