Friends of Hemp DirectorFundraising, Communications and General Operations

Friends of Hemp is a 501c3 non-profit with a mission of advancing the national hemp industry through education and opportunity. We aspire to create impactful consumer education campaigns to evangelize the many uses of hemp as a sustainable plant/material. Our theme is Hemp for our Future. 

Mission:  “Advancing the value of hemp by engaging our communities”

This position will assist the Friends of Hemp Board with fundraising, marketing and media relations initiatives as needed. 


  • Work with board to develop and manage fundraising strategies
  • Develop and manage media and communications strategy 
  • Develop and manage social media posts 
  • Establish measurements and success metrics for initiatives 
  • Translate the day-to-day realities and issues of our industry into engaging stories and effective campaigns to engage and expand our online community and support base 
  • Provide special event help as needed 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Fundraising experience
  • Experience developing and implementing engaging communication strategies that grow awareness
  • Experience reporting on social media performance 
  • Exceptional communication and writing skills
  • Enthusiasm for learning our philosophy, mission, history, issues 
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Friends of Hemp
  • Weekends and holidays may be required for special events 
  • Twelve-month minimum commitment required 

Preferred Qualifications  

  • WordPress
  • Photography and/or video skills
  • Grant writing experience is not required but appreciated
  • Experience as an independent contractor
  • Experience working in a non-profit environment under a Board of Directors
  • Strategy development planning
  • Ability to develop a communications plan  
  • Knowledge of the hemp industry
  • Campaign management
  • Graphic and Design experience

Compensation: This position is a part-time contract position. $16-$20/hour based on experience

Location: Kentucky preferred, however residents from all States are invited to apply

Performance Metrics

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Success in Fundraising Initiative
  • Click through to website and donation link
  • OPTIONAL:  Success in acquiring grants

To apply:

Please send your resume, 2 reference letters, and requested supporting documents or links for consideration to:

wearefriendsofhemp(at)gmail(dot)com and be prepared to complete a competency survey prior to consideration. 

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