Request for Applicants for the Southern SAWG Board of Directors

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The Southern SAWG Board of Directors is accepting applicants for consideration of Board appointment beginning on July 1, 2019.  

 Board Term: July 2019 – June 2022

 Application Deadline: February 28, 2019

 Southern SAWG Board of Directors Opportunity

The Southern SAWG Board of Directors is accepting applications for consideration of Board appointment. We would like to appoint three to five additional Board members to help strengthen, grow, guide, and support the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group in achieving our mission. The term for this appointment will be from July 2019 to July 2022.

Southern SAWG is a highly respected primary force in the creation of a sustainable food and agriculture system in the South and nationally. Members of the Southern SAWG Board of Directors hold an influential position in this movement. The honor and privilege of serving on the board are accompanied by appropriate responsibilities that enable Southern SAWG to continue to mature and contribute powerfully to a more sustainable society.

Responsibilities include long-range and strategic planning, goal setting, prioritizing and evaluating activities, financial oversight, funding development, and setting Southern SAWG policy and program direction. Each year the Southern SAWG targets specific needs for incoming Board members. This year SSAWG has many target areas, including: states in our region not currently represented (GA, MS, OK, VA), persons of color, farmers, persons with funding development skills, persons with communication and marketing expertise, youth representatives, and those involved with the work of Southern SAWG.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, resume, and two professional references to info@ssawg.org by February 28, 2019. The letter should include what you are interested in contributing to the Board, a summary of your skills and experience as relevant to a Southern SAWG Board appointment, and your history and current involvement with SSAWG. Southern SAWG is interested in a full-range of diverse applicants and will not discriminate.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Young or Jonathan Mohr