Position: Communications Coordinator
Organization: Fair Finance Fund
Location: Northern Ontario
Dates: Sept.–Dec. (half-time) (see below)
Request for Proposal
1. Summary and Background
The Fair Finance Fund is currently accepting proposals for the Communications Coordinator.
The Fair Finance Fund (“Fund”) is a non-profit social finance fund dedicated to providing loans and mentorship services to local food and farm enterprises that value strong local food systems, local economies, and a healthy planet. The Fair Finance Fund has built on seed capital to implement an ongoing investment opportunity for community-minded investors, that is, individuals who want to invest their capital to build local food systems in Ontario to support food that is grown, raised and processed in their own backyards.
The Communications Coordinator is primarily responsible for the development and delivery of outreach communications on behalf of the organization, including both northern and southern outreach. This relates to all communications needs through social media, mailing lists, press releases and annual reports. The Communications Coordinator is responsible for planning and developing communications plans with the rest of the team, and seeing that they are executed appropriately.
The Communications Coordinator will be part of the team implementing the Fair Finance Fund, which includes two Regional Coordinators, the Project Manager, and the Board. The position is supervised by the Project Manager.
Eligibility and guidelines
This RFP is open to individuals with expertise in social finance project management in Ontario’s food and farming sector, and a network of contacts and partners in their region. Successful applicants will have access to a home office and will have significant expertise in food and agriculture issues in northern Ontario.
2. Project Purpose and Description
The mission of the Fair Finance Fund is: to mobilize equitable and accessible capital for Ontario's food and farm enterprises that create social, environmental and economic benefits.
The Fair Finance Fund (“Fund”) isa non-profit social finance fund dedicated to providing loans and mentorship services to local food and farm enterprises that value strong local food systems, local economies, and a healthy planet. The Fair Finance Fund builds on seed capital to implement an ongoing investment opportunity for community-minded investors, that is, individuals who want to invest their capital to build local food systems in Ontario to support food that is grown, raised and processed in their own backyards.
By fulfilling the mission, the Fund:
The Fund is an incorporated non-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors, with a Loan Review Committee, management by the partners and Fair Finance Fund staff (including northern Ontario staff and partners), and a pool of advisors to support loan recipients to achieve success in their social enterprise. The Communications Coordinator is supervised by the Project Manager.
3. Timeline: The contract is for September 1 to December 31, 2020 with the expectation of extension pending budget approval by the Board. The expectation is for half-time (2-3 day) availability.
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Please note that further outcomes may be requested or some changes may be necessary as the project develops.
5. Project Budget
The budget for this contract is in a range depending on experience and other considerations and will be commensurate with that experience. Please note standard daily rates in the application.
6. Bidder Qualifications
The candidate will have:
Content of proposal
Submissions should provide the following items as part of their proposal for consideration:
7. Proposal Evaluation Criteria
The Fair Finance Fund will evaluate all proposals based on the following criteria. To ensure consideration for this Request for Proposal, your proposal should be complete and include all of the following criteria:
Each proposal must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm on August 12. Please no phone calls. Note position title in header please. Potential candidates will be notified if an interview is requested by August 21.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jul 29 2020 ID: 57156