Communications Director (SAFSF)

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF) is a philanthropy-serving organization (PSO) that amplifies the impact of philanthropic and investment communities in support of just and sustainable food and agriculture systems. 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.


Working as a member of the Membership and Outreach team, and in collaboration with the entire SAFSF staff, the Communications Director will manage and execute all SAFSF internal and external communications in our core areas of work. This is a newly created position that requires an individual who has experience working with a broad range of communications tools and channels and who can work effectively across a wide range of communications activities. The individual hired will also help clarify the role, the relationships, and the responsibilities of the position within the SAFSF staff as they learn on the job. 


This is a full-time, exempt, permanent, remote position with a starting salary range of $60,000-$70,000. SAFSF offers an excellent benefits package, which currently includes automatic (5%) and matching (up to 3%) retirement contributions, medical, vision, dental, and prescription insurance (100% paid by SAFSF for employee), as well as health and fitness, internet, and cell phone reimbursements. Paid time off includes 8 federal holidays plus the day after Thanksgiving, summer half-day Fridays, the last week of the year (December 25-January 1), accrued vacation, and sick time. SAFSF has an entirely remote workforce. 


Click here for more information about the position. All interested applicants must apply online at no later than 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, February 22, 2021.  Applicants must respond to the following four questions 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 compels you to want to be part of the SAFSF team and work at the intersection of philanthropy and food and agriculture?  
  2. What is one aspect of communications work that you especially enjoy and how do your unique skills and/or life experiences play into that? 
  3. Describe a challenge or success you have experienced in executing communications strategies within a membership organization or in a situation involving multiple stakeholders or collaborators.
  4. The events of 2020 helped to reveal the systemic racism and inequity present in the U.S. food and agriculture system. What are your thoughts on the agriculture and food systems narratives highlighted by the media and how SAFSF could or should contribute to those narratives?  

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  • Erin Roberts
    published this page in Job Board 2021-01-29 13:16:29 -0500