Food Council Now Hiring: Policy and Equity Initiatives 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, skilled, and goal-oriented professional dedicated to coordinating the MCFC’s racial equity, policy, and advocacy initiatives. This is a full-time, salaried position with some required evening and weekend meetings. We intend to fill this position as soon as possible, ideally with a start date by or before October 2022. 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 “Policy and Equity Initiatives 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 August 19th but submissions will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please. 

Upcoming Events

Aug 23

Innovations Needed to Sustain Agricultural Requirements

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Sep 6

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

The first Tuesday of the month from 9:30AM-11AM via Zoom.

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Sep 12

Food Security Community Call

Second Monday of each month, 1:00 to 2:30pm. Please register in advance.

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Sep 14

Grow with Us Gardening Talks

Each month, HarvestShare offers a gardening talk to help you, our growing community, be better gardeners.

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Sep 20

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

Third Tuesday of each month, 10-11:30am via Zoom.

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Sep 28

Food Education Working Group Meeting

Last Wednesday of the month from 1:30PM - 3PM

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nov 16-17

2022 Hunger Free Communities Virtual Summit

REGISTRATION FREE until September 2!

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