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).
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.
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.
Submit a brief cover letter and resume. Applications are due by August 9, 2020. Those received by this date will receive priority consideration.
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
Values and skills
Experience and knowledge
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.