Do you want to support impactful policy initiatives that benefit Michigan's students and farmers ? Join our team!

Groundwork Center is seeking a Policy and Engagement Specialist to carry out our 10 Cents a Meal for Michigan’s Kids & Farms communications, outreach and advocacy initiative across the state of Michigan. The ideal candidate will be passionate and knowledgeable about the value of getting locally grown food to children in school and early child care settings; be experienced in public policy advocacy, networking, and facilitation; and help to embed 10 Cents a Meal and the value of investing in healthy, locally grown food for children in school and early child care into Michigan’s identity. This position is full time, year round, and will report to Groundwork’s Food & Farming Program Director. Focus areas of this position will be central, east, and southeast Michigan including Detroit, Flint, and Lansing.

10 Cents a Meal is a state of Michigan program administered by the Michigan Department of Education. Groundwork Center is a nonprofit organization that provides supportive communications, outreach, and advocacy around the 10 Cents a Meal program.

The Policy and Engagement Specialist will be a visible, credible leader on policy issues who will manage 10 Cents legislative outreach and will publicly advocate for policy positions. The specialist will also support school grantees and build supportive partnerships and relationships with stakeholders—at community and state levels—working in areas of schools, farms, health, economy, food systems and more. The specialist will also support grantees through networking, communications, and outreach to foster success of the program within their communities. Finally, the specialist will help develop new project ideas and relationships with donors and grantors. 

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*My working hours may not be your working hours. Please do not feel the need to respond outside of your working hours.*

JEN SCHAAP  |  Food and Farming Program Director
Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities

P    231-941-6584 x708
A  313 Howard St, Unit B  |  Petoskey, MI 49770

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