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Employer: Fair Food Network
Located in: Washington, DC
Degree Required: Bachelors
From farms to families, Fair Food Network connects people to the power of food to grow community health and wealth. Our signature program, Double Up Food Bucks, serves as a national model for healthy food incentives by doubling the buying power of SNAP recipients, helping families bring home more fruits and vegetables while boosting business for local farmers. Through Fair Food Fund, our impact investing arm, we invest in early stage-entrepreneurs who are strengthening communities and local economies through food. Together, we are pioneering and proving innovations that can be owned locally and scaled nationally, for lasting change in communities across the country.
Over the past ten years, Fair Food Network has helped showcase stories of successful SNAP incentive projects in Michigan and across the country in support of a bi-partisan effort to secure and expand the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive provision in the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills. Beyond our targeted work with nutrition incentives, we also engage in selective policy efforts that intersect with our overall ability to grow community health and wealth through food.
Fair Food Network is looking for an experienced government relations professional to join our team. The Policy Director will lead Fair Food Network’s outreach, advocacy and policy-related relationship building work, with an emphasis on Washington, DC relationships and legislation. This person will also oversee a Michigan-based Policy Manager who will support relationship building in the state and manage Lansing-based advocacy and outreach. The Policy Director, working with the Policy Manager, will also contribute policy expertise to Fair Food Network’s new Technical Assistance Hub, which provides support and tools to healthy food incentive programs across the country.
The Policy Director will report to our Chief Operating Officer, supervise the Policy Manager, and work closely with our External Affairs team. The position will be based in Washington, DC. Exceptional Michigan-based applicants able to work from our southeast MI offices will be considered.
Please complete the brief application questions via the application form here. Candidates are able to display interest on an ongoing basis. If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to getting to know you!
Posted on 04/25/2019
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