Food Systems Coordinator

Douglas County Kansas has received funding from the CDC to advance our work in food systems and access to healthy foods.  We are creating a new, three year, full-time position:  Food Systems Coordinator.  This Coordinator would work in our Sustainability Department and help us advance our food systems initiatives – from food hubs to addressing food deserts.

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 Food Systems Coordinator – JOB ID: 14-039

 Job Description:

Douglas County, KS is accepting applications for a full time Food Systems Coordinator in the County Administration Office.  The Food Systems Coordinator will work in concert with the Douglas County Food Policy Council, City and County staff, and food systems stakeholders to advance local food systems work in Douglas County.  Specific responsibilities would focus on policy and program initiatives that improve access to healthy, locally-produced foods for our citizens, with a particular focus on improving accessibility for youth populations and low-income residents. The Food Systems Coordinator reports to the Sustainability Coordinator for Douglas County and the City of Lawrence. 

 Required qualifications include a Bachelor's degree with professional experience in any of the following (or related) fields: community health, public health, community development, planning, or agriculture.  Knowledge of food systems and food policy required; knowledge of NE Kansas food systems preferred.

Submit application with cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references online at: before 5:00 PM, Monday, November 17, 2014. EOE.

Job Salary/Pay Rate & Benefits

The salary range is $40,000-$48,500 with excellent benefit package.

Application Deadline

Monday, 11/17/2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Eileen Horn

Sustainability Coordinator

Douglas County/City of Lawrence

1100 Massachusetts St.

Lawrence, KS 66044

 office: (785) 330-2873

cell: (785) 330-3121

Douglas County, Kansas
Publicaton Date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:00am
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Douglas County Kansas
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