The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is seeking an experienced, strategic and collaborative grassroots leader to support and empower our 130+ member grassroots coalition. The successful candidate will be deeply committed to serving the sustainable agriculture movement and its federal policy work, skilled in grassroots campaign strategies and collaborative long-term power building approaches, an exemplary manager, and have demonstrated experience centering equity and justice in their work.
NSAC is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities. For over 30 years, we have organized and advocated together for federal policies that foster a better food & farm system. Whether that looks like creating new federal programs that invest in critical research and infrastructure or reforming policies that have inequitable impacts, we do the long-term work to identify issues, develop solutions, and campaign to win. By bringing grassroots perspectives to DC tables normally dominated by big business, NSAC gives voice to sustainable and organic farmers and community changemakers, building the power and success of the broader movement. Racial justice – an understanding and acknowledgment of historical and ongoing racial inequities and a commitment to actions challenging those inequities – is a tenet we seek to embed in our structure, analysis, policy development, and advocacy.
The Grassroots Director plans and implements winning campaigns to: build grassroots power, achieve NSAC’s policy goals, and advance racial equity in agriculture and food systems. They also support capacity building efforts for coalition members, collaborate on communications and messaging, staff the Grassroots Council, and manage the grassroots team. The Grassroots Director shares in the leadership of the organization with the Coalition Director, to whom the Grassroots Director reports, along with the Policy Director. The Grassroots Director is a full-time, salaried position based in our Washington, DC office.