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The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association is a broad-based community that educates about and advocates for organic agriculture, illuminating its interdependence with a healthy environment, local food production, and thriving communities. MOFGA is committed to creating an inclusive and sustainable workplace that reflects this mission. MOFGA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, political orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Director of Membership and Development

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association is seeking a dynamic, energetic, and creative individual to serve as the Director of Development and Membership. In this role, you create and implement a fundraising plan to support MOFGA’s mission: advocating for and promoting organic agriculture in Maine.

The Director of Development and Membership also will serve as the Campaign Director for MOFGA’S comprehensive campaign and will be an ambassador for the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association across the community.

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The Director of Development and Membership reports directly to the Executive Director, and will work closely and collaboratively with Development staff, program staff, board members, and other external stakeholders.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Sarah Alexander, Executive Director, at [email protected] Application review will begin on April 12th, and will continue until the position is filled.

Campaign Officer

MOFGA is looking for a dynamic go-getter to join our Development team. The Campaign Officer will be responsible for all aspects of individual philanthropic giving including managing the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of existing donors as well as the identification of new donor prospects. The Campaign Officer will have a foundational role in MOFGA’S comprehensive campaign and will serve as an ambassador for the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association across the community.

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The Campaign Officer reports to the Director of Membership and Development, and will work closely and collaboratively with the Executive Director as well as other Development staff, board members, and other external stakeholders. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Sarah Alexander, Executive Director, at [email protected] Application review will begin on April 12th, and will continue until the position is filled.

Certification Specialist

MOFGA Certification Services, LLC (MCS) is seeking a full-time, year-round Certification Specialist to join our USDA organic certification team. MCS is a subsidiary of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), the oldest and largest state organic organization in the country. The Certification Specialist provides high quality customer service along with skilled review and auditing verification to support positive organic certification experiences for Maine’s organic producers. The ideal candidate will have education and experience in organic regulations, skills and experience in the large livestock and dairy scopes, as well as crops. Experience in food processing is a plus. This position can start remotely but is based in Maine.

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The Certification Specialist reports to the MCS Director and works collaboratively with MCS staff, specialists, and inspectors. This position requires some field work, including inspections, residue sampling, and investigations. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Priority will be given to candidates who apply before Friday, May 7, 2021.

Common Ground Country Fair Assistant

MOFGA is looking for an enthusiastic, detail orientated and hard-working individual to join our Common Ground Country Fair (CGCF) team. The Common Ground Country Fair Assistant is responsible for responding to inquiries, making sure all paperwork is completed, helping with mailings, updating and entering information into the database, and any other administrative projects that help ensure the Fair runs smoothly.

This position is perfect for someone who loves a challenge and who is a quick learner. This position comes on-board at a time when the Fair planning is well under way. You will be trained to work with systems and programs (e.g. our database and online marketplace) that are critical to the Fair’s operation. You will be working closely with the staff, providing day-to-day administrative support and undertaking select ongoing projects that will require initiative and planning to keep on track.

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The Fair Assistant reports to the Common Ground Country Fair Coordinator and will work closely and collaboratively with the Fair Director, as well as, other Fair volunteers and coordinators, Committee and Board members, Fair Vendors and a broad range of other stakeholders.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to April Boucher, CGCF Director, at [email protected]. Applications will remain open until this position is filled.

Common Ground Country Fair Coordinator

MOFGA is searching for our next Common Ground Country Fair Coordinator. This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic, personable, highly organized, and dedicated individual. The Fair is a unique agricultural event that hosts over 1400 exhibitors and speakers to celebrate community, sustainable living, and local economies while highlighting organic agriculture. The ideal candidate will have experience working on events and with volunteers, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and an unwavering attention to detail. The Fair Coordinator is responsible for all exhibitor administrative management, fostering Fair volunteer engagement, and ensuring MOFGA policies and Fair guidelines are being followed. 

The Fair Coordinator reports to the Common Ground Country Fair Director, and will work closely and collaboratively with other Fair Staff, Fair volunteers and coordinators, Fair Steering Committee, Board Members, and a broad range of other community members and stakeholders.  

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To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of three professional references to April Boucher, CGCF Director, at [email protected].  

Applications will remain open until the position is filled. 

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