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This job expired on November 25, 2022

Program Manager Tilth Alliance

  • Date Posted September 26, 2022
  • Location Seattle, WA
  • Category Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

Tilth Alliance works in community with Washington farmers, gardeners and eaters to build a sustainable, healthy and equitable food future.  Through our work we encourage and support farmers and gardeners throughout Washington in adopting organic, regenerative, sustainable growing practices; we help bring sustainably produced food from the fields of farmers in Washington State to the plates of consumers; we inspire people to enjoy growing, cooking and eating food that is delicious and healthy, strengthens their communities, and is good for the environment.  The primary strategies we employ in this effort are advocacy, education and collaboration.   Equity, inclusion, and the cultivation of an anti-racist culture are important outcomes expected of all the work we do.

Job description

The Coalition for Organic and Regenerative Agriculture (CORA) recognizes that broad adoption of organic and regenerative practices across all types and scales of agriculture in Washington State and beyond will deliver multiple and substantial benefits.  CORA has formed to serve as a unifying force and a strong voice representing the organic and regenerative community, assertively advocating for progressive policies and programs that are inclusive of all represented interests and that promote equity and inclusion.


CORA will advocate for:

  • Research that explores, defines, evaluates, and supports the implementation of the most effective organic and regenerative practices.
  • Educational opportunities that provide producers and farm workers with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively engage in organic and regenerative agriculture.
  • Resources to help mitigate barriers to transitioning to organic and regenerative agriculture.
  • Policies and programs at the state and national level that promote and support adoption of organic and regenerative practices.
  • Policies and practices that advance equity, inclusion, diversity and anti-racism within the organic/regenerative community.

CORA Leadership & Operational Structure:

The CORA Program Manager will be an employee of Tilth Alliance.  The work of the CORA Program Manager will be overseen by CORA’s Governing Council who will determine the Program Manager’s scope of work.  The Governing Council provides leadership for the Coalition and is responsible for establishing CORA’s goals, objectives and strategic priorities; developing an annual advocacy agenda and policy platform; representing the interests CORA to the public, press and policymakers; helping recruit new CORA members; and assisting with fundraising for CORA.

Tilth Alliance will support CORA operations by providing financial and administrative services and by employing and supporting the CORA Program Manager. Tilth Alliance’s Executive Director is a permanent member of the CORA Governing Council and will directly supervise the CORA Program Manager.


Position Description:

The job of the CORA Program Manager is to support CORA’s Governing Council and work to achieve the goals and objectives of the Coalition.  The CORA Program Manager will report to the Governing Council, with the Executive Director of Tilth Alliance as their direct supervisor. As supervisor, the Tilth Alliance Executive Director will respond to concerns of the CORA Program Manager regarding workload or other work-related challenges.


Job Responsibilities:·        
  • Handle the logistics of the CORA Governing Council, including scheduling regular GC meetings, helping set meeting agendas, and arranging for Governing Council participation in legislator meetings, press conferences, and public testimony;·        
  • Participate in developing CORA’s strategic priorities and advocacy agenda;·        
  • Conduct research to inform CORA’s position on current issues;·        
  • Manage CORA Membership, including organizing periodic membership meetings, conducting membership survey’s, recruiting new members and collecting membership dues, responding to member questions and concerns, recruiting members to provide public testimony and meet with legislators, and regularly communicating with membership about the activities of CORA;·        
  • Manage the CORA budget;·        
  • Manage CORA communications, including working with Tilth Alliance’s Communications Manager to keep the CORA website updated, publishing a CORA newsletter, and sending Action Alerts to CORA members;·        
  • Work with the CORA Lobbyist to arrange for public testimony at public hearings, arrange meetings and build relationship with key policy makers, and organize press conferences or other events as needed;·        
  • Represent CORA at public hearings, in meetings with policy makers or in other venues as necessary;·        
  • Assist with raising funds for CORA.

Desired Qualifications and Attributes:·        
  • Passionate about the many benefits of organic and regenerative agricultural practices·        
  • An independent, highly organized and pro-active worker·        
  • Self-reliant, self-starter·        
  • Skilled in handling multiple tasks, prioritizing job assignments, and independently meeting required deadlines·        
  • Skilled at meeting facilitation and notetaking·        
  • Adept at working with and collaborating with diverse communities and coalitions·        
  • Comfortable engaging with policymakers, elected officials, and government agencies·        
  • Experience with organizing events ·        
  • Experience working with the Media and organizing press events·        
  • Experience developing newsletters, press releases, social media posts, and other communication tools·         
  • Experience creating and updating website content.  Skilled in grant writing and research·        
  • Familiarity with organizational DEI practices and a commitment to equity-driven policy

Compensation: $53,000 - $55,000 annually


Compensation this position is : salaried, 50k-75k Application instructions
This job expired on November 25, 2022
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