Policy Officer Food & Agriculture

Job Description
Type of Job: 
Main Areas of Responsibility: 

The Thornburg Foundation is seeking applications from qualified candidates to lead its Food & Agriculture (F&A) Initiative, which supports the advancement of more resilient, sustainable, and localized food and agricultural systems in New Mexico. The F&A Policy Officer position will be responsible for overall direction of the F&A strategy as well as managing a multi-year grantmaking portfolio consistent with the F&A strategic plan.

Additional Areas of Responsibility: 

Lead and refine as needed a comprehensive strategy designed to advance ecologically sustainable and economically viable food and agricultural systems in New Mexico; work closely with perspective and current grantees to develop new grant applications, support grant implementation, and ensure grant reporting; and manage an annual grantmaking portfolio of approximately $1 million and 20-25 grants per year.

Other Information/Requirements: 

Compensation & Benefits: Competitive salary, depending on experience; health care benefits; Paid Time Off; and 401(k) plan. Location: All Thornburg Foundation staff are currently working remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Once staff are able to work in the office again, this position will be based out of the Thornburg Foundation office in Santa Fe, NM.

How to Apply: 

No phone calls. Please submit a cover letter that specifically addresses how your expertise and background match the job description requirements, your resume, and contact information for three references (two must be former or current employers) prior to May 7, 2021. Email applications to [email protected] and include “Food & Agriculture Policy Officer” in the subject line.

Contact Information
Leslie Garcia
Thornburg Foundation
2300 N Ridgetop Rd
Santa Fe
New Mexico
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Business Phone: 
(505) 467-7853
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Internal Info
Date to Post: 
Apr 22 2021
Date to Remove: 
May 7 2021

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