Policy Network Director

As a regional, six-state network, Food Solutions New England unites the food system community around a shared set of values – democratic empowerment, racial equity and dignity for all, sustainability, and trust – and strengthens the movement’s ability to achieve New England Food Vision goals. FSNE envisions a powerful food movement that democratically transforms New England’s food system so that it is sustainable, just, and resilient.

Under the broad supervision of the Executive Director of the Sustainability Institute at the University of New Hampshire, 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 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 position is full-time, salaried, benefited, and primarily remote (from any New England location), with a starting annual salary of $70,000-$75,000.