Career Opportunities from Illinois Stewardship Alliance

Local Food Policy Organizer

Under the direction of the Executive Director and in partnership with the staff team, the Policy Organizer will recruit, retain, and organize members from among farmers, eaters, and food system leaders. The organizer will be responsible for supporting leaders and members of our Local Food Farmers Caucus and conducting an organizing drive to launch a new Food Systems Leaders Caucus.

The organizer will meet one-on-one and in small groups with farmers and eaters to develop relationships, to surface issues, challenges, and opportunities, and to engage their participation in campaigns and public policy on food and agriculture. This organizing will expand the pool of leaders and base to foster new state and federal champions of regenerative agriculture and local food.

Application Deadline:
Open until filled

Illinois Food Justice Alliance Director

Illinois Food Justice Alliance (IFJA) mission is to build our collective power to create food and farm systems that are healthy for our families, accessible and affordable for all communities, and fair to the hard-working people who grow, distribute, prepare, and serve our food — while protecting the air, water, and land we all depend on.

The Illinois Food Justice Alliance Director will support the coalition’s priorities including coalition growth and development as well as policy development, advocacy and implementation by working in coordination with coalition members, local communities, organizations, as well as staff at City of Chicago Departments and Agencies and State of Illinois Departments and Agencies. The IFJA Director will serve as a key coordinating and facilitative resource to members and participants in IFJA’s existing and emerging networks and partnerships. The position will provide coordination support for a statewide effort to pass Good Food Purchasing Policy. IFJA is looking for a person with at least 3 years of experience facilitating, leading and developing networks and collaborations with deep experience, comfort and sensitivity for working in and partnering with diverse communities.

Application Deadline:
Open until filled