Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cornucopia Institute seeks Farm & Food Policy Analyst

The Cornucopia Institute is seeking an Farm & Food Policy Analyst to join its team conducting research and investigations into organic and sustainable food and farming production practices. This individual will also be involved with networking and communicating with farmers, consumers, and other organizations. A heartfelt passion for protecting the environment, the good food movement, humane livestock husbandry and social/economic justice for family farmers is a plus.

The Cornucopia Institute is formally based in Cornucopia, Wisconsin but is "virtually officed," and thus has no central office. The Cornucopia Institute has eight core staff members and additional support from a number of dedicated contractors. The Farm and Food Policy Analyst is expected to provide his or her own worksite. Because of this, work with Cornucopia is possible anywhere in the U.S. Candidates residing in, or relocating to, the upper Midwest are encouraged to apply—facilitating periodic face-to-face meetings. But ultimate hiring decisions will be made based on the credentials of the candidates. Several core-staff and contractors are located in or near Vernon County, Wisconsin. Candidates open to relocation might find this gorgeous and rugged environment, and its unique agrarian community, a wonderful option.

The ideal candidate would possess experience working in a corporate or nonprofit environment with a skill set including: Strong understanding of sustainable agriculture and organic food and farming issues. Commitment to the mission of The Cornucopia Institute. Self-starter and ability to work independently. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to interact effectively with volunteers, members, staff, and the general public. Superior work ethic and careful attention to detail. Highest degree of personal and professional ethics. Competency with MS software, including Word and Excel. Internet research and social media and superior communication skills.

If you have an interest in exploring the opportunity to merge your background and skills with the chance to fight for something you believe in, please forward a letter of inquiry and resume to jobs@cornucopia.org.