The National Farm to School Network

Policy Specialist

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Posted On: Wednesday, 24th October 2018
Location: Washington, DC
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

About the National Farm to School Network:

The National Farm to School Network is an information, advocacy and networking hub for communities working to bring local food sourcing and food and agriculture education (including school gardens) into schools and early care and education (ECE) settings. Farm to school empowers children and families to make informed food choices, while strengthening the local economy and contributing to vibrant communities. NFSN provides vision, leadership and support at the state, regional and national levels to connect and expand the farm to school movement. Our network includes Core Partner and Supporting Partner organizations in all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and U.S. Territories, thousands of farm to school supporters, an Advisory Board and national staff.


Position Summary:

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.



This is a full-time (40 hours per week), exempt position that includes benefits. Salary range is $55,000-60,000 and is commensurate with experience. This position is based in Washington, DC. 


To Apply:

Learn more at: To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to The deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. 
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