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Portland Food Co-op Seeks Campaign Organizer

Lisa F.
Group Organizer
Portland, ME
Post #: 2,352
Portland Food Co-op
Campaign Organizer

The Campaign Organizer plays a critical role in supporting the Portland Food Co-op’s campaign to build member-ownership to 1400 and campaign to raise $600,000 in member-owner loans. The campaign organizer acts as a liaison between the organization, the member-ownership and community members. The Campaign Organizer reports to the Storefront Start-up Project Manager. Primary roles include building relationships with current member-owners to help reach campaign goals, working with member-owners as volunteers, organizing events, speaking at events, and conducting outreach in the community.

Responsibilities Include:
--Help map out a recruitment plan for the full length of the campaign.
--Coordinate with the Member-owner Engagement Committee to help lead the new member-owner campaign with a goal of recruiting 1000 new member-owners this winter and spring.
--Coordinate with the Capital Campaign Committee to help lead the member-owner loan drive from late January - March with a goal of raising $600,000 in member-owner loans.
--Work closely with all current member-owners as volunteers to recruit the majority of our future member-owners from the networks of current member-owners.
--Recruit member-owners through 1-1 contact, speaking to groups, tabling, phone banks and networking.
--Update the member-owner database and other lists daily.
-- Evaluate and report member-ownership drive achievements.

Qualifications and Skills:
Minimum of 3 years of community organizing, outreach, or political campaign experience
Ability to be a spokesperson for the organization
Strong organizational and planning skills
Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to engage people from diverse backgrounds
Comfortable presenting and interacting in small and large group settings
Thrives in a campaign environment
Passionate about building a vibrant local food movement through the cooperative business model
Familiar with Portland area events and people
Computer competency

This position requires:
A flexible schedule with frequent work hours on nights and weekends
Reliable transportation
Reliable cell phone and computer
The ability to lift at least 25 pounds
This is a contract position requiring approximately 30 hrs/week with a flat rate contract (except during the loan campaign which will average 40 hrs/week). The position reports to the Storefront Start-up Project Manager. This is a temporary position that will end with the completion of both the new member-owner campaign and member-owner loan campaign, expected to end in the spring of 2014, with future employment possible.
To apply please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to []. Applications due Wednesday November 13th. Candidate must be able to start within November. Please check our website for updates concerning this position.
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