Alliance for Fair Food National Co-coordinator and Faith Organizer

Location: Immokalee, FL, with frequent travel

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

Compensation: A modest salary and health benefits; phone bill paid by organization

Responsibilities Alliance for Fair Food staff members work together as a collective. As such, we welcome applicants with a diversity of skills – from organizing with different constituencies, to finances and fundraising, to web and design skills – and will seek to integrate a new staff member into the team in such a way that suits both the needs of the Campaign for Fair Food and the skills and interests of the incoming staffer.

Faith Network Co-Coordination

  • Alongside the CIW and an AFF Co-Coordinator, develop and execute a strategy for engagement of faith communities in the Campaign for Fair Food on the local, regional, and national/international level. Includes but is not limited to: Raising consciousness and engaging base though targeted outreach, online actions, institutional endorsements and sign-on letters; designing and carrying out organizing campaigns in various local, regional and national spaces to further the goals of the Campaign for Fair Food.
  • Coordinate AFF Faith Working Group, a committee of national faith leaders who advise and carry out areas of work
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with religious institutions, networks, regional bodies, local congregations and individual leaders; develop the leadership of various communities and individuals
  • Advise, develop, and disseminate materials and resources for faith communities; modify AFF communications and public messaging for faith communities
  • Record history of the involvement of people of faith in the Campaign for Fair Food

Regional and National Organizing & Mobilizations

  • Together with CIW and AFF staff, formulate overall Campaign for Fair Food strategy
  • Build and maintain relationships with a broad network of organizations and individuals who seek to work in partnership with farmworkers in the Campaign for Fair Food: food justice organizations and advocates, worker and community groups, students and young people, and/or human rights organizations, as well as people of faith and religious institutions.
  • Educate and organize with various communities regionally and nationally to plan mobilizations and tours (ofen involves travel)
  • Plan logistical elements and coordination of events and direct actions; engage congregational resources for action logistics

Education & Outreach

  • Co-present and facilitate workshops with CIW members during visits of congregations to Immokalee and at conferences and gatherings
  • Interpret between Spanish and English for presentations; translation as needed

Direct Support for the CIW & Farmworker Community

  • Assistance with interpretation, rides, wage-thef cases, childcare for community meetings, technology and more.

Staffing and Development

  • Support coordination of internship and fellowship programs
  • Provide program content for grant proposals and reports
  • Alongside AFF staff, coordinate with AFF Comité (AFF’s legal Board of Directors) in the ongoing organizational development of the Alliance for Fair Food

Qualifications

  • Deep commitment to social and economic justice, building movements for collective liberation
  • Two or more years of community or labor organizing experience
  • Excellent time management and planning skills
  • Understanding of the dynamics of working with diverse faith communities
  • Ability to travel frequently and work long hours at times
  • Computer proficiency
  • Experience living or working in low-income, immigrant, or multi-cultural communities

How to Apply

If you are considering applying, please request an application from by emailing us at organize@allianceforfairfood.org or calling Shelby at 239-675-9234. Submit the following materials to organize@allianceforfairfood.org by April 15, 2017:

  • A completed application form (must request)
  • A cover letter in Spanish addressed to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers staff, explaining your interest in working with the CIW on the Campaign for Fair Food, any prior involvement with the Campaign, and what motivates you to work for justice
  • A cover letter in English addressed to the Alliance for Fair Food staff
  • A resume
  • A writing sample
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Two references with descriptions of their relationship to you and their phone number and email (one reference can be the writer of letter of recommendation)
  • If applicable, a digital portfolio or examples of past work

 

Given our commitment to developing a diverse leadership, we strongly encourage people of color, women, working-class, LGBTQ, gender non-conforming, and differently-abled people to apply