Real Food Challenge (RFC) is looking for committed food activists to join our team as Field Organizer Fellows. This is a 14-month, part-time, stipended fellowship opportunity. The deadline is Friday, April 6 so apply now!
Real Food Challenge
Real Food Challenge (RFC) is a national, student-driven campaign to create a more just and sustainable food system. We harness the purchasing power of colleges and universities to support local farmers, fair trade cooperative and sustainable businesses—what we call “real food.” Since 2008, RFC has united and trained over 5,000 of young food activists and has succeeded in shifting over $50 million of university spending to support a just and sustainable food economy. In the 2012-2013 school year we will advance our Get Real! Campaign – an effort to win pledges of support from university presidents and dining operators around the country.
The Real Food Challenge Field Organizer Fellowship Program is a unique opportunity for recent college graduates to get first hand experience as part-time organizers and food movement leaders. Through this 14-month program, Fellows engage in intensive student organizing projects on a regional and national level while also honing their leadership skills and food systems knowledge through our participatory learning curriculum and engaged Fellow community.
Fellows come away with direct campaign experience, new professional and movement networks and a toolbox of relevant non-profit, food movement and grassroots organizing skills. At the same time, they support important student-led efforts to shift millions of university dollars away from industrial agriculture and toward just, sustainable food enterprises.
- Ability to work 15 hrs a week for Real Food Challenge
- In-depth knowledge of the politics and practice of student activism and/or student-run groups, preferred
- Commitment to economic justice, anti-racism, student power and social movements
- Experience with group facilitation, teaching, public speaking, and networking
- In-depth knowledge of university food systems, issues surrounding small farms, fair trade cooperatives, regional distributional or similar issues a plus
- Recent college graduates preferred
- Familiarity with Word, Googledocs, Facebook, and other online and social media tools, preferred