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This job expired on March 31, 2023

Social Media and Programs Assistant Certified Naturally Grown

  • Date Posted January 30, 2023
  • Location Brooklyn, NY
  • Category Agriculture / Media
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) offers peer-review certification to farmers and beekeepers who produce food for their local communities without the use of synthetic chemicals or GMOs. More than 700 farmers and beekeepers throughout North America participate. Farmers appreciate Certified Naturally Grown as a way to verify their ecological farming practices and demonstrate their commitment to the highest ideals of the organic movement. CNG is a private non-profit organization that is not affiliated with the USDA Organic Program. Our approach goes beyond enforcing regulations by encouraging knowledge exchange and supporting farmers to adopt best practices with scale-appropriate methods.

CNG's participatory approach - a participatory guarantee system, or PGS - is recognized by IFOAM - Organics International as an important way to include small-scale producers in the organic movement and to help them succeed.

We strongly encourage applications from people who are underrepresented within North American agriculture. Certified Naturally Grown is an equal opportunity employer and hires without regard to race, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation or physical disability.
Job description

The Social Media and Programs Assistant will help produce consistent, original content across multiple social media platforms and assist with administration of programs. Strong candidates will be prepared to use social media to increase awareness of our work, foster stronger connections within our community, and give national recognition to the farmers who participate. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, have strong communication skills, a background in farming, and be able to review an organization’s online presence, and quickly understand the current gaps, opportunities, and ways forward to increase engagement, followers, and social value. 

CNG staff work remotely and collaborate regularly via video call and phone, therefore candidates must be self-motivated and comfortable working independently. This is currently a part-time position of 8-12 hours per week. Work hours are flexible. 


Position Responsibilities Include

  • Maintain a social media calendar, and generate content that’s consistently engaging and reflects the spirit and values of the organization
  • Stay up to date on best practices for social media platforms
  • Facilitate collaboration with member farmers and organizational partners
  • Pitch strategies to increase our social media presence and engagement
  • Organizing Remote Observed Inspections (ROI) including scheduling, correspondence with prospective participants and registrants, tech checks, and other logistics
  • Organizing Trainings for Senior Remote Inspectors (SRIs) including screening for qualified participants, correspondence with registrants, and other logistics
  • Assist with organizing other educational and networking events
  • Assistance with other initiatives as needed and desired


Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Talent for visual storytelling and engagement on social media, including Instagram
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including an ability to connect and relate to people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, be self-directed and also be able to work effectively as part of a team
  • At least one year’s experience working in a farming-related context 
  • Ability to give consistent careful attention to details, to prioritize multiple expectations, and to be well-organized
  • College degree or equivalent experience 
  • Reliable access to an appropriate workspace with stable, strong internet and phone service


Desirable Skills and Qualifications 

  • Proficiency with Adobe Suite, graphic design and illustration 
  • Demonstrated interest in and familiarity with diversified organic farming practices
  • Professional experience in marketing, communications and/or branding
  • Multiple years of farming experience, including on a CNG farm
  • Demonstrated success increasing engagement in a grassroots initiative
  • Proficiency in video editing
  • Creative thinker with a strategic mind and an inclination to suggest new and improved approaches to our work
  • Prior experience in a grassroots organization serving farmers committed to ecological practices
Compensation this position is : hourly, $20/hr + Location job can be done remotely Application instructions
This job expired on March 31, 2023
DeadlineFebruary 13, 2023

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