The Massachusetts Food System Collaborative (mafoodsystem.org) (MFSC) supports collective action toward an equitable, sustainable, resilient, and connected local food system in Massachusetts. The Collaborative was created following the completion of the Massachusetts Local Food Action Plan in December 2015.
Our relationships with organizations, public sector agencies and policymakers, and other food system stakeholders around the state inform the Collaborative’s priorities. We work toward policy change that will contribute to a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient food system by building broad support for advocacy campaigns and providing training and other resources to allow partners to participate effectively. We bring together players throughout the food system in an effort to demonstrate the breadth of the food system, and facilitate opportunities for stakeholders to work collaboratively.
Through these networks, we lead advocacy campaigns around items in the Plan that emphasize cross-sectoral collaboration; support equity, sustainability, and resilience in the food system; and have the potential for significant impact through coordinated grassroots efforts. These efforts work toward systemic solutions to targeted problems, increase communication among key stakeholders, and highlight and promote the sharing of best practices.
The Massachusetts Food System Collaborative is fiscally sponsored by TSNE (tsne.org).
This organizer will work to build on the Collaborative's successes by broadening the base of individuals and organizations advocating for state policy change that supports an equitable, sustainable, and resilient local food system. They will build a diverse network of engaged leaders in local organizations that recognize the connections between food and other issues. And they will focus on developing relationships with and building the capacity of allies in non-food system sectors. These new allies will inform the Collaborative’s priorities and activities and strengthen and deepen the network of those supporting our campaigns, and will be supported in leading their own, particularly around priorities that address the needs of underserved and under-represented Massachusetts residents. Issues addressed will include land access, access to healthy foods, urban agriculture, food system education, and many others.
This is a new position and a new strategy for the Collaborative. The organizer will help develop the workplan in partnership with the director.
Working with Collaborative staff, the Organizer will have the following primary responsibilities:
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
Collaborative staff work from their homes in Massachusetts and are expected to provide their own computers, internet connections, and phones.
The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:
Application Deadline: January 31, 2022
Please submit your resume and cover letter with your application. We are committed to a diverse workforce and strongly encourage qualified individuals of diverse background and experiences to apply.
Compensation and Benefits
Location: Work will be remote in Massachusetts, with in-state travel.
Compensation: The salary for this position is $58,500/yr.
Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:
TSNE/MFSC envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE/MFSC actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/MFSC will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.