Center for an Agricultural Economy

Database & Communications Coordinator | Full Time

Category: Non-profit

Location: 140 Junction Road PO BOX 422

The Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE), based in Hardwick, VT, seeks a Database & Communications Coordinator to support organization-wide communications systems, social media, and events. This is a new position that engages in outward-facing communications activities as well as developing internal communications systems that support our staff across the organization. This role will be responsible for developing and improving our back-end systems, for example, developing web forms that feed into our CRM database; importing external contact lists; and setting up automated workflows. Outward-facing communications duties include developing and posting social media content, supporting program-related communications needs, and supporting in-person events. The Database & Communications Coordinator is a translator and a bridge who will do back-end work, help staff get relevant information into our systems, and work well with people.

The Database & Communications Coordinator is part of the Development & Communications Team and reports to the Communications Manager. This role can be fully in person, or a hybrid position. The team generally works in person in Hardwick 2-3 days a week. There will be occasional afternoon and weekend events. The ideal candidate would have a strong comfort and excitement about technology, enjoy creative problem solving, love to learn and connect effectively with our community at in-person events or online. 


  • Position Database & Communications Coordinator
  • Reports to Communications Manager
  • Schedule 32 or 40 hours/week, M-F with some occasional evenings and weekends
  • Compensation:  $40,000-50,000 salary/year/ at full time 40 hrs per week
  • FLSA:  Exempt 
  • Benefits: Paid time off, SIMPLE IRA, Qualified Small Employer HRA, Employer-paid short-term disability and life insurance, paid professional development opportunities
  • Work Site: Hybrid or fully in-person, with a minimum of two days/week on-site in Hardwick. Occasional weekend and evening events (approx. 1 per month, depending on the season)


Deadline: July 22, 2023 12:00 am

To Apply:

The job application deadline is July 22, 2023. The hiring process is led by a team of CAE staff. After an initial review of materials, selected applicants will have an initial phone interview (15-20 minutes), which may be followed by an in-person interview (1-1.5 hour) and a tour of CAE spaces. Candidates who go on to interview with us will be asked to provide 3 references, a short writing sample, and a design sample if you have a graphic design background. Interview questions will be shared ahead of time and will be conducted by a team of 3-5 CAE staff. We will begin holding interviews in early August with an ideal start date in mid-September.  

CAE is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. CAE will make any reasonable accommodations needed for individuals with disabilities during the interview process and for our staff. For accommodation inquiries, please contact our Admin Operations Coordinator at

Check out the full job description on our website. Email with your resume, a cover letter, and please include Database and Communications Coordinator’ in your email subject line. In your cover letter, please address why you are interested in working with CAE, why you are interested in this particular role, and how you feel your skills and experiences align with the responsibilities described here. We encourage you to showcase your personal writing style and include anything you feel is relevant to the position and want to share. Lived experience has value to us whether on or off your resume.

Let us know if you have any questions!