Retreat Farm

Community Outreach Manager | Full Time

Category: Non-profit

Location: 45 Farmhouse Square, Brattleboro, VT, USA

Retreat Farm, Ltd., a non-profit organization in Brattleboro, VT, pursues multiple strategies and programs to connect people with the land and with one another. The Farm’s 500+ acres of forest and farmlands, 10+ miles of trails, and historic farmstead are home to numerous recreation, arts, farming, and community gathering initiatives serving tens of thousands of visitors annually.

The Community Outreach Manager will be an integral part of outreach to and engagement of communities the Retreat Farm seeks to serve. They will be responsible for management of Retreat Farm’s volunteer and membership programs as well as support of communications such as development of social media and e-blast content. Reporting to the Managing Director of Communications & Finance, the Community Outreach Manager position is a full-time, non-exempt, hourly position based at the Retreat Farm farmhouse with the potential for partial telework. Please note that this is not a remote position. Some evening and weekend hours will be required seasonally.


  • Coordinates with Retreat Farm (“RF”) staff to determine needs that may be fulfilled by volunteer support

  • Facilitates communication between volunteers and RF staff leading events or projects utilizing volunteer support

  • Periodically assists RF staff requiring volunteer support with volunteer oversight; this is decided on a case-by-case basis

  • Manages requests from new/potential volunteers

  • Develops strategy and plans to recruit and engage new volunteers

  • Stewards and cultivates relationships with existing volunteers, ensuring they remain and feel like highly valued members of the RF team


  • Assist the Managing Director of Communications & Finance, Administrative Coordinator, and the Executive Director with reports on member data

  • Create, turn around, and record donor acknowledgements in a timely manner

  • Work with the Managing Director of Communications & Finance and Executive Director to develop member and donor appreciation and engagement strategies and carry out related plans


  • Update website content with input from RF staff

  • Co-create social media content and e-blasts with the Managing Director of Communications & Finance

  • Greet visitors by answering the phone and general email box

  • Support the Managing Director of Communications & Finance with communications tasks

Pay: $45,000 – $50,000 annually


  • Flexible schedule

  • Paid time off

  • Retirement plan (3% match)

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About Us

Retreat Farm is a nonprofit organization that connects people with the working landscape through local food, place-based education, and recreation. The Farm is a vast public resource – with an eight-building historic farmstead, 170 acres of forests, 230 acres of farm fields, a 100-acre aquatic cove at the confluence of the Connecticut and West rivers, and 10 miles of trails. Retreat Farm uses these resources to promote community well-being. We grow and distribute food to hundreds of food-insecure families, hold a popular weekly food truck gathering, lease farmland to local organic dairy and vegetable farms, make our property available for boating, biking, hiking, ice fishing, and skating, and host events including concerts, fairs, outdoor ballets, and exhibitions by local nonprofits, agencies, and businesses.

We believe that employees from diverse backgrounds are critical to achieving our goals. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain staff who reflect the diverse communities we serve. All candidates who meet the qualification requirements are encouraged to apply.

Retreat Farm is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, religion, ethnic or national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.


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