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Job Opening Food Policy Coordinator

  • Subject: [cg] Job Opening Food Policy Coordinator
  • From: Laura Berman laura@foodshare.net
  • Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 12:45:46 -0400

Job Opening
Food Policy Coordinator

To Apply:  Send resume to Mark Winne, Hartford Food System, 509 Wethersfield
Ave., Hartford, CT 06114; email mwinne@hartfordfood.org; fax: (860)
296-9325. Website: www.hartfordfood.org

The Hartford Food System (HFS) is looking for a person to coordinate its
city and state food and agriculture policy initiatives that are designed to
increase the food security of lower income urban households and enhance the
viability of Connecticut's agriculture and farmland.  The position will
provide lead staff support to the City of Hartford Food Policy Commission,
the Working Lands Alliance, and the Connecticut Farmland Trust.

HFS is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1978 to increase the
access of lower-income state residents to high-quality, affordable food.
HFS operates a CSA farm, promotes farmers' markets, operates a delivery
service for homebound elderly, promotes food and nutrition education
initiatives, conducts farmland preservation efforts, and advocates for more
responsible and effective food and agriculture policies at the local and
state levels of government.  HFS is recognized nationally as a leader and
innovator in promoting just and sustainable local food systems.

The City of Hartford Food Policy Commission is staffed by HFS.  The
Commission monitors Hartford's food needs and the performance of the city's
food system, recommends policy action, and works to improve the coordination
and response to local food needs by both private and public sectors.  Issues
include the performance of city-administered food assistance programs and
Hartford's diet-related health problems.

The Working Lands Alliance is a 135-member statewide coalition consisting of
farm, food security, and environmental organizations.  The WLA conducts
public education and advocacy campaigns designed to increase support and
funding for Connecticut's farmland preservation efforts.  The coalition is a
program of HFS which provides substantial staff support.

The Connecticut Farmland Trust, a newly formed non-profit organization,
receives administrative and development support from HFS.  The CFT uses a
variety of methods designed to preserve state farmland for future
generations of farmers.

Specific Duties:

1. Development and dissemination of public education materials
2. Management of written and oral communications with a large and diverse
3. Research and analysis of local and state food, nutrition, and agriculture
4. Mobilizing and coordinating individuals and organizations to achieve
specified policy outcomes
5. Data base management and general administrative duties

Desired Qualifications:

1. Experience with local and statewide advocacy campaigns
2. Strong oral and written communications skills
3. Experience with at least one area of food, agriculture, nutrition, and
government policy
4. Ability to secure information from a variety of public and private
5. Bachelors degree (advanced degree desired)


The salary range for this position is between $32,000 and $40,000.  Health
and pension plans are included.

Start Date: December 1, 2002.

To Apply:  Send resume to Mark Winne, Hartford Food System, 509 Wethersfield
Ave., Hartford, CT 06114; email mwinne@hartfordfood.org; fax: (860)
296-9325. Website: www.hartfordfood.org

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