Friday, June 14, 2013

Policy Director; Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

The Policy Director is a full-time position with the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA). The position is based in CFSA’s Pittsboro, NC office and leads the organization’s efforts to change state and federal policy to be more favorable for local food, organic farming, and resilient regional food systems.

ABOUT CFSA:
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) is a member based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps people grow and eat local, organic food by advocating for fair farm and food policies, building the systems that organic family farms need to thrive, and educating communities about local, organic farming. We support farming and food that is good for consumers, good for farmers and farm workers, and good for the land.

JOB SUMMARY:
The Policy Director works in concert with the Executive Director, other CFSA staff, and partner organizations to influence legislative bodies, administrative agencies, and land-grant universities on issues of importance to local and organic food and farming across the Carolinas. Specific responsibilities include facilitating the work of state-based agriculture advocacy coalitions in which CFSA participates, developing state-level advocacy goals and specific policy solutions to achieve those goals, educating state and federal policy-makers on issues of importance to the local and organic food and farming community, and organizing and overseeing grassroots campaigns and outreach in support of CFSA’s policy goals.

The Policy Director reports to the Executive Director and supervises staff.
View the full job posting here http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/jobs/