Learning and Development Communications Coordinator Co-op at Indigo

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Communications Coordinator Co-op

Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable and accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, conserve resources for future generations, and grow healthy food for all. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo’s portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, barley, corn, soybeans, and rice. The company, founded by Flagship Pioneering, is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. www.indigoag.com

The Learning and Development Communications Coordinator Co-op will be a part of Indigo’s Learning and Development team (also known as “L&D”) and will be motivated by the following questions:

How does communication drive successful change across the organization (e.g., introducing a new technology or learning program)?

How can I proactively anticipate needs of others and provide solutions to address their needs and challenges?

How can I communicate upcoming changes and updates to ensure everyone is awareness of the impact to them or their teams?

What can I do to help the team manage all learning and development communications more effectively?


  • Using PowerPoint, Excel, Asana, and other organization tools, you will support key org-wide communications such as quarterly goals, mid-year performance reviews, and pilot groups for Workday implementation or other learning experiments conducted by the L&D team
  • Provide change management support using Asana, Slack, Microsoft Project, and/or other tools for changes to daily processes such as performance reviews, Workday, and learning systems
  • Manage Performance Resources Corner on Indigo’s internal webpage by using Publisher, Photoshop, Canvas, and PowerPoint to produce and enhance visual materials
  • Conduct research on human capital trends and share findings with the L&D team during recurring meetings
  • Create invites and marketing materials to attract employees for career development workshops (e.g., how to grow your career at Indigo)
  • Develop a communications plan for recurring messages which includes channels for communication (e.g., Slack, Facebook), audiences, frequency, and other criteria
  • Crowdsource best practices from teams related to performance and engagement (e.g., what do teams do to create an engaging environment for their teams)
  • Excited by Indigo’s mission; believes that Indigo can fundamentally change the agriculture industry; can clearly articulate passion for our mission and values
    • Optimistic and innovative; solution-oriented; shows no signs of cynicism
    • Will be widely viewed as someone who personifies our core values, is committed to them, and leans on them when making decisions. Specifically:
      • Demonstrates a track record of high integrity - doing the right thing, owning mistakes, conducting oneself honestly
      • Values, communicates and interacts with others with high levels of transparency and respect
    • Collaborates well across functions; creates an inspiring and collegial work environment


  • Proactive - constantly thinks two steps ahead and comes prepared to all meetings with relevant materials
  • Organized - keeps track of communications, meetings, tasks, and deliverables using a structured approach
  • Communication - excellent verbal and written communication
  • Attention to detail and integrity - proof reads all communications and takes ownership when something goes wrong
  • Solution Oriented - offers practical solutions to address business problems
  • Positive Attitude - brings a glass half-full attitude to solving problems and is excited by helping others

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Technology we use

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On the edge of Charlestown, we are within walking distance to restaurants and bars. The Sullivan Square T and bus stop is also right next door!

An Insider's view of Indigo

What projects are you most excited about?

Our mission is to provide agronomists with unbiased real-time data we are collecting across thousands of acres at the ground level and from space. It's such a thrill to be working on the data and analysis perspective of this massively cross-disciplinary team that helps agronomists initiate data-powered conversations to provide substantial results.


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What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful Indigo team member is someone willing to continuously learn and improve, regardless of experience or role. Whether you’re an Engineer, Account Manager, Business Analyst, or Scientist, successful team members keep the bigger picture in mind and bridge disciplines to solve problems facing the incredibly complex system that is agriculture


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What are Indigo Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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