Equal Exchange’s Interfaith Program is seeking highly motivated staff to help us increase outreach and sales to congregations and faith-based organizations across the U.S.

Program Representatives are based in our main office in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  Our team is committed to Equal Exchange’s Fair Trade mission and to\nserving our partners and customers in diverse faith communities. If you are interested joining us in our program and sales work, please forward a resume\nand cover letter by Friday, June 29

to Amy Wisehart: [email protected]

Interfaith Hiring
Attn: Amy Wisehart
Equal Exchange
50 United Drive
West Bridgewater, MA 02379

1. Job Description:   Employment Status:    Full-time, permanent position on worker-owner track Hours:    40-45 hrs per week Starting Salary:    $28,200 Benefits:    100% health & dental care coverage, vacations, holidays, sick days, eligibility for worker ownership Department:    Interfaith Program Report to:    Interfaith Program Manager  Responsible for:    Interfaith Program account development, sales and outreach

2. Qualifications: •    Ability to communicate well and problem solve with program customers, team members and staff •    Ability to effectively manage time and responsibilities •    Ability to work well with others •    Ability to work independently and in a team •    Excellent oral and written communication skills •    Sensitivity to different faiths and religious traditions •    Previous experience with basic word processing and database programs preferred •    Previous experience with faith-based/social/environmental activism or public speaking/presentations preferred •    Experience with or interest in working for a cooperative organization preferred •    Ability and willingness to travel, including some weekends

3. Responsibilities: Account Development and Sales (approx.  90%)  •    Develop and refine partnership/program strategies, goals, marketing initiatives and outreach materials in coordination with Program Manager.  •    Coordinator for specific partnership communication, program projects, initiatives and accounts, as determined with Program Manager. •    Effectively communicate mission of Equal Exchange and our faith-based partnerships to customers and contacts. •    Develop and communicate strong Equal Exchange product knowledge (coffee, tea, chocolate, snacks, etc.) •    Increase sales in existing congregational accounts and bring on new accounts through direct contact, marketing initiatives, events and outreach. •    Accountable for individual sales and program participation goals, as set with Program Manager. •    Represent Equal Exchange, the Interfaith Program and faith-based partnerships at congregations, conferences and events, including conducting workshops and other presentations on the Program and Fair Trade. •    Coordinate Program presence, product sampling and sales for national, regional and local faith-based events. •    Provide partnership contacts and customers with the information, materials and products they need to represent the program and partner projects at events and gatherings. •    Support program team members as needed or directed. •    Maintain accurate notes and database records for customers, partner organizations, events and projects. •    Communicate effectively with customer service team. •    Flexibility to perform other tasks as necessary, such as occasional support for customer service team, packing/shipping. •    Participate in on-going training, in products, equipment, marketing; help train peers as needed.   Fair Trade & Worker Ownership Development (approx.  10%) •    Participate in staff, department and educational (Exchange Time) meetings. •    Understand our producer partners and trading policies and the Fair Trade movement. •    Understand and participate effectively in our worker cooperative model.   Updated 5/07