Would you like to help guide advocacy efforts, direct research priorities, and engage in the Alaska Food Coalition in a more defined role? The Alaska Food Coalition is seeking applicants for our Steering Committee. We seek to build geographic, cross-sector, racial, and socioeconomic diversity in the decision-making process for the coalition, and ensure members have a platform to lead fellow coalition members. The purpose of the Steering Committee is to:

  • contribute to the strategic vision of the direction and goals of the anti-hunger network in Alaska
  • build diverse representation and recruitment for the AFC with the AFC Manager
  • help set and direct a statewide advocacy agenda
  • ensure that decisions are respectful of the vision, mission, mandate, and values of the AFC

The roles and responsibilities of AFC Steering Committee Members will include:

  • acting as a governing body on behalf of coalition membership at large
  • leverage networks, connections, and resources to advance AFC efforts
  • planning and participating in general membership meetings
  • recruiting new members
  • serve on at least one workgroup (when applicable)
  • Educate policy makers and public about hunger/poverty in Alaska
  • identify key issues and set broad direction and priorities
  • identify partnership opportunities
  • represent coalition interests and positions at public functions and public policy forums
  • oversee and provide support for the AFC Manager
  • potential travel to Juneau and Washington, D.C. to represent Alaska and the AFC

Applications will be considered based on their geographic representation, current participation in the AFC, and passion for improving equity and ending hunger in Alaska’s food system. The deadline to apply is July 1st, 2016. Apply online or send in your application via e-mail after downloading the application in PDF or Microsoft Word format. If you have any questions, please e-mail Sarra at afc@foodbankofalaska.org.