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Overview: Assistant Coordinator

The Good Food Council of Lewiston-Auburn (GFCLA) seeks an Assistant Coordinator to work in close partnership with the GFCLA’s part-time Coordinator (staff) and Lead Team (Board leadership committee) in supporting all facets of the work of the GFCLA, including administrative, communications, development, finance, outreach and events. Strong administrative and organizational skills are needed for this role. Additionally, building and maintaining strong relationships and trust within and amongst board members and community partners is foundational to GFCLA’s work, so strong interpersonal skills and interest is a must for the Assistant Coordinator. After a training period, the Assistant Coordinator will independently manage certain projects – specific projects will be selected based on the strengths of the successful candidate.


Responsibilities (In collaboration with the Coordinator)

  • Administrative: agenda creation, facilitation, and logistics of monthly GFCLA meetings (on zoom with in-person meetings quarterly) and committee meetings; timely and frequent communications; maintain organized Google Drive file storage  
  • Communications: Upkeep of website (WordPress), e-Newsletter (Mailchimp), and social media presence 
  • Development and Finance: securing and managing resources, including donor stewardship, crowdfunding campaign, sponsors, grant writing, collaborative budgeting, and tracking expenses
  • Outreach & Events:  Oversee summer signature event, Youth Food Champion Awards; and support logistics for fall charette for the purposes of updating the 3-5 year community-driven actions of the Local Foods, Local Places Action Plan for LA
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with experience communicating and connecting with people of diverse identities and backgrounds (class, race, gender identity, culture, age, etc.)
  • Comfort with multiple forms of outreach and communication– phone calls, texting, email, Zoom, in-person meetings and events
  • Ability to work independently on routine organizational/network operations
  • Ability to use technology applicable to this work including Google Drive products such as Sheets, Docs, Slides, and Forms
  • Personal remote work space with basic office equipment and stable internet
  • Access to reliable transportation for select in-person gatherings and tasks


  • Experience and skills in fundraising and grant writing 
  • Proficiency in WordPress and Mailchimp 
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Graphic design skills
  • Working knowledge of the following: local and regional food systems, with a focus on food and agriculture happenings in the Lewiston-Auburn area; the complexities of barriers and available resources for food and land access; municipal planning and policy-making processes


Position Details

Job type: Part-time
Hours: 20-25 hours/week 
Compensation:  $22-24.20/hr  
Benefits & Perks: Paid time off;  Flexible hours
Duration:  1 year (through May 2024), with an option to continue based on available funding and performance
Position starts:  Immediately 
Location:  Remote, with select in-person gatherings in Lewiston-Auburn 
Reports to: GFCLA Coordinator
Administering Org: GFCLA and our fiscal sponsor, Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments


About the Good Food Council of Lewiston-Auburn (GFCLA)

The GFCLA is a community-based organization established in 2012 to create and support improvements to the food system, from farm-to-fork, within the greater Lewiston-Auburn region, toward the ultimate goal of good food access for all. The GFCLA has a 17 member Board of Directors and a unique model that prioritizes building and maintaining strong relationships and shared values and goals both internally and among many community partner entities. By design, the GFCLA brings together community members of all backgrounds, local food producers, public/private entities, and policymakers – serving as a catalyst for the creation of collaborative, innovative, long-term solutions for a resilient and equitable local food system. GFCLA creates change by fostering collaboration between sectors, identifying and working to address gaps, providing non-partisan research and educational resources in matters of public policy, raising awareness and support for local programs and businesses, and responding to emerging community needs and opportunities. Since 2020, the GFCLA, with the support of a small team, has been coordinating the implementation phase of the Local Foods, Local Places Action Plan for Lewiston-Auburn – a community planning process and network with shared goals and measurable actions to build a stronger and more equitable local food system. The GFCLA also participates in the Maine Network of Community Food Councils, as one of ten member community-based food councils statewide. FMI: goodfood4la.org   

Application Process 

Please email a resume and a brief statement or letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position to: Julia Harper, GFCLA Coordinator, at goodfood4la@gmail.com. Name, contact information, and relationship of 2-3 professional references are required to include with the application. Applications are requested by April 17, 2023 Position will remain open until filled.

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