Project Manager

Project Managers work with the client and the NVA team to implement NVA projects. Project Managers are client-facing, work directly on the development of deliverables, and may run multiple projects simultaneously.


  • 6+ years food industry experience required
  • Business/entrepreneurship preferred
  • Consulting experience preferred
  • Food system planning experience preferred
  • Project management experience required
  • Strong organizational and time management skills required
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications


  • Develop and manage the project plans to coordinate work across the NVA team and deliver projects on time
  • Primary client contact during project implementation
  • Direct engagement in work streams including primary and secondary research to perform needs assessments, food system mapping, food business feasibility studies and strategic planning for food & ag businesses and organizations focused on building strong local and regional food systems



Contact Us

Please send your resume and 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)