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Employment and Internship Opportunities

Seasonal Membership Position 

Deadline: August 7

Local First is looking to hire an outgoing and passionate individual to help support the membership team from September 2020 to February 2021. The Membership Assistant will help with a wide array of internal tasks related to the membership process and member benefits. 

As this year has brought unique challenges to local, independent businesses, the Membership Assistant will play an integral role in supporting the Local First Membership Program during two major campaigns: Membership Renewals and a consumer-facing Holiday Campaign. The Membership Assistant will provide meaningful touchpoints with member businesses and consumers alike. 

Job Description

Title: Seasonal Membership Assistant
Reports to: Program Director
Hours: Part-time (15-20 hours per week), occasional evenings or weekends
Starting Pay: $18 per hour
Duration: 6 months with potential to extend (September 2020 – February 2021)

Position Summary:  Local First’s Membership Assistant will assist with a wide array of internal tasks related to the membership process and member benefits. 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage member program database and payment systems
  • Assist in integrating existing and new members into programs
  • Assist with customer service inquiries
  • Support social media
  • Other relevant activities as they arise


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to meet new people, make phone calls, and have face-to-face contact
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to establishing priorities and work independently on assigned tasks
  • Can passionately represent the values and goals of Local First

Company Description:

Local First leads the development of an economy grounded in local ownership that meets the basic needs of people, builds local wealth and social capital, functions in harmony with our ecosystem, and encourages joyful community.

Local isn’t just a place on a map. It’s people: your neighbors and their families, their businesses, farms, nonprofits, events, and recreational venues. Local is a community and all of the opportunities we create together and challenges we work to overcome. Local First has a passion for people living and working together in a sustainable community.

Send resume and cover letter to info@localfirst.com

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