Food Campaigns Director

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Executive Co-Director Consumer and Corporate Engagement


Full-Time, (4-days, 32 hours/week)


$42,000-47,000/Grant Track Position


medical, dental, sick days, holidays


Washington DC




Green America is a nonprofit 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.

This position is within Green America’s Corporate Responsibility Division, which works to promote greater social and environmental responsibility with larger corporations. The Division works in four main issue areas, with ongoing campaigns focused on food, energy, finance, and labor.

The Food Campaign Director will be in charge of Green America’s Food Campaigns, which seek to educate the public about problems with the increasing industrialization of our food, the importance of regenerative, non-GMO, and organic foods, and the need for all Americans to take action to take back our food supply to protect the health of people and the planet. A major part of the position will be directing our new Re(Store) It! program to promote regenerative agriculture and our Climate Victory Gardens campaign, to encourage all Americans to practice regenerative agriculture in their homes and communities.     

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Direct Green America’s Food Programs/Educational Outreach Overall

  • Work with Green America’s staff to promote regenerative, local, non-GMO, organic and healthy foods through our website, newsletters, events, social media, and publications.
  • Create actions for Green America members and the public to take on food issues.
  • Speak on behalf of Green America at events and to media about food issues.
  • Oversee a team of people including fellows, consultants, and interns to ensure the smooth execution of all campaign goals.
  • Work with Green America’s Center for Sustainability Solutions staff to coordinate our consumer-focused campaigns and educational work with our industry-focused supply chain working groups, so that consumer demand is driving corporate innovation.
  • Work with Green America’s Development and Marketing teams to fundraise for our food campaigns.
  • Work with Green America’s Communications Team to plan and execute promotions of our food campaigns online and in print, including social media and earned media promotions to reach a growing, and diverse audience.
  • Take part in Green America staff meetings, planning meetings, fundraising and budgeting on behalf of our food programs.


2. Direct Green America’s Re(store) It! Program and Climate Victory Gardens Campaign

  • Research, plan and execute campaign activities in conjunction with team members.
  • Oversee all campaign actions and work with allies to make sure actions reach a wide range of Americans, and that actions are taken and are effective.
  • Grow Climate Victory Garden registrants to 10,000+ within 2 years and communicate actively with them.
  • Engage in outreach to corporations and use consumer pressure as necessary to encourage corporations to adopt regenerative agriculture goals.


Qualified Candidates should have the following skills and qualities:

  • Strong campaign skills. Four to six years of campaign experience, particularly in relation to food campaigning and a track record of success. The ability to conduct ongoing campaigns that result in substantive change in targeted entities.
  • Ability to communicate clearly online, in print and through presentations. Four to six years of public education experience, particularly on food issues.
  • Experience with corporate campaigning, including strategy development and negotiating with senior management at corporations.
  • A passion for and strong knowledge of food issues, including GMOs, industrialized food systems, local foods, and organics.
  • Ability to manage projects with multiple deadlines.
  • Experience managing others, both in the office and remotely.
  • Proven ability to use social media creatively and effectively, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Proven ability to lead coalitions and to reach consensus.
  • Experience with fundraising a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Willingness to travel.



How to Apply:

Provide a cover letter and resume and a brief writing sample to Todd Larsen, Green America, 1612 K Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006, or Please include Food Campaigns Director and your name in the subject line.

Green America is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination regarding: actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions, breastfeeding, or reproductive health disorders), age (18 years of age or older), marital status (including domestic partnership and parenthood), personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, or credit information. Harassment on the basis of a protected characteristic is included as a form of discrimination.


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