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Food Justice Project Coordinator: NCAT

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Listed in Communications, Non-Profit, Sustainable Foods

  • 510 George St. Suite 212 Jackson, MS
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The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is seeking an experienced manager to coordinate a groundbreaking food justice project in Mississippi. NCAT is a private non-profit organization whose work includes nationally recognized projects in food, agriculture, and energy such as ATTRA, the national sustainable agriculture information service, and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Clearinghouse (LIHEAP). The position will be located in NCAT’s Gulf States Regional Office in Jackson, Mississippi.

This is an exciting opportunity to manage a team of diverse organizational partners and NCAT staff who are collaborating to transform food systems in Mississippi to improve access to healthy, locally grown food. Our project goals are to educate children and adults on healthy eating, train new farmers, create new school and community gardens, provide employment opportunities for minority and native peoples, and advance local farm to table efforts.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities: BA/BS required. Education and training in sustainable agriculture, farming, local foods, journalism and/or community organizing is required. You must be a proven project manager with experience managing budgets, staff, and project deliverables. You should have great communication and organizing skills and experience working with other organizations. This position requires a passion for NCAT’s work to promote healthy foods and communities. You must be willing to travel.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage project budgets
  • Coordinate and lead meetings with NCAT’s project partners
  • Recruit, train and lead FoodCorps service members in Mississippi
  • Identify and assist schools in developing school gardens and curriculum to promote healthy foods
  • Promote healthy, local foods for school cafeterias
  • Help Mississippi farmers market to local institutions
  • Help Mississippi staff develop a small-scale demonstration farm
  • Prepare regular reports on Food Justice projects

How to apply:

Applications will be accepted through May 22, 2016 or until a suitable candidate can be identified. Early applications are encouraged and applications will be considered as they are received. All persons interested in being considered for the position must submit a cover letter highlighting their experience and skills relevant to the listed qualifications, a current resume and a completed NCAT application. Requests for an NCAT application and inquiries about the application process should be directed to Marcia Brown. Incomplete applications or reference on the application to “see resume” will not be considered. Applicants interested in learning more about NCAT can visit our website at www.ncat.org for a gateway to websites and projects developed by NCAT staff. You may find an employment application under the Jobs tab. Send completed application materials to:

NCAT Human Resource Office
P.O. Box 3838
Butte, MT 59702
E-mail: marciab@ncat.org


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