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Job Detail: Communication and Development Fellowship


Are you a creative communicator excited to translate complex policy work into compelling narratives? Want to help build a more sustainable and equitable food and farm system? 

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is currently seeking a Communications and Development Fellow, beginning in Spring 2020 and ending in December 2020. This position will build the candidate’s experience in media management, grant writing, and content creation, all within the context of federal food and farm policy and grassroots campaigns. This fellowship position is a fixed term, full time, non-exempt position that offers benefits as per the employee handbook and is located at NSAC's DC office on Capitol Hill. 

Position Description: 

Expanding NSAC’s media reach by researching new journalist and outlet contacts at both the local and national levels and initiating outreach to new press contacts 

  • Expanding and improving NSAC’s stock photography database by sourcing photographs online 
  • Monitoring and analyzing digital analytics and recommending actions to improve our reach 
  • Assisting in the drafting, editing, and distribution of NSAC’s outbound communications, including email updates, press releases, and publications 
  • Actively monitoring and engaging on NSAC’s social media accounts 
  • Improving NSAC’s public and media outreach by helping to keep listservs and contact information up to date and organized 
  • Diversifying NSAC’s funding prospects by researching potential foundation and corporate donors 
  • Assisting in developing grant proposals, reports, and tracking systems 

Assisting with other projects and assignments as needed. 

Position Qualifications: 

An understanding of and passion for sustainable food and farm issues, including how they intersect with racial equity 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including proofreading and editing 
  • Fundraising, grant writing, or experience soliciting/working with event sponsors 
  • Experience with social media – creating content, amplifying stories from members and allies, and engaging supporters and stakeholders 
  • Experience working with diverse communities and building inclusive narratives 
  • Comfortable working with web publishing software (e.g. WordPress) and some familiarity with CRM software (e.g. EveryAction) preferred 
  • Ability to both work independently and be a good team player 
  • Self-motivated, organized, able to ask questions and stay on task when managing multiple projects 
  • Multimedia skills – including graphic design, photography, or videography – a plus 
  • Preferred but not required – fluency in a language other than English 

How to Apply: 

Please send your resume, cover letter (including your interests in sustainable agriculture and experience with communications and/or development work), and the names and contact information for two references in one combined document to with “Communications/Development Fellowship” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. 

NSAC is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from groups that have been historically under-represented, including but not limited to women and people of color. Please also see NSAC’s Statement on Racial Equity1. NSAC makes hiring decisions without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. 

About the job

Location Washington, D.C.
Field Administrative
Time Fixed-term contract
Date 10 March 2020

About the company

Company name National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
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Form Company
Employees 0-10


Phone (202) 547-5754


Street Marlyand Ave. NE
City Washington D.C
Street number (1) 110
Zip 20002
Country United States