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Public Policy Associate, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders

The Organization

Established in the late 1990s and staffed since 2003, SAFSF has evolved into a vibrant network of approximately 100 organizational members from the philanthropic and investment sectors whose work spans a broad range of issues and strategies as well as a wide geographic range—domestic and international.

Our vision is that all resources invested in food and agriculture systems enhance our collective wellbeing. Our core values of collaboration, equity, respect, stewardship, and integrity drive our organization on a daily basis. We use these values to guide our decision-making process in all our work, from developing programs and hiring new staff to choosing caterers, vendors, and venues.

Position Overview

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF) seeks a  Public Policy Associate to work with the Senior Director of Public Policy in developing and executing policy-related content to engage our network of philanthropic and investment funders in opportunities to support sustainable agriculture and food systems policy work. This is a new role for SAFSF that will support and help shape our overall policy work, including membership engagement and learning, policy analysis and writing, planning and executing events, both virtual and in-person. This is a full-time, exempt, permanent, remote position with a starting salary range of $50-54,000. SAFSF offers an excellent benefits package. See the full job description at

How To Apply

All interested applicants must apply online at no later than 11:59 pm PT on August 10, 2022.

We are committed to transparency and aim to minimize the stress and uncertainty of our application and hiring process. SAFSF seeks to minimize bias and the impact of structural discrimination within our hiring practices. We focus first on relevant work skills and experience, both lived and professional, and are actively seeking a diverse pool of candidates.

Applicants must respond to the following three questions in the application form, in lieu of a traditional cover letter, and upload a resume to complete the application. Please limit each response to 250 words or less.

  1. What interests you in working at the intersection of public policy and agriculture and food?  
  2. What policy issues do you follow and why? Are there elected officials who you think of in relation to the issues you follow?
  3. What are your thoughts on the role of public policy in addressing systemic racism and economic inequities in agriculture and food systems? 

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