Job Opportunities

Join the team at Heritage Farm!

We are often looking for passionate people to help us in our work. If you care about preserving agricultural biodiversity, promoting the family and cultural traditions of seed saving, contact us about a job at our headquarters at Heritage Farm just north of Decorah, Iowa.

Please email a cover letter, resumé, and the contact information for three references to - include the name of the position in the subject line of your email.

Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer.

Marketing Assistant (Part Time)

The marketing assistant (up to 30 hours per week) will support the marketing functions of Seed Savers Exchange to help grow the organization’s audience (shoppers, members, donors) and revenue streams (sales, membership, donations). These functions include: (1) executing day-to-day tasks (email marketing, social media posting, etc.) that support the organization’s overall marketing strategy and (2) participating in building the strategic direction of the organization’s marketing plan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Write copy for emails, social media, website, and other marketing outlets.

Manage engagement on social media outlets.

Assist with video strategy and implementation.

Collaborate with education and communications positions on content for blog, website, and print materials.

Collaborate with marketing manager on strategy and planning.

Create reports for tracking website and marketing performance/analytics.

Analyze and make recommendations based on reporting.

Understand SSE’s business needs and goals and produce marketing content the helps achieve the objectives.

Graphic design: for emails, social, etc.

Keep informed of changing trends, best practices, and emerging strategies in marketing.

Other duties as assigned.


Strong writing skills, with experience in digital (including social and email marketing) and marketing copywriting.

Self-starter, but works well under direction of management.

Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.

Strong organizational skills and adherence to deadlines.

A willingness to learn and grow professionally.

Ideal Experience

Experience in advertising, graphic design, video, and photography.

Knowledge of SEO and SEM.

Experience in a non-profit setting.

Knowledge of gardening and horticulture.


A bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications, marketing, or equivalent, or a minimum of two years experience working in the communication field is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of writing to inform and engage the audience, edit content for clarity and accuracy, as well as a proven record of organization and delivery on tasks.