Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New Roots Program Coordinator - International Rescue Committee (Phoenix, AZ)

New Roots Program Coordinator

Sector:Refugee Resettlement  
Location:US - AZ -Phoenix  
Employee Type:Regular  
Employee Category:Full Time  

See the original job post here.


Through the New Roots Farm Program IRC provides refugees who are currently in or seeking to start an agricultural business with opportunities for business and production training, one-on-one business technical assistance, and assistance with access to capital.  The Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for program recruitment, coordination of direct service provisions, and tracking outcomes. The Program Coordinator also assists with program development.  This position reports to the Sr. Program Manager, Program Services.

  • Distribute flyers and brochures to VOLAGs, local businesses, community centers, apartment complexes, and other places frequented by potential clients
  • Coordinate formal advertising/marketing initiatives, including ad design and vendor communications
  • Make phone calls to current program clients for business workshops and other program activities
  • Provide program orientations to individuals and groups.
II. SERVICE PROVISION:                                                                                                                          
  • Coordinate training workshops, including: arrangement of guest speakers/trainers
  • Provide one-on-one technical assistance to clients, making outside referrals as needed
  • Provide management, accounting and administrative support to Gila Farm Cooperative
  • Facilitate access to resources needed for the farm business, such as legal, marketing
  • Ensure all grant outcomes are met
  • Collect appropriate documentation ensuring participant eligibility to receive services
  • Organize case files for all program clients
  • Conduct participant surveys, especially for business workshops
  • Enter data into program’s information data systems, including Down Home and other internal tracking forms/systems
  • Provide ED and Program Manager with narrative reports

Other related duties as required

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Economics, Finance, Business, Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Business, Development, Agricultural Economics or related field preferred
·         Two-three years related professional work experience
·         Demonstrated understanding of business development; experience in cooperative business and running CSAs strongly recommended
·         Experience with Quickbooks, CSAware, Mailchimp and Microsoft Access & Excel
·         Strong organizational skills including: multi-tasking, prioritizing, planning, and effective time management
·         Fluency in written and spoken English, with bi-lingual ability preferred
·         Demonstrated multi-cultural experience and ability to communicate with limited-English speakers
·         Valid driver’s license, active insurance policy, and access to reliable transportation. Ability to drive a 15 passenger van.
·         Ability to work outside of traditional office hours.  Work hours vary because of service provision, flexible schedule, but some Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings at market.
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IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.