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Are you passionate about the environment? Do you want to be a part of a cause that strives to maintain biodiversity, provides an alternative to ‘big ag’, and embraces family traditions and history? Based in the beautiful bluff country of Northeast Iowa at 890-acre Heritage Farm, Seed Savers Exchange offers a one-of-a-kind place to work. The city of Decorah is close by and offers large-city amenities in a small-town setting.


Communications Coordinator

Job Title: Communications Coordinator
Position Status: This is a 40 hour/week full-time position 
Department: Marketing, Membership & Development
Reports to: Marketing & Development Director
FLSA Status: Regular, non-exempt
Application Deadline: July 15, 2015

Summary:
The Communications Coordinator will work with SSE staff and press/media to create and edit the messages that draw people into our mission and cause them to act by joining, buying, donating, sharing or visiting.

Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications or equivalent, or a minimum of two years experience working in the communications field is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of writing to inform and engage the audience, edit stories for clarity and accuracy, stay up-to-date with social media trends and best practices, produce quality publications, and create and maintain relationships with members of the press/media. The ability to manage multiple tasks well is a must.

For a complete description of this position, download the posting here .


To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to jobs@seedsavers.org. Please include ‘Communications Coordinator' in the subject line of your email. Review of applications will begin immediately. Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer.




Preservation Garden Crew Member 3 – Hand Pollination and Wet Seed Processing

Job Title: Preservation Garden Crew Member 3 – Hand Pollination and Wet Seed Processing
Position Status: This is a 26 week seasonal position from approximately July 13th through November 20th. This is a 40 hour/week full time seasonal position. Occasional weekend and holiday work may be required.
Department: Preservation
Reports to: Greenhouse Manager/Field Manager
FLSA Status: Non-exempt seasonal full-time
Application Deadline: July 1, 2015

Summary:
This position will support Seed Savers Exchange by assisting Field staff through all stages of growout and seed regeneration projects. During the summer months this position will support the corn and squash hand pollination programs (monitoring flowering, bagging and taping flowers, and making hand pollinations). The primary responsibility of this position will shift to seed extraction and cleaning of wet seeded crops when harvest begins in late summer/early fall.

Qualifications:
Applicant must be an enthusiastic, detail oriented and flexible team player with a positive attitude. Must be able to perform considerable physical activity including standing for extended periods of time, climbing ladders, lifting, carrying (up to 50 lbs.), bending, kneeling, and other motions related to garden maintenance. Applicants must have reliable transportation to and from work. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.

For a complete description of this position, download the posting here .


To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to jobs@seedsavers.org. Please include ‘Preservation Garden Crew Member 3' in the subject line of your email. Review of applications will begin immediately. Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer.



Seed House Garden Crew

Job Title: Seed House Garden Crew
Position Status: 40 hour/week seasonal position from approximately July 1st through September. Occasionally work may be possible on weekends or holidays.
Department: Seed House
Reports to: Seed House Field Manager
FLSA Status: Non-exempt seasonal full-time

Summary:
This position supports the needs of the Seed House field staff with all grow-outs and trial production. This is a 40 hour/week seasonal position.

Qualifications:
Applicant must be an enthusiastic, detail oriented and flexible team player with a positive attitude. Must be able to perform considerable physical activity including standing for extended periods of time, climbing ladders, lifting, carrying (up to 50 lbs.), bending, kneeling, and other motions related to garden maintenance. Must have the ability to operate tillers, weed-whackers, and other small farm equipment. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and Seed Savers Exchange is a Tobacco-Free workplace.

For a complete description of this position, download the posting here .


To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to jobs@seedsavers.org. Please include ‘Seed House Garden Crew' in the subject line of your email. Review of applications will begin immediately. Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer.



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