For more than 20 years, Socially Responsible Agriculture Project (SRAP) has served as a mobilizing force to collaborate with communities to protect themselves from the damages caused by industrial livestock operations and to advocate for a food system built on regenerative practices, justice, democracy, and resilience.
Our team includes technical experts, independent family farmers, and rural residents who have faced the threats of factory farms in their communities. When asked for help, SRAP offers free support, providing communities with the knowledge and skills to protect their right to clean water, air, and soil and to a healthy, just, and vibrant future.
The self-motivated, outgoing Impacted Communities Coordinator will work directly with the Food & Farm Network Manager to foster connections and solidarity among communities impacted by industrial livestock operations. The Coordinator will specifically support SRAP’s outreach to diverse communities, identifying barriers to the support they need and elevating awareness of the environmental injustices that such communities face.
The ideal candidate will embody the values of SRAP and be willing to call upon their personal experiences and networks in the food and agriculture system or the environmental justice movement to develop outreach, training, education, base building, and advocacy opportunities in communities throughout the United States.
Specifically, the Impacted Communities Coordinator will:
Communication and Outreach
- Develop new relationships with individuals, community groups, and organizations in diverse communities across the U.S.;
- Assist SRAP staff in understanding challenges and opportunities faced by diverse communities experiencing impacts of industrial animal agriculture;
- Assist in the creation of materials to better reach and serve diverse communities;
- Facilitate listening sessions and planning meetings with community groups to identify advocacy and organizing opportunities based on community needs;
Food & Farm Network Coordination
- Plan, organize, promote, and participate in programming to foster connectivity and encourage participation in the Food & Farm Network;
- Plan, organize, promote, and develop content to share community stories across the Food & Farm Network, such as webinars, podcasts, etc.;
- Connect communities to advocacy opportunities and build bridges for more diverse representation in SRAP’s coalition-building efforts;
- Actively participate in regular team meetings and provide regular progress reports on responsibilities and duties to immediate supervisor and SRAP leadership, when requested.
Desired Skills and Experience
- Experience organizing communities, groups, or coalitions. Experience organizing around food and agriculture issues and/or working directly within the food and agriculture system;
- Positive, proactive team player with the ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds;
- Fluency in Spanish;
- Personally impacted by industrial animal agriculture or related social justice issue;
- Excellent organizational skills with ability to manage diverse projects simultaneously in a remote setting;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and self-motivation;
- Comfort with social media and digital communication;
- Special interest in building power among low-income communities, indigenous, and communities of color to work for social, economic, environmental, and racial justice;
- Balance in understanding the negative impacts of industrial animal agriculture on communities and the need to inspire hope and action.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Workplace suites.
- Bachelor’s degree or at least two years of experience working in community organizing, and/or social or environmental justice issues.
- Knowledge of socially responsible food and agriculture systems, as well as knowledge of the impacts of industrial agriculture.
Work Environment: This is a full-time, non-exempt position with no supervisory responsibilities. Position is fully remote, with occasional evening hours and travel expected. Applicants must reside in the United States.
Compensation: Salary of $50,000 – $55,000 dependent upon experience. Benefits include fully covered health, vision, dental, and life insurance, monthly communications stipend, annual wellness stipend, a 403b retirement plan and generous paid time off.
To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to the attention of Katie Engelman, Operations and Human Resources Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the position title of Impacted Communities Coordinator in the subject line of the email. No phone calls, please.
SRAP is a proud equal-opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, veteran status, or other status protected by law.
SRAP is committed to creating an inclusive organization, and we believe that having a staff that is reflective of the communities we serve will help best advance our mission. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.