Jefferson County Food Policy Council Director

Jefferson County Food Policy Council Director

This is a full-time exempt remote position. Hiring salary range for this position is $72,000-82,000.  Trailhead Institute offers a generous benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability, and a 401k with employer match.

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To Interview Us: We will be holding four office hours during the two-week application period. This offers you an opportunity to schedule a 15 minute call and ask any questions regarding the job announcement or about either Jefferson County Food Policy Council or Trailhead as this role would be working closely with both organizations. If you are unable to make it to the scheduled office hours, check out our Food Policy Council Director Q&A. Sign up at Calendly.


To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references to Rachel@Aging-Dynamics.com.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by Friday, February 4, 2022. Those who apply after the February 4, 2022 date may not be considered. Review of applications will begin the week of February 7, 2022. Only electronic submissions are accepted.

Jefferson County Food Policy Council

The Jefferson County Food Policy Council (“JeffCo FPC” or “Food Policy Council”), is a diverse stakeholder collaborative in Jefferson County, Colorado composed of local governments, nonprofit organizations, food and farm businesses, residents, and policymakers. Its mission is to increase equitable access to healthy, local, and affordable food and support a sustainable community food system. The Council envisions Jefferson County as a food secure community with healthy food access for all residents, a vibrant and equitable farming infrastructure, a healthy ecosystem, and a thriving local food economy.

Since its inception in 2015 as a program of Jefferson County Public Health, the JeffCo FPC has led regional discourse on common needs around food access and local food production. It has also helped its members build capacity for their individual organizations to do regional food system development work, and has fostered collaboration, coordination, and data sharing across agencies, organizations, and jurisdictions. JeffCo FPC staff, the Leadership Team, and members have moved Jefferson County towards this vision through coordinated outreach events, educational programming, technical assistance, and policy change – all with an emphasis on developing a vibrant, equitable, local food system. Following strategic planning, the Jeffco FPC decided to shift from being a program of Jefferson County Public Health to an independent organization fiscally sponsored by Trailhead Institute as of December 2021.

Trailhead Institute

Trailhead Institute is a public health institute whose mission is to advance innovation and collaboration in public and environmental health. With this in mind, the Food Policy Council Director will work with the Trailhead team to further the organization’s mission, to build a regenerative organization that actively works to reverse historical inequities within public health and within our organization, and to operate in accordance to our organizational drivers of collaboration, capacity and justice. Furthermore, this position will ensure that a focus on inclusivity, diversity, and equity is incorporated throughout all components of this work.