Hiring: Policy Network Director – FSNE

This is a great opportunity to be part of the evolution of one of North America’s most highly-regarded regional food system networks as it evolves through its second decade of work.

Under the broad supervision of the Executive Director of the Sustainability Institute, the Food Solutions New England (FSNE) and Wildlands, Woodlands, Farmlands and Communities (WWFC), the Policy Network Director will collaboratively lead a cross-cutting regional policy initiative that further integrates and coordinates activities, insights, strategies and tactics across the issue areas of food, farms, forests, fisheries and communities to advance the goals of the New England Food Vision, the Wildlands & Woodlands Vision, and related efforts in a racial and social equity context. This position will focus on land and forest conservation and systems and will closely collaborate with the Policy Network Director focused on farming and food systems.

The Policy Network Director will demonstrate expertise in issues of land and forest systems, conservation, and related policies. In addition, they will have experience in policy formulation and coordination related to integrated approaches to land conservation; forest, farm, fisheries, and food sustainability; and racial and social equity. FSNE recognizes that expertise can be achieved from a wide breadth of experiences, including lived experiences, and encourages folks who may not feel “traditionally” qualified to apply for the position or reach out with questions.

This is a full-time benefited position with the UNH Sustainability Institute based at the University of New Hampshire’s Durham campus. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal depending upon funding and performance. Starting annual salary is $70,000-$75,000. The position will remain open until filled.

The FSNE team continues to work remotely, with occasional in-person meetings and events. The frequency of these in-person meetings will likely evolve over time. For this position, we are open to applicants who are (or plan to be) based in any of the six New England states (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut) and who are able to travel to occasional in-person meetings and events at various locations in our region. Office space at the UNH Sustainability Institute is available for staff who would like to base themselves at our offices in Durham, New Hampshire on a regular or occasional basis.

UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption. You may not test out of this requirement.

Please review the full position details and apply via the UNH jobs portal at:

Contact FSNE with any questions you may have about this position or the hiring process. The position will remain open until filled.

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