Executive Coordinator Georgia Organics
- Date Posted February 12, 2024
- Location Atlanta, GA
- Category Nonprofit
- Job type Full-Time
Georgia Organics is a dynamic and team-driven nonprofit investing in organic farmers and community allies to cultivate a resilient local food movement. Since 1997, the organization has served as the statewide leader in fostering organic farming, farm-to-school and community food systems, in the field and in the classroom farmer education, and dynamic programming opportunities to increase farmer prosperity. Equipped with a new strategic plan, the next five years present a tremendous opportunity for Georgia Organics to increase farmer resiliency and capacity while centering the need to cultivate racial equity and climate solutions in agriculture. We believe food should be community-based, not commodity-based.
Our Mission: Georgia Organics invests in organic farmers for the health of communities and the land.
Our Vision: All Georgia farmers nurture and heal the land, people, and communities.
Soil Health and Environmental Stewardship
Community & Collective Impact
Georgia Organics has four key goals:
- Grow the number of profitable and regenerative farmers making a living wage;
- Grow a network of influential advocates championing organic and regenerative farmers;
- Grow capital investment in organic and regenerative farmers and regional food systems
- Grow impact by rooting our work in equity, relationships, resource development, and accountability
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Executive Coordinator will handle a wide range of administrative and executive support-related tasks and will be able to work independently with little or no supervision. This individual must be creative and enjoy working within an environment that is mission-driven, results-driven, and community-oriented. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations and will possess strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills. The ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities is imperative. The Executive Assistant must be able to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.
This is a full-time, partially remote position with 24-hour access to the office’s facilities. All staff are required to occasionally plan, work, and attend events that take place outside of typical 9 am to 5pm work hours, particularly in support of the annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival and bi-annual Conference.
- Provide comprehensive support services to Director level staff which includes; Executive, Operations, Communications, Development, and Program directors, that ensures outstanding communication and responsiveness;
- Provide sophisticated calendar management; prioritize inquiries and requests, troubleshoot conflicts with little guidance, make judgments and recommendations to ensure smooth day-to-day engagements;
- Support Executive Director with internal and external communications;
- Conduct research and analysis on issues of interest to the Executive leadership team;
- Support and manage a high-volume of requests and projects to meet organizational objectives;
- Manage all scheduling and travel logistics for the Executive Leadership team;
- Prepare and edit correspondence, presentations, reports, and memos;
- Support the organization in strategic communications, organizational strategy, and all other special projects as assigned;
- Organize meetings and events for convenings, retreats, staff workdays, various board meetings, and other logistics;
- Serve as a liaison to Board of Directors;
- Maintain quality filing and communications systems including contact management, document management, and archiving
- Provide administrative assistance for events; including Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Festival, Georgia Organics Annual Conference, Farmer Services Events, and other events as needed.
- Assist in other administrative tasks as needed
- Experience: 2 years related work experience;
- Familiarity with non-profit sector;
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to take initiative, multi-task, be a team-player, be flexible, adapt to shifting priorities, and prioritize work;
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
- Demonstrated writing and analytical skills;
- Excellent organizational skills, commitment to accuracy and attention to detail;
- Intermediate knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications & Google Suite;
- Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations with diplomacy.
- Intermediate experience with non-profit database management software and event management software, Georgia Organics uses Neon and Swoogo for reference.
- Intermediate experience with project management software (Asana)
Travel: minimal travel >5%
- Ability to communicate orally with top management, and coworkers is crucial. Regular use of phone and email for communication is essential. The ability to remain in a stationary position roughly 50% of the time, as well as the ability to move about the office occasionally (accessing files/storage, office equipment, computers and other office productivity devices, attending meetings, etc.), is required.
- Using a computer while sitting for extended periods is common. Must also be able to position self to maintain equipment, including under tables and desks.
- No heavy lifting is expected, though occasional exertion of about 20 lbs. of force (e.g., picking up and carrying binders, laptops) may be required. Good manual dexterity required to use common office equipment (e.g., computers, mobile devices, calculators, copiers, scanners).
The job is performed indoors in a traditional office setting. Extended periods of sitting while using a computer or other devices are common.
The salary for this position is $50,000 and includes generous benefits, a stimulating work environment, and delicious culinary experiences. Benefits include health insurance (currently 100 percent premium employer-paid), retirement investment options in a 403(b) tax-deferred account, and three weeks of paid time off in the first year, plus holidays and personal health days. There is also a yearly staff retreat, staff farm workdays, and staff wellness events.