Beginning Farmer and Rancher Working Group Seeking to fill two positions

The Beginning Farmer Rancher (BFR) Working Group has two open paid part time positions. See descriptions below.

BFR Working Group Co-Coordinator (Applications due March 3, 2021)

We are seeking Co-Coordination services to supplement the current Coordination of the BFR Working Group. Services include participating in the activities of the working group; assisting with outreach strategies, particularly to organizations that are serving BIPOC farmers; engaging Working Group members and Advisory Committees in project management; encouraging participation and accountability of the group members; assisting with leadership of meetings (as needed); and increasing the usage and updating the online Story Map (see below) of BFR services and resource providers. The service provider needs to be enthusiastic and community-driven. Self-employed individuals, small businesses and non-profit organizations are encouraged to respond.

This is a contract service. The Co-Coordinator is expected to provide up to 72 hours of coordination services over the course of 6-8 months (averaging 10 hours a month). Schedule is flexible and meeting times will be identified based on Co-Coordinator availability. This contract is funded through Beginning Farmer Rancher Development Program funds that are being administered by Rogue Farm Corps (RFC) and financial contributions from other partners. Although the grant funding for this contract will end in September, the hope is that additional funding will be obtained to purchase additional services. Contract not to exceed $3,640, to be billed monthly at a rate of no more than $50/hour.

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BFR Computer Service Tech (Applications due February 26, 2021)

We are searching for a contractor to assist us with the online technical tools that the BFR Working Group has developed. The Computer Services Tech position will help us develop a more usable Story Map, decrease technical glitches, and assist and train the “Story Map Coordinator” for the Working Group. Self-employed individuals, small businesses and non-profit organizations are encouraged to respond.

This is a contract service. The Computer Services Tech is expected to provide up to 12 hours over the course of a month to achieve the desired outcomes. Schedule is flexible and meeting times will be identified based on availability. This contract is funded through Beginning Farmer Rancher Development Program funds that are being administered by Rogue Farm Corps (RFC). Although the grant will end in September, the hope is that additional funding will be obtained to purchase additional services. This contract not to exceed $1200, to be billed monthly at a rate of no more than $100/hour.

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