Community Engagement Lead

Product DevelopmentFull TimeAny

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SomaDetect is seeking a highly motivated Community Engagement Lead with strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. In this role you will focus on engaging with the farmer community network, organizational partners, and creating allies and champions in the dairy industry. The Community Engagement Lead will be the main contact responsible for sharing information from SomaDetect to the farming community and facilitating feedback from community stakeholders, clients, and partners. There will also be some duties around event planning, outreach and promotion, and discussion facilitation at community events. This position will be based in Fredericton, NB, Buffalo, NY or St. Catharines, ON


Primary Goals:

  • Engaging with dairy farmers on a weekly basis
  • Responsible for attending relevant meeting, shows and events relevant in the dairy community;
  • Responsible for connecting with community leaders from the dairy community to share information about SomaDetect and coordinate events;
  • Responsible for connecting with key organizations, partners and allies in the dairy industry to share and exchange information, facilitate feedback and consultation;
  • Responsible for keeping organized notes of all meetings and sharing summaries with project team;
  • Responsible for assisting with event planning of events and activities for our clients and members of the dairy community.

Requirements:

  • Have significant lived and/or work experience in the dairy community and a demonstrated understanding of dairy community dynamics and organizational landscape
  • Passionate about dairy farming
  • Have relevant training and education in design or community engagement projects, with at least 3 years of work experience
  • Demonstrated experience engaging a wide range of community stakeholders, organizations and networks, particularly in the dairy industry
  • Have excellent communication and facilitation skills, including the ability to engage people from various backgrounds and experiences
  • Have very strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Have experience in knowledge translation in a community environment, including sharing and gathering information from community leaders to SomaDetect and vice-versa

About SomaDetect:


SomaDetect is the world’s premier machine-learning and artificial-intelligence company in dairy. SomaDetect works with farmers to provide them with the information they need to produce the best possible milk. We are a dynamic start-up company founded in Fredericton, NB, with offices in Ontario and Buffalo, NY. Our core product is an in-line sensor that measures critical indicators of dairy quality (fat, protein, somatic cell counts, progesterone, and antibiotics) from every cow at every milking. It uses no consumables (no chemicals, no cartridges, no lost milk), is extremely quick (i.e. seconds), and accurate. We use an IoT sensor technology with computer vision and machine learning techniques to maximize the information obtained from each drop of milk. This helps dairy farmers to close the information gap, reduce the spread of disease, manage milk quality, and optimize their farming activities. SomaDetect means better data for farmers, better milk for consumers and better lives for cows.