We envision a just and resilient farm and food system, where successful farms and agricultural businesses are increasing in number and racial diversity, and are contributing to New England’s economic, environmental, and social well-being. We support agricultural businesses securing their futures by breaking down financial barriers, and build their path to sustainability. We do this as business advisors and through education, advocacy, and research. We address the most important gaps at the intersections of financial security, racial and economic justice, financial barriers to farmland access, and farmers’ ability to weather major disruptions. The Carrot Project is a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE MissionWorks.
The graduate work-study position will support the organizations implementation of its 2023 strategic plan through research and its implementation by providing program and operational support. The position will work closely with the executive director and other staff depending on the project and tasks involved. In 2020, The Carrot Project rewrote its vision, mission, and priorities, this position will be instrumental in helping us make the organizational and program shifts necessary to realize these goals. The work will be a combination of research to support our aspirations and support for the daily operations of the organization. The latter may vary depending on the skills and interest of the person hired.
Essential Job Functions
· Develop anthologies and white papers to support learning and implementation of the strategic plan. Topics may include, but are not limited to, equity and inclusion, climate change, soil health wealth creation, and land acquisition.
· Other research such as specific rules, process, and other parameters around black and women owned business contracts with the state for food procurement in MA, RI, and CT.
· Assist with data transfer from excel to Salsa, a CRM.
· Take notes and follow communications for advisory board and staff meetings.
Possible Job Functions
· Videography and photography of clients and events.
· Improve system for organizing photos
· Support development of resource library of trainings for business advisors.
· Ability to work remotely, using personal office equipment (phone, computer, access to internet, etc.)
We will consider candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the qualifications and skills described below.
· Experience conducting research using on line sources and interviews
· Effective communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills;
· Able to record, manage data, and produce graphs in Excel;
· Experience with digital photography, videography, and editing software;
· Self-motivated and directed;
· Ability to meet deadlines and program targets;
· Proficient with MS Office applications;
· Knowledge of and familiarity with the agriculture in the Northeast;
· Entrepreneurial experience or business management and development
· Basic use of Salsa CRM or familiarity with a comparable product
TSNE MissionWorks/The Carrot Project envision a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks/Civil
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/The Carrot Project will not discriminate in their employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.