By Kaitlin Haskins, Communications Manager

Posted November 21, 2018

Opportunities

9 Influential Food & Agriculture Advocacy Job Opportunities

Are you looking for a new opportunity or thinking about a career shift? Consider applying for one of these positions! Do you know of someone who would be a great fit for these organizations that are doing world-changing work in the farm to institution realm? Send them this link! 

1. Executive Director at National Farm to School Network

National Farm to School Network seeks a dynamic, values-driven and collaborative leader as Executive Director. The Executive Director leads innovation and strategic growth toward accomplishing the mission of the organization. In partnership with the NFSN Advisory Board, Core and Supporting Partners and national staff, the Executive Director is responsible for implementation of the NFSN strategic plan through organizational programming and operations, ensuring long-term financial sustainability and advancement of the farm to school movement. The ideal candidate will possess a commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, access and belonging, as demonstrated through career, educational and life experience. Location is flexible (anywhere within the U.S., with a preference for proximity to Washington, D.C.). This is a full-time, exempt position that includes benefits. Salary range is $100,000 - $125,000 and is commensurate with experience. Estimated start date is April 2019. The deadline to apply is January 7, 2019.

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2. Executive Director at NOFA-VT 

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to serve as its Executive Director to lead the organization and continue to build an inclusive and energetic tent for Vermont’s agricultural community. The Executive Director will be responsible for providing leadership and direction toward the achievement of NOFA-VT’s mission and goals; administering the operations and programs of NOFA-VT; executing the policies established by the Board of Directors; overseeing the preparation of meaningful reports reflecting the financial health of the organization; providing human resources leadership and supervising staff; and representing the goals and work of the organization to the wider community. To apply, submit a cover letter outlining qualifications for this position, resume and three references by January 15, 2019.

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3. Maine Farm to School Network Coordinator at Healthy Communities of the Capital Area

Healthy Communities of the Capital Area is the fiscal and staffing home to the Maine Farm to School Network (MFSN), which is led by a Leadership Council of farm to school stakeholders and whose mission is to build a communication and coordination infrastructure at the school and community level to support farm to school programs throughout Maine. MFSN is seeking a Coordinator to oversee implementation of the Network’s strategic plan priorities while advancing farm to school strategies and partnerships across the state of Maine with the goal of increasing procurement of Maine produced foods by schools, experiential agricultural education, and school gardens. Applications being accepted through November 30, 2019, or until a suitable candidate is found. 

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4. Policy Director at the National Family Farm Coalition

The candidate should have extensive knowledge of farm policy and Capitol Hill advocacy, as well as enthusiasm for and expertise in building membership capacity and alliances working for fair policies that ensure access to credit, land, seeds, programs, technical assistance, markets, fair prices and other resources essential for family farmers, ranchers, and fishermen. Position includes extensive collaboration between representatives from national, state, and regional organizations as well as other sectors, such as environmental or consumer organizations. The position will be based at the NFFC office in Washington, DC; periodic travel is required, including occasional international travel. The deadline was November 15th, but they may still be accepting applications – please inquire.

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5. Director of Food Equity at Ecotrust

Ecotrust seeks a new core member of our Food & Farms team to develop and drive forward food equity initiatives, manage our farm to institution body of work, develop staff, and oversee team operations. Joining the team at a time of transition and opportunity, the Director of Food Equity will report to and work hand in hand with the Vice President of Food & Farms to shape the strategic vision for the future of our food work, bringing fresh eyes to our farm to institution initiatives, and leading the program team in visioning and executing a stronger racial equity impact. This is a full-time position based in Portland, Oregon, or remotely in the Seattle metro area. 

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6. Marketing & Program Coordinator at the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) is seeking an SBN Marketing & Program Coordinator to help SBN expand its role in supporting a “local, green, and fair economy.” This role includes marketing and promoting SBN’s work and programs, such as the Local Food Program, the Sustainable Business Leader Program, and more. The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial, strategic thinker, self-starter and motivated with a passion for sustainability, entrepreneurship, and the local food system. Position open until filled. Please submit application materials as soon as possible.

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7. Marketing & Communications Manager at New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project’s (New Entry) mission is to improve our local and regional food systems by training the next generation of farmers to produce food that is sustainable, nutritious, and culturally-appropriate and making this food accessible to individuals regardless of age, mobility, ethnicity, or socio-economic status. In doing this work, we provide critical training, career development, and economic opportunity to new farmers. We operate courses and workshops for aspiring and beginning farmers, provide access to land and farming infrastructure on our incubator farms, support market access via our multi-producer Food Hub, and run several national networks that provide professional development for land-based beginning farmer training programs. New Entry is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks.

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8. Farmer Training Program Manager at New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project’s (New Entry) mission is to improve our local and regional food systems by training the next generation of farmers to produce food that is sustainable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate and making this food accessible to individuals regardless of age, mobility, ethnicity, or socio-economic status. In doing this work, New Entry provides critical training, career development, and economic opportunity to new farmers. We are seeking an individual who is excited to lead our farmer training team to build programs that will guide beginning farmers from “dreaming about farming” to actualizing their plans and following an agricultural career pathway to become economically viable farmers in New England. New Entry is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks.

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9. Assistant Director of Operations at Real Food Challenge

Real Food Challenge is looking for an Associate Director of Operations to join a fierce, smart team as we organize to fundamentally challenge racism and corporate control in our food system and build a Real Food future! Real Food Challenge, a fiscally sponsored program of TSNE MissionWorks, leverages the power of youth and universities to create a fair and sustainable food system. After winning dozens of campaigns nationally that have resulted in $80 million committed to Real Food annually, we have proven that student organizing can drive substantial change in the food chain in every region of the country, at a wide variety of colleges. We believe that with a shift in strategy, we can have a radically greater impact! Real Food Challenge is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks.

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