The Carrot Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating financing solutions for small and mid-sized farms and farm-related businesses. The Carrot Project was founded in 2005 and made its first microloans to farmers in Vermont and Massachusetts in 2009. Our program model is designed to incubate, learn from, and establish alternative financing programs in combination with business technical assistance. We work collaboratively with private investors, lenders and farm support organizations. We are helping to rebuild a farming system that offers stability to local farmers, provides healthful food for citizens, replenishes the environment, and is good for regional and local economies. We are currently active in New England and parts of New York.

Job Summary:
This is a new part-time position. The person who fills this varied role will work closely with The Carrot Project’s Executive Director to provide administrative support, coordinate our virtual office, and provide development and communications support. We seek a candidate who can thrive in a small dynamic organization, has excellent interpersonal skills, and office management experience.

Key Job Elements:

Administrative: schedule meetings and handle logistics, reply to routine inquires, coordinate database and virtual office, transcribe meeting notes

Development: prepare materials for appeals and acknowledgements, prepare budgets for proposals and other routine materials

Program/Communications: evaluate application process, support investor communications, up-date the website, conduct basic research

Required Skills

  • Office management experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability and enjoyment in attending to details, including follow up
  • Experience and interest in using databases
  • Experience supporting grants management and development
  • Excellent administrative skills
  • Proven ability to transcribe accurate meeting notes
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and manage workload
  • Proven drive to excel and meet challenges

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge and familiarity with sustainable agriculture and/or farming
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Special Requirements

  • Ability and willingness to work from a home office in Greater Boston
  • Occasional regional travel required.

To Apply
The application deadline is Friday, May 4th. We strongly encourage online applications. To apply, visit — please include a resume and cover letter. We do accept applications by mail or fax. Send to: Third Sector New England; NonProfit Center, 7th floor; Attn: HR – 89 South Street; Boston, MA 02111 or Fax: 617.523.2070.