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Conference Coordinator

Employer: NOFA/Mass

Work Location: Remote position, but must live in Massachusetts. Travel within Massachusetts required.

Compensation Range: $18-22 / hour

Duties / Responsibilities

Conference Operations

  • Oversee organization of two annual conferences.
  • Develop the overall mission and vision for the conferences.
  • Oversee selection of keynote speakers, conference themes and NOFA Person of the Year.
  • Coordinate relationships, contracts and logistics with conference venues.
  • Collaborate with other NOFA Chapter education staff; attend other NOFA Conferences.
  • Coordinate registration for outside organizations sending groups to conferences.
  • Ensure equity through 360° BIPOC representation.
  • Promote and oversee language justice work.
  • Coordinate conference materials for program book or app.

Staff Management and Coordination

  • Maintain ongoing meetings with Executive Director, Ed Director, and other staff.
  • Organize monthly conference committee meetings; set agenda; facilitate meetings.
  • Collaborate on creation of promotional materials, communication with membership and attendees, and program evaluations.
  • Work with the Equity Department to ensure that events are inclusive and equitable.
  • Hire and oversee conference staff.
  • Attend Education Department meetings; NOFA/Mass staff and board retreats; occasional NOFA/Mass Board and NOFA Interstate Council meetings.


  • Oversee conference & registration website management.
  • Coordinate presenter pay and reimbursements.
  • Oversee contracts with presenters, keynote speakers, and venues.
  • Maintain work plan and job description.
  • Create pricing structures, including scholarship and other accessibility systems.
  • Participate in the annual review process.

Desired Applicant Experience

The successful candidate will offer:

  • A strong commitment to communication and teamwork.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Experience with staff supervision.
  • Ability to organize in-person, online, and hybrid events of 500+ participants.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Project management skills and ability to report on grant deliverables.
  • Experience working successfully with BIPOC communities.
  • Knowledge of trends and speakers in the field of organic and regenerative agriculture.
  • Proficiency with Google workspace; Zoom; data management; social media outreach; and other relevant tech platforms.
  • Three years of event/conference management experience.

Ideal candidate may also have:

  • Spanish language fluency with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Videography and video editing skills.
  • Experience developing programming for youth.

Other position information:

  • This job can generally be accomplished from home. Employees must provide basic office equipment to facilitate working remotely. Tech stipends are available.
  • Hours are flexible; daytime availability for weekday meetings is crucial; occasional evening and weekend commitments.
  • Employees must attend NOFA/Mass retreats and staff meetings, the winter and summer conferences, and virtual department meetings.
  • No health insurance benefits available at this time.
  • Paid time off begins with 2 weeks per year; paid sick time and family leave are also available.
  • Employees must maintain current NOFA/Mass membership.

How to Apply / Notes / Other Information

Apply through the link on the NOFA/Mass Website