Outreach and Advocacy Program Associate Position

Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative

About the organization

The ISFC works to broaden the base of the sustainable agriculture movement by building bridges between faith and farming communities. With an empowerment based approach, we help congregations develop programs through networking, technical assistance and financial assistance. Our focus on sustainable food systems encompasses soil and water protection, social justice, supporting direct marketing for family farmers, a

Duties

Support faith community projects, programs and relationships that engage religious groups in building sustainable food systems. These projects will include, but are not limited to advancing Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) relationships, farm stands, gardens, food waste reduction, and green food procurement policies. The Outreach and Advocacy Associate will advance relationships that facilitate farmers marketing their products to faith-based organizations, and utilizing faith-community assets like land and commercial kitchens for food production and processing. The Outreach and Advocacy Associate will work in a fluid environment; and needs to be able to collaborate with a team but also work independently to advance partnerships, and projects.

Qualifications

The Ideal Candidate: You have a familiarity with community organizing, sustainable agriculture, food justice and/or faith community work. You have an interest in advocacy for long-term food system change. Strong written communication, facilitation and conflict resolution skills are key. Experience with cross-cultural relationship building and social media is a plus. You can write messages for newsletters, social-media and web-based contact and utilize a CRM (Client Resource Management) system. B.A. degree or above is required. Applicants with at least 4 years of professional experience, preferably in the non-profit sector, will be most competitive. Spanish language skills are desirable.

Salary

$38,000 to $52,000

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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