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The Board of Slow Food USA is seeking to fill a new staff position at SFUSA, that of President. The complete posting can be found here, after the jump, as well as on other job sites such as idealist.org. Please read and pass on to anyone you think fits the bill.

Slow Food USA Seeks President

Slow Food USA seeks to hire a dynamic leader who will build the organization to its full potential as the major NGO player in the American sustainable food movement. The post of President is a new position that will augment SFUSA’s national leadership capacity by working closely with the Board of Directors and existing key staff, including the Executive Director. This position is being created as part of SFUSA’s strategic plan and in anticipation of aggressive organizational growth. SFUSA, affiliated with Slow Food International, is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization with its main office located in Brooklyn, NY; a subsidiary office, Slow Food Nation, located in San Francisco, CA; and nearly 200 grass-roots membership chapters in 47 states. SFUSA membership has grown from 1,500 in 2000 (when the national office opened) to over 16,000 today. SFUSA currently directs several national programs in education, biodiversity and network building (visit www.slowfoodusa.org for more information) and is developing a strategy for future involvement in food policy.


The President will direct and oversee all activities of SFUSA. In particular, he or she will have primary responsibility in the areas of strategic vision, major fundraising, external affairs, and organizational development, while working with the Executive Director to oversee all other functions of the organization, including programs, finances and administration. The President reports directly to the Board of Directors.


Candidates must have:

• A professional career of progressively challenging responsibility and leadership.

• Excellent track record as a visionary leader, nonprofit entrepreneur and manager with verifiable accomplishments in fundraising and organizational development.

• Excellent skills in public speaking, communications, strategic planning, and strong interpersonal ability.

• A Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred; or comparable professional experience.

• Candidate must understand and share Slow Food values. He or she should have an interdisciplinary knowledge of national and global food issues, and ideally, familiarity with the culture and history of the organization.

In addition, an ideal candidate has experience in directing complex institutional functions, including capital campaigns, budgeting, government and legislative affairs, educational programs, and marketing.

Salary: commensurate with experience, plus standard benefits package

Qualified candidates should direct inquiries or send resumé, references, and a letter of application to

Lynne H. Frame
SFUSA Search Committee Chair
38 Helens Lane
Mill Valley, CA 94941
email: lynne@slowfoodusa.org
(Please, no phone inquiries to the national office.)

Application deadline: June 13, 2008