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Sunday, November 17, 2013
Part-Time Food Policy Council Coordinator and Mapping Consultant - Washtenaw Food Policy Council
The WFPC will hire a Food Policy Council Coordinator and Mapping Consultant to work to fulfill the goal of the capacity-building and mapping projects. The Consultant will work with both Policy Action Teams (PATs) and the full Council to support the creation of policy priorities. S/he will also oversee the mapping project, including researching and assessing existing food system mapping efforts, identifying assets and gaps, developing an action plan for a county-wide coordinated mapping effort, and utilizing the food system map to develop recommendations for policy impacts. S/he will also provide other research and coordination support to the WFPC as needed. The Food Policy Council Coordinator and Mapping Consultant reports to the WFPC Chair.
●Work with WFPC as a whole and PATs to create a WFPC policy platform
●Create and coordinate a Food Systems Mapping Committee, including Policy Action Team members, key stakeholders, and other interested community members
●Gather information about and existing mapping efforts (“Local Washtenaw” Branding & Marketing Campaign, Food Waste Policy Action Team County GIS map, USDA Food Atlas, others); identify assets and gaps in mapping; work with PATs to identify mapping needs that relate to policy issues
●Make recommendations and/or action plan for a county-wide coordinated mapping effort
●Oversee work with mapping partners and create, as needed, food system maps per plan
●Communicate with the council, appropriate stakeholders, and general citizenry through public education, Google maps, infographics, GIS, etc
●Work with WFPC and PATs to effectively build, sustain, and support a diverse council
●Participate in and/or provide coalition-building opportunities.
●3-5 years professional experience in one or more of the following areas: food systems, agriculture, economic development, public health, public policy, environmental or food security issues.
●Knowledge and understanding of local food system issues.
●Project management experience.
●Exceptional organizational, management, research, and analytical skills.
●Experience working collaboratively and bringing together a diverse group of people.
●Strong oral and written communication skills.
●Experience with GIS and interactive web portal development desired.
PAY RANGE/LEVEL OF EFFORT: $18 per hour for 15 hours per week, December 2013-July 2014. Contracted hire through Washtenaw County Public Health.
TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three references, a writing sample, and a project management/project planning work sample. Be sure to address how you approach creating and managing projects involving people from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience. Please submit all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.Job description and details on application process are attached. Applications accepted until position is filled.