Society of St. Andrew
Regional Office Program Coordinator
Regional Office Director for SoSA AL (Birmingham, AL)
: Maintain, coordinate, and extend SoSA Gleaning Network and Large Loads programs
$32,000 (Experience and skills will be considered)
Position available immediately. Email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
- Maintain SoSA Gleaning database (Microsoft Access).
- Represent SoSA for programs within the AL region.
- Represent SoSA in a wide variety of public and private forums, conferences, etc.
- Provide required reports and other information to SoSA office Director or SoSA national office.
- Respond to requests for SoSA related information; assist with mailings, information packets/ letters to growers, churches, volunteers etc., as needed.
- Maintain social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Constant Contact).
- Assist in developing and executing promotional efforts for SoSA AL
- Assist in fundraising activities as needed.
- Maintain, grow and oversee SoSA Gleaning Network in AL, working to establish gleaning teams and identifying, recruiting and training volunteer field supervisors to glean within in the region.
- Organize, execute and oversee gleaning events, and work with field supervisors to do the same.
- Recruit volunteers from faith based groups and civic groups.
- Continue recruit and establish relationships with farmers/growers/produce handlers across the state.
- Coordinate distribution of “large loads” of produce throughout the region, working with Potato Project Director as needed.
- Maintain a gleaning calendar that charts dates to call growers about harvest progress and loads, and when their fields/orchards will be available to glean.
- Work with SoSA staff and the Harvest of Hope Director when an event is held in the region.
- Speak about SoSA in a wide range of church-related and civic settings.
- Produce and mail annual tax letters to produce donors.
- Leadership and delegation skills.
- Ability to self-start and complete multiple tasks in a timely manner.
- Ability to recruit and retain relationships with farmers, gleaning coordinators and volunteers.
- Flexibility necessary to meet the requests of the farmers, coordinating volunteer help, and distributing produce in a timely manner. Gleaning events frequently occur on Saturday mornings as that is when most volunteers are available.
- Ability to communicate the work of gleaning in both verbal and written forms and in a variety of settings, i.e. church, school or civic/professional groups
- Computer skills are essential, and knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access is required
- Ability to stoop, and lift up to 25 lbs.
- Access to personal vehicle. (Mileage will be reimbursed.) Frequent travel within the state is necessary.
Benefits include medical, dental, and pension plans.
Contact: Society of St. Andrew, Suzanne Wright, AL Regional Director