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Job opportunity: Community Involvement & Harvest Coordinator with PFTP

A job posting for the non-profit organization Portland Fruit Tree Project
Portland Fruit Tree Project is currently accepting applications for a part-time Community Involvement & Harvest Coordinator! See below for the full position description Position: Community Involvement & Harvest Coordinator Employment Status: Part-time. 20 hours per week. Compensation: $14 per hour Work Location: Portland, OR Reports to: Program Coordinator Start date: May 1st, 2014 Background: Portland Fruit Tree Project (PFTP) is an award-winning non-profit organization that provides a community-based solution to a critical and growing need: Access to healthful food. By empowering neighbors to share in the harvest and care of urban fruit trees, PFTP is strengthening communities, preventing waste, and creating sustainable, cost-free ways for low income families to obtain locally-grown fruit. We register fruit and nut trees throughout the city, bring people together to harvest and distribute thousands of pounds of fresh fruit each year, cultivate community orchards on public lands, and teach tree care and food preservation in hands-on workshops. We currently have 2 full-time employees, 1 part-time employee, 1 full-time AmeriCorps member, and 1000+ active volunteers. For more information about our organization, go to www.portlandfruit.org Position Summary: The Community Involvement & Harvest Coordinator (CIHC) will work collaboratively with volunteers, interns, tree owners, community partners, and the Program Coordinator (PC) to plan and coordinate harvesting events, supervise program interns and lead volunteers, register trees and conduct site visits with tree owners, and assist in performing any other duties in support of PFTP's programs. The CIHC will also take the lead on outreach to spread the word about PFTP and bring diverse participants into our programs. This will include coordinating our PFTP Ambassador volunteers, as well as creating and distributing informational and promotional materials aimed at engaging diverse community members in supporting the work of PFTP as volunteers, partners, and donors. This will be an opportunity to play an important role in a vibrant nonprofit organization, while making a difference for PFTP and the communities we serve. Essential Functions (to include, but not limited to): Conduct outreach to engage diverse program participants Schedule and facilitate/plan outreach activities, and represent PFTP at community events Coordinate and support PFTP Ambassadors and other outreach volunteers Publicize PFTP events, activities, and volunteer opportunities Assist with website updates, social media, and monthly email newsletter Assist in promoting fundraising campaigns and events, as necessary Perform related tracking, record-keeping, and data entry Coordinate Community Harvest programs in collaboration with PC and volunteers Plan and lead harvesting events and fruit distribution Conduct Tree Registration, site visits, and tree owner support Coordinate, recruit, train and support volunteers in leadership roles and internships Maintain tracking/information systems and administer participant surveys Work with PC to create program reports and conduct program evaluation Enhance relationships with other community organizations through program and outreach partnerships Participate in weekly staff meetings Other duties as assigned Position Requirements: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, and a minimum of two years experience in related field Conversational Spanish (fluency is highly preferred) Strong written and verbal communication skills Self-motivated and well-organized, with strong attention to detail and time management Ability to engage in positive, professional manner with diverse populations, including project participants, partners, volunteers, and the general public Ability to work both independently and collaboratively Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with MS Office, data entry and email Flexible schedule to include occasional evenings and many weekend events Out-going personality and comfortable speaking with new people Experience with community outreach Experience leading and facilitating groups Physical ability to lift up to 40 lbs, climb ladders, and harvest fruit in a variety of settings including on soft ground, uneven ground and steep slopes. Valid driver's license Clean driving record (no more than 3 moving violations in the last 3 years) Commitment to the mission of Portland Fruit Tree Project Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with Portland geography and local communities Strong Spanish writing skills Experience developing and maintaining effective organizational partnerships Skills and experience with fruit tree harvesting Experience coordinating urban fruit gleaning activities Connected with organizations and/or individuals involved in PFTP's programs Experience with diverse communities, particularly low income populations Experience with volunteer management Passion for urban agriculture, community food security and/or sustainable food systems To Apply: Complete the Application form at: http://tinyurl.com/lltsz25 After completing the application form, you will be asked to email us your cover letter & resume. Application deadline is Sunday April 6th. No phone calls please.

homepage: homepage: http://www.portlandfruit.org