The primary purpose of the Project Coordinator is to oversee and manage the strategic expansion and deepen the reach of local food policy councils in NC, and beyond, to bolster food sovereignty in local communities, especially as it relates to working with the wisdom in the most vulnerable communities across North Carolina. This position’s aim is to support the voices of community members to engage with policy and systems change for a more healthy and community-based food system.
The role will include direct/strategic support of a growing network of local food councils across North Carolina to apply an equity lens to impact policies and practices that advance community-centered food practices. The position will also organize, develop and lead training for project team staff (at multiple organizations) as it relates to food sovereignty and race equity; and engage project partners (organizations and funders) and project allies across the state and region. The position will collaborate on strategy and vision for the overall project, holding the value for a consent based governance model as central to the project’s work; work as part of a team; work to garner the support necessary for the network of local food councils to thrive; learns from and contribute to a national community of practice developing impacts for resilient food systems that are rooted in food sovereignty and believes in building that capacity through food policy councils and community voices.