SAWC is hiring a local foods director 

The Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition (SAWC) seeks a motivated, organized, goal-oriented self-starter with excellent collaboration and communication skills to lead and develop our Local Foods Program in Southeast Alaska.

Application Closing Date: April 20th, 2018

Position Scope: SAWC's Local Foods Director will work with partners of the Sustainable Southeast Partnership and other community groups to promote stewardship of edible natural resources, forge resilient food systems that decrease dependence on outside food sources, and spark food-based business startups.. We are working towards a regional food system that includes a reliable, well-stewarded supply of wild foods, thriving sustainable agricultural and local food enterprises, and improved access to fresh and nutritious foods for all residents across Southeast Alaska. The Local Foods Director will report to the SAWC Executive Director.

Key Job Responsibilities: 

  • Working in rural Southeast Alaska communities to identify local food system opportunities and priorities
  • Strategy Development and Project Oversight: The Local Foods Director will work with communities to develop and oversee programs that match the opportunities identified by community partners. We expect focus on these priority areas in the coming year:
  • Bolstering community-based stewardship and use of substance resources, such as wild salmon and other seafood.. This may include fostering informed resource management through public participation in state and federal processes or through new co-management frameworks.
  • Supporting efforts to grow local foods in community greenhouses and/or entrepreneurial efforts associated with the Salt and Soil Marketplace.
  • Educational programs like Moby, the Mobile Greenhouse, Salt & Soil Marketplace, and furthering education for food entrepreneurs.


  • Organizational Leadership: The Local Foods Director is responsible for the overall management of SAWC's foods program.. This includes strategic and programmatic development and coordination with SAWC's Executive Director and Board of Directors. This position is the Regional Catalyst for the SSP Food Sustainability work, and the Local Foods Director will engage closely with SSP Community Catalysts, member groups/partners, and leadership. The Local Foods Director will be empowered to help facilitate broad collaboration between all of SAWC's staff/board and the SSP network. 

Key Organizational Tasks Include:

  • Grant writing and reporting: Reporting on activities funded through various grants, and securing funding for future projects.. The position is grant funded for 2.5 years; it will be the Local Food Director's job to secure the funding and partnerships necessary to continue this work into the future.
  • Staff Supervision: The Local Foods Director will oversee the SAWC Local Foods Coordinator, and possibly interns. This involves working collaboratively on a variety of projects, particularly the Salt and Soil Marketplace.

Communications Intern

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The Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition (SAWC) is seeking a Communications Intern to support the Salt & Soil Marketplace. The Intern will work closely with the SAWC Local Foods Coordinator, Local Foods Director, market vendors, volunteer staff, and will be involved with all aspects of the market’s operations. The Intern will assist with weekly aggregation and distribution of foods and use communications to share market updates and to promote food security/local foods advocacy. The intern will use a variety of communication tools including design, graphics, social media, and writing for communications.

Application Deadline: CLOSED

Call for posters

Each year we offer an opportunity for Southeast Alaskan artists to submit concepts for an annual market poster design. The call for 2018 call submissions is closed. Stay tuned for opportunity in 2019! 

Proposals due: Spring 2019


Consider becoming a volunteer at the Salt & Soil Marketplace! We love to have extra hands to set up and break down, help at informational booths, and to run cooking demonstrations during our distribution days. The market season runs April to October. Distribution in Thursday in Juneau and Saturday in Haines.

Email Colin at for volunteer details.