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Employment and Internship Opportunities with Slow Food USA

sfusa%20logo.jpgSlow Food USA is currently seeking motivated, strategic and highly skilled individuals to drive its Development, Communications, Slow Food Nation, and Youth programs. All applications are due no later than January 16, 2009. Positions are based in Brooklyn, New York: Please see position summaries and submission instructions below.

++ Director of Development: will be responsible for building and driving a fundraising strategy that will allow Slow Food USA to reach its full potential. The Director of Development will report to the President and work closely with the senior leadership team to develop a comprehensive fundraising plan (that includes individual, foundation and corporate prospects), identify annual revenue goals, and analyze progress towards those goals. The Director will furthermore design, implement and manage all aspects of this plan, including donor cultivation, networking, events, the annual fund, Board giving and major gifts. Read more about the Director of Development position.

++ Director of Communications: will be responsible for message-framing, strategic communications planning, public relations, web and print media and publications. The Director of Communications will report to the President and will work in close partnership with the senior leadership team to frame messaging and manage public relations around Slow Food USA’s programs, membership and mission. Read more about the Director of Communications position.

++ Director of Slow Food Nation: will be responsible for creating the next edition of Slow Food Nation. The Director will report to the President and work in close partnership with the senior leadership team to define the scope and budget for the next Slow Food Nation. This person will build a high performing event team, integrated with existing Slow Food USA staff, and direct and manage the execution of the event. The Director will work closely with staff, partners, allies and volunteers to create an event, a campaign and a national movement that will serve, strengthen and coalesce the diverse forces working to create a good, clean, fair food system. Read more about the Director of Slow Food Nation position.

++ Youth Program Coordinator: will be instrumental in designing and implementing Slow Food’s youth programming, activities, partnerships and campaigns. The Coordinator will report to the Program Director to manage Slow Food’s K-12 projects and college campus chapters. This person will play a key role in maintaining relationships with partner organizations to ensure that Slow Food effectively supports the national and international youth food movement (including the University of Gastronomic Sciences), manage the creation of youth delegations at Slow Food Nation, Terra Madre, and other events, and work to develop meaningful programs for aspiring young farmers. Read more about the Youth Program Coordinator position.

Slow Food USA Internships
All Winter 2009 Internships have been filled. Slow Food USA will be accepting submissions for Spring internships (April-June) from February 14, 2009 until February 28, 2009.

Each season, Slow Food USA hires interns to work in the national office in Brooklyn, New York City. An internship at Slow Food is a terrific way to learn about the food sector and the non-profit world, and to be involved in a movement that seeks to preserve the world we live in while enjoying its harvest.
Internships provide the opportunity to be involved with the organization and coordination of local, national and international events and projects, and to make contact with international leaders in the food sector.

Slow Food USA is a fun and busy non-profit organization with an open-minded, friendly staff. Minimum 15 hours a week, 3 month commitment. Full-time commitment preferred. Interns who can dedicate more time to this internship will gain more from it and be involved in more interesting work.
For more information about internships and how to apply, read the information on Slow Food USA’s site.