Community Sales Marketing and Sales Representative

Equal Exchange

About the organization

Equal Exchange started with an idea: what if food could be traded in a way that is honest and fair, a way that empowers both farmers and consumers? Our asked this question as they envisioned a trade model that values ​each part of the supply chain​. So they took a big risk and plunged full-force into changing a broken food system.

Equal Exchange's mission is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate, through our success, the contribution of worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world.


Coordinate marketing campaigns to gain new customers and increase sales for School Fundraising and Interfaith programs. Work includes:

  • Accountable for seasonal Fundraising program
  • Set strategy and meet annual sales goals for Fundraising and Interfaith sectors as negotiated with supervisor 
  • Communicate the characteristics of these Equal Exchange Programs and products with customers & prospects 
  • Conduct follow up calls with fundraising prospects
  • Respond to customer inquiries & trouble-shoots
  • In collaboration with others, design, implement and evaluate promotional strategies for Fundraising & Interfaith such as ad buys and social media initiatives.
  • Attend events appropriate to these sectors
  • Lead annual seasonal Fundraising catalog from idea to completion
  • Work with contractors (designer, photographer, printer, mail house, etc.) 
  • Coordinate with Customer Service and warehouse teams
  • Monitor budgets as assigned
  • Measure and report a variety of business activities and ROI results, including development of original presentations and reports as assigned.
  • Other job-related responsibilities and projects as assigned
  • Participate in staff, team, department, and educational (Exchange Time) meetings.
  • Understand our producer partners, trading policies, and the Fair Trade movement.
  • Understand and participate effectively in our worker cooperative model.


  • A strong interest in the mission of Equal Exchange 
  • 2 – 4 years of sales/marketing or project management experience
  • Entrepreneurial and strategic thinker
  • Experience coordinating both print and online marketing projects 
  • Experience with various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram)
  • Ability to evaluate ROI (return on investment) using various analytical techniques
  • Thorough knowledge of Excel required
  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects, focused primarily on our School Fundraising and Interfaith constituencies
  • Ability to work independently and in a team 
  • Experience with Marketo, Microsoft Nav and Basecamp preferred.
  • Experience with HTML, CSS preferred.
  • Desire to work for a cooperative organization


Commensurate with experience, within Equal Exchange salary structure

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