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National Farm to School Network (NFSN) is an information, advocacy and networking hub for communities working to bring local food sourcing and food and agriculture education into schools and early care and education settings. National Farm to School Network is a project of Tides Center, the nation’s largest fiscal sponsor. When available, full and part-time positions and/or internships with the National Farm to School Network will be listed below.
NFSN is seeking a dynamic, values-driven and collaborative leader as Executive Director. The Executive Director leads innovation and strategic growth toward accomplishing the mission of the organization. In partnership with the NFSN Advisory Board, Core and Supporting Partners and national staff, the Executive Director is responsible for implementation of the NFSN strategic plan through organizational programming and operations, ensuring long term financial sustainability and advancement of the farm to school movement. Responsible for shaping the vision and future direction of the organization, the Executive Director will seek opportunities for expanding partnerships and funders and for scaling up impact so that farm to school and ECE are a norm in all communities across the U.S. The ideal candidate will possess a commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, access and belonging, as demonstrated through career, educational and life experience. Location is flexible (anywhere within the U.S., with preference for proximity to Washington, D.C.). Estimated start date is April 2019. The deadline to apply is Jan. 7, 2019. Read the full position description and learn how to apply here.
The Policy Specialist leads implementation of NFSN’s policy priorities to influence federal administrative, rulemaking, and legislative actions, and supports the development of its biennial report of state level policies supportive of farm to school and ECE. The Policy Specialist cultivates and maintains relationships with policymakers and their staff, partner organizations, and advocacy coalitions, manages and facilitates NFSN’s Policy Group, and educates and mobilizes NFSN Core and Supporting Partners and Members around key policy issues. The Policy Specialist represents NFSN at meetings and events. This position will be based in Washington, DC, reporting to the Senior Director of Programs and Policy. Estimated start date is January 2019. The deadline to apply is Nov. 16, 2018. Read the full position description and find instructions for applying here.
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