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Southern SAWG Seeks Conference Session Co-Coordinator

This will be a part-time, seasonal contract. Contractor will work from her/his own fully equipped office. This first year, the contract time period will be June-February, hours varying per month for 350 total hours at $15.00-$20.00/hour, depending on experience. Because of the timing of the conference, significant work will need to be done during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season.

Primary responsibilities will include helping develop sustainable agriculture conference program and helping manage conference logistics. Applicants must be seeking a multi-year involvement with Southern SAWG. There is potential to expand work hours and responsibilities in future years. 

Experience, Knowledge and Skills Necessary:

  • Good working knowledge of sustainable agriculture and community food systems.
  • Good working relationship with broad network of individuals across the South involved in sustainable agriculture and community foods systems.
  • Good understanding of adult education, participatory processes and how those working in sustainable agriculture and community food systems best learn from others.
  • Experience planning large educational programs or other large events.
  • Experience working with diverse team.
  • Must be high-achieving, detail-oriented, task-oriented and highly organized.
  • Ability to independently manage multiple priorities and meet strict deadlines.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, electronic and in-person, and enjoy interacting with a broad diversity of people.
  • Must be available to travel to the conference, and be onsite from January 26-31, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky (travel expenses reimbursed by Southern SAWG).

To Apply:

Applying candidates should succinctly describe how they fit each of the nine necessary criteria listed above. In addition, provide an abbreviated resume with contact information, education, job experience and three work references. Email applications to by May 6, 2015.     

Southern SAWG is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every current and prospective employee. Substantial efforts are made to seek out potential candidates among women, minority groups, and individuals with disabilities.

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