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Outreach Specialist
Are you looking for meaningful work in food access? Want to help local farmers and farmers markets? Interested in learning about how federal nutrition benefits programs work? Enjoy connecting and communicating with a wide variety of people? If so, we encourage you to apply for this position. Established in 1992, the National Association of Farmers’ Market Nutrition Programs (NAFMNP) is a national non-profit organization providing critical linkage among all the stakeholders in USDA’s Farmers’ Market Nutrition Programs. NAFMNP works on an ongoing basis with 51 state agencies and the District of Columbia, with programs in U.S. Territories, and with Federally recognized Indian Tribal Organizations. NAFMNP’s mission is “Cultivating opportunities for consumers to buy fresh produce from local growers.” NAFMNP has entered into a Cooperative Agreement with USDA to provide support services for farmers markets and farmers to increase their participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and to develop new technologies to shift more federal benefits to an electronic format. We are hiring an Outreach Specialist to assist us in this work.
Research Technician 3
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Research technician for small grain breeding program. Support greenhouse and field research for the development of small grain crops varieties for the interior Alaska climate. Details are available
Kitchen Sync Strategies
The Director of Regional Growth is an exciting new role for Kitchen Sync Strategies.

We’re seeking an established, charismatic leader who understands first hand the critical role food hubs and regional food businesses play in the farm-to-institution and farm-to-school movements, who has a developed strategic sense of how to improve local and regional food systems, and who has a firm commitment to building a fairer, more sustainable food economy.

IAC Technical Assistance Specialist (Alaska)
Intertribal Agriculture Council
Reporting to the respective Interregional Manager, IAC Technical Assistance (TA) Specialists provide direct assistance with USDA program access to Tribal producers, Tribal entities, and Tribal governments - outreach, eligibility, and program application support. Other forms of assistance provided include agriculture and natural resource management planning, project development support, partnership leveraging, government-to-government relations, planning, and supplemental resources identification. TA Specialists have a background in agriculture, Tribal food systems, natural resources management, community development, education, outreach, Tribal relations, and/or other applicable areas. The position is well suited for self-starters who excel independently and as part of a team and are willing to travel extensively at times. IAC expects TA Specialists to meet producers and Tribal clients face to face, whenever possible, and to function well within a remote work environment.

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Chief Advocacy Officer
Food Bank of Alaska
Food Bank of Alaska is hiring a Chief Advocacy Officer! The amazing job will be posted on our website shortly, but wanted to share the opportunity here first. Feel free to message me if you’d like to connect about this at the conference. - Cara Durr
Assistant Professor, Tribes Extension Agent, Serving the Aleutian Pribilof Island Region, based in Anchorage
University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service
Join the Alaska Tribes Extension Program (, UAF Cooperative Extension Service, the Aleutian Pribilof Island Association, and Unangax Tribes to promote food sovereignty and security in the Aleutian Pribilof Island region. This is a term Assistant Professor position funded through the Native American Agriculture Program, in partnership with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program (FRTEP). This position will provide culturally relevant education in horticulture and food as outlined in the goals, objectives and timeline of the grant. This position will be located at the Aleutian Pribilof Island Association Main Office in Anchorage, which serves 13 Tribes (the Unangax) residing in villages on the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands of Alaska. This project strives to help the Unangax boost food security, resiliency, and economic diversity; and to grow, cook, safely preserve, and eat more food at home, thereby improving nutrition, food safety, and self-reliance. Activities are designed to uphold cultural values and to be research-based. A variety of approaches will be used to reach this large, remote region including hands-on and virtual workshops as well as a variety of other outreach methods.
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