Food Council Now Hiring: Equity and Community Engagement Coordinator

About: Montgomery County Food Council (MCFC) is the primary convener of businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and residents around food system issues in Montgomery County, connecting 2,000+ partners in education, advocacy, and collaboration building initiatives. Our work cultivates a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable local food system by enhancing food access for the 100,000+ residents at risk for hunger, expanding food education for residents, supporting County farms and food/beverage businesses, and addressing the environmental impact of local food production, distribution, consumption and recycling. 

The MCFC staff is a small team that collaborates closely with 25 volunteer Council Members and 400+ active working group partners. MCFC strives to cultivate a collaborative, supportive, and transparent work environment where all employees have opportunities to develop and apply new skills, independently shape and implement initiatives, and build partnerships with broad and diverse community stakeholder groups. 

Position Overview: We seek a self-motivated, passionate, dedicated and goal-oriented professional dedicated to coordinating the MCFC’s racial equity and community engagement initiatives. This is a full-time, salaried position with frequent evening and weekend and in-person events. We intend to fill this position as soon as possible, ideally with a start date by or before February 2023. Click here for a full job description

Application Process:  To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@mocofoodcouncil.org with the subject line “Equity and Community Engagement Coordinator.” Cover letters should include a summary of the candidate’s relevant experience and personal and professional connections with our local community. The first review of applications will take place on January 3, 2023 but submissions will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please. 

Upcoming Events

Jan 24

Food System Advocacy Community Call

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Jan 27

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Training

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Training

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feb 2-april 6

Beginning Farmer Training Course

10-week course, meeting every Thursday evening from 7:00pm-8:30pm from February 2 through April 6, 2023.

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Feb 2

Sustainability Collaborative Launch Meeting

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Feb 3

Montgomery County Grants Nonprofit Feedback Session

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Feb 13

Food Security Community Call

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Feb 16

Increased Local Food Procurement Policy Priority Working Group Launch

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Feb 23

6th ANNUAL MoCo Food Producer Forum, Thurs, Feb 23, 9:30-12:30 at Ag History Farm Park (with lunch!)

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Mar 7

Equitable & Affordable Land Access for Food Production Policy Priority Working Group Launch

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