Slow Food Chicago is accepting applications for dynamic and committed team players to join our board! Click here to view and complete an application.

Slow Food Chicago is an educational, non-profit organization with the goal of creating a world in which everyone can enjoy food that is good, clean and fair.  We plan and execute multiple events and initiatives year-round, including community garden days, crop mobs to local farms, workshops and taste education classes, farm-to-table dinners, potluck gatherings, and more!  

We are particularly looking for new board members to lead in areas of: 

- Public Events: work with our current events team on the development, coordination and execution of major free/low-cost events, including but not limited to our Annual Meeting, Farm Roast and the Summer Solstice Potluck.

- Social Media: help to manage our social media accounts (posting and responding to inquiries), increase the audience for these accounts.

- PR: handle PR requests and postings for events throughout the year. The ideal candidate should have established media contacts including those in restaurant and hospitality industries.

-Outreach/Community Relations: lead community outreach efforts on behalf of the Board, including connecting organizations across our various interests, identify opportunities for outreach to broaden and diversify our base of supporters.

-Snail of Approval: In order to help guide people to food that is good, clean and fair, Slow Food Chicago awards the Snail of Approval to food and beverage suppliers who exemplify Slow Food principles. This role will act as Snail of Approval liaison to the food industry and on the Snail of Approval Committee to vet the nominees and request additional information from nominees. 

- PreSERVE Garden:  assist with coordinating PreSERVE garden volunteer days, seasonal planning, establishing community partnerships, and creating educational events at the garden. The garden volunteer days are typically one Saturday a month from April through October so Saturday availability is highly preferred. Ideal candidate is an individual with a passion for food and gardening.

While other skills are always welcome, these are our most pressing needs at this time! In general, we always need good project managers who can see all kinds of projects through from start to finish. Please be mindful of these while filling out your application and emphasize specific experience in these areas as much as possible. 

Wondering more about what it's like to serve on the Slow Food Chicago board? Check out our blog as we profile alumni board members who have served in the past. We talk to them about why they got involved, what they're most proud of from serving on the board, and what they're up to now. 

If you're interested, click here to submit an application by Monday, November 28th. Full details regarding time commitment, term limits, and other nitty-gritty items are listed in the application link. 

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