Name: Maggie Taylor
Phone: (402) 432-9342
Job location: Champaign, Illinois
Business name: Delight Flower Farm
Job/volunteer description: Delight Flower Farm
NOW HIRING: Administrative Assistant Position
Position description: This is not a field crew position. The main responsibilities of this position are to assist the farm owner/business with electronic communications, which include answering emails, invoicing wholesale customers, maintaining CSA memberships, record keeping, writing a monthly newsletter, and other similar tasks. The person in this position will also be responsible for keeping inventory in our online shop up to date, promoting events through our social media, and other marketing responsibilities.
The administrative assistant will often be working on their own (sometimes from home and regularly in the farm office). They will need to be self-directed, meaning able to work independently and have great communication skills in order to relay information to others. You do not need to be able to do farm labor, but some experience of gardening and passion for nature/plants will be helpful!
Expected to work 5-10 hours a week. Initial hours may be longer during training, gradually shortening as we near the winter season (Jan/Feb), and picking up again in spring.
Ideally this person can work one day a week on the farm (Mondays 10am-2pm) to get a feel for the farm environment, get to know the crew, and work on computer tasks. They will also be responsible for collecting and organizing images from the farm for our newsletter and social media. ? Every Monday we have our staff meetings, which is a good time to get a summary of farm activities and tasks for the week.
3 unpaid vacation/sick days scheduled per year. Employees get fresh flowers to take home every week. Space available at the farm for employees to have a personal veggie garden. Paid farm field trips will happen throughout the season pending Covid restrictions.
Employees are responsible for having a valid driver’s license, housing, and reliable transportation to the farm.
Hourly wage commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Organized, both in real life and electronically.
Effective communicator, both written and in person.
Motivated by completing tasks on a list.
Must have knowledge and experience with Google Drive, Excell, Website Whop Management.
Experience with Mailchimp, Square, Quickbooks, and online shop management is strongly encouraged.
Must have Facebook and Instagram.
Must write with concise, clear words and friendly and professional tone.
Responsibilities will include:
Responding to social media messages
Posting to social media
Promoting DFF events
Writing a monthly newsletter
Maintaining spreadsheets for CSA memberships
Invoicing customer through quickbooks
Maintaining online profiles through professional websites (ASCFG, WWOOF, Floret, Mailchimp, Square, Paypal)
Maintaining an online shop and rapidly changing inventory of fresh flowers.
Send two references, resume, and professional writing sample electronically to delightCSA@gmail.com. Application deadline September 7th. Priority will be given to candidates with administrative assistance experience. www.DelightFlowerFarm.com
Salary: Hourly wage commensurate with qualifications and experience.