Local Foods Specialist – Growing for Success Project

Local Foods Specialist – Growing for Success Project

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is a private non-profit corporation that works to promote sustainable technologies and systems, especially for the benefit of economically disadvantaged individuals and communities.

NCAT’s Growing for Success project aims to expand the Harvest of the Month initiative to a broader institutional audience including hospitals and pre-schools. This job entails travel around the state to establish and maintain relationships with prospective pilot sites, attend conferences, and build the database of producers and institutions that are engaged in Farm to Cafeteria. This position involves a fair amount of desk work as well, tracking purchases, developing resources, and utilizing traditional and social media for outreach, as well as compiling tools and information for trainings and webinars. In addition to working on the Growing for Success program, you may be asked to help with the coordination of Growing Leaders Youth activities, — an initiative which seeks to strengthen young adults’ capacity to educate and organize their peers around healthy eating, healthy living, and vibrant community systems. NCAT is currently looking for a qualified individual to work in our Butte, Montana office.

This program specialist will interact closely with professional NCAT staff and leave the experience with increased skills and a better understanding of the principles of project management.

The successful candidates should have good communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and an interest or background in sustainable agriculture, local food systems, and event planning. The successful applicant will interact with partners, the public, and NCAT staff in a professional manner. A high level of computer skills including social media and Microsoft Office is required. The position will be located in our Butte, MT office, and will travel around the state. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable.

Compensation and Benefits:
This is a 40 hour/week position with an annual wage between $26,000 – $28,000, depending on skills, qualifications, and experience. Benefits include paid vacation and holidays, a health insurance plan, a cafeteria plan, a 401(k) plan and a pleasant office environment in which to work. The position will run from March 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018.

Application Process:
Applications will be accepted through February 3rd, 2017 or until a suitable candidate can be identified. Early applications are encouraged and applications will be considered as they are received. All persons interested in being considered for the position must submit a cover letter highlighting their experience and skills relevant to the listed qualifications, a current resume and a completed NCAT application form. Requests for an NCAT application form and inquires about the application process should be directed to Kriss Sullivan. Incomplete applications or reference on the application to “see resume” will not be considered. Applicants can visit NCAT’s web site at www.ncat.org for a gateway to web sites and projects developed by NCAT staff. Send completed application materials to:

Kriss Sullivan
Human Resource Specialist
P.O. Box 3838
Butte, MT 59702

For convenience this announcement is also available in PDF format.

NCAT Application Form.

NCAT values diversity and encourages minority and women applicants to apply. For additional information about NCAT please visit our home page.

It is NCAT’s policy and organizational philosophy to ensure that all of our employment practices, including recruitment and hiring, are administered for all individuals without regard to race, sex, creed, color, national origin, age, religion, marital or veterans status, disability, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

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