Friday, September 11, 2009



(Part Time Employment Opportunity)

The Producers and Buyers Co-op (PBC) of Altoona, Wisconsin has an immediate opportunity for an LTE staff person to work twenty-five (25) hours per week through December 2009 (training period). Hourly pay is $13.50. This position works under the direction of theCooperative’s Board of Directors.

The mission of the Producers and Buyers Co-op (PBC) is: operate a profitable and “values- based” business specifically for the exchange of sustainable goods between local farms, businesses, and institutions.

The employee will work independently to take product orders from buyers, verify orders, and arrange for product procurement, processing, transportation and storage. The employee will provide outreach to new and existing buyers interested in purchasing large volumes of local foods including fruits, vegetables, and value added products, as well as to producers interested in supplying these markets in an effort to increase local sales and sourcing.

The employee will develop content for the PBC website; conduct outreach and education; draft board meeting agendas and take minutes, make site visits to potential co-op members; develop marketing materials; and perform other writing, research and outreach tasks related to the mission of PBC.

Position Requirements: A combination of training and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, urban/regional planning, agricultural enterprise development, or closely related field with one to three years of related professional work experience. Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience working with agricultural producers or a farm background is essential. This is a telecommuting position which requires access to a personal computer with Microsoft Office, high speed internet access, printer, scanner, and fax. The position has the potential to continue beyond December, 2009. Web development experience is helpful but not required.

Recruitment ends when the Cooperative’s hiring needs are satisfied. Please submit a resume and cover letter to: Producers & Buyers Co-op at PO Box 207, Altoona, WI 54720-0207. An Affirmative Action Employer.

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