California: Real Food Challenge seeks Field Organizers

11 Jun

Real Food Challenge will hire up to 15 young leaders from around the country to help advance the student food movement.  RFC Field Organizers (RFOs) are critical to the Challenge’s success—they provide important campaign support to student leaders throughout their region (not just support on their own campus). RFOs will also plan regional summits and trainings, exciting forums for student learning and action. The annual orientation retreat will be held in July 2011; RFOs will then serve from Late August 2011 to June 2012. 

Read more here about our current RFOs. To apply, fill out this application and send to katie.blanchard@gmail.com, along with a current resume by June 25th.


Regional Field Organizer Duties:

  • Summer Training—Help lead a 4-day leadership institute for local students (Aug. 2011)
  • Day of Action—Act as a regional coordinator for the National “Food Day” mobilization (Oct. 2011)
  • Winter Appeal—Learn about grassroots fundraising through our holiday drive (Nov. 2011)
  • Real Food Summits—Co-lead the Summit-planning process for your region (Feb. 2012)
  • Network Rep—Support grassroots student leaders in the RFC network (includes opportunities to visit and speak at local campuses)

All Regional Field Organizers will receive:                                                 

  • Connection and collaboration with a community of organizers, leaders and alumni
  • Attendance at RFC National Leadership Training Retreat
  • Recognition in local and national media
  • Travel opportunities to national and regional conferences
  • Mentorship from leaders in the food movement, and other professional development opportunities

Qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge of the politics and practice of student activism and/or student-run groups
  • Committed to economic justice, anti-racism, student power and contributing to the movement
  • Experience with group facilitation, public speaking, and networking
  • Ability to work well on your own and in highly collaborative settings
  • Willingness to learn, be flexible, and be constructively critical of yourself and others
  • Current undergraduate student or recent graduate preferred
  • Ability to work 10-15 hrs a week.  Additional commitment to June – August 2012 given preference.

Compensation:

  • A $1,000 stipend; Possibility of future compensation depending on experience and performance
  • Real Food Challenge leadership will actively provide RFOs with ongoing professional development and networking opportunities
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