Slow Food Madison Board Members

Slow Food Madison is a local chapter of Slow Food International and USA . We support a good, clean and fair food system in South Central Wisconsin by promoting, advocating and initiating action towards a social, cultural and environmental network of producers and consumers. We contribute to this goal by creating opportunities for fun and nourishing community meal gatherings, equitable access to healthy food, meaningful relationships with local producers, and intentional conversations.

We cook and serve a weekly community meal at the Goodman Community Center and partner with the Northside Planning Council for their Increase the Peace events . Our four board members guide strategic planning and organizational development for our chapter. We are looking to recruit three new board members for the roles of vice-chair, treasurer, secretary, and outreach/communications and a one year minimum commitment is required.


  • Attend monthly board meetings (two hour meetings with some pre/post work)

  • Provide support for ongoing and one-time events, as available

  • Strengthen and create community partnerships, including with producers

  • Serve as a community advocate for Slow Food values

  • Contribute to organizational development and strategic planning efforts

    • Actively recruit and retain volunteers

    • Provide input on annual budget to create financially-viable programs

Desired qualifications

  • Interest, passion, knowledge and/or experience with Dane County food system

  • Experience with group decision-making

  • Non-profit leadership and/or board member experience (preferred)


  • Accounting/financial experience (preferred, for treasurer position)

  • Strong organizational and record-keeping skills (preferred, for secretary position)

  • Familiarity with social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook), email marketing software (MailChimp) and website design (Squarespace) (preferred, for outreach/communications position)

Slow Food Madison is a volunteer-run organization committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism in our programming and volunteer base. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

If interested, please send a brief cover letter (1 page maximum) and resume to Materials accepted from April 15-May 15 and will be reviewed as they are received.