job with National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture

Penny Trinca penny-trinca at
Thu Aug 23 12:42:58 EDT 2001

Thought y'all might be interested in this.
Please reply to them, not me (penny).
P.O. Box 396, Pine Bush, NY 12566, (845) 744-8448, Fax: (845) 744-8477;
email: Campaign at sustainable 
National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture is a diverse network of
organizations working collaboratively to shape national policies to
foster a sustainable food and agriculture system - one that is
economically viable, socially just, environmentally sound, and humane.
We are seeking to fill a full-time position focused on capacity building
and organizing around policy education, development, and advocacy.
Responsibilities of the Organizer:
*     Capacity building work with grassroots, state and regional
groups across the country: includes supporting and encouraging
grassroots and regionally directed efforts through one-on-one outreach;
assisting partner groups with recruitment, public education, and
outreach; and developing training methods and materials to build
partners' public policy development, communications and advocacy skills.
*     Organizing and coordinating sustainable agriculture policy work
of grassroots, state, regional and national partners of the National
Campaign: includes establishment of communications, input and feedback
loops among diverse partners; outreach to diverse constituencies to
initiate and/or expand participation in National Campaign activities;
meeting facilitation (in-person and via phone), project planning and
implementation, collaborative development of grassroots strategies,
implementation and evaluation; production and constituent-specific
tailoring of educational materials, media advisories and articles, fact
sheets, and action alerts; initiation and monitor of grassroots action
as needed. 
*     Experience organizing collaborative efforts of diverse groups on
policy education and advocacy 
*     Proven organizational and project management skills 
*     Strong written and verbal skills, including substantial
communications and media experience 
*     Ability to coordinate of variety of activities 
*     Strong collaboration, team building and diplomacy skills 
*     Ability to recruit, motivate and coordinate people across
regional/race/class/gender and cultural lines 
*     Proficiency with word processing, email and web communications 
*     Flexible schedule (national travel and some evening work
*     Knowledge and experience in agriculture policies a plus 
*     Knowledge and experience in fundraising a plus 
*     Commitment to promoting just and sustainable farm and food
policies through grassroots participation 
*     Highly motivated and able to work both independently and as a
team member 
*     Minimum commitment of three years 
Location: Preferable location at our main office in Pine Bush, NY, a
rural community in the beautiful Hudson Valley and southern Catskill
Mountains, 75 miles northwest of the metropolitan NY area. Salary &
Benefits: $30,000-38,000 based on experience, plus benefits, full time
with flexible scheduling. 
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, short writing samples, and
references by September 15th to Kathy Lawrence, Executive Director,
National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture, P.O. Box 396, Pine Bush,
NY 12566 or email to kathy at People of color
are strongly encouraged to apply. The National Campaign is an Equal
Opportunity Employer.
Penny Trinca - Resource Coordinator
Utah Association of Conservation Districts
Zone 1

Penny Trinca - Resource Coordinator
Utah Association of Conservation Districts
Zone 1

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