Fibershed is a non-profit organization that develops equity-focused regional and land regenerating natural fiber and dye systems. Our work expands opportunities to implement climate beneficial agriculture, rebuild regional manufacturing, and connect end-users to the source of our fiber through direct educational offerings. We are transforming the economic and ecologic systems that clothe us to generate equitable and climate change ameliorating textile cultures. Learn more at www.fibershed.org.
Job Function: The Office & Membership Coordinator works within the Regional Textile Economies program & Consumer Education & Advocacy programs. The Coordinator will support producer and affiliate program members’ ability to network with one another and advance their collective marketing opportunities. Working directly with designers and artisans in each program, the Coordinator will collaborate with the Climate Beneficial™ fiber economy in the Northern California Fibershed and assist the Affiliates. The Coordinator will also work directly with the Learning Center consultants to assist with workshops, special events, and meetings at the Learning Center. The Fibershed Learning Center is a multi-use space to demonstrate and provide hands-on connections to natural fiber and dye systems. The Learning Center Is located in Point Reyes Station, California, on the traditional and ancestral territory of the Coast Miwok and within the historic Black Mountain Ranch property. The Coordinator will report directly to the Deputy Director and work collaboratively with our Executive Director, Climate Beneficial™ technician, Director of Communications, the Northern California Fibershed Cooperative, and other consultants as needed.
● Coordinate the Fibershed Northern California Producer program to include:
○ member recruitment, member engagement, application review, and application processing
○ marketplace, demonstrations, and other event management (ex., Symposium, Gala, producer meet-ups): logistic planning, communication (website & printed materials), resource creation, setup/tear down, reporting
○ marketing, program, and original content creation
○ communication & facilitation
● Coordinate the Fibershed Affiliate program to include:
○ affiliate member engagement, application review, interviews, application processing, new member orientation, and onboarding
○ marketing, program, and original creation
○ program management and planning
○ oversee annual affiliate micro-grant that involves coordinating, reviewing, and assessing applications, administering and reporting on grants, and mentoring grant recipients
○ communication & facilitation, including virtual meet-ups, one-on-one member discussions, and occasional mediation of conflicts or challenges
● Coordinate the Fibershed Learning Center facility and programs to include:
○ Coordinate all office-related activities which may include mail, delivers, shipments, and supplies
○ Assist with events (ex.: workshops, Symposium, Gala, meetings) at the Learning Center to include but not limited to coordinating the Learning Center’s calendar, contracts, and operations
○ Coordinate with contractors at the Learning Center such as cleaners, gas, and other facility maintenance
○ Keep inventory of Learning Center items
● Oversee public facing email email@example.com
● Collaborate as needed with the Northern California Fibershed Cooperative. The mission of the Cooperative is to provide stability and lasting prosperity for independent producers who own and operate farms and ranches; and for those who create goods from locally grown materials within our Northern California Fibershed.
● Cultivate, execute, refine outreach and ongoing member engagement strategy and storytelling for programs in collaboration with staff
● Thoughtful recruitment of prospective members and partners
● Evaluate, address, and support producer members through climate change-induced hardship; including collaborating with sister organizations to evaluate the need and address producer pinch points
● Continual development of membership program policies and procedures
● Maintain databases
● Public education & speaking engagements as needed
● Writing, data collection, editing, and support for funder reports
● Research and prepare reports as assigned
● Attend and support weekly team meetings in person
● May be required to drive to producer sites, events, and possibly overnight time away
● Other duties as assigned
Physical and Mental Requirements: Ability to sit for prolonged periods. Work effectively when working in isolation. Work effectively as a part of a virtual team. Concentrate on a variety of details when faced with interruptions and changing work priorities. Occasionally is required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Physically able to work in the field during all seasons and terrain.
● Understand and passionate about restoring our working landscapes, climate justice, regional economic development, and the intersection of fiber and food systems
● BA or equivalent
● Three plus years plus of community organizing, event planning, membership coordination, and/or organizational administration experience
● Ability to work with a diverse group of people, e.g., working lands producers, Federal, State, Tribal, and non-government professionals
● Excellent written and verbal communications
● Exceptional organizational and time management skills
● Ability to operate a computer, mobile phone, tablet, and telephone
● Proficiency with Apple computers, Dropbox, GSuite, and Zoom Meetings
● Knowledge of local agriculture and related carbon farming planning and indigenous cultural practices
● Experience working with a diverse group of conservation entities and organizations
Fibershed is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Fibershed envisions clothing ourselves through diverse and decentralized textile systems that operationalize equitable soil-to-soil processes. We are uplifting the voices and strengthening the capacity of place-based grassroots textile communities that are directly enhancing their regional economies for the purpose of generating permanent and lasting systems of localized fiber and natural dye production. Fibershed’s mission, vision and core values can be found on our website, www.fibershed.org/mission-vision.
This position offers full-time employment and compensation is commensurate with experience level.
To apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two professional references via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the subject line “Membership & Learning Center Coordinator”.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Point Reyes Station, CA 94963