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Regional Organizer – CoFED (Nationwide)

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.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Think Outside the Bottle: Regional Student Organizer Internship

Corporate Accountability International is a membership organization that protects people by waging and winning campaigns challenging irresponsible and dangerous corporate actions around the world.

Regional Student Organizer Description: For more than six years, Corporate Accountability International’s Think Outside the Bottle campaign has been building support for our public water systems and challenging the social and environmental impacts of bottled water. Students are playing a critical role to advance this work on hundreds of college campuses by running campaigns to urge their administrations to end the sale of bottled water on campus and provide more access to tap water for students. In this skills-building remote internship program, experienced student activists take on significant campaign work to advance Think Outside the Bottle by building a team of activists on their campus to eliminate bottled water while simultaneously working with other student leaders on college campuses across the country. The internship will include direct supervision from National Campaign Organizer staff remotely from Boston and skills trainings on grassroots campaign planning, strategy, tactics, student outreach and advocacy. For student leaders with campaign experience, this is a great way to support new student activists, increase your impact nationally, and hone organizing skills.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build a team of activists on your campus to urge your administration to end the sale of bottled water
  • Train and manage 3-5 other student leaders in your region to plan and execute Think Outside the Bottle campaigns on their campuses
  • Track progress and provide support as needed to student leaders to advance Think Outside the Bottle on their campuses
  • Organize and participate in national campaign actions
  • Recruit other student leaders to participate in national campaign actions
  • Attend student organizing conferences like Powershift with staff and other Regional Student Organizers
  • Develop and manage campaign materials to support actions

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proven leadership experience
  • Ability to build a team of activists to advance a grassroots campaign
  • Commitment to corporate accountability and/or progressive social change
  • At least one year campus campaign experience on Think Outside the Bottle or other grassroots campaign
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills, particularly e-mail and phone skills
  • Good organizational skills, attention to detail, professional demeanor and the ability to juggle several tasks while meeting deadlines

 

DETAILS:

Location: Your college campus with supervision from campaign headquarters in Boston, MA

Length of Internship: Full academic year

Hours: 10-15 hours/week

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship

Training: Classroom sessions and ongoing trainings will be provided by senior campaign staff

 

TO APPLY: 

Send a letter of interest, three references, and your résumé addressed to Grace Morris, National Campaign Organizer on Think Outside the Bottle at gmorris@stopcorporateabuse.org.

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