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FoodFutureCo Fellowship

About Us:

FoodFutureCo is the first scale-up accelerator for purpose-driven food businesses across the food ecosystem, including but not limited to companies that deal in; consumer products, supply chain, food hubs, food tech, ag tech and SaaS. With two cycles per year, FoodFutureCo accelerates 8 to 12 businesses annually with particular focus on companies that hold promise to change the future of food.

FoodFutureCo was started in 2016 by Shen Tong, whose previous accelerator, Food-X, was recognized as one of the ten most innovative companies in food. By working with FoodFutureCo you will learn how to work with a small team while deepening your understanding of social entrepreneurship, and expand your knowledge of start-up businesses.

Description:

FoodFutureCo is offering a unique opportunity for motivated individuals to work closely with our core team, EIR and advisor community to get hands-on exposure to accelerator operations, food system design, social entrepreneurship, key industry leaders, and much more. The Fellow will be expected to dedicate a minimum of 10 hours per week with a 6-month commitment towards supporting FoodFutureCo’s programming goals, including but not limited to: the organization and development of program materials, support communications and marketing efforts, community coordination and outreach.

Fellowship responsibilities:

  • Engage our community of nearly 4,000 advisors, mentors, influencers, investors, media and entrepreneurs through outreach efforts

  • Conduct outreach to investors, potential companies, and partners using CRM, email, phone, and attending in-person events

  • Develop and disseminate marketing materials to FoodFuture’s network

  • Build out a resource database to support our core program assets

  • Identify new recruitment pipelines

  • Provide operations support including entering data into spreadsheets, researching companies, scheduling, event, and meeting planning, organizing file structure, and other administrative tasks as needed

  • Support FoodFutureCo’s social media reach, impact and engagement

  • Support media and PR efforts to increase visibility for FoodFutureCo and its portfolio companies

Ideal skills:

  • Desire to learn about the Good Food Movement, food and ag tech, start-up businesses, and social entrepreneurship

  • Strong organizational and research skills - desire to build and improve internal systems

  • Entrepreneurial - ability to work autonomously and be resourceful but know when to ask for support

  • Adaptable - ability to take unexpected situations as they come, think on their feet

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Business, Food Studies, Nutrition, or other relevant degree

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong Excel and Powerpoint skills

  • Tech savvy, proficient in MS Office

Please email your application (including your resume and a cover letter) to Lisa Vollen at info@foodfuture.co with the subject line “Your Name - Fellowship Application.”

SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMMUNITY COORDINATOR

Location: New York, NY

Duties:

Actively manage and engage FoodFutureCo’s online and social media communities

  • Track and share broad trends, news and announcements in the food ecosystem

  • Track and share news, announcements and articles from:

    • FoodFutureCo accelerator & Food Future Fund

    • FoodFutureCo's advisory and mentor community

    • FoodFutureCo’s cohort & portfolio companies

Create, maintain, and manage FFC’s social media calendar

Research strategic partnerships to grow social media and online following

Maintain FFC website through Squarespace

  • Improve SEO strategy

Coordinate blog calendar, contributors, and topics

  • Share and post FFC blog features on social channels

Monitor and track FFC's social profile, metrics and reach

Support local New York events in-person as available

Experience and Skills Required:

  • Passionate about the good food movement

  • Knowledgeable and experienced in all social media channels and promotion

  • Familiar with HootSuite, Socialmention, Squarespace, and other platform tools

  • Articulate and clear communicator

  • Strong research skills

  • Organized and logical thinker

  • Self-starter who thrives in a startup environment with a small team

Time commitment: An estimated average of 5 hours per week.

Please email your resume and a cover letter to Lisa Vollen at info@foodfuture.co.  Please include the subject line “Your Name – Social Media and Community Coordinator Application”.



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