Regional Assistant Coordinator - South

Job Locations US
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/14/2020 12:05 PM)
Job ID
2020-1653
# of Openings
1
Category
Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition
Type
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
Real Food Generation

Overview

Real Food Generation (“RFG”) (www.realfoodgen.org) harnesses 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 our definition of “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 schools. Building off of our successes, RFG launched two new initiatives in 2018. The Real Meals Campaign is an unprecedented coalition of national organizations representing farmers, ranchers, fishermen, and environmentalists working to change the food service management industry. Uprooted & Rising is a movement to end college and university support for Big Food and white supremacy in the food system and direct the energy of our generation towards food sovereignty. Real Food Generation is a fiscally-sponsored organization of TSNE MissionWorks (www.tsne.org).

Responsibilities

Uprooted & Rising is looking for an organizer to join a fierce, smart team as we mobilize to fundamentally challenge white supremacy and corporate control in our food system and build a movement for food sovereignty.

 

The Regional Assistant Coordinator of the South (Southern AC) will play a key role in catalyzing and coaching campus and community initiatives to build a base of active support for Uprooted & Rising (UNR) across the Southern United States. In addition to supporting base-building and action, they will establish and maintain partnerships with organizations that work on food justice or broader social movements, and manage administrative work. With a particular focus on base building alongside Black farmers and immigrant workers in the South, they’ll play a key role in developing UNR’s regional strategy, organizing with pods and branches and holding partnerships.

 

This position requires remote work and occasional weekend and evening work. An at home office with appropriate technical equipment is strongly encouraged. While we have paused all travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will also require travel for national and local retreats, events and conferences every 1-2 months. Travel costs will be reimbursed according to the TSNE/RFG travel policy.

  • Primary Responsibilities:
    • Organize and support students on the Real Meals Campaign in the Southern United States;
    • Support the development of 5+ pods and branches;
    • Build relationships with and organize alongside Black farmers and immigrant workers in the South;
    • Organize with groups to build their base, create strategic plans for their campaigns and take action;
    • Plan, coordinate, and lead regional trainings, road trips, and campus visits.
  • Other Potential Responsibilities
    • Manage the budget for the region;
    • Work on local and national grassroots fundraising projects;
    • Be a member of a national UNR team such as Actions & Campaigns, Trainings, Cultivation, Communications, or Healing.

Availability and Hours

 

This position is part-time at 25 hours per week and is eligible for our full benefits package. The pay range for this position is $15.50-$22.93/hr and is commensurate with experience.

 

To Apply


Submit a brief cover letter and resume. Applications are due by August 9, 2020. Those received by this date will receive priority consideration.

 

Qualifications

We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

 

Values and skills

  • Strong self-motivation, a “hunger” for campaign success and an eagerness to be challenged;
  • A commitment to economic justice, anti-racism, student power and contributing to the real food movement as well as to developing the leadership of others;
  • Excellent ability to build strong working relationships;
  • Strong public speaking and group facilitation skills;
  • Ability to and comfort working remotely and managing priorities independently, in an evolving, fast-paced, and multi-tasking environment;
  • Ability to use or adapt to web-based technology, e.g. Google Drive, Dropbox;
  • A desire to laugh, play games, and self-reflect with colleagues;
  • Able and willing to work nights and weekends, and to travel frequently.

Experience and knowledge

  • 1-3 years’ experience community organizing, planning campaign strategy, facilitating discussions and curriculum with diverse groups, and creating inclusive communities;
  • In-depth understanding of college and university power structures and decision-making processes;
  • Experience with on-campus student activism and student group dynamics and working with college-based student activists;
  • Preferred: Knowledge of supply chains in the food industry, including how and
    where to procure local foods and food products and food distribution.

TSNE/Real Food Generation 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 actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

 

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/Real Food Generation 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.  

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