Northern California

Location: 
Regional Organizer
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 (All day)
Company Name: 
CoFED, the Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive

CoFED, the Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive, trains students to start and run cooperative, community-oriented, sustainable food projects. CoFED was launched nationally in the Fall of 2010 with support from Michael Pollan, Bill McKibben, and many others. Since then we have worked with over 40 student teams starting or operating cooperative, sustainable food ventures on their campus. We’ve been selected as one of the world’s top 5 ideas in sustainable food on Forbes, received media attention from Civil Eats, Good Magazine, Grist and The Atlantic, and been called “competition” by the leading fast-food industry magazine. Sound good? Come work with CoFED!

We are seeking an outgoing, compassionate, strategically-minded individual to connect with, support, and facilitate a network of students on campuses in the Northern California region. This is a part-time position with flexible hours, opportunities for additional project work with CoFED or a partner organization.

Hours: 80-120 hrs per month/ 20-30 hrs per week depending on work requirements by region

Compensation and Opportunities:

  • Monthly stipend of $750-1,000 depending on hours, subsequently adjusted for cost of living
  • Travel and most work-related expenses reimbursed
  • Experience working with a small team in a fast-paced, professional environment where your ideas and input are valued and expected


Expected Responsibilities:

1. Cultivating relationships for movement building (40%)
The purpose of cultivating relationships is to engage students in regional networks and larger food and cooperative movements, which creates the basis for providing educational and inspiring programming. This is fundamental for facilitating student team progress.

2. Facilitating Student Team Progress (40%)
The purpose of facilitating student team progress is to formalize the relationships cultivated. This consists of building membership and delivering member benefits in meaningful and lasting ways.

3. Assisting in organizational administration (20%)
Your assistance in organizational administration will create and improve our institutional capacity and infrastructure. Staff ownership is an important part of CoFED and allows us all to meet individual and collective interests and needs.

For more information on the responsibilities and rewards of this position see the Northern California Regional Organizers job description.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
When you’re ready to apply, please fill out the CoFED application form.