AGC seeks a Network Engagement Manager to create and execute a cohesive strategy for AGC member engagement and network building. Position is full-time or 0.75 FTE, with an anticipated start date of December 1, 2021.
Position Title: Network Engagement Manager
Organization: Artisan Grain Collaborative
Reports to: Executive Director
Employment Status: Full time, exempt (with consideration of 0.75 FTE)
Location: Remotely anywhere in the Midwest, with some travel expected
Salary: $50,000-55,000 for full-time, commensurate with experience
Anticipated Start Date: December 1
About Artisan Grain Collaborative
AGC is a Midwest-based network of farmers, millers, maltsters, bakers, chefs, food manufacturers, brewers, distillers, researchers, and advocates. AGC envisions a thriving and equitable Midwest staple crops economy that stewards our landscapes and ecosystems, strengthens connections between rural and urban communities, and ensures regional food security. Our mission is to create a diverse regional grainshed built upon regenerative agriculture practices that steward the health of communities, local economies, and natural resources. We do this by facilitating network development between grain value chain stakeholders to advance relationships, connections, and solve supply chain and other barriers; creating resources to advance regional grainshed development; and providing educational tools for eaters and drinkers about why staple crops are a critical component of local and regional food systems, healthy economies, and a sustainable environment. Our network seeks to advance an anti-racist regional agriculture where all people have opportunities to engage in a food system that cares deeply for the land and everyone who relies on it. www.graincollaborative.com
The Artisan Grain Collaborative is a project of Global Philanthropy Partnership (GPP), an Illinois 501(c)3 non-profit. www.global-philanthrophy.org
Position Description: AGC seeks a Network Engagement Manager to create and execute a cohesive strategy for AGC member engagement and network building. The Network Engagement Manager will be pivotal to the communication between and coordination of five Working Groups that are integral to carrying out AGC’s mission. This position will work together with a small team of part-time AGC staff and consultants in addition to AGC members and will be AGC’s second full-time staff. This position is funded in part by a USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) grant and will work closely with the Farmer Mentorship Program Manager at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute and related staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
This is a full-time, exempt grant-funded position with an anticipated start date of December 1. Candidates requesting 0.75 FTE will be considered, and the start date is somewhat flexible based on the needs of the candidate and AGC internal timing. The Network Engagement Manager will report directly to AGC’s Executive Director. This role is a remote position and may be based in any location in the Midwest with quarterly travel to southwest Wisconsin required, pending organizational COVID-19 travel limitations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Benefits and Compensation
Annual salary of $50,000 to $55,000 for full-time, depending on the experience and interests of the individual hired. The position also includes flexible paid vacation/sick days, paid holidays, flexible working hours, and access to GPP health care plan or stipend in lieu of health care plan.
Interested applicants can apply by filling out this screening form.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the application deadline set at Friday, October 29th by 5:00pm Central Standard Time.
The Artisan Grain Collaborative is a project of Global Philanthropy Partnership (GPP), a 501(c)3 non-profit. This position will be an at-will employee of GPP.
GPP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. GPP is committed to equal treatment of all employees without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability or other basis protected by law. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that applicants with disabilities may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of needs at the time of application.
The Artisan Grain Collaborative is committed to supporting a healthy and inclusive working environment. This includes building a diverse staff and advancing equity and inclusion goals throughout our network.