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Hours: Full-time (4-days, 32 hours/week)
Salary Range: $50K-$60K, Grant Track position
Benefits: medical, dental, sick days, holidays
Reports to: Director of the Green America Center for Industry Transformation
Green America is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a just and sustainable society by harnessing economic power for positive change. Our unique approach involves working with consumers, investors and businesses. Our workplace reflects our goal of creating a more cooperative, environmentally sound economy. We have a participatory decision-making process, which aims to build consensus within the departments and teams.
Green America has launched two non-GMO supply chain working groups in the past year, in partnership with Ben & Jerry’s, Whole Foods and other organizations along the supply chain, who are working to rebuild the supply of non-GMO food and organic ingredients and animal feed in the U.S. The Non-GMO Supply Working Group launched in December 2013 and is comprised of approximately 40 participants selected for their subject matter expertise, results-orientation and collaboration skills; and with an eye to achieving sufficient/suitable representation from each of the points along the corn and soy supply chains. The current group includes farmers, seed breeders, buyers, transportation companies, processors, consumer packaged goods companies, industry analysts, and others. The group identifies strategic barriers to non-GMO food supply and develops, tests, and scales market interventions to reduce those barriers.
The North East Seed and Feed Initiative is a spin off of the Non-GMO Working Group that brings together stakeholders with a range of needs to look for shared solutions around expanding the supply of non-GMO and organic seed and animal feed in the Northeast. An initial tee-up meeting was held in May 2014 to begin planning the initiative with a larger launch meeting scheduled for July 2014. The specific working goals of this project will 1) support interested producers, suppliers, CPG, and retail companies in the Northeast dairy and meat sectors in their exploration and/or execution of a transition to non-GMO feed sources; non-GMO and organic seed sources; and/or segregated supply chains to meet non-GMO certification standards; 2) create a roadmap that can organize the market on the demand and supply sides to create efficiencies and minimize supply chain disruptions; and 3) create a plan and a set of metrics to ensure that the growth of non-GMO feed and seed in the Northeast is accompanied by improved agricultural outcomes (economic, environmental, and social).
The Project Director will be responsible for managing the two working groups described above and their priority initiatives, in close consultation with Green America’s Director of the Center for Industry Transformation, the Working Group Facilitation team, Working Group Project Coordinator, working group members and other sector experts.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Qualified Candidates should have the following skills and qualities:
How to Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to R. Gaskin at email@example.com or to Green America, 1612 K Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006
No calls, please.