Action Forum Organizer

Organization Name: Equal Exchange

Organization Description:

We believe that in order to be successful in realizing the original fair trade vision, we need to deepen involvement and participation in our model. In doing this we go back to the best that alternative trade has always been about: innovation, global solidarity, social imagining and learning, and economic justice. Organizers are responsible for building and developing an engaged community of citizen-consumer and bringing them more deeply into the broader organization.  Join our organizing team as we take a powerful step in building a democratic model that connects all parts of our supply chain.

Job Title: Action Forum Organizer

Job Description:

  • Employment Status: Full Time, Regular Exempt Position on Worker-Owner Track
  • Hours: 40-45 hours/week
  • Starting Salary: TBD
  • Benefits: Health/dental/vision insurance coverage, vacations, holidays, sick days, eligibility for worker-ownership
  • Department: Citizen-Consumer
  • Report to: Designated supervisor
  • Location: West Bridgewater, MA strongly preferred

Qualifications:

  • An interest in the mission of Equal Exchange
  • Knowledge of fair trade and supply chain challenges preferred
  • Experience working in a social justice/food justice organization
  • Organizing experience; groups and individuals
  • Ability to work independently and in a team context
  • Flexibility and ability to work with undefined goals
  • Willingness to continuously learn by experience
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask, and problem solve
  • Good attention to detail
  • Strong communication; written and verbal
  • Strong computer skills, including database and other communication technologies
  • Comfortable speaking in public
  • Good people skills
  • Ability to travel

Application Questions

  1. Since our founding, Equal Exchange has tried to change the food system (the way businesses operate/trade is conducted); we have not yet succeeded. In an increasing consolidated and corporate controlled landscape, what actions do you think are now necessary for us to effectively challenge the status quo/build a different food system that works for farmers, workers, and consumers.
  2. Our supporters are spread across the country and engage with Equal Exchange in very different ways. Describe an organizing model – or organizing activities - that you think would be appropriate for EE to build an engaged community of citizen-consumers. Many brands are exploring ways to connect with their supporters, how is Equal Exchange’s initiative different?

How to Apply: via email

Please send your resume, cover letter and answers to the application questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 8/7/17.

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