National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
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|Posted On:||Friday, 1st June 2018|
110 Maryland Ave NE #209, Washington, DC 20002
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is an alliance of over 120 grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities. NSAC is currently seeking candidates for three Policy Specialist positions. These positions are located at NSAC’s DC office on Capitol Hill and are full-time exempt positions. Each one of five Policy Specialists at NSAC reports to NSAC’s Policy Director.
NSAC advocates on a wide range of federal farm and food policy issues, including research, conservation, food systems, farm programs, and food safety. Each Policy Specialist focuses on a variety of those issues and interacts with coalition members through issue-specific policy committees.
The three open positions focus on:
Position 1: Legislation and federal regulations that relate to food safety, product labeling, and other policies and programs that support market access for family farmers and local and regional food enterprises;
Position 2: Federal agricultural research, education, and extension policy and programs, and overarching coordination responsibility for NSAC’s work on organic agriculture, across the full range of NSAC’s policy portfolio; and
Position 3: Family farm and sustainability issues, with a specific focus on commodity programs, crop insurance, market competition, and agriculture and immigration issues.
In addition, each policy specialist also: (a) Serves as a secondary staff for another issue cluster (an assignment that will be determined once the successful candidates are on board), and (b) Engages as a member of the NSAC Policy Team with the NSAC Diversity Committee, furthering our racial equity efforts.
Position Description -- NSAC’s Policy Specialists:
Position (1) Food Systems Integrity
Position (2) Research, Education and Extension
Position (3) Farming Opportunities and Fair Competition
Compensation and Benefits -- Salary is on a competitive non-profit scale, $55,000+, and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. NSAC offers an excellent employer paid benefits package and a collaborative work environment.
Application -- Please send resume, your salary requirements, the names and contact information of three references, and a brief cover letter including an explanation of your interests in sustainable agriculture and federal policy, and which position(s) of the three you are applying for, to NSAC at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please combine all documents into one PDF application. All communications will be treated confidentially. Resume reviews begin immediately. 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 Equity. 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.