opportunity

Director of Communications and Resources Management

The Director of Communications and Resources Management will create content for the
Schumacher Center’s various social media accounts and develop outreach campaigns to
educators, activists, and citizen groups about the rich content on the Schumacher
Center’s website.  This will include being responsible for updating and broadening the
Center’s database and maintaining engagement with member/donors. As part of
Resource Management this team member will host visitors to the Schumacher Center’s
Library and catalog new book acquisitions. Being a part of a small staff, the Director of
Communications and Resources Management will be expected to support outreach
about associated local economy initiatives such as BerkShares and the Harry Conklin
Fund for Farmsteads, and in other ways support the day-to-day operations of the
organization.

About the Schumacher Center for a New Economics
Founded in 1980, the Schumacher Center is a leader in the movement to create a new
economy— one that supports both people and the planet. The Schumacher Center
houses a research library that stewards the rich tradition of community economics and
an annual lecture series that showcases the visionaries of the movement. Its on-the-
ground projects test and develop models and tools to empower citizens in the economic
realm.

About the Library
The Schumacher Center’s Library, home to a number of special collections and archives,
was established in 1990 to meet the growing need for a research center to steward
materials representing the rich tradition of community economics. Housed in South
Egremont, Massachusetts, the library has grown to over 12,000 volumes of unique
materials that explore the theory and practice of building ecologically and socially
responsible economies.
The 1,600-square-foot ground floor level of the Schumacher Center’s building was
recently renovated into a new space that provides humidity and light control for the
books, archival storage areas, and new bookshelf space for incoming collections. The
renovated library will provide long-term protection of the integrity of the collections
and build capacity for the Schumacher Center’s educational work.

About the Annual Lectures Series 
The Schumacher Center’s online collection of lectures and publications represent some
of the foremost voices on a new economics. Included are the Annual E. F. Schumacher
Lectures, launched in 1981 with Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson as speakers and
continuing annually since then, and other lectures hosted by the Schumacher Center.

There is growing interest in building a new economy that is just and recognizes
planetary limits. Schumacher Center speakers have been at the forefront of this
movement.

Past lectures have been transcribed and edited and are available as pamphlets and
eBooks. Many are available to listen to as audio on Archive.org and as podcast episodes
hosted on Simplecast and available on Spotify and iTunes.
Responsibilities
The Director of Communications and Resources Management will have, amongst others,
the following responsibilities:
● Helping plan events and seminars, including webinars.
● Transcribing, editing, and publishing lectures in different formats, including video
and podcast.
● Fulfilling publication orders
● Creating content for various social media platforms.
● Updating FileMaker Pro donor database and processing donations.
● Hosting visitors to the Library collection
● Processing and cataloging new acquisitions to the collection in LibraryWorld

Candidate requirements
● A current U.S. Driver’s License and the use of a car.
● Excellent writing and presentation skills.
● Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
● Audio and video editing experience and computer literacy.
● Passion for one or more of the following: local economies, earth stewardship
and environmental justice, democratizing money, sustainable agriculture, the
commons, land access, or worker ownership.
● 2-3 years experience with nonprofits and/or community organizing preferred
Logistical Details:

Location: South Egremont, Massachusetts offices of the Schumacher Center for a New
Economics (near Great Barrington in the popular Berkshire region). Note: the rural
nature of the office location makes a driver’s license and a car a requirement for any
candidate.
Hours: 32 hours per week during weekday office hours 9-5 Monday – Thursday.

Start date: September 2021
Starting Compensation: $3,050 per month plus a $400 per month stipend towards
health insurance ($36,600 annually plus $4,800 health benefit)

If interested, please send a resume, a cover letter, a 1-2 page writing sample, 2-3
references, to:

Susan Witt, Executive Director: susanwitt@centerforneweconomics.org