Fields: agriculture, sustainability, policy, civic engagement, food justice
Location: Flexible Pennsylvania
Details and Requirements: The National Young Farmers Coalition unites young farmers, ranchers and consumers in building a sustainable future for American agriculture. We envision a country where young people who are willing to work, get trained and take a little risk can support themselves and their families in farming. In order to achieve this vision, we are building a coalition of farmers, ranchers, and supportive consumers of all racial, ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds. NYFC seeks a full-time policy associate to advocate for policy reform around access to land and other critical young farmer needs in Pennsylvania. The candidate must: Have experience with federal and/or state policy analysis; Have experience crafting and implementing legislative campaigns; Be bold and willing to meet new people and make introductions to farmers, elected officials, business owners and funders; Be an excellent and creative communicator with diverse audiences, both in writing and in front of groups ~ The ideal candidate may also: Have strong familiarity with Pennsylvania’s agricultural communities, organizations, and legislature; Have experience working on a farm and/or be rooted in the farm community; Hold a relevant graduate degree in law, economics or policy; Have specific experience in agricultural, food and conservation policy. Full-time position, $50-55k salary.
Apply Here: http://www.youngfarmers.org/about/jobs/