Careers at ORIS

Thank you for your interest in working with ORIS. We are always interested in hearing from passionate, dedicated, culturally-sensitve professionals who are interested in supporting new Americans to achieve their goals. Individuals with refugee or immigrant backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Please check this page regularly for a list of current openings.

Current Job Openings

ORIS is currently seeking a Marketing Coordinator for Fresh Start Farms NH.

Marketing Coordinator
Part Time (20 hours/week)

Supervision Received: Works under the direct supervision of ORIS’s Agriculture Program

Supervision Exercised: None

Status: Hourly, part-time, seasonal (Feb.-End of Oct.)

The Organization for Refugee & Immigrant Success is seeking a motivated, creative and
personable Marketing Coordinator to support Fresh Start Farms NH, an immigrant and refugee
farmer collective. Participants in ORIS’s incubator farmer training program, as well as new
American farmers that have developed cooperatives, sell their products under the Fresh Start
Farms NH collective brand. The incumbent of this position will be responsible for marketing and
sales for Fresh Start Farms NH. The market coordinator will also be responsible for providing
on-site technical assistance to farmer entrepreneurs at ORIS’ incubator farm site in Dunbarton,
NH, with fulfilling quality and timely orders of produce through Fresh Start Farms NH.

Key Responsibilities:
 Increase marketing efficacy of Fresh Start Farms NH through promotion and
 Create and distribute marketing and point of sales materials.
 Identify and attend relevant events to promote Fresh Start Farms.
 Deliver marketing presentations to local workplaces, institutions, businesses, and
community groups for the purposes of marketing produce via Fresh Start Farms.
 Coordinate outreach and enrollment for a 150 member CSA, with pickup sites
throughout Southern NH.
 Contribute to social media, newsletter, and other customer outreach
 Provide technical assistance to farmers with fulfillment of produce orders,
including post-harvest and handling for CSA, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition
Program and wholesale accounts.
 Operate the SNAP/EBT and the Granite State Market Match program at farm
stand(s) in Manchester, Hooksett, and Concord.

 Support farmers with logistics for operating a farm stand at the incubator farm in
 Document farmers’ marketing activities including taking photographs and
assisting growers with recording revenue.
 Participate in regular project meetings and promotional events as scheduled.
 Perform other related duties as required.

 2-3 years of experience in community food systems, marketing and sales, produce
wholesale, produce retail, sustainable agriculture and/or other related field.
 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
 Excellent organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills
 Adaptability and ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
 Must possess sales abilities
 General knowledge of veggies, fruits, and other locally-produced items
 Must be able to work sensitively and competently in a multicultural and multilingual
 Experience working with refugees or other populations with diverse cultural and
socioeconomic backgrounds preferred
 Proficiency in a language spoken by the new American farmers will be considered an
asset (Maay Maay, Swahili, Kirundi, Nepali)
 Works well independently and part of a team
 Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and social media sites
 Driver’s license and reliable private vehicle; Travel between Manchester and Dunbarton,
NH is essential. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
 Availability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.

Physical Requirements:
 Ability to lift and move up to 50 lbs on occasion.
 Able to stand for long periods of time and work outside to execute job responsibilities.
 Able to sit at a desk and work in an office setting to execute job responsibilities.

Please send resume and cover letter to Andrea Bye, by January 31,


Internships and Volunteering

Volunteers and interns are valuable to our work. We often have a variety of volunteer and internship opportunities available. We aim to find opportunities that align with interns’ and volunteers’ experiences, skills, and goals as well as our organizational needs. Please contact us to discuss opportunities. Check out our volunteering opportunities page for more info.

Listen to what past volunteers and interns have said about their experience at ORIS:

“By volunteering with ORIS I have not only been given great responsibility and ownership of my work, but also a view into the inner workings of a non-profit. Every day that I volunteer means seeing more and more of the impact that this organization has on the community, and knowing that I am a part of it. Developing community workshops has given me the opportunity to better understand the issues pressing refugees and immigrants, and the support I have received from all the ORIS staff and volunteers has propelled me to do my best work! By researching everything from how to dress for an interview to how to apply for permanent residence, my volunteer experience has taught me useful information. At ORIS, I have seen volunteers become ingrained in the core mission of the organization and I know that I have grown during my time here.”

– Intern, Summer 2014