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Local Food Coordinator Taste the Local Difference

  • Date Posted January 03, 2019
  • Location Detroit, MI
  • Category Business / Media
  • Job Type Part-Time
Company Description

Taste the Local Difference® is Michigan’s local food marketing agency. We are a triple bottom line business owned by Boomerang-Catapult. TLD is headquartered in Traverse City, MI with remote regional employees all across the state. 

Our Mission:

"To educate consumers about the value of local food, and support food and farming entrepreneurs in building successful, well-connected, and thoughtful businesses."

 

Our Founding Principles:

1. Develop Authentic Relationships and Collaboration

2. Maintain and Defend the Integrity of Local Food

3. Help Local Food and Farm Businesses Succeed

4. Support Diverse and Innovative Markets for Local Food

5. Create Free Educational Resources

6. Build the Demand for Local Food

 

We aim to sell more local food in all the communities we represent and we accomplish this with specialized marketing solutions for our partners in every part of the food system.

Job Description The TLD Southeast Michigan Local Food Coordinator (LFC) reports directly to the CEO and is responsible for completing services benefiting the local food and farming community of a specific region. Their role is integral to TLD. The ideal candidate is immersed in the local food scene of the Detroit Metro Area and passionate about community. They have writing and sales experience as well as strong interpersonal skills.

The TLD Local Food Coordinator is expected to:

1. Adhere to TLD’s Founding Principles:
  • Develop Authentic Relationships and Collaboration
  • Maintain and Defend the Integrity of Local
  • Help Local Farms and Food Businesses Succeed
  • Support Diverse and Innovative Markets for Local Food
  • Create Free Educational Resources
  • Build the Demand for Local Food

2. Meet Collectively Determined Sales Goals
  • These are valuable marketing services sold to farms and food businesses

3. Attend Regional Local Food Meetings and Events
  • Engage in the local food system, contribute to networks and strengthen regional collaboration

4. Build New Partnerships
  • Explore your region, find the hidden gems and new entrepreneurs
  • Consistently add to our database of local farms and food producers

5. Contribute content as outlined in communications plan
  • Written content for TLD’s blog and print publication
  • Social Media
  • Third-Party Media

6. Help fulfill services and contracts sold
  • Support and delegate tasks as needed
  • Provide services required of a local food coordinator in your region
  • Offer excellent customer service
  • Distribute resources and educational materials as needed

This part-time position is offered with a base salary and commission on all sales. It can grow into a full-time position with interest and performance. 

The position’s start date is January 28th 2019. This staff member is expected to be living within Detroit or the Metro Detroit Area and have reliable transportation. Compensation this position is PAID: salaried, less than 50k How to apply
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DeadlineJanuary 21, 2019

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