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Development and Communications Specialist

AsianWeek Foundation (DBA Florence Fang Community Farm)
San Francisco, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Communications and Development Specialist

Florence Fang Community Farm

Launched in 2014, the Florence Fang Community Farm has become San Francisco's largest and most diverse community farm, and the city’s first farm operation certified by the USDA. We are now looking for a Communications and Development Specialist to help our farm succeed in our next phase of growth. This is a part-time independent contractor position offering compensation of $2,500 - $3,000 / month.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to

Qualifications: The right candidate must have

  • Experience in digital communications for small organizations (social media, e-newsletters, websites, copywriting, day-to-day messaging with internal stakeholders, external relations with partners, policy makers and general public)

  • Experience in fundraising (individual donor cultivation, corporate sponsorship, work-place giving programs, grant writing)

  • Must be adept at working with volunteers, virtual teams and outdoors on the farm and able to manage multiple programs simultaneously

  • Experience dealing with diverse stakeholders of all ages, ethnicities and language preferences

  • Experience with Salesforce

  • Bilingual in Chinese is helpful, but not required

Candidates with limited experience in above areas will still be considered. We are also willing to offer some training to the right candidate.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Internal communications – consistent messaging (e.g. mission statement, collective goals, etc.) with staff and volunteers

  • External communications – Maintain and develop strong relationships with community partners, policy makers, vendors, and new volunteers

  • E-newsletter – gathering information, copy-writing, maintaining email list, working with MailChimp

  • Social media – working with volunteer team in creating posts and engagement strategies for Instagram, LinkedIn, WeChat, and Google

  • Event communications – developing fliers and sending invitations to sponsors, VIPs, FFCF community members, and the general public

  • Fundraising and Relationship Cultivation – 1) managing individual donations online, in-person and through workplace giving programs, 2) sourcing corporate sponsorships and writing proposals and fulfillment reports, and 3) grant writing for governmental and philanthropic funds, often collaboratively with the volunteer team

  • Recruit interns and long-term volunteers from local high schools and colleges, as well as working professionals

Existing Staff

  • Farm Manager – Cantonese speaking, limited English, part-time

  • Resident Farmer – part time

  • Executive Assistant – full time

  • Interns (high school youth, college students, and young professionals)

  • Video Production Team – volunteer

  • Social Media Team – volunteer

  • Grant Writing Team, as needed – volunteer

  • Executive Director – volunteer

Existing Farm Volunteers

  • 50 regular volunteers, many of them Chinese elders and local Black farmers

  • Occasional farm volunteers, many of them young corporate professionals (up to 500/year; 5-20/weekend)

Existing Farm Programs:

  • Growing up to 9,000 pounds of produce per year

  • Black Organic Farmers Program

  • After-School and Summer Youth STEM Program (4th - 6th graders)

  • Hosting community events at the Farm

  • Establishing farming enterprise as sustainable business model

Since 2014, the Florence Fang Community Farm (FFCF) has been making milestones from an abandoned acre of blighted land to an all-inclusive community farm that produces 9,000 pounds of fresh produce per year. Located in the heart of Bayview Hunters Point, San Francisco's most diverse and most underserved neighborhood, FFCF is the largest volunteer-based community farm in the city. Beyond harvesting produce, FFCF hosts programs for public school kids to learn about farming and healthy eating; for senior Chinese farmers grow traditional vegetables and celebrate cultural festivities together, and our Black Organic Farmers program utilizes half the land parcel to increase food security in District 10, identified as a food desert by the USDA. Two of our long-term goals are creating a more just local food system and to make the farm a more community centric venue. With these new ideas, the farm is seeking a Communications and Development manager to join us in realizing our vision for a healthier Bayview. The ideal candidate is a self-motivator who is able to work independently and to work well with others, manage volunteers as individuals and in teams, enjoys working outdoors, and can be present at the farm on a daily or frequent basis to provide feedback/guidance that supports the farm’s growth.

AsianWeek Foundation (DBA Florence Fang Community Farm)


1 Diana Street

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