Volunteer Opportunities

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Sponsorship Manager

Open

Volunteer

The Sponsorship Manager will manage outreach and relationships with all major funding/sponsorship partners in support of the Carolina Farm Trust and its aims. The Sponsorship manager will work directly with the founder and Board Chair of the Carolina Farm Trust.

The Sponsorship Manager will also manage a team of “Local Partnership and Asset Coordinators” based across the region, who will assist the Sponsorship Manager with securing partners in their base cities. This management will include hiring and training.

This position is ongoing, has flexible hours based on your schedule, and is ideally based in Charlotte, NC but with flexibility as to location.

Applicants should have some experience in sponsorship/development, ideally in corporate or non-profit environments. This position is volunteer for now, but has the opportunity to become a paid position pending the growth of our organization.

  • Reports directly to President/CEO
  • Manages outreach and relationships with all major funding/sponsorship partners in coordination with the President/CEO
  • Manage time and direction for team of Local Partnership and Asset Coordinators, including hiring and training

Local Partnership and Asset Coordinator

Open

Volunteer

For the following locations: CharlotteStatesvilleGreensboroAshevilleDurhamRaleighRock Hill, Greenville

The Carolina Farm Trust aims to support farmers and ensure food security in the Carolinas. We are a non-profit committed to protecting our local communities, agriculture, and economies. Join our mission by volunteering to drive awareness of our projects within your city, and be our touch-point for any local activity in your hometown.

This exciting role is open to anyone looking for a closer connection to their regional food system, and who is interested in networking and supporting local event production.

Roles/responsibility:

  • Reports to Sponsorship Manager
  • Identify and pursue local sponsorship opportunities for the Carolina Farm Trust and all subsidiaries, at the direction of the Sponsorship Manager
  • Manage and/or consult (as needed/on request) regarding onsite logistics for any local execution of Carolina Farm Trust assets/properties:
  • The Farmer that Feeds Us screenings
  • Carolina Farm Trust dinners
  • Annual Carolina Jubilee music festival

Activations/Communications and PR Manager

Open

Volunteer

  • Reports directly to President/CEO
  • Draft press releases for major launches within the organization
  • Manage dissemination of press releases to relevant regional media
  • Consult with President/CEO regarding content development/dissemination decisions

Treasurer/ Finance Manager

Open

Volunteer

  • Reports directly to President/CEO
  • Manage books/accounting for the Carolina Farm Trust and all subsidiaries
  • Track execution of projects using grant, government, and donated funding
  • Track execution of projects using funding from private sponsors and corporations

Grant Application Manager

Volunteer

  • Reports directly to President/CEO
  • Identify potential grant opportunities and present to President/CEO regularly
  • Consult with President/CEO regarding approach to grant applications
  • Manage all grant proposals and applications, including regular reporting to the Carolina Farm Trust regarding which grants were applied to, which were accepted, which were denied, and how awarded grant funds will be used (will not be responsible for executing projects with grant funding)

Community Outreach and Brand Director

Volunteer

The Community Outreach and Brand Director oversees Carolina Farm Trust and Carolina Jubilee’s brand and communication strategy. The role maintains cohesive messaging and brand standards to increase public awareness and support. The role serves as a senior position and assists with strategic organizational planning and program deliveries. The role engages with partners and networks to build strategic partnerships to advancement development goals and program stability. This role plays an important on the ground role to increase public support through brand recognition.

  • Create, implement, and measure a comprehensive marketing, awareness, and promotional programs that will enhance Carolina Farm Trust and Carolina Jubilee that will enhance the organization’s image and position within the marketplace and the public;
  • Coordinate and maintain responsibility for all market print, electronic materials, and branding collateral;
  • Secure media participation, including media sponsorships;
  • Monitor trends to keep informed of developments and governance and use information to help market initiative promotions;
  • Develop and manage content for social media platforms, including strategy, content creation, and monitoring;
  • Work closely with Development Director to support development objectives by providing appropriate tools, materials, and presentations;
  • Manages individual donors and responsible for friend-raising campaigns and strategy;
  • Responsible for ticket sales for all events
  • Develop, implement, and monitor systems and procedures necessary for effective operation of marketing/communication functions;
  • Plan and execute campaigns for events including Carolina Jubilee;
  • Develop and manage all CFT events including the management of volunteers and committee members;
  • Assist with strategic planning and programming;
  • Works closely with the Executive Director to manage local crises and sensitive issues

Agricultural Management Opportunities

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Farm Manager in Statesville

Open

$28,000 per year (starting salary; with opportunity for growth)

  • Reports directly to the president/CEO of the Carolina Farm Trust
  • Direct and coordinate worker activities, i.e. planting, irrigation, harvesting, recordkeeping, event execution, and facility and staff administration
  • Coordinate growing activities keeping in mind the best available processes considering weather, season, available personnel, and the needs of the Carolina Farm Trust and the local community
  • Confer with local producers and arranges the purchase of needed farm goods as well as the sale of crops
  • Record information regarding production, farm management, and financials
  • Act as the face of the farm with regards to media and public events, as well as within the Statesville community
  • Determine procedural changes to farm operations and harvesting, storing, and shipping practices
  • Analyze and address soil health with regards to production in line with the beliefs of the Carolina Farm Trust
  • Hire, discharge, and promote workers while drafting and enforcing safety regulations and management policies
  • Evaluate potential grant/sponsorship opportunities as directly relevant to the farm, and make budget proposals

Farm Manager in Aldersgate

Open

$28,000 per year (starting salary; with opportunity for growth)

  • Reports directly to the president/CEO of the Carolina Farm Trust
  • Direct and coordinate worker activities, i.e. planting, irrigation, harvesting, record keeping, event execution, and facility and staff administration
  • Coordinate growing activities keeping in mind the best available processes considering weather, season, available personnel, and the needs of the Carolina Farm Trust and the local community
  • Confer with local producers and arranges the purchase of needed farm goods as well as the sale of crops
  • Record information regarding production, farm management, and financials
  • Act as the face of the farm with regards to media and public events, as well as within the Charlotte community
  • Determine procedural changes to farm operations and harvesting, storing, and shipping practices
  • Analyze and address soil health with regards to production in line with the beliefs of the Carolina Farm Trust
  • Hire, discharge, and promote workers while drafting and enforcing safety regulations and management policies
  • Evaluate potential grant/sponsorship opportunities as directly relevant to the farm, and make budget proposals

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