FARM AID seeks Program Director
FARM AID is a national, non-profit organization based in Cambridge, MA
dedicated to supporting family farms. Founded in 1985 by Willie Nelson, Neil
Young and John Mellencamp, the organization works to raise funds and
awareness about the importance of family farms. FARM AID makes grants to
farm and rural service groups for direct assistance to farm families and to
address long term solutions to the problems farmers face. Through its annual
concert, other events, and publications, FARM AID offers visibility to family
farmers and helps educate the American public.
The Program Director will join a current staff of three other full time and
three part time employees (including a Program Associate).
The job description includes responsibility for:
Grantmaking: research proposals, make funding recommendations, maintain
regular contact with farm groups.
Public relations/Media: develop messages, promote FARM AID stories in media,
coordinate concert public relations and press operation, work with farm
organizations to enhance media, supervise media consultants, develop press
materials, produce FARM AID publications, represent FARM AID in public
speaking and writing, work with artists and board members to promote family
Program development: develop and implement initiatives such as disaster
response, anti-factory farm campaigns, and food safety. Work with national
and local farm groups to develop organizational priorities.
*We are looking for experience in community organizing, grantmaking, grass
roots initiatives, campaigns, events, media, and communications. Farm
movement organizing helpful, but not essential. Some travel required.
*Salary and benefits are competitive, office is informal, highly
collaborative, often high energy, fast paced.
*Resumes due January 19 to Glenda Yoder at FARM AID, 334 Broadway, Cambridge,
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