The Alliance for Fair Food (AFF)

National Co-coordinator and Bookkeeper

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Posted On: Wednesday, 31st May 2017
Category: Administrative
Location: Immokalee, FL
P.O. Box 509, Immokalee, FL 34143
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

 
About the Alliance for Fair Food
The Alliance for Fair Food (AFF) seeks an experienced organizer to coordinate the participation of consumer allies in the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ (CIW) Campaign for Fair Food. In addition to organizing part-time, the co-coordinator would dedicate the other half of their time to managing administrative and bookkeeping functions for the organization. Ideal candidates are highly responsible, work well in teams as part of a fast-paced environment, pay close attention to detail, and possess excellent written and verbal skills.
 
The AFF works in direct partnership with the CIW, an internationally recognized farmworker-led organization, to transform longstanding human rights abuses in the agriculture industry by achieving agreements with major food retailers to implement the CIW’s uniquely successful Fair Food Program. Alongside students and youth, food justice and women’s rights advocates, worker and community groups, and consumers of conscience, people of faith from a number of traditions and denominations represent a central constituency in the vibrant multi-cultural and multi-generational network of the AFF. 
 

 

Compensation: A modest salary and health benefits; phone bill paid by organization
 
Please read the following application overview carefully. If you are considering
applying, we encourage you to contact us to further discuss the position. You can reach us by calling Patricai at 239-675-1131 or via email at organize@allianceforfairfood.org.
 
 
Responsibilities
 
Alliance for Fair Food staff members work together as a collective. As such, we welcome applicants with a diversity of 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. 
 
The position's responsibilities are outlined in the attached job announcement, but principal areas of work include:
  • Regional and national organizing and mobilizations
  • Administration & operations
  • Education and outreach 
  • Direct support for the CIW & farmworker community
  • Staffing and organizational development

 

Qualifications
  • Deep commitment to social and economic justice, building movements for collective liberation
  •  Two or more years of community or labor organizing experience
  • Proficiency in Excel; Quickbooks software experience a plus
  • Strong attention to organization, detail, and accuracy
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management and planning skills, including ability to meet tight deadlines and handle competing priorities
  • Proficient in Spanish and English; proficiency in Haitian Creole a plus
  • Ability to travel intermittently and work long hours at times
  • Experience living or working in low-income, immigrant, or multi-cultural communities
  • A commitment of at least three years is required
 
 
How to Apply
 
If you are considering applying, please request an application form by emailing us at organize@allianceforfairfood.org or calling Patricia at 239-675-1.
 
Submit the following materials to organize@allianceforfairfood.org:
✦ 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.
 
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