The Beet Food Systems Consortium

Created in collaboration with Coos Head Food Co-op, Food and Nutrition Group, and Oregon State University Extension Service of Coos County. 

A collective impact consortium seeded with members who work to develop sustainable strategies to connect community members with food in Coos County.


  • ACCESS: To increase the ability of residents to find, purchase, receive or grow fresh fruits and vegetables
  • ENGAGEMENTTo convene, support, and motivate community partners in all phases of community development, from assessment through intervention and evaluation of programs and services in order to improve systems
  • EDUCATION: To develop, disseminate and encourage the sharing of nutrition and health information to partners, residents, shareholders, government officials, and healthcare sites


  • Partnering with Coos Bay Public Library to launch the CBPL Community Fridge
  • Partnering with Coos Head Food Co-op to launch Double Up Food Bucks learn more here:
  • Partnering with Curry Watershed to expand the Farm to Child & School Garden Education program in Coos County
  • Launching The BEET Listening Project designed to create space for Coos County residents to take part in designing solutions to food access
  • Partnering with South Coast Food Share to relaunch the Emergency Food Resource Guide, to access the current guide: Coos/Curry Food Resources
  • 2022 BEET Assessment (will be live soon)


The BEET Food Systems Consortium currently meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month and if you would like to join or have questions, please contact

Job Title: Communications Coordinator

FLSA Status: Contractor

Pay Rate: $20/hour

The purpose of this position is to coordinate meetings and conversations that strengthen The Beet Food System Consortium's connections to the community through effective communications and interpersonal skills. This position is accountable to the chair of THE BEET Food Systems Consortium.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Must be able to satisfactorily perform essential duties delegated by the chair of THE BEET Food Systems Consortium. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with community partners, farmers, local businesses and individuals through effective and timely communications
  • Engage local food systems and document current events, classes and collaborations
  • Attend consortium monthly meetings and document proceedings, sending out meeting minutes within two days
  • Increase visibility of consortium initiatives and accomplishments as well as those of it's partners in the community using a variety of media
  • Design and distribute printed and virtual outreach materials
  • Create and manage databases for community resources
  • Arrange weekly meetings with consortium Chair to ensure goals are being met


  • Passion for local food, food accessibility, healthy eating, education, community-building, and a cooperative community-based approach to doing business
  • Excellent organizational, creative thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional writing and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to engage a variety of people, organizations, businesses and personalities
  • Well-developed time management and organization skills
  • Equally effective working individually or as a member of a team
  • Computer and technical knowledge, including social media
  • Current involvement in our local community is a plus
  • Must have own vehicle and valid driver's license

Work Environment:

  • Fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions and surrounding activities
  • Long periods seated at desk and computer, some heavy lifting (50#)


To apply: Please submit a current resume and cover letter indicating your interest in this position to Questions about this position can be directed to info@thebeetfsc or by calling (678) 654-3164.