Hiring for Senior Policy Associate Role at San Diego Food System Alliance

We are seeking qualified candidates for a Senior Policy Associate role within the San Diego Food System Alliance. Thank you for your support in helping us identify great candidates!


The mission of San Diego Food System Alliance (Alliance) is to cultivate a healthy, sustainable, and just food system in San Diego County. The Alliance is a diverse and inclusive network that works in partnership across sectors to promote collaboration, influence policy, and catalyze transformation in the food system. Our work is grounded in a shared vision for change, and is informed by the experience and expertise of our network and the broader community. Together with local nonprofit organizations, businesses, public agencies, institutions, funders, farmers, fisherfolk, food makers, food chain workers, food buyers, chefs, and residents we are working to build a better food system in San Diego County, one that will restore ourselves and our communities, protect our environment, and transform our local economy. The Alliance was officially launched in September 2012 out of a recommendation from the San Diego Food System Assessment and the Urban-Rural Roundtable, convened by Roots of Change, San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts and Mayor Jerry Sanders.

Senior Policy Associate is a new role at the Alliance and will be responsible for conducting policy research, analysis, and outreach in support of several of the Alliance Working Groups and network to advance policy, system, and environmental changes for the regional food system. The Senior Policy Associate will be a critical role for the Alliance as it launches a strategic visioning process for the San Diego food system, San Diego Food Vision 2030. This role is both strategic and tactical, requiring the ability to think big while managing details, working collaboratively with the Alliance staff and network. Senior Policy Associate will develop research and policy recommendations, through a collaborative process with Alliance Working Groups and the wider network on food justice and regional food system issues. The Senior Policy Associate is a seasoned professional who enjoys working independently and collaboratively as part of the Alliance staff team. A passion for food justice and inequities within the food system is critical for this role. The Senior Policy Associate may be responsible for managing associates, interns, contractors, and vendors to support activities.

More details about the role and how to apply available here.

Application Due Date: End of May 2019

Expected Start Date: Between Aug 1st and Oct 1st 2019  

Elly Brown