Growing Abundance is Hiring….

The Growing Abundance Project Committee is excited to invite expressions of interest for two contract positions for an immediate start. Made possible by a Strengthening Rural Communities Grant from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), we are looking for a Harvest Coordinator and Funding and Development Coordinator.

A cornerstone of the Growing Abundance Project has been the Harvest Project, which sees volunteers harvesting excess food from local orchards and yards and distributing it to community members and local organisations. 

Harvest Coordinator

The Harvest Coordinator (7.5 hours per week x 16 weeks) is a community facing role responsible for coordinating and delivering the Harvest Project. 

Responsibilities include: Liaising with orchard owners to organise harvest of food, liaising with community stakeholders to organize distribution of food, Coordinate harvest volunteers, participate in harvest activities, organize events, maintain database for participating stakeholders, manage online platforms including website, mailchimp and social media, attend monthly committee meetings, project evaluation, engaging with Fundraising and Development Manager as required. 

Role Requirements:

*Demonstrated community engagement experience, including working with a variety of stakeholders

*Volunteer Management

*Communications and Marketing Experience

*Ability to work autonomously

*Effective Time management Skills, Organisational Skills, and proven ability to manage a number of tasks concurrently

Other Requirements:

*Working with Children’s Check, or willingness to obtain

*Public Liability Insurance (Insurance arrangements can be discussed with the committee)

*Victorian Driver’s License and access to vehicle

*Due to current Victorian Vaccination Mandate, evidence of double vaccination is required for this position.

Fundraising and Development Coordinator

The Fundraising and Development Coordinator (7.5 hours per week x 16 weeks) is a work from home position, and is responsible for fundraising and organisational development activities.

Responsibilities include: grant research and submission, strategic development of the organization, project evaluation, supporting Harvest Coordinator and harvest activities as required. Assistance and direction from the committee will be provided.

Role Requirements:

*Professional Writing and Communications Experience

*Demonstrated successful grant writing experience for the not for profit sector

*Knowledge of community grant or philanthropic opportunities highly regarded

*Strategy and Development experience in the not for profit organizational context

*Effective Time Management Skills, Organisational Skills, and proven ability to manage a number of tasks concurrently

*Ability to work autonomously

How to apply

Please send expressions of interest, including responses to Role Requirements on a cover letter, a CV including two professional referees to:

*Both roles will be paid at $40 per hour, with some allowance for phone, internet and travel costs.

Closing date for expressions of interest: Wednesday 2nd March

Shortlisted Candidates Notified: Friday 4th March

Interview for Shortlisted Candidates: Monday 7th March (Times TBC)

Role Commencement Date: Immediate Start

*If you are not available for an interview on Monday 7th March please indicate on your expression of interest

For further information, please contact:

Ruby Carrodus

Ph 0431 606 445

Or email

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