Position Title: Operations Coordinator
Position Status: 20-25 hours per month
Reports to: Board of Directors
Organizational Mission: PRI Cold Climate is a 501c3 nonprofit; PRI’s mission is to design and demonstrate permaculture systems for living sustainably in colder climates for individuals and organizations working toward healthy communities and ecosystems.
Position Start Date: December 7th, 2015
Position Description: The Operations Coordinator plays a key role in managing day-to-day operations of PRI Cold Climate. The Board will support the Coordinator’s work and will provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance.  The Board’s relationship with this coordinator is one of partnership, and the active involvement and support of the Board is both critical and expected.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Education Program Coordination: Active recruitment of PRI programming. Ensure    smooth operation of PRI’s educational programming and provide ongoing support to program participants. Submit all grant reporting (Feb & Aug) for PRI educational programs on time. Support PRI educational partnerships

• Operations: Serve as first point of contact for the organization. Coordinate Board of Directors and committees. Assist with project management and office management as well as fundraising and donor management.

• Administrative Support: Provide administrative support to PRI’s educational programming including, but not limited to website updating and maintenance, listserv coordination, database maintenance, internal filing systems, and managing grant reporting

• If time allows, other duties as assigned

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Information & Resources

  • Urban Farming Resources

    PRI Cold Climate works to build the capacity of our urban farmers. Whether you are working as an urban farmer or simply growing your own fresh foods in your backyard, PRI will continue to provide as much education and resources as possible for urban growers throughout the year.

  • Regional Connections

    PRI is a regional non-profit, and as such, we want to support the good work that is happening in cold climates all over the world, particularly in the upper-Midwest (which we call home.) Below are some updates from local permaculture initiatives that definitely deserve your support. If you are in these areas, please check them out!  Want your events added below? Email LibbyThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get your info listed. Located in or near the Twin Cities? Check out our Community Connections page for local updates.



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