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This job expired on December 15, 2023

Community Events Coordinator Local Roots NYC

  • Date Posted October 16, 2023
  • Location Brooklyn, NY
  • Category Agriculture / Culinary
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description

Local Roots is changing the way New Yorkers buy, cook, and eat locally sourced food. Join our team and play a role in revolutionizing localized food networks. We believe in the power of community and good, local food.

Job description

We are seeking a Community Events Coordinator who is passionate about sustainability, community, and local food. In this role, you will be responsible for building strategic partnerships with local businesses and larger brands, acquiring new corporate clients for our food-focused experiences, and leading the execution of diverse events from casual community events to higher end, formal dining. The ideal candidate is highly organized while planning logistics, and also able to multi-task while on the floor at events.


  • Build and maintain strategic partnerships with local businesses and organizations
  • Acquire new corporate clients for our sustainable food-focused corporate experiences
  • Plan and execute events that promote sustainability and local food - this is a mix of casual, community events to formal, fine dining
  • Manage all incoming rental and party requests for the Market & Cafe; organize logistics needed to complete a successful event from start to finish
  • Communicate with clients to offer exceptional customer service and a superior event experience that meet Local Roots standards
  • Conduct market research to identify new marketing opportunities and upcoming value aligned events to be involved with
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with event partners
  • Measure and report on the effectiveness of marketing campaigns, partnerships, and events to propose strategies to increase engagement
  • Successfully acquire sponsors to make educational events affordable for all income levels
  • Plan events for our influencer program
  • Research community events to be involved in


  • 1+ years of experience in event planning: planning and executing hospitality/food focused events required
  • Experience in strategic partnerships highly preferred
  • 1+ years experience working in hospitality and food required
  • Proven excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong understanding of sustainability, local food, and the food industry
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Able to work with a tight budget
  • Friendly, outgoing personality that enjoys talking to people and making connections focused around Local Roots
  • Self motivated and proactive, can work well independently and has excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Proven success with acquiring sponsors for events
  • Highly organized, friendly and social, ability to problem solve while on the spot

Payment and Benefits:

  • This position is part-time and paid hourly depending on experience and can grow into a full time position
  • Commission of 5% is given on any new corporate events that are initiated and executed
  • Commission of 3% on additional corporate events for new accounts you bring in
  • Up to 40 hours accrued annual Paid Sick Leave
  • Complimentary weekly vegetables
  • 20% discount on any Local Roots products (including lifestyle products and all other treats!)
  • 20% off at all Local Roots Market & Cafe locations
  • This role includes onsite work at events throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, market locations, and all Local Roots locations
  • As a Local Roots employee, you will be eligible for any additional benefits that become available in the future.

If you are a passionate New Yorker with experience in marketing, partnerships, event planning, and a strong interest in sustainability and local food, we would love to hear from you!

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $22.00 - $32.00 per hour


- Employee discount

- Complimentary organic veggies



Work Location: Hybrid remote in Brooklyn, NY 11231

Compensation this position is : hourly, varies DOE, $22.00 - $32.00 Application instructions
This job expired on December 15, 2023
DeadlineDecember 09, 2023

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