The Rhode Island Food Policy Council (RIFPC) (rifoodcouncil.org) is a network-based organization working to create a more just and resilient food system for all Rhode Islanders. With four staff and twenty engaged members, our Council represents all sectors of the Rhode Island food system.
RIFPC provides an independent, non-governmental voice that connects, supports, and educates members of the Rhode Island food industry and RI communities. With a focus on coalition building, advocating sound food and agricultural policy, and executing high-impact projects and program that fill critical gaps in the RI food supply chain, our work serves as a bridge among key players in the Rhode Island food supply chain, including:
RIFPC is a fiscally-sponsored organization of TSNE (tsne.org).
We seek to hire a full-time Communications Manager, who has a passion for building just and resilient food systems in RI, to coordinate our external and internal communications efforts.
The Manager reports directly to the Network Director, and works closely with the staff and members of the RIFPC. The Manager works to manage, implement, and improve our communications strategy, develop communications campaigns, and works to deepen our relationships with people, communities, and organizations who can further the RIFPC mission.
Position priorities include:
Essential Job Functions
The RI Food Policy Council offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Please submit your resume along with a cover letter. Qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and/or email. Employment history and/or background check including two references are required of finalists.
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
Compensation and Benefits
Location: Work will be performed 100% remotely, from your home office. The incumbent will have to travel occasionally within the state of Rhode Island.
Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $50,000 / year and is commensurate with experience.
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 normally performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers. However, under current pandemic restrictions, the work is perfromed remotely until related restrictions are lifted.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:
TSNE/Rhode Island Food Policy Council 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/Rhode lsland Food Policy Council 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.