Real Food Challenge, a fiscally sponsored program of TSNE MissionWorks, leverages the power of youth and universities to create a fair and sustainable food system. After winning dozens of campaigns nationally that have resulted in $80 million committed to Real Food annually, we have proven that student organizing can drive substantial change in the food chain in every region of the country, at a wide variety of colleges. We believe that with a shift in strategy, we can have a radically greater impact! That’s why just this year RFC launched two initiatives: the Real Meals campaign, to change the food service management industry in coalition with farmers, ranchers, fishermen, and environmentalists; and a new movement called Uprooted and Rising, which will end college and university support for Big Food and racism in the food system, while directing the energy of our generation toward food sovereignty.
We’re looking for a dynamic coordinator/organizer to help build this powerful movement for food justice in the Midwest. The Midwest has some of the biggest land-grant agricultural institutions, conventional agriculture research programs, and industrial-scale farming in the country -- as well as incredible people fighting for a new model in the region. The Midwest has a critical role to play in ending higher education’s support for Big Food corporations and racism in the food system.
The Regional Coordinator (Coordinator) will play a key role in catalyzing and coaching campus initiatives throughout the region to ensure the success of the new Uprooted & Rising movement. In addition to supporting base-building and action, they will establish and maintain partnerships with organizations and foundations that work on food justice and broader social movements, and will manage related administrative work. Additionally, the Coordinator will co-lead strategy for RFC's national food justice movement, building national teams of students and community members to lead Uprooted & Rising.
Our team is looking for someone with a fierce hunger for justice in the food system and who believes in people power. The Coordinator should be able to organize effective campaigns, lead direct action, develop the leadership of students and young people, organize communities, and communicate to a broad range of audiences.
Essential Job Functions
Potential Responsibilities include supporting on at least one RFC programmatic area, including:
$33-36k depending on the location.
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
This job requires occasional weekend and evening work, including travel for national retreats, events and conferences every 1-2 months. Orientation will take place in our office in Cambridge, MA in a building that is partially wheelchair accessible with no on-site accessible bathroom, and our offices are on the third floor up stairs; alternative meeting locations can be arranged for better accessibility.
TSNE MissionWorks/Real Food Challenge envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/Real Food Challenge will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.