*Coming Soon* Farmer-to-Farmer Marketing Strategist Volunteer

  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Contract

Company Description

The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the trade association for cooperative businesses in the United States and an international development organization. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector education, technical assistance, and advocacy that helps co-ops thrive. For nearly 100 years, NCBA CLUSA has sought to advance and protect cooperative enterprises, highlighting the impact that cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals and families. In the last 60 years, NCBA CLUSA has worked in over 100 countries in the areas of food security, agricultural development, strengthening of communities and farmer organizations, community-based health, natural resources management, and empowerment of smallholder farmers, women, and youth. We currently work in 21 countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

Job Description

NCBA CLUSA is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Marketing Volunteer to support cooperatives in future assignments. The Marketing Volunteer will provide guidance to cooperatives hoping to gain access to broad markets, increase their sales and boost awareness of their  brand, products and services.  The volunteer will develop a marketing plan to increase the cooperatives’ visibility in the coffee sector and possibly design a logo for marketing of the cooperative’s products.  Brand awareness via social media, advertising, etc. are vital to the sustainability of these cooperatives.     

Location: Multiple locations, to include Peru and Ecuador

Duration: 2- 4 weeks

ESSENTIAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Collaborate with coop members to develop a branding and marketing strategy to access new markets
  • Train the  co-op’s members (leaders) and staff how to use the branding strategy to access new markets; domestic and international to achieve the co-op business goals and objectives.
  • Research, plan and execute marketing efforts based on the history and vision of the cooperative
  • Collaborate with coop members to strategically plan and execute a schedule of social media content
  • Design a logo that accurately portrays the cooperative.
  • Provide training on sales and negotiation tactics

Qualifications

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in Business and Marketing, Communication and/or related field.
  • Experience in Branding and Marketing
  • Background in sales/negotiation tactics is desirable
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, etc.
  • Gender and youth strategies.
  • Advanced Spanish is a plus (However a translator will be available if needed).
  • Candidate must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

Additional Information

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

NCBA CLUSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity.  All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, and legally protected characteristics for non-merit factors.