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This is a remote position, with 10% travel domestically.
People of color, women, immigrants, people with disabilities, working class and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

About CoFED
CoFED trains young people, ages 18-30, to develop food co-ops that advance racial justice and community-owned wealth in the food system. We have a deep belief in the power of young people to build a multiracial, multiclass, multicultural movement committed to creating alternatives to a racist and extractive food system that does not serve us as people or the planet. By building food co-ops, our communities can nourish, heal, and provide jobs and livelihoods for ourselves. In the process, which we believe must be led by those most directly impacted by injustice, we evolve towards collective liberation.

CoFED is at a pivotal point in our organizational development. Founded by college students and recent graduates in 2010, CoFED has historically worked exclusively with college students to start campus-based food co-ops. Beginning in late 2016, CoFED’s programs have started to serve young people off college campuses, and we will embark on strategic planning in 2018 to help us grow this vision and impact.

CoFED is a fiscally sponsored project of Inquiring Systems, Inc. We currently have 2 full-time workers and 1 part-time worker, and a dedicated Board of Advisors.


About the Position
The Programs Director position is for you if you are excited about creating meaningful learning experiences that help young people strengthen their co-ops or build new ones. You will:

Programs + Communications:
Lead our Summer Co-op Academy, an annual weeklong cooperative business bootcamp
Lead our Racial Justice Fellowship, a 10-week paid Fellowship for young people committed to advancing racial justice and community-ownership in the food system
Launch our Co-op Cultivators Course, a 15-week co-op development curriculum designed for college students to take as independent study
Develop wrap-around programming to provide year-round access to technical assistance
Oversee our website, including website redesign in early 2018
Manage our email list, including monthly newsletters and Unlearning emails
Utilize and optimize our website, CRM database and other tools to meet goals
Evaluate programs and report impact metrics

Organizational Leadership:
Be a thought partner in strategic planning, goal setting, and business planning
Assist in creating and managing the annual budget
Support end-of-year and other grassroots fundraising campaigns
Collaborate on grant writing and reporting
Represent CoFED to our various stakeholders and the public
Perform monthly self- and peer-evaluations

Qualifications
Qualified applicants will thrive in a data-driven, democratic, and collaborative environment.

Required:

Commitment to racial, economic and gender justice
Knowledge of co-op development and the solidarity/new economy movement
Minimum 7 years of related experience
Highly motivated to deliver results
Exceptional follow-through, accountability, and responsiveness to feedback
Impeccable written and verbal communications skills
Strong organizational skills, with great attention to detail
Entrepreneurial mindset and a passion for problem solving
Ability to practice a high level of self-awareness and empathy for others
Proficiency in online tools and platforms (eg. Nationbuilder, Asana, Google Docs, Zoom)
Preferred:
Experience working in a national nonprofit or as part of a remote national network
Experience educating young people who are people of color, low-income, immigrants, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and/or returning citizens
Ability to challenge and transform unjust power dynamics (informed by race, class, gender, etc.)


Email cover letter and resume to Hnin Hnin: hnin@cofed.org with subject line “Programs Director” by Sep 25, 2017. PDFs required.

• Location: North Bay

• Post ID: 79076923 northbay
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