Opportunities with The Real Food Challenge – Food System Organizing Fellowship for Post-Baccalaureates
Apply now for our 2012-2013 Field Organizer Fellowship.<http://realfoodchallenge.org/RFO> The Early Selection Deadline
for applications is Friday, March 16, 2012. The regular deadline is April 6, 2012. Applications will be considered as received, so early applications are encouraged.
Real Food Challenge<http://realfoodchallenge.org/rfo> (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<http://realfoodchallenge.org/rfo> – 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
* Experience with group facilitation, teaching, public speaking, and
* 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
Real Food Challenge is an independent, self-funded program of The Food