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RE: does anyone remember? sust ag Exec Director

  • Subject: [cg] RE: does anyone remember? sust ag Exec Director
  • From: "Tom Dietrich" tdietrich@metroparks.org
  • Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 13:35:35 -0500

If you were thinking of the Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture, try this
link for the job description  www.transitionguides.com/ncsa.htm  and see

Tom Dietrich
Grow With Your Neighbors
Dayton, OH    
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
.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
.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
.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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