Fair Farms Campaign Manager – Job Notice

Waterkeepers Chesapeake seeks an enthusiastic, energetic, outgoing self-starter with a passion for sustainable agriculture and environmental justice to manage its Fair Farms Campaign. The Fair Farms Campaign Manager manages all aspects of the Fair Farms Campaign and is meaningfully involved in Maryland’s environmental and sustainable agriculture communities. Whether building partnerships, participating in collaborative projects, crafting new policy or writing blog and social media posts, this position plays a critical role in shaping the future of Maryland’s food system.

This position calls for a well-rounded, strategy-minded campaign generalist with a committed passion for environmental advocacy, sustainable agriculture, and food system reform. An ideal candidate would have the ability to guide a big picture strategy while tending to the campaign details, as well as experience with grassroots organizing, managing online social networks, building and maintaining partnerships, and developing a diverse array of communications materials.

This position takes the lead in implementing and managing the Fair Farms campaign which brings together consumers, farmers, public health professionals, and conservationists to advocate for a food system that is equitable, fair to farmers, invests in homegrown healthy foods, and restores our waterways. This public education and engagement campaign, launched in December 2015, is focused on using innovative storytelling, online and direct advocacy to support policy objectives and promote consumer behaviors that will reduce agricultural pollution and promote sustainable agriculture. The Fair Farms campaign plays a key role in policy, communications and outreach in two collaborative projects focused on different aspects of sustainable agriculture.

The Campaign Manager reports to the Executive Director and works with a staff of five, plus multiple consultants and interns. The position manages the Communications and Outreach Associate’s Fair Farms communications work, and interns working on the Fair Farms campaign.

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