Position: Community Food Systems Specialist
Job Location:120 Enterprise Blvd, Lander, WY
**For full consideration please submit your application by the date December 22, 2021. Attach a current resume/CV and a Cover Letter. Resume/CV and Cover Letter can either be attached as a .docx or.pdf or listed in the space provided in the application. If documents are attached, just list “see attachment” in the space provided in the application. For assistance, please email [email protected] or call 307-855-2112.**
The Community Food System Specialist is responsible for all aspects of managing Fremont County’s e-commerce platform design and management, county-wide multi-channel local food marketing campaign, local food producer services, customer services, and Fremont County’s and Wind River Reservation’s EatWyoming.com eCommerce communication via social media, email and phone. The Specialist will plan and implement local food transportation, aggregation, and distribution logistics necessary to support Fremont County and Wind River Reservation producers and customers that utilize the Eat Wyoming eCommerce platform. The Specialist is passionate about the local food economy; growing resilient rural communities through local food and agriculture; and developing and implementing a local food hub network for transportation, aggregation and distribution of local food across Fremont County.
This is a 12 month, 3-year grant-funded and part-time (30 hours per week) benefited position.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Plan and implement local food transportation, aggregation, and distribution logistics necessary to support Fremont County and Wind River Reservation producers and customers that utilize the Eat Wyoming ecommerce platform.
- Train in defensive driving and commercial trailer hauling per CWC requirements, and haul the 25-foot gooseneck combo refrigerator and freezer trailer to transport, aggregate and distribute local food products across Fremont County.
- Coordinate with Fremont County farmers’ market managers to offer online customer pick-ups at Fremont County farmers’ markets, including Lander, Fort Washakie, Riverton, Shoshoni and Dubois. Coordinate with Wind River Food Sovereignty Project and other partners to offer customer pick-ups in Crowheart and Pavillion.
- Recruit Fremont County farmers and ranchers to sell through EatWyoming.com through targeted outreach and local food and agriculture events and meetings.
- Train producers how to present products for online local food sales (photos, product descriptions, etc.) and how to use the Eat Wyoming e-commerce platform. Train producers how to organize and time their local food products for ecommerce, aggregation and distribution.
- Develop and implement a county-wide, multi-channel local food marketing campaign, including print, radio, online, and social media. Develop and drop lead generators to collect potential customers’ email addresses. Develop and implement automated email drip campaigns to increase sales and customer engagement.
- Maintain social media presence through scheduled content, moderation and engagement and curation for cross-channel promotion to generate new and continuing customers.
- Represent the local food economy at community events and meetings to generate new and continuing customers, and build cross-disciplinary community partnerships.
- Administer quarterly local food customer surveys for Fremont County farmers’ markets and ecommerce platform. Compile customer purchasing trends to inform local food producers’ operational decisions, such as the types of food they produce and their growing schedule.
- Track online retail, and generate monthly sales reports. Create an annual report on local food economy successes and challenges, and track project outcomes for grant reporting and future grant opportunities.
- Collaborate with the Central Wyoming College local food and ag team; Wind River Food Sovereignty Project; Fremont Local Foods; EatWyoming.com; the Fremont County and Wind River Reservation farmers’ markets; and other partners to promote local food.
- Stay informed of local food movements and consumer trends in Wyoming and the United States.
- Assist with completion of grant reports and other reports as needed.
- Liaison role to the state-wide Wyoming Food Coalition.
- Supervisor of the Wyoming Food Coalition AmeriCorps VISTA hosted by CWC.
- PD/PI of CWC fiscally sponsored grant(s) for the Wyoming Food Coalition.
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agroecology, Nutrition, or directly related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the US Department of Education
- At least three years’ relevant experience, or equivalent combinations of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Combination of experience in one or more of the following fields: nutrition, agriculture, marketing or program evaluation
- Working in a college or university setting
- Familiarity with government and non-profit grant applications, budgets and reports, or willingness to learn.
- Must possess a current, or be eligible to obtain, Wyoming Driver’s license and hold an acceptable driving record.
- Equivalency Statement
- Equivalent combinations of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, including a courteous and helpful manner in all communications.
- Proven ability to set goals, and lead activities to meet objectives.
- Ability to plan, implement and coordinate the local food hub network across Fremont County, including transportation, aggregation, and distribution logistics.
- Ability to recruit local food producers to the ecommerce platform and build collaboration with community partners.
- Knowledge of food retail sales channels, including ecommerce platforms and farmers’ markets. Demonstrated ability to drive online retail sales.
- Demonstrated comprehensive marketing campaign coordination, including social media promotion, lead generators, and automated email drip campaigns.
- Familiarity with e-commerce platforms, including website CRM and graphic software experience pursuant to WordPress.
- Knowledge of local food systems and agriculture, and the Wyoming Food Freedom Act.
- Experience in Adobe Creative Suite, Google Suite and social media tools.
Level of Supervision
This position operates under the direct supervision of the Director, Lander Outreach and Alpine Science Institute.
Reasonable accommodation will be extended to otherwise qualified individuals with a legally recognized disability.
- Equipment Used
- Standard office equipment.
- Physical Requirements
- Environmental Conditions
- Ability to safely lift or move objects up to 50 pounds.
- Ability to safely operate 4 wheel drive pickup and 25’ gooseneck trailer.
- Work is primarily performed in an office setting and food hub locations.
- Evening and/or weekend work is required.
CWC is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.