A great opportunity to help shape an alliance of funders’ efforts on nothing less than The Future of Food. The alliance works on Agroecological Transitions, Advancing Well-being, Externalities and True Cost Accounting, and Scaling for Sustainability. From what I know of their work, they support great on-the-ground work and are seriously interested in how to spread impact without losing the advancement of true social justice, agroecology, and sustainability. See below.
Organization Name: New Venture Fund
Project: Global Alliance for the Future of Food
Position: Working Group Coordinator (Consultant)
Time requirements: 0.6 FTE Negotiable
Application Deadline: Friday 12 September 2014 5:00 PM EDT
Global Alliance for the Future of Food
The Global Alliance for the Future of Food is an alliance of foundations committed to cultivating healthy, equitable, renewable, resilient, and culturally diverse food and agriculture systems shaped by people, communities, and their institutions. The Global Alliance represents approximately 30 foundations from 10 countries with diverse interests and expertise, spanning health, agriculture, food, conservation, cultural diversity and community well-being. At the core of the Global Alliance is a shared belief in the urgency of leveraging our resources to help shift food and agriculture systems towards greater sustainability, security, and equity, and in the power of working together and with others to effect positive change. The Global Alliance for the Future of Food is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grantmaking programs. The Opportunity The Global Alliance is seeking a new Working Group Coordinator to support its four current Working Groups: Championing Agro-Ecological Transitions Working Group (AETWG); Advancing Well-Being Working Group (AWBWG); Externalities and True Cost Accounting Working Group (ETCWG); and, Scaling for Sustainability Working Group (SFSWG). Overseen by the Global Alliance Coordinator and in close collaboration with the four Working Group Leads and members of the Working Groups, the new Working Group Coordinator will build on the early strategic work that has been done across the Working Groups and help the Global Alliance realize even greater impact vis-à-vis advancing sustainable global agriculture and food systems. The Working Group Coordinator will have a broad portfolio of responsibilities, including coordination and management of the Working Groups; strategy development; critical thinking about issues, goals, priorities; project management; and monitoring and evaluation of Working Group developments and the activities in which they engage. As an alliance of foundations that aims to support the generation of new and different solutions at the global level that take us beyond our usual strategies, we are seeking a qualified professional who can work in an adaptive and complex environment to advance knowledge and action around our four priority areas, help us to understand each other’s activities better, and capitalize on our comparative advantages while focusing our collective energies to influence effective change. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to help shape and support the thoughtful stewarding of charitable, investment, and human resources for the ecological, economic, and social and cultural well-being of the future of food.
More information on the global alliance at http://www.futureoffood.org/.