The Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council, an initiative of Green Umbrella, works to promote a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system for all within the Greater Cincinnati region. Green Umbrella, the leading alliance working to maximize environmental sustainability in Greater Cincinnati, drives collaboration to fuel measurable improvements in key sustainability areas the vision of having our region recognized as one of the top 10 most sustainable metro areas in the nation by 2020.
Green Umbrella seeks a dynamic leader to advance integrated food policy work by providing strategic direction to policy makers and stakeholders through policy analysis, development, coordination, and technical assistance. Focus will be on equitable and sustainable food policies which are most impactful for building a local food economy and increasing healthy food access within a tri-state 10-county region. The manager will report to Green Umbrella’s Executive Director and will work closely with the Council’s Leadership Team and in conjunction with Green Umbrella’s Local Food Action Team.
More information available here: http://www.greenumbrella.org/Green-Jobs/4200685
The Worcester Food Policy Council (WFPC) is comprised of community organizations and stakeholders who align with the Council mission to “engage diverse partners to foster a healthy and just food system” for Worcester. Members of the Council work together collaboratively to: advocate for policies and systems changes to improve our food system; educate our community and policy makers on food systems issues that impact our communities; eliminate inequity as it relates to food access; collaborate to effect a cultural change towards healthy eating; and celebrate our assets, actions and accomplishments. This full-time position is funded by the Worcester County Food Bank and reports to the Director of Advocacy at the Food Bank.
For more information: http://worcesterfoodandactiveliving.org/jobsinternships/
The Detroit Food Policy Council is seeking a Program Manager to plan and implement the Council’s research and policy activities. This is a full time salaried position with flexible scheduling to accommodate required evening and weekend work. The full job description is below. To apply please send cover letter, resume, three references and a writing sample electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org with DFPC Program Manager Application in the subject line or via mail to: Detroit Food Policy Council, Attention: Hiring Manager, 1420 Washington Blvd., Ste. 230, Detroit, MI 48226. Only potential interviewees will be contacted. No phone calls please.
More information available here.
The Center for a Livable Future at Johns Hopkins University recently released an interactive map of food policy councils across the United States and Canada. For more information, click here or on the map below.