Real Food Generation (“RFG”) harnesses the power of youth and universities to create an equitable 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 to direct the energy of our generation towards food sovereignty. Real Food Generation is a fiscally-sponsored organization of TSNE MissionWorks.
Uprooted & Rising (“UNR”) is looking for a California-based 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 California Assistant Coordinator (“California AC”) will play a key role in developing UNR’s regional strategy and campaigns in California. This role will have a particular focus on issues involving food and land sovereignty, in alignment with the First Peoples of California. They will also catalyze and coach campus and community initiatives to build our base of active support for UNR in California. Through local and virtual trainings and actions, they’ll support the leadership of students and communities in and around institutions of higher education. In addition to supporting base-building and action, they will establish and maintain strong relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations that work on food and environmental justice, while also holding organizational responsibilities as an RFG staff member.
This position requires a remote work location 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 typically requires travel for national and local retreats, events and conferences every 1-2 months, with travel cost reimbursed according to the TSNE/RFG travel policy. Travel will not be requested until TSNE and RFG have confirmed that it's safe to do so.
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 - $23 per hour as determined by experience related to the position jrequirements and the work location of the person hired.
Other Potential Responsibilities
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below
Experience and knowledge
Values and skills
Submit a brief cover letter and resume. Applications are due by September 23, 2020. Those received by this date will receive priority consideration.
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.