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Marketing + Outreach Coordinator

This position will report to Anna Mulé, director of communications and campaigns, but also work closely with Krista Roberts, event director of Slow Food Nations. You are welcome to use the Slow Food Nations office in Denver. You, Anna and Krista will have regular calls to discuss strategy and upcoming projects.

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Location: Denver, CO

Reports to: Director of Communications and Campaigns

Full-time contract postion, October 2018 - August 2019

Compensation: $30,000 - $40,000

Slow Food Nations

  • Fulfill media sponsorships for Slow Food Nations
  • Support sponsorship fulfillment related to promotion and communications for all sponsorships
  • Manage all advertising for Slow Food Nations, including ad buys (external and Slow Food social) and social media influencers
  • Coordinate local outreach, including overseeing Kitchen Cabinet Marketing committee, diverse community outreach, and Taste of Slow Food Nations campaign

General communications and campaigns

  • Manage official social media platforms for Slow Food USA; create original content
  • Manage merchandise fulfillment with assistance of intern
  • Other tasks as needed

Outreach

  • Manage outreach to Chefs’ Alliance, send welcome kits, integrate chefs into Slow Food campaigns and events
  • Manage outreach to Business Partner Program, review and update benefits, integrate businesses into Slow Food campaigns and events
  • Exhibitor recruitment and handoff to Exhibitor Marketplace Coordinator (with intern support)
Qualifications:
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work closely with all kinds of different people — a positive team player, able to recognize when people need help and willing to jump in with a smile
  • Experience managing social media brands, with ability to produce multimedia and interactive content
  • Experience with Google Analytics, Google adwords, and social media advertising
  • Excellent writing and copy editing skills
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress and Salesforce a plus
  • Self-motivated and able to learn new skills quickly
  • Familiarity with Google platforms (preferred)
  • Spanish speaker is a plus
  • Willingness to encourage a diverse range of perspectives and experiences, and support a welcoming and inclusive organizational culture for all people

Please send cover letter and resume with Marketing + Outreach Coordinator in the subject line to: jobs@slowfoodusa.org

Slow Food USA is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse community that works toward and cares about a healthy food system. Applications who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


Slow Food Nations Sponsorship & Partnership Coordinator

Slow Food Nations is an annual festival hosted by Slow Food USA in Denver, Colorado. This gathering brings over 20,000 visitors together in downtown Denver for a weekend of flavor, culture, and exploration. The sponsors and partners who support Slow Food Nations build the foundation for a free festival that celebrates good, clean and fair food. They are committed to shaping the future of food, engaging the public, and creating the festival’s energy and excitement. Partnerships are one of the key strategic pillars for Slow Food, and we value long-standing relationships with like-minded companies and organizations. We seek a Sponsorship Coordinator for Slow Food Nations 2019, which is an independent contractor role.

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Location: Denver, CO

Reports to: Slow Food Nations Event Director

Full-time contract postion, November 2018 - August 2019

Compensation: $35,000 - $45,000

Slow Food Nations

Scope of Work

The Sponsorship & Partnership Coordinator is responsible for supporting relationships and fulfilling agreements related to donors, sponsorships and partnerships for the Slow Food Nations festival. The coordinator reports directly to the Event Director, and also works closely with the Director of Communications and other team members. Primary responsibilities include documenting agreements, managing sponsor/partner benefits, overseeing festival activations, and assisting with relationship management. Additional responsibilities include organizing VIP events, managing the sponsor lounge, maintaining internal tracking and completing sponsorship reporting.

Responsibilities:
  • Sponsorship + Partnership Coordination
  • Participate in sponsorship meetings and capture detailed notes and action items
  • Create and track sponsorship agreements
  • Oversee onsite sponsor activations, sponsor marketing + promotional benefits, complimentary ticket allocation, signage/logo placement, and hospitality support as outlined in sponsor agreements
  • Liaise with Event Production, Event Operations and Communications teams to make sure all sponsor commitments are completed
  • Check-in in regularly with sponsors to maintain a positive, professional and high-touch relationship
  • Plan and organize the Sponsor VIP lounge on Larimer Square, including check-in process, staffing needs, and venue details
  • Organize sponsorship credentials
  • Create template for sponsor summary reports, identifying key information to capture during the festival
  • Create sponsor summary reports and follow up post-festival
  • Manage sponsor records and information in Salesforce
  • Secure, manage and track in-kind sponsorships
  • Support fulfillment of sponsor + partner agreements that fall outside of direct Slow Food Nations activities
  • Provide general support of Event Director for sponsorship management
  • Communicate regularly with Event Director to keep her apprised of overall status for sponsor commitments and relationship status
  • Work with Event Director to handle any issues that arise
Special Events and Other
  • Support Friends of Slow Food Nations campaign
  • Coordinate VIP events, related to Slow Food Nations or other partnerships
  • Manage outreach to Donor Circle - help to coordinate cultivation events, provide high-touch communication with donors
Qualifications:
  • Excellent organizational skills with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and with a team, while handling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work closely with all kinds of different people — a positive team player, able to recognize when people need help and willing to jump in with a smile
  • Experience with managing strategic relationships with a professional demeanor and hospitality focus
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Experience with G Suite
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and a sense of humor in a rapidly moving, dynamic environment
  • Willingness to encourage a diverse range of perspectives and experiences, and support a welcoming and inclusive organizational culture for all people
In addition to the above qualifications, the ideal candidate would have:
  • Experience with activating brands and organizations at festivals and events
  • Self-motivation and ability to learn quickly
  • Spanish speaking skills
  • Experience with Airtable and Salesforce
  • A shared passion and commitment to Slow Food values

Please send cover letter and resume with Sponsorship & Partnership Coordinator in the subject line to: jobs@slowfoodusa.org

Slow Food USA is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse community that works toward and cares about a healthy food system. Applications who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


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Internships

Slow Food USA offers three internship cycles: Fall (September-December), Spring (January-April), and Summer (May-August) located in either of the national offices (Brooklyn, NY or Denver, CO), in addition to some remote opportunities. A minimum of 15 hours per week is required.

Internships are unpaid; however we provide a monthly unlimited metro card and students may earn academic credit. Available internships are posted below.

Fall and Spring internships also require a minimum duration of three months. For students seeking academic credit, we are happy to accept applications a season in advance. Please specify in the subject line of your email which season you are applying for.

Slow Food Nations Intern

Slow Food seeks a motivated, energetic intern for our Denver, CO office to support the planning, development and programming of Slow Food Nations, a festival to celebrate good, clean and fair food. The ideal candidate will have a strong enthusiasm for our work, attention to detail, and willingness to learn and work in a collaborative environment.


Communications Interns

If you want to sit around and do filing, or need a lot of direction in order to produce, this is not the internship for you. We are a small team, and everyone pitches together to move the organization forward at fast pace. This internship will give you plenty of hands-on experience.

We require two days/week, but are flexible with the exact schedule. You’ll report to Anna Mulé, director of communications and campaigns.

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Location: Brooklyn, NY

Reports to: Director of Communications & Campaigns, Anna Mulé

Digital Media Intern

The digital media intern will work to create a dynamic social media presence (with over 750,000 followers), produce multimedia material, and manage web content. If you want to work on something specific, or learn particular new skills, we can get that in.

Qualifications:
  • Experience with Final Cut Pro and Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Comfort with social media.
  • Excellent grammar and copyediting skills.
  • Organized and self-motivated.
Main Responsibilities:
  • Manage SFUSA Facebook, Twitter, Instagram accounts
  • Produce video stories
  • Manage website content
  • Assist with weekly email newsletters
Editorial Intern

The editorial intern will publish interesting and inspiring stories. This will involve interviewing food activists from the Slow Food USA network, writing blog posts, and writing press releases. If you want to work on something specific, or learn particular new skills, we can get that in.

Qualifications:
  • Experience conducting interviews and writing journalistic stories.
  • Excellent grammar and copyediting skills.
  • Ability to pitch story ideas and generate content for blog and magazine.
  • Organized and self-motivated.
  • Familiarity with blog publishing.
Main Responsibilities:
  • Write press releases about the Slow Food USA network and our upcoming event, Slow Food Nations.
  • Manage the Slow Food USA blog, including writing original posts.

Start Date:August 2018

A minimum of 15 hours per week is required for all intern cycles. Fall and spring internships also require a minimum duration of three months. Internships are unpaid; however, students may earn academic credit.

Please send cover letter and resume with “Communications Internship” in the subject line to: internships@slowfoodusa.org by August 13, 2018.

Slow Food USA is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse community that works toward and cares about a healthy food system. Applications who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


Network Support and Outreach Intern

Slow Food USA seeks an outgoing and community minded intern to join and support our efforts to change the food system in the United States. The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, strong enthusiasm for our work and an interest in non-profit management.

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Location: Brooklyn, NY

Reports to: Ian McHugh

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with members in over 150 countries and 1,300 volunteer-led chapters around the world. We were founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and the disappearance of local food cultures. Today, we coordinate local, national and global programs and campaigns to achieve our vision of a world where everyone can enjoy food that’s good for them, good for farmers and workers, and good for the planet.

The U.S. branch, Slow Food USA, is a national nonprofit with a small staff split between Brooklyn, NY and Denver, CO and over 150 volunteer-led chapters nationwide. The Network Intern will assist in communicating with, coordinating, and building our grassroots network. He or she will learn valuable communications, data management, and community organizing skills while supporting Slow Food USA’s work to promote good, clean and fair food.

Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with staff supervisors to strategize and develop means for local leaders to engage with national and international campaigns such as: The Ark of Taste, Slow Meat, and the Terra Madre Network
  • Respond to inquiries and support requests from members and local leaders of the Slow Food movement
  • Help to keep digital assets and the organization’s website current by: writing, coding, copyediting
  • Maintain membership and leadership database
Qualifications:
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Creativity and willingness to take initiative
  • Customer service experience
  • Demonstrated interest in food and farming issues, both nationally and internationally
  • Commitment to justice and inclusion, especially with regard to race, class, gender and our food system
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once and work well independently
  • Familiarity with Google platforms (preferred)
  • Previous experience in website maintenance (preferred)
  • Previous experience working with databases (preferred)

Start Date:August 2018

A minimum of 15 hours per week is required for all intern cycles. Fall and spring internships also require a minimum duration of three months. Internships are unpaid; however, students may earn academic credit.

Please send cover letter and resume with “Network Support and Outreach Internship” in the subject line to: internships@slowfoodusa.org by August 13, 2018.

Slow Food USA is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse community that works toward and cares about a healthy food system. Applications who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


Public Advocacy + Policy Intern

Slow Food USA supports food that is good, clean, and fair. We believe that everyone, every day, must have access to culturally meaningful, sustainably and humanely produced food that is good for their health and well-being and that food production must be good for the planet and good for those who bring food to our tables.

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Location: Brooklyn, NY

Reports to: Ian McHugh and Ed Yowell of the SFUSA Policy Steering Committee

We know that our individual, informed choices and actions can support good, clean, and fair food. We also know that public policy, at federal, state, and local levels, greatly influences what and how food is produced and how the environment, and people at all ends of the food chain are affected by the production and availability of food.

We know too that to achieve and maintain good, clean, and fair food and farming, we must advocate for policies that support our principles and against policies that undermine them. The Slow Food USA Food and Farm Policy Steering Committee helps guide the work of the Slow Food USA Policy Task Force, which is a network of volunteers across the country that advocate in their communities for better food and farm policy.

Goals
  • To facilitate and steer SFUSA’s advocacy work during the Farm Bill season.
Work Plan
  • positively impact the Farm Bill in accordance with the SFUSA policy statement;
  • to provide opportunities for the SFUSA network to experience civic engagement and feel powerful; and
  • to provide support to the SF Policy Committee (so as to build their capacity via regular meetings, processes for making decisions) and to serve as a liaison between the volunteer network, partners, and the SFUSA office -- to deliver on calls to action;
  • to provide some internal communications support to the planning of the advocacy and food justice programming at Slow Food Nations.
Professional Expectations
  • While it may not be necessary to report to and work out of the office in every instance, it is important for there to be some office presence (in order to plan and collaborate with others on the team). We ask that the SFUSA email address be used exclusively for this work and that the work produced becomes the product of SFUSA.

Start Date:August 2018

A minimum of 15 hours per week is required for all intern cycles. Fall and spring internships also require a minimum duration of three months. Internships are unpaid; however, students may earn academic credit.

Please send cover letter and resume with “Network Support and Outreach Internship” in the subject line to: internships@slowfoodusa.org by August 13, 2018.

Slow Food USA is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse community that works toward and cares about a healthy food system. Applications who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


Development Intern

Slow Food USA seeks a motivated, energetic Development Intern to join and support our efforts to change the food system in the United States. The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, strong enthusiasm for our work and an interest in non-profit management.

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Location: Brooklyn, NY

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with members in over 150 countries and 1,300 volunteer-led chapters around the world. We were founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and the disappearance of local food cultures. Today, we coordinate local, national and global programs and campaigns to achieve our vision of a world where everyone can enjoy food that’s good for them, good for farmers and workers, and good for the planet.

The U.S. branch, Slow Food USA, is a national nonprofit with a small staff split between Brooklyn, NY and Denver, CO and over 150 volunteer-led chapters nationwide. Working closely with the SFUSA team, the Development Intern will assist with resource generation through membership, individual donors and communications strategies. S/he will gain valuable fundraising, communications, research, and grassroots outreach skills, while supporting Slow Food USA’s work to promote good, clean and fair food. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in pursing a career in Development or simply learning how non-profits grow and sustain themselves.

Responsibilities:
  • Researching prospective major donors
  • Updating fundraising materials through writing and content generation, assisting with appeals for donors at the middle donor level
  • Assist in acknowledging and thanking donors
  • Helping to maintain donor records and data hygiene in donor database
Qualifications:
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work well independently and take initiative
  • Excellent phone communication skills
  • Previous experience working with databases preferred, but we welcome those eager to learn
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Suite
  • Research, design, or content building and writing experience (preferred)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Experience with graphic design and use of Adobe Creative Suite software (preferred)
  • Happy, friendly and helpful attitude
  • Demonstrated interest in food and farming issues
  • Commitment to justice and inclusion, especially with regard to race, class, gender and our food system

Start Date: August 2018

A minimum of 15 hours per week is required for this cycle. Internships are unpaid; however, students may earn academic credit.

Please send cover letter and resume with "Development Internship" in the subject line to Ian McHugh at internships@slowfoodusa.org by August 13, 2018.

Slow Food USA is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse community that works toward and cares about a healthy food system. Applications who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


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