Position: Agricultural Network Coordinator
Reports to: Director
Hours: 20 weekly
Term: 2 years, with potential for continuation depending upon funding availability.
Location: Remote, in Massachusetts
Start date: November 1, 2018, or as soon as possible
Applications due by October 15, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
About the MA Food System Collaborative:
The MA Food System Collaborative was established in 2016 to promote, monitor, and facilitate implementation of the MA Local Food Action Plan. The Plan is a comprehensive set of recommendations toward a sustainable, equitable food system for the Commonwealth. The Collaborative works to encourage progress toward the goals of the Plan through education, networking, and advocacy. Learn more about the Collaborative at www.mafoodsystem.org.
The Agriculture Network Director will work to improve and expand statewide collaboration around shared farm-focused interests, and to build the capacity of groups by providing connections to allied organizations, and technical assistance and training around policy advocacy, where needed. At the core of this work will be building a strong network of organizations, especially those who have not traditionally had a voice in agricultural policy issues, working to address issues of common interest and building their collective capacity to address more challenging ones. We will develop communications tools to connect them and keep them informed about each other’s work, provide ongoing information on the policy landscape that impacts the farmers they serve, and develop and offer capacity building trainings and technical assistance on operational topics such as engaging in policy advocacy and working with the media.
This is a contract position (IRS form 1099).
An internal candidate is under consideration for this position.
Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.