November 11, 2021 — The Wallace Center is looking for a passionate and motivated human to join our Food Systems Leadership (FSL) team as a Program Associate to support the Food Systems Leadership Network (FSLN). If you are rooted in equity, dedicated to strengthening local food and farming systems, and excited about bringing people together to help influence federal policy, then this could be the role for you!
As part of the FSL team, the Program Associate will join a passionate and highly collaborative team and support the implementation and administration of the Food Systems Leadership Network and the projects and programs that serve it. The Program Associate will provide general support for all programmatic activities alongside the full team, while focusing in on three areas of growth and opportunity in 2021 for the FSLN: organizing network members around influencing federal agency programs and policies (a.k.a implementation advocacy), capacity building for federal resource mobilization, and supporting a new project focused on strengthening ‘farm to food assistance’ value chains.
The Wallace Center is actively building strategies for centering racial and economic equity in our work and we are seeking candidates eager to forward that mission. The Center is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from Black, Indigenous, and other candidates of color.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to WallaceCareers@winrock.org. While the position will remain open until filled, we will be moving quickly and aim to have the new team member start in mid-January. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
In addition to qualifications in the job description, we are looking for candidates who have either: