SLOW FOOD USA SPONSORS & PARTNERS MANAGER
Slow Food Nations is flagship event of Slow Food in the US hosted by Slow Food USA in Denver, Colorado. This gathering brings over 25,000 visitors together in downtown Denver for a weekend of flavor, culture, and exploration. The goals of the festival are to strengthen our network through relationship building and education, increase awareness about and engagement in the Slow Food movement, and raise money to support the work of Slow Food USA.
Scope of Work
The Sponsorship & Partnership Manager is responsible for supporting relationships and fulfilling agreements related to donors, sponsorships and partnerships for the Slow Food Nations festival and key partnerships for Slow Food USA overall. This role reports directly to the Slow Food Nations Executive Director, and also works closely with other team members. The Partners and Sponsors role is primarily responsible for development, fulfillment and administration of partners and sponsors, recruiting and cultivating Taste Marketplace merchants, and leading the small business supporter program. As an integral member of the team, this role will also support general office operations and other partnership opportunities as they arise.
Specifics of the role include:
SFN SPONSORS + PARTNERS
Support development of the sponsorship strategy, plan and pipeline
Participate in sponsorship development meetings and capture detailed notes and action items
Support Slow Food Nations fundraising events
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 fulfilled
Check-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 and manage sponsor credentials
Create a template for sponsor summary report, identifying key information to capture during the festival
Create sponsor summary reports and follow up post-festival
Manage sponsor records and information in Airtable and Salesforce
Secure, manage and track in-kind sponsorships
Maintain oversight of any sponsor and partner agreements that extend beyond Slow Food Nations, and be the external and internal point person
Provide general support for the festival executive director for sponsorship management
Research and provide recommendations for ticketing partnership and platform
Work with festival executive director to handle any issues that arise
SFN TASTE MARKETPLACE
Develop and implement strategy for merchant recruitment
Liaise with Taste Marketplace coordinator to manage marketplace logistics, maintaining the relationship point of contact
Organize the B2B reception
Follow up after the festival to gather feedback from merchants
SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORTERS
Develop and implement strategy for the Small Business Supporter program, including renewals and new outreach
Work with Salesforce consultant to maintain database
Communicate regularly with festival executive director to share overall status and any issues that arise
Work with marketing team to support Slow Food Nations outreach and campaigns
Contribute to overall office management and team collaboration
Contribute to overall fundraising strategy conversations with Slow Food USA team
Excellent organizational skills with accuracy, follow-through 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, client service orientation and hospitality focus
Excellent writing and communication skills
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 Google Suite, Airtable, Slack and Salesforce
A shared passion and commitment to Slow Food values
Please send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Regional Meat Processing Feasibility Study Consultant
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The Regional Meat Processing Consultant will be responsible for the development of a feasibility study for a meat processing plant located in either San Miguel, Ouray or west Montrose county to provide a regional processing facility for local meat producers.
Executive Director – Denver Urban Gardens
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Denver Urban Gardens, a nationally recognized leader in creating sustainable community gardens, is currently seeking an Executive Director to lead and implement the organization’s strategic vision. Based in Denver, Denver Urban Gardens was founded in 1985 to support local neighborhoods in establishing food-producing community gardens and has expanded into nutrition education and training programs, school partnerships and work in food access. The Executive Director role is an extraordinary opportunity for a leader who is passionate about food access and building community through food systems. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, including organizational leadership and culture development, staff administration, finance, board and organizational management, program development, fundraising, stakeholder development and marketing communications.
Farm Runners – Food Hub Driver & Sales Position
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Farm Runners is a local food distribution company based in Hotchkiss, CO serving the Western Slope of
Colorado with the mission of increasing sales and distribution of foods from regionally based family
farms. Farm Runners sources products from numerous regional producers and services many food
establishments and individual consumers in the surrounding mountain towns within 100 miles of
Hotchkiss. Duties of this position are to drive to farms to receive products, fulfill orders, and drive to delivery locations to make deliveries. Regular routes provide the opportunity to build relationships with farmers and clients and further the sales of regionally grown food.
● Must live within a 30 minute commute of Hotchkiss, CO
● Clean driving record
● Outgoing and upbeat
● Communication and listening skills
● Organizational and attention to detail
● Excited about growing the supply of organic foods from local farmers
● Prefered: one year experience in agriculture and/or driving professionally or other relevant field.
Please Respond to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Director, Valley Food Partnership (VFP).
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The Valley Food Partnership is a regional 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization
located in Montrose, Colorado. We are in search of a community-minded team player to
work as the Executive Director in the Montrose office. Our team’s culture is rooted in
local agriculture and community wellness. We value diversity, passion for serving others
and dedication to improving the lives of our friends, producers, and neighbors. We
encourage career and personal development opportunities and a well-balanced
family/work life for our employees.
How to Apply:
Please send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com. In the
subject line, type “Executive Director Position”. The position will be open until filled.
The anticipated start date is October 1, 2019, or earlier if possible.
Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council Coordinator – Apply by August 9, 2019 for full consideration
Colorado State University and the Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council
(COFSAC) are pleased to announce a posting for its first ever
Coordinator! This successful candidate will work to coordinate the
primary activities of the Colorado Food System Advisory Council (COFSAC)
that has a mission to advance recommendations that strengthen healthy
food access for all Coloradans through Colorado agriculture and local
food systems and economies. To ensure full consideration, applications
must be received by 11:59 pm (MT) on August 9, 2019. Full position
information and more information on COFSAC are available at:
Applications must be submitted at https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/69141. Applications received after that date may be reviewed until a suitable candidate is selected. To
apply, please submit the following items: (1) a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, (2) resume, (3) unofficial transcript supporting terminal degree (4) writing/communications/web sample from previous program or project, (hard copy or web link) (5) contact information for three references including email addresses.
CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.
Apply by August 9, 2019 for full consideration
Questions about the position should be directed to chair of the search committee, Dawn Thilmany, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University, Dawn.firstname.lastname@example.org, or 970-491-7220.
GoFarm Farmer Assistance Program Manager – Apply by August 9, 2019 for full consideration
GoFarm is hiring a Farmer Assistance Program Manager to manage all projects
under our Farmer Assistance (FA) program. The program seeks to increase local
supply of sustainably-grown food by providing aspiring/beginning farmers with
training, one-on-one mentoring, access to a wholesale market, and farm plots.
The Farmer Assistance Program Manager will be responsible for planning,
managing and evaluating existing activities, including the GoFarm Incubator – a
USDA-funded farmer training opportunity that offers aspiring/beginning farmers
coursework, land-based training, technical assistance, and one-on-one mentoring.
The program manager will also determine new activities and partnerships that
support aspiring/beginning farmers and help increase supply of sustainably-grown
This is a full-time, salaried/exempt position and reports to the Programs Director.
How to apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter (attached as pdf documents) to
email@example.com by Friday, August 30th
Please use the subject line “Farmer Assistance Program Manager Position”.
Communications Director – Western Landowners Alliance (WLA)
Western Landowners Alliance (WLA) is looking to hire an energetic and effective communications director to advance external relations for our rapidly growing West-wide non-profit organization. Preferred location is Santa Fe, New Mexico, though alternative arrangements may be considered.
The communications director will manage and produce external communications for the organization, including strategic communications planning, media relations, social media, website, newsletters, advertising and publications. The communications director will report to the executive director and work directly with communications consultants and members of the WLA staff.
Applications are requested by July 19, 2019.
PT Gleaning Coordinator – Roaring Fork Valley
UpRoot Colorado is a grassroots, not-for-profit organization working to measurably reduce on-farm
surplus agriculture in Colorado, support the economic stability of farmers, and increase the nutritional security of our state’s residents. We envision a Colorado food system that is healthier, more equitable and humane, and economically vibrant. We are seeking to fill the role of a part-time gleaning coordinator who will be responsible for gleaning operations throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.
FARM STEWARD – STEWARD LENDING LLC
Overview: Farm Stewards are consultants for Steward Lending LLC. They assist in the review of farm projects as part of Steward’s loan application process. Farm Stewards will help farmers develop and refine farm plans and may retain an ongoing relationship including an annual review and quarterly check-ins. Steward targets diversified, sustainable farms in agriculture, aquaculture, and forestry.