Deadline: Application due May 3
CoFED Regional Organizer Fellows will build the cooperative and food movement by helping students start and run cooperative food ventures on campuses across North America.
As a Regional Organizer Fellow, you will participate in problem solving and peer learning with student teams and allies. You will support approximately 5 team projects in your region by cultivating relationships and facilitating progress with each team. Projects in each region range from cafés and food trucks to buying clubs and grocery stores. You will also foster regional identity with the movement by bringing together student teams, mentors, and consultants in a solidarity network.
The fellowship prepares you for a career in cooperative business and food justice. As part of the CoFED team, CoFED provides you with intensive training and dedicated support in organizing, cooperative business development, and food business. You’ll also gain skills in movement building, business incubation, and nonprofits. As well, all Regional Organizers receive hands-on experience (30 hours/week), a need-based monthly stipend ($900-1,300), reimbursements for expenses and professional development (conferences, trainings, and more), and mentorship from food and cooperative leaders and experts.
We’re looking for ambitious, passionate individuals familiar with student organizing, food justice, food business, and cooperatives.
Ideal candidates have experience in student leadership and campus organizing. They are deeply familiar with working at and/or opening a cooperative enterprise, or any organization with empowerment at the core of its mission. A successful RO Fellow brings or builds the following skills and abilities to this position: organizing, case management, and project management; face-to-face and long-distance communication; delivering education, training, and facilitation; sales or fundraising for building membership; and networking for regional and organizational development.
We’re currently hiring for the following regions: California, the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest, the Northeast, and the Mid-Atlantic – including some reach in the Southeast.
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