POSITION SUMMARY

Sipp Culture is looking to bring on a new team member to take on the role of Program Associate. The Program Associate is to support the Programs Director in the management and administration of Sipp Culture’s programs. The Communications and Administrative Associate is supervised by the Programs Manager and will work closely with the Director regarding communications workflow.

Administration (80%)

  • Support the Programs Manager with administration of Sipp Culture Programs.
  • Provide administrative support including filing, managing emails, preparing expense reports and organizing receipts.
  • Updating organizational calendar, google drive, dropbox, and Asana- project management tool.
  • Coordinate and scheduling meetings, preparing agenda, documents and notetaking.
  • Book travel as needed for staff and presenters.

Organization & Community Engagement (20%)

  • Attend weekly staff meetings and serve as the liaison for the Communications team.
  • Participate in organization-wide activities, special programs and community events.

Skills

Qualified candidates will

  • Have a proficiency in computer technologies such as word processing and spreadsheet software, as well as Internet research best practices.
  • Be able to juggle different tasks simultaneously and prioritize their projects efficiently.
  • Being deadline-oriented with the ability to be flexible, well-organized and self-sufficient.
  • Practice good time management.
  • And possess strong writing, interpersonal and oral communication skills.

This position will start as soon as we identify a motivated candidate to fill the position. The starting pay is $15/hr.

If you, or someone you know is interested please have them call the Sipp Culture office at 601-885-5009, and please leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also send us an email at info@sippculture.com.

You can also go to this link and apply for the job online https://tinyurl.com/v9tybzj.

Sipp Culture is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourages applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life. Come join us.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Research Assistant position (part-time) will provide Sipp Culture with much needed support to advance parts of our core work in the area of community development. This position will provide direct support to two key Sipp Culture research projects. The first research project is in partnership with Imagining America and will document and activate community agricultural knowledge and assets towards a more sustainable, equitable, and healthy food culture and economy. The second research project is in partnership with the Intercultural Leadership Institute and will focus on the artists served by our collective grant making to Black, Indigenous, and other people of color. This position will work closely with project team members, Sipp Culture staff, and report directly to the Sipp Culture Director.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following;

  • Request or acquire equipment or supplies necessary for the project
  • Manage and respond to project related email
  • Pull public records and archives
  • Support organizing and facilitation of project meetings
  • Attend area seminars and other meetings as necessary
  • Support the preparation of articles, reports and presentations
  • Travel to field sites to collect and record data and/or samples as appropriate to the specific objectives of the study
  • As appropriate to the specified position, code and verify data in accordance with specified research protocol and coding procedures and enter data into a computer database and/or spreadsheet application for subsequent analysis
  • Assist in the development of interview schedules; contact potential subjects to introduce and explain study objectives and protocol and to arrange interviews, either in person or by telephone
  • Identify and compile lists of potential research subjects in accordance with study objectives and parameters, as appropriate to the individual position
  • Assist the Community Advisory Group in conducting and recording face-to-face and/or telephone interviews with subjects, in accordance with predetermined interview protocol, data collection procedures and documentation standards.
  • Review and edit data to ensure completeness and accuracy of information; follow up with subjects to resolve problems or clarify data collected
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will have the following qualities:

  • Familiarity with ethical research practice.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills including a knowledge of statistical applications and techniques
  • Sound organizational and data management skills, and ability to handle several responsibilities and work under tight time constraints
  • Ability to work without direct supervision, paying close attention to detail and bearing independent responsibility for data accuracy
  • Proven experience in dealing with all levels of staff in responding to a wide range of inquiries
  • Ability to use tact, discretion, and sound judgment when dealing with confidential information
  • Scheduling and interviews
  • Selecting a place to conduct interviews and getting permission from all participants
  • Writing reports to summarize data and the implications of the results

Requirements:

  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis
  • Recent coursework or other demonstrated experience (1 year full-time minimum) conducting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data.

JOB LOCATION

This position is located in the Sipp Culture home office in Utica, Mississippi, as well as periodic offsite work.

Sipp Culture offers competitive compensation and is an equal opportunity employer.  We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.

For more information contact us at  info@sippculture.com.

POSITION SUMMARY

Sipp Culture is looking to bring on a new team member to take on the role of Agriculture Assistant to support the development and maintenance of its agricultural infrastructure. We are in search of someone that understands land management, food production, and the critical role food plays in the development of healthy communities.

This position would be responsible for working with the Farm Manager to support the agricultural development of two properties: The first property is a 1.4 acre residential organic farm outfitted with raised beds, fruit trees, and greenhouse. The second property is a 17 acre green space, only a small portion of which will be used for agriculture. Both properties are in development and are located within the town of Utica, Mississippi.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting planning out the seasonal planting schedules
  • Preparing the properties for planting, tending, and harvesting of produce
  • Working with volunteer workers engaged in agricultural activities
  • Operate and maintain tools, and heavy equipment (tractor and attachments)
  • Reducing waste through composting

We are looking for someone with 3+ years of farming experience. The position starts on October 1, 2020 and pays $15/hr.

If you, or someone you know is interested please have them call the Sipp Culture office at 601-885-5009, and please leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also send us an email at info@sippculture.com.

You can also go to this link and apply for the job online https://tinyurl.com/v9tybzj.

Sipp Culture is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourages applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life. Come join us.

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