Real Food Generation (“RFG”) (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 (UNR) 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. UNR is led by young Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Real Food Generation is a fiscally-sponsored organization of TSNE (tsne.org).
RFG is seeking an Interim Executive Director (Interim ED) to steward the organization through the transition from its outgoing founding director to new long-term leadership. This temporary role is part-time, and approximately 30 hours per week, and will conclude in March 2022. This position requires a grounded and dynamic leader who is passionate about leading hands-on operations, fostering a healthy work environment, and supporting multiple campaigns which are in varying stages of development. Reporting to the Advisory Board and TSNE, the Interim ED will work remotely in directing an organization with an $800,000 annual budget, and 5 full-time and 13 part-time employees. They will ensure that a collaborative visioning process, referred to as “Structural Planning” below, is moving forward. They will give input on the vision but ensure that decision-making is a collaborative and inclusive process including staff, Steering Committee, and Advisory Board.
Governance and Organizational Change
Strategy and Partnerships
Please submit a brief cover letter and resume. Applications are due by May 9, 2021. 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.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:
Compensation and Benefits
Location: Work will be primarily performed remotely from your location.
Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $46,800 for the interim term of June 2021 through March 2022, working approximately 30 hours per week, and is commensurate with experience. This role offers flexible scheduling, which will be discussed with qualified candidates. Candidates with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences, members of the BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and members of other historically oppressed groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:
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.