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Job Announcement: Executive Director, National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture

  • Subject: [cg] Job Announcement: Executive Director, National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture
  • From: "Betsy Johnson" <betsy@bgjohnson.com>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 14:37:48 -0500

Position Announcement
Executive Director
National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture
 
Founded in 1994, the National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture is an
alliance of hundreds of grassroots, state, regional and national partner
organizations, representing constituencies that include family and
minority farms, farm workers, rural and urban communities, labor,
environmental and wildlife advocates, workers, students, indigenous
peoples, consumers, faith-based institutions, social justice advocates
and others.  With offices in Pine Bush, New York and Washington, DC, the
National Campaign is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission
to encourage public policy that results in a food and agricultural
system that is healthy, humane, profitable and just for all.

The National Campaign's principal priority over the next three to five
years is to strengthen its network and action alert base, which will
further its impact on public policy and result in on-the- ground changes
that lead to a more sustainable food and agriculture system.  Toward
that end, the duties of the executive director include providing overall
strategic leadership and vision to the National Campaign, in partnership
with the board and managing the day-to-day affairs of the organization,
including program, finances and staff supervision. For a full
description of the position and its responsibilities, please visit:
www.transitionguides.com/ncsa.htm

Ideal candidates for this position will:

.Be a champion (or have a compelling interest in becoming a champion)
for the National Campaign's mission.
.Have experience in grass-roots policy development, ideally at the
federal level.
.Have exceptionally strong relationship-building skills and an appetite
for coalition- building work.
.Relish the complexity and rewards of leading a growing national
organization and fostering the development that will take it to the next
level.
.Be an excellent administrator capable of managing the affairs of the
National Campaign.
.Have superb written and verbal communication skills.
.Be able to work effectively with the board of directors.
.Be computer literate with experience with Microsoft Office, internet
and email.
.Be capable of overnight business travel that includes at least five to
seven trips per year.
.Possess an advanced degree in a relevant field or equivalent
experience.  

The executive director may be based in the National Campaign's
headquarters in Pine Bush, New York or its Washington, DC, office.  The
National Campaign may consider proposals for an alternative basing
location from exceptionally well qualified candidates.
 
To apply, email resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:
NCSA@transitionguides.com or mail to: NCSA Search Committee, c/o
TransitionGuides, 1751 Elton Rd, Suite 204 , Silver Spring, MD 20903 or
fax to: (301) 439-6638.  E-mail applications are preferred.

Applications from women and persons of color are encouraged.

Application deadline is January 31, 2005.


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