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----- Original Message -----
From: <ASFisher@aol.com>
To: <ftruacga@bellsouth.net>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2001 7:59 PM
Subject: please post on acga list serve


Positions available with the Community Food Security Coalition

The CFSC currently has two half time positions available, which could be
combined into a single position.

The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) is a national alliance of 275
organizations dedicated to the creation of comprehensive solutions to the
nation's nutrition, farming, and hunger problems. The CFSC promotes food
self-reliance and local food systems through federal policy advocacy,
training and technical assistance, organizing, and dissemination of
successful models.

Farm-to-college Program Manager
The farm-to-college program is a new national initiative with the goals of
building new markets for family farmers and increasing awareness of local
food systems among college students.  The program entails fostering new
farmer-college food service relationships, and documenting existing
programs,
opportunities, and barriers.

Responsibilities:

The Farm-to-College Program Manager will direct the CFSC's national
Farm-to-College program. The PM will work closely with the Coalition's
Executive Director, Farm-to-School Program Manager, and advisory committees.
The PM will be responsible for:

  Organizing and leading regional workshops for community groups, farmers
and
college food service officials to foster direct purchasing of farm products
by colleges
  Creating and maintaining a database of farm-to-college programs
  Producing educational materials and newsletter articles on farm-to-college
programs
  Developing home pages and creating networking and communication
infrastructure
  Co-organizing a national farm-to-school and farm-to-college conference
  Some grantwriting and grant reporting responsibilities


California Organizer
The California Community Food Security Initiative is a groundbreaking
program
with the goals of building interest in community food security statewide and
to institutionalize community food security in state policies and new
organizational entities. This initiative, tied to the CFSC's emerging
regional organizing program, includes the publication of educational
materials and a state CFS Summit and policy platform.

Responsibilities
  Organizing a California state  Food Security summit
  Coordinating the development of a  California food security policy
platform
  Producing educational materials about food security in California
  Organizing advisory committees to assist with program design and
implementation
  Some grantwriting and grant reporting responsibilities


Ideal candidates
The ideal candidates will have proven policy and event organizing skills;
familiar with community food and agriculture issues and organizations in
California; and possess a combination of experiences in program development,
outreach, community organizing, public speaking, and technical assistance
provision.

Requirements:
  At least three years program management experience
  Educational event planning experience
  Policy organizing experience
  Excellent writing, organizing, communication, and inter-personal skills
  Substantive knowledge of community food security, local food systems,
urban
agriculture sustainable agriculture, or anti-hunger fields
  Detail oriented and well organized
  Able to complete multiple projects on deadline
  Self motivated, hard working, and dependable
  Comfortable working with diverse audiences
  Able to work some weekends and evenings and to travel to conferences and
workshops around the country as needed
  Excellent computer skills, including Excel, Word, Filemaker Pro for Mac

Preferred
  Experience with institutional food services
  Knowledgeable about community food, nutrition, health or agriculture
issues
in California
  Successful grantwriting experience
  Web publishing and desktop publishing skills

Location
Preference will be given to candidates able to work from the CFSC's office
in
Los Angeles.  The California Organizer must be located in California.

Salary + benefits
Full-time: $35,000-$45,000 starting salary depending on experience. Benefits
include health and dental insurance, 12 days of paid vacation the first
year,
paid holidays, and sick leave. The CFSC Board is committed to providing
retirement benefits, with a plan expected to be implemented later this year.
This positions are currently funded through November, 2002, but the
positions
are likely to continue when and if additional funding is secured.

Half time: $17,500-22,500 starting salary depending on experience. Benefits
negotiable.

The Community Food Security Coalition is an equal opportunity employer.
Women
and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

Deadline : April 30, 2001 or until filled

Fax or mail resume and cover letter to:
Community Food Security Coalition
PO Box 209
Venice, CA 90294
Fax: 310-822-1440



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