Advocacy Specialist

National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA)
Organization location: 
Iowa City, IA
Apply by: 
Fri, 03/22/2013

National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) is accepting applications for the full-time position of Advocacy Specialist. NCGA's Advocacy Specialist develops educational information and related materials, and provides online, PR and retail program support for NCGA staff, co-ops and target consumers on complex advocacy issues relevant to the natural and organic food co-op sector. The preferred candidate will have substantial background in/understanding of natural and organic food and related political issues; relevant degree; public relations experience; strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; a willingness to remain current on local/regional/national news related to cooperatives and the natural foods industry; and a strong commitment to the success of values-driven community owned food co-ops. This position will be located in NCGA’s Iowa City, IA office.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, along with a great opportunity for the right individual.

Please send letter of interest, resume, cover page (see attached PDF below) and samples of professional written communication to:

Jessica Burtt Fogarty, HR Support

14 South Linn Street Iowa City, IA 52240; (fax) 866-680-9895

Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their materials, although please be advised that no materials will be returned and applicants missing requested materials will not be considered. Applicant information will be kept confidential during the screening process, excepting references provided by applicant. A job description is available by contacting Jessica Burtt Fogarty using the above information.

NCGA is a member-owned, national cooperative providing a variety of services to retail food co-ops in 36 states. NCGA is a winner of the dotCoop Global Awards for Cooperative Excellence in recognition of the application of cooperative values and principles to drive cooperative and business success. In 2012, NCGA became a Certified B Corporation, a rigorous certification that recognizes business standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. For a map of NCGA member and associate co-ops, visit To learn more about co-ops, visit or

Contact name: 
Jessica Burtt Fogarty
Contact phone: 
866-709-2667 x1102
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