Sunday, October 13, 2013

President, Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy

Position: President, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Start Date: 2014
Deadline: Open until filled, résumés reviewed on a rolling basis
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Responsibilities:The president is responsible for carrying out IATP’s mission, providing strategic direction, and ensuring the financial health and stability of the organization. S/he is the public face of IATP to various audiences, including colleagues, funders, policymakers and the media.
IATP is looking for a collaborative, values-driven, visionary leader who is internationalist in perspective, passionate about agriculture and food systems, and skilled at managing a complex, dynamic organization. Successful candidates will have:
  • Stature in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in advocacy work
  • Experience and ability in fundraising
  • Experience and ability in developing strategy
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking
  • Ability to engage with many different cultures, constituencies and audiences
  • Integrity, humor, intelligence
  • Good listening skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Experience working with a board
About IATP:The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems. Founded in 1986, IATP is an internationalist nonprofit based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with an office in Washington, D.C. IATP was launched as part of a global justice movement in support of family farmers and sustainable food systems in opposition to corporate control of the world’s resources. Through our national and international work, as well as work in the Upper Midwest, IATP advocates for food, energy and farming systems that strengthen local communities, pay farmers and workers fairly, enhance the environment and produce healthy food for all.
To apply:
Please send the following electronically to the IATP Search Committee at
  • One-page cover letter
  • Résumé or CV
  • Salary requirements
  • Names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references (We will not contact your references without prior approval.)
See for more information about the organization. IATP is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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