Socia Media / PR
AmpleHarvest.org is an innovative nationwide non-profit that is addressing the problem of hunger and nutrition in America by enabling millions of home growers nationwide to donate excess garden produce to a nearby food pantry.
Only three years old, it is supporting nearly 5,500 food pantries, has been highlighted on the White House web site (and even appeared in a speech by First Lady Michelle Obama), appeared in a TED presentation, CNN Heroes as well as an entire episode of PBS’s Growing A Greener World.
As a campaign, AmpleHarvest.org is very well known (thanks in part to $40K/month of free advertising from Google) and highly regarded as the one nationwide program that moves information instead of food to help deal with hunger and nutrition in America. As an organization, AmpleHarvest.org (a 501c3) is still in its early yet exciting years.
AmpleHarvest.org is looking for someone who can fill the role of a social media/PR expert. You would work from your own location (anywhere in the 50 states) helping to promote our “No Food Left Behind” mantra, keep our presence on Twitter and Facebook busy while also establishing and working other “venues” such as Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc. Helping to formulate and craft a blog would also be part of the job.
This will start out as an internship and is expected to migrate into a staff position down the road.
You would need to be comfortable working on your own as a self-starter, working remotely (you must already have a computer and Internet access), working directly with the Executive Director, have extensive social media experience and expertise, an excellent command of English (Spanish proficiency however is a plus) and help us garner further interest/excitement in our “No Food Left Behind” vision.
You should also have a passion about food justice and food systems, nutrition, social change and the environment without getting deeply into controversy. Note that AmpleHarvest.org is not an advocacy organization – we’re an enabler organization. We’re not pitching Congress for more SNAP money for example but rather helping communities help themselves.
This is a wonderful “foot in the door” if you want to help do for food recovery what was done for recycling back in the 1970’s – make a permanent change in the system.
AmpleHarvest.org Founder/CNN Hero
Tel: Ample-6-9880 (267-536-9880)
See the TEDx presentation of AmpleHarvest.org at www.AmpleHarvest.org/TEDx