We are currently hiring for one position, Director, Midwest Row Crop Collaborative, and requesting qualifications for consultants on a strategic planning process. Please scroll down for more information.


Director, Midwest Row Crop Collaborative

The Director, Midwest Row Crop Collaborative provides leadership and management for all aspects of the Collaborative’s ongoing and emerging work. The Midwest Row Crop Collaborative (the Collaborative or MRCC) is a diverse coalition working to create a U.S. agricultural system that is part of a healthy environmental ecosystem and is economically viable for all in the value chain. This group is working toward improved environmental outcomes through cross-sector collaboration and continuous improvement at a meaningful scale throughout the Upper Mississippi River Basin. Specifically, the Collaborative aims for a system with healthy soils that protects water, that addresses the factors contributing to climate change and that supports farm families.

The Director, Midwest Row Crop Collaborative works closely with MRCC members to develop long-range strategic direction and advance incremental actions to move the Collaborative toward its goals. The Director provides leadership in driving Collaborative activities by inspiring and coordinating members in identifying and implementing Systems Change Projects. They serve as a primary point of contact for and coordinate between MRCC members, Environmental Initiative staff, systems change project partners, affiliated funders, stakeholder groups and contractors. The Director leads a team of highly capable and motivated external and internal partners and deploys human and capital resources to most effectively support the Collaborative’s ambitious goals and objectives.

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To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume (preferred by email) to:

Ellen Gibson
Chief Impact Officer

Environmental Initiative
211 North First Street, Suite 250
Minneapolis, MN 55401


Please use “Director, Midwest Row Crop Collaborative” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled.


Request for Qualifications: Strategic Planning Consulting Services

Environmental Initiative is a nonprofit organization that centers people in our work by creating opportunities for people with diverse perspectives to come together, problem-solve and implement environmental solutions in partnership. We believe that we are better together, and that working collaboratively is the only way we’ll be able to solve the systemic, complex and critical environmental and sustainability challenges that face Minnesota and our region, nation and world. Over the course of 2018 and early 2019, we have clarified strategic direction and the theory of change for several of our core program areas, and we are looking forward to the opportunity to clarify similar intentions organizationally, while incorporating our programmatic goals.

We are seeking the services of a consultant to partner with our board and staff to design and lead a thoughtful and participatory strategic planning process to co-create a three- to five-year plan to guide our actions. We seek a consultant for this work that will lead a process that includes: situational analysis that builds upon organizational wisdom and legacy while providing new insights; multiple avenues for input, engagement and reflective learning among organizational stakeholders, such as staff, board members and external partners; revisiting and potentially revising our mission, vision, core values and theory of change; and completing a strategic plan that guides our actions in coming years.

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To Apply

Submit your response to the Request for Qualifications, including a letter of interest and qualifications, by email to:

Ellen Gibson
Chief Impact Officer


With questions regarding this opportunity, contact Ellen at 612-749-5455.

Submissions must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019 in order to have primary consideration.

Environmental Initiative is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, past or present military status, status as an individual with a disability or other applicable protected characteristics.