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The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (Southern SAWG) is
seeking to hire a new Executive Director. The Executive Director will be
responsible for leading the organization in its work of empowering and
inspiring farmers, individuals, and communities throughout the South to
create a sustainable agriculture and food system. Whereas relocation to
Arkansas is not necessary for the successful candidate, southern residence
is required.

The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (Southern SAWG) has been
one of the lead organizations working for the past 22 years to foster a more
sustainable food and agriculture system throughout the Southern region - one
that yields dignity and economic viability for farmers and farm workers, and
provides safe and secure food for all, produced in harmony with nature. We
are engaged in extensive outreach and education over a broad and diverse
region, both geographically and demographically. Southern SAWG links more
than 150 organizations and many individuals throughout the 13 Southern
states of AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, & VA.


Ideal candidates for this position will:

*   Provide visionary leadership to a 22-year old dynamic and growing
organization in the sustainable agriculture movement.
*   Be capable of effective resource development for and sound fiscal
management of diverse income streams
*   Be an experienced and effective leader within a virtual and dynamic
work environment that includes some travel.
*   Have exceptionally strong relationship-building skills.
*   Enjoy the complexity and rewards of leading a multi-faceted,
regional organization covering a wide diversity of demographics and
*   Be an effective manager of a dedicated team that is comprised of
diverse professional staff and contractors.
*   Be able to effectively engage and work with the board of directors.
*   Understand the relationship of local and regional efforts to effect
systemic change in the farming and food system, particularly where resources
are scarce.
*   Be an excellent communicator dedicated to transparency and
accountability for and within the organization.
*   Be computer literate, with proficiency using Microsoft Office,
Internet and email.

Currently, Southern SAWG has an administrative office in Fayetteville,
Arkansas. However, a majority of the staff and contractors operate out of
their home offices.

For a full job description, please visit:
http://www.ssawg.org/storage/EDJobDescription.pdf . SSAWG is committed to the
principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every current and
prospective employee. Substantial efforts are made to seek out potential
candidates among women, minority groups, and individuals with disabilities.

To apply: Send a resume, a substantive cover letter highlighting why you
would be good for this position and this position would be good for you,
three writing samples that demonstrate the ability to write for differing
audiences and handle the content with differing levels of technical detail,
and contact information for three professional references to Southern SAWG
Board President Stephan Walker at  stepwalkfarm@live.com
stepwalkfarm@live.com. Contact (870) 575-7237 for questions.

Application deadline is July 31, 2013.

Position start date is no later than April 1, 2014.

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