The Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance is searching for an experienced community organizer to help bolster its goals of changing the current food system to build healthy fisheries and fishing communities.

The Gloucester-based fishermen-led organization aims to build deep and trusting relationships with community based fisherman, crew, fishworkers and allies to create effective policy and market strategies.

“What we’re really looking for is a person who can really help us do a better job of connecting all the dots,” said NAMA Coordinating Director Niaz Dorry in and interview with the Gloucester Daily Times. “We had a community organizer that was working for us for a couple years who has gone off to do other things, so we saw this as an opportunity to evaluate what our needs are at this moment and tweak the position for what is happening now.”

Dorry said the position probably will be based in Gloucester, though NAMA is open to other arrangements for the right candidate. The organization has set Jan. 15 as the deadline for receiving cover letters and resumes, though that could change depending on the response.

To learn more about the position, visit the job listing on the NAMA website.

Samuel Hill is the former associate editor for National Fisherman. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine where he got his start in journalism at the campus’ newspaper, the Free Press. He has also written for the Bangor Daily News, the Outline, Motherboard and other publications about technology and culture.

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