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Coffeelands Program seeking new leadership

In August, after 14 years with CRS (more than 12 of them leading the agency’s coffee programming), I will be leaving CRS and transitioning to a new role as Director of Sourcing and Sustainability at Intelligentsia Coffee based in Chicago.  In the meantime, I need to help hire a replacement to lead the CRS Coffeelands Program.

The ideal candidate for the CRS Coffeelands Program Director vacancy will have:

  • A nuanced understanding of coffee communities and the coffee market, and extensive experience in at least one of these spaces;
  • A Master’s degree in international development, business administration, environmental studies or a related field;
  • A track record of success in building and sustaining thriving cross-sector relationships;
  • Strong strategic planning skills, analytics and management experience;
  • Exceptional communications ability;
  • The ability to speak French or Spanish as well as s/he speaks English;
  • Significant fundraising experience;
  • Understading of the project cycle;
  • Willingness to travel;
  • Boundless energy and relentless optimism.

Read more about the CRS Coffeelands Program Director vacancy and apply online here.

Michael Sheridan

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