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Program Coordinator Good Meat Project

  • Date Posted July 06, 2023
  • Location Portland, OR
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description

Founded in 2014, the GMP is a small and growing national 501(c)(3) nonprofit. 


Our Mission: We catalyze marketplace innovation, connection, and education across the meat supply chain in order to increase the economic viability and ecological impact of livestock farmers who invest in healthy land, animals, and people. 


Our Vision: We envision a future where meat is produced ethically and responsibly, by an industry that invests in healthy animals and landscapes, values people all across the food supply chain, and nourishes diverse, well-informed consumers. 


What We Mean By Good Meat: We define Good Meat as coming from a constellation of production practices that are centered around care for land, animals, and people; transparency from start to finish; and nourishment and community.


Our Approach: We achieve our mission and vision through education, tool building, knowledge sharing, peer-to-peer learning, and marketplace experimentation and collaboration. 


Our seminal programs and initiatives include:

  • Meat Collectives: A network of over a dozen educational workshop hubs around the country inspired and enabled by the Good Meat Project.
  • Good Meat Camp for Women: An educational camp for women-identifying and nonbinary individuals to learn the principles and practices behind Good Meat while building community and sharing knowledge.
  • Good Meat Breakdown: An online resource built to help consumers find, buy, and cook Good Meat from their region.
  • Farmers & Ranchers Marketing Innovation Network: Made up of many different initiatives and projects that support Good Meat farms, ranches, and brands, this program offers technical assistance, resource libraries, collaborative marketing experimentation, marketing toolkits, peer-to-peer learning, and networking opportunities. Some examples include:
    • The Lowdown: A peer-to-peer, virtual learning series where direct-to-consumer producers share knowledge and practical skills with one another.
    • The Real Burger of Earth Day: The first ever grassroots, collaborative trade promotion campaign for grassfed beef.

Highlighting and uplifting diverse voices is a critical element of our work. In all of our programs, we promote inclusivity in the male-dominated worlds of meat production, processing, and butchery. While we engage with actors across the entire supply chain, our work focuses on the marketplace interactions between consumers, producers, and food professionals (butchers/chefs) and on peer-to-peer interactions between and among producers and/or food professionals.

To learn more about us and our programs, visit

Job description

The Good Meat Project is seeking a part-time Program Coordinator to assist our Programs Director execute our FARMIN program, which aims to support Good Meat farmers and ranchers in successfully bringing their meat to market. 

If you think of yourself as a creative problem solver, with a penchant for detail- and task-orientation, who has the drive and desire to help us deepen our impact across the entire meat value chain, this may be the perfect opportunity for you. 

Our Program Coordinator will manage many different tasks, from outreach to detailed database work, to writing, editing and communications. They will be self-directed, while also comfortable working remotely, but in close collaboration with the Programs Director and other members of our staff.

We have staff hubs in Oregon and Washington. While we prefer to hire someone who resides in one of those two states, we will consider applications from other locations. All of our staff work remotely, with occasional travel required.

Job Responsibilities

    • Assist With Our Resource Libraries Management
      • Perform ongoing maintenance and updating of the following virtual resource libraries in partnership with, or in coordination with, Communications Director:
        • Butchery/Meat Learning Library
        • Whole Animal Shop Database
        • Apprenticeship/Training Opportunities Database
      • Assist Programs Director in revisioning the Whole Animal Shop Database registration form
      • Provide bi-annual assessment on Libraries to Programs Director
    • Manage and Coordinate Program “Office Hours”
      • Creation and on-going management of the public-facing scheduling pages for up to four different sets of “office hours” with industry experts (consultants).
      • Communicate with consultants to determine scheduling availability, procure bios, send and receive contracts, etc.
      • Compile monthly reports and assess program outcomes
      • Assist in planning, creation and execution of promotion and outreach (including email newsletter and social media content)
    • Assist in ongoing Marketing Education Series and Trade Promotion internal and external communications and outreach in collaboration with Communications Director and Programs Director
      • Manage automation of communications with participating producers throughout the course of their engagement with the Marketing Education Series and/or Trade Promotions
      • Directly communicate with producers and other stakeholders
      • Assist in maintenance and editing of program materials
      • Assist in reporting on program metrics and outcomes
    • Assist in compiling and organizing data for grant reporting
    • Provide technical support during GMP virtual events and assist with planning of events as needed
    • Conduct relevant research as needed/requested by Programs Director

Required Experience 

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • 1-3 years of experience working in a communications, marketing and/or outreach capacity, preferably in the following contexts: food systems change, consumer education, community education, community organizing, nonprofits, journalism, food service, ranching/farming, meat/food production, meat/food processing, meat/food sales
  • At least 1 year of project management experience
  • Creative thinking, writing, and editing skills
  • Attention to detail and enthusiasm for introducing new and nuanced ideas to diverse audiences
  • Strong organizational skills and be systems-minded, process-oriented, with a penchant for balancing multiple projects at the same time
  • Comfortable being edited by all people on the staff (at the GMP, writing and editing is an intensely collaborative process, and is not about ego)
  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively in multiple forms to multiple and diverse audiences, communities, and stakeholders
  • Comfort/experience with any or all of the following platforms Notion, Slack, Google Sheets, Google Docs/Sheets/Slides, Google Drive,  Airtable,  Zoom, Mailchimp

We strongly encourage applications from diverse individuals, including but not limited to diversity in such characteristics as race/ethnicity, color, national origin, age, socioeconomic background, religion, creed, veteran’s status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and disability. The Good Meat Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For a full job description, go here.

Compensation this position is : hourly, $20/hr + Location job can be done remotely Application instructions
This job expired on September 04, 2023
DeadlineAugust 01, 2023

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