Montana: Community Food & Agriculture Coalition seeks Executive Director

4 Nov

The Community Food and Agriculture Coalition (CFAC) of Missoula County, Montana, seeks an energetic, inspired Executive
Director to help address community needs as they relate to food and agriculture in a comprehensive and creative
way. Since its inception in 2005, CFAC has operated as a multi-stakeholder, food policy council. The Coalition
brings together a broad base of interests, including farmers/ranchers, conservationists, nutritionists, anti-hunger
advocates, local food proponents, land use planners, chefs, university researchers, and more. With a geographic
focus on Missoula County and the surrounding region, CFAC aims to develop and strengthen the local food
system, promoting sustainable agriculture, building regional self-reliance, and assuring all citizens equal access to
healthy, affordable food.  
 
CFAC has a strong record of enhancing access to local foods, creating new local markets, working to protect
farmland, serving beginning farmers and ranchers, and educating the public about the value and vision of creating a
healthy local food system. Currently, we have a full-time staff person for our farm/ranchland protection and Land
Link programs, and a half-time person who coordinates our Farm to School program in Missoula County Public
Schools and carries out educational programs. CFAC will continue to bring the local food movement to a new level
of success in Western Montana. In order to do that, however, CFAC’s Board of Directors has determined that the
time is ripe to increase the capacity of the organization by hiring an Executive Director.  This will enable us to
enhance our existing programs and to grow new ones, while still retaining the grassroots volunteerism that
characterizes the organization.

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional
references.  We will begin reviewing applications on November 17, 2010 and until the position is filled.

For more information on CFAC and a complete job position announcement, please visit our website: www.MissoulaCFAC.org.

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