Seeking Applicants for GHPFA Community Liaison 

The “GHPFA Community Liaison” will assist and support the GHPFA’s goal of creating a just and sustainable food system through community engagement, intentional relationship building, capacity building, program development, grant writing, advocacy, social media, event coordination, and fund raising. 

 

Major Responsibilities

 

1.     Community Liaison-engage with the community through each of the Work Teams and Partner Neighborhoods as well as participating in community events such as agency fairs, community meetings, and one on one meetings with community members.

2.     Capacity building-work with various agencies and organizations to improve their capacity to serve others through resource development and community engagement. 

3.     Community Outreach/Marketing-responsible for all facets of social media, written marketing materials, Community Resource Guide production, maintenance of the Food Finder App, and the website. 

4.     Event Coordination-Plan special events by contacting vendors for best prices, schedule set-up, work with agencies, develop a budget, and handle all the logistics of a special event. 

5.     Administrative Support-Schedule meetings maintain the GHPFA calendar, light bookkeeping, administrative support of the Board of Directors and Executive Director.

Specific Duties

Community Engagement

·     Work with community organizations and community members through collaborative partnerships

·     Work with Work Teams and Partner Neighborhoods as necessary to support their goals and projects

·     Participate in GHPFA meetings

·     Plan and coordinate special projects like the Food Security Summit, Youth Food Summit, etc. 

·     Participate in agency fairs or other forms of community engagement as necessary

 

Community Outreach/Marketing

·     Maintain and publish Community Resource Guides

·     Assist in drafting, editing, and disseminating written communications

·     Responsible for all aspects of social media including Facebook and Twitter

·     Maintain and update High Point Food Finder App and GHPFA website as necessary

·     Develop GHPFA marketing materials

·     Responsible for press releases and scheduling media coverage as necessary

Event Coordination

·     Plan the Food Security Summit and Youth Food Summit by working with other agencies, vendors, funders, budget preparation, and coordination of press releases

·     Work with the Food Security Fund team to schedule meetings, prepare grant materials, coordinate press releases, follow-up with grant recipients, coordinate informational meetings, copy and distribute grant applications to the Food Security Fund team, and coordinate the Food Security Fund Grant Awarding Ceremony

 

Leadership Support

·     Organize, schedule and prepare for meetings with partners, Work Teams, Partner Neighborhoods, and Donors

·     Responsible for all functions of QuickBooks including entering deposits, journal entries, check request/printing, bank statement comparisons, ensuring that all procedures are followed, financial report preparation, and assist in annual audit

·     Seek out and prepare grants for projects and operation funding of the GHPFA

·     Provide other administrative and office management support as needed

·     Responsible for preparing the Board meeting agenda and keeping of Board minutes

·     Schedule Board meetings in the Partner Neighborhoods

 

 

Qualifications

·     Ability to engage and work with all community members

·     Must be able to effectively communicate the work of the GHPFA

·     Experience with social media

·     Experience providing administrative support

·     Ability to manage a number of tasks and projects at one time

·     Excellent interpersonal skills in person and by phone

·     Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Publisher, and InDesign

·     Able to work with little supervision or direction

·     Must have own transportation

·     Must be able to work with all community members

·     Must be able to work some evenings and weekends as needed

·     Must be able to work in a dynamic office setting

Preferred

·     Involvement with grassroots efforts to create just and sustainable food systems

·     Nonprofit experience

·     Experience with QuickBooks or another bookkeeping software

·     Grant writing experience

·     Bachelor’s degree but relevant experience will be considered

·     Knowledge of the Greater High Point community

 

 

This is a full-time position working 37.5 hours a week.  The work schedule can be flexible depending upon GHPFA activities.  Other duties as may be required. 

Please contact carl.vierling@ghpfa.org with resume and additional questions. 

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815 Phillips Avenue, High Point, NC  27262

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