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Development and Community Engagement Global Growers Network

  • Date Posted February 04, 2020
  • Location Decatur, GA
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Global Growers Network (GGN) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, GA that partners with people from diverse cultures to grow fresh food for their families and for local marketplaces. GGN builds and sustains networks of land, resources, markets, and people in order to create a more equitable food system. We envision a food system that is driven by cultural diversity, local and inclusive economies, and regenerative agriculture practices. Job description

Position Summary

The Development and Community Engagement Coordinator will play a key role in advancing  GGN’s development and community engagement strategy. They will report to the Deputy Director and support a wide range of efforts to showcase GGN’s work and impact in order to build and deepen our relationship with volunteers, partners, allies, and funders. This position includes a mix of administrative work and external-facing, relationship-building work.

Candidate Vision

The ideal candidate for this position feels connected to our mission and is excited to work with people from diverse cultures to build a more equitable food system. You are organized, pay attention to detail, and enjoy creating and managing systems that run smoothly and support efficiencies. You are also creative, innovative and enjoy developing compelling content that resonates and inspires. You take the initiative on projects from the start and you enjoy bringing people together to accomplish tasks and work towards milestones. Whether you are taking a big step forward as you start your career or making a career shift, you are excited to work in a collaborative environment that values transparency, accountability, and solidarity.

Expected Outcomes and Responsibilities


  • Track contributions and prepare gift acknowledgements to support execution of stewardship plan
  • Research prospective donors and partners identified by board members, staff, and volunteers
  • Support the planning and execution of grant proposals, including researching opportunities, maintaining grant calendars, and contributing to grant writing and the submission process
  • Use Salesforce to track stakeholder and donor participation, identification, cultivation, stewardship, and volunteer activities
  • Prepare regular reports for Deputy Director, Executive Director, and the Board Development Committee that will guide donor engagement efforts 


Community Engagement

  • Support planning, execution, and assessment of outreach events, in coordination with other GGN staff and external contractors
  • Coordinate recruitment, orientation, and logistics of volunteer programs in coordination with GGN staff, including individual volunteers, civic groups, and corporate teams
  • Contribute to content development for email, newsletter, website, social media, sponsorship, and other media to meet the goals of the annual communication strategies and editorial calendar
  • Generate regular community engagement reports to determine effectiveness of communications strategies
  • Support back-end website maintenance using Squarespace
  • Field and respond to general organizational inquiries or forward to appropriate staff and ensure appropriate follow up
  • Organize and maintain target audience lists for communication campaigns using Salesforce, Mailchimp, and other tools
  • Support development of marketing collateral and brand materials


Qualifications and Experience Requirements- Work, volunteer, academic, and other life experiences are all relevant 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in implementing development and community engagement campaigns, including fundraising, account management, and donor relations 
  • Experience with current media platforms and proven ability to learn new digital tools rapidly (experience working with Salesforce, Mailchimp, Squarespace, and major social media platforms preferred)
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills for relationship building and teamwork
  • Self-directed working approach and initiative
  • Understanding of the context of refugee resettlement and food systems in the Southeast US
  • Access to consistent transportation to be able to travel between GGN sites and to offsite meetings


Schedule Requirements: 

Standard working hours, Monday through Friday with some pre-scheduled evening and weekend work expected 


Location: Our office is located in Decatur, GA in a nonprofit co-working space operated by the City of Decatur at Legacy Park, a beautiful 77-acre greenspace that is also home to our Decatur’s Kitchen Garden and Orchard. Our current farm and garden sites are located in Decatur, Clarkston, and Stone Mountain. 


Compensation:  The salary range for this position is $38,000-$42,0000 annually, commensurate with experience. Benefits include: Healthcare Reimbursement Account (currently $350/month), cell phone stipend (currently $25/month), 401k retirement account (with up to 3% match), paid time off (starts at 2 weeks then accrues) and paid holidays (6 public holidays; 2 floating holidays; 1 week bonus time at year-end), professional development opportunities (currently $1,000/year), and free/discounted produce (based on availability). Global Growers Network maintains a friendly, flexible, and casual work environment. 

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