Consulting Opportunities

New Venture Advisors has a flexible, remotely-based staffing model. We engage consultants on a project basis to create diverse, dynamic, experienced teams to meet the needs of our clients.

We are currently speaking with qualified candidates for our Engagement Leader, Project Manager and Financial Specialist roles. These are part-time roles for independent contractors with experience in local food system planning, food enterprise development and food & agriculture entrepreneurship. Work schedules may fluctuate from 10-40 hours per week based on consultant availability, staffing plans and project opportunities.


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Please send your resume and a short letter of introduction to [email protected].

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 Whatcom County Food System Plan

In 2021, the Whatcom County Food System Committee conducted a community food assessment that pointed to key opportunities to build a more robust and resilient regional food system. New Venture Advisors partnered with Whatcom County staff and the Food System Committee to draft a Whatcom County Food System Plan that builds upon these findings. This Plan focuses on five key goals for building a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient food system, and was informed by an inclusive community engagement process. The Food System Plan will provide the county with a policy roadmap that will strengthen the local food system for years to come. (2023)

 Whatcom Local Food Campus

The Whatcom Community Foundation invests in activities and organizations that improve the ability of people to help themselves, increase connections among people, and take cooperative approaches to community issues. WCF is exploring the development of a local food campus on a waterfront property that would become a multi-tenant site, anchored by a collaborative production kitchen benefitting food access, school system, and community organizations. The goal is strengthening Whatcom County’s local food system by promoting health equity, forging tangible strategic connections between food production organizations, and helping farmers connect with institutional markets. The facility will also feature an incubation kitchen, demonstration kitchen, event and classroom space, collaborative office and conference facilities, and housing.  New Venture Advisors developed the business case for this ambitious project and continues to support its development through engagement and operational development. (2023)