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Employer: The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)
Located in: Minnesota
Degree Required: Bachelors
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is seeking an energetic, passionate, experienced and collaborative Coalition Director to provide executive level leadership to NSAC, its staff, governing body, and membership. The Coalition Director must be deeply committed to serving the sustainable agriculture movement’s policy and grassroots work and to becoming an integral part of our high-performing, passionate, and diverse team. The Coalition Director is a full time, salaried position and is based in Washington, DC. NSAC is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities. For 30 years, NSAC’s stellar track record of policy accomplishments has been guided by a vision of agriculture where a safe, nutritious, ample, and affordable food supply is produced by a legion of family farmers who make a decent living pursuing their trade, while protecting the environment, and contributing to the strength and stability of their communities. Racial equity – an understanding and acknowledgment of historical and ongoing racial inequities and a commitment to actions challenging those inequities – is a core NSAC tenet, and we seek to embed it in our structure, analysis, policy development, and advocacy. The Coalition Director works with NSAC’s governing body, the Organizational Council (OC), membership, and staff to set and implement strategies to achieve the vision of its membership and to shepherd it into the future, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent progress in meeting its mission-driven goals and fiscal objectives.
The position requires at least a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Sustainability, Environmental
Studies, Business Management, Public Policy, or related field, plus a minimum of 10 years of
professional organizational or program management experience. Applicants must have
successful experience in the nonprofit sector and working with foundation and government
funders at the senior level. The position also requires a proven track record of successful
strategic planning and delivering superior results implementing such plans. Preference will be
given to applicants with background and experience in sustainable agriculture and food systems.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Coalition Director will directly lead certain functions and oversee others.
They will directly:
SALARY AND BENEFITS: NSAC offers competitive non-profit salary and benefits. Salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience, within the range of $95,000 to $110,000. Excellent benefits include generous vacation and other time-off policy, health, dental, and long-term disability insurance, contributions after two years in a retirement plan, financial support for professional and personal development, and a pleasant, collaborative, professional working environment.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. Early applications are encouraged, and applications will be considered as they are received. All persons interested in being considered for the position must submit a resume, a recent writing sample, and a cover letter highlighting their experience and skills relevant to the listed qualifications, 3-5 references (whom we will not contact until after a final interview), as well as explanations of why you left any other position in the last ten years. More information about NSAC can be accessed by visiting our website at www.sustainableagriculture.net.
NSAC is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from groups that have been historically under-represented, including but not limited to women and people of color. Please also see NSAC’s Statement on Racial Equity. NSAC makes hiring decisions without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.
Posted on 01/18/2019
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