Green America: Growing the Green Economy for People and the Planet

Food Campaigns Fellow

Compensation: Paid, $12/hour
Supervisor: Nicole McCann, Food Campaigns Director
Dates: Mid-August 2014 – Mid-December 2014 (12-14 weeks)
Hours: 20-24 hours/week (Monday – Thursday)>
Deadline: Open until Filled

Green America is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a just and sustainable society by harnessing economic power for positive change. Our unique approach involves working with consumers, investors and businesses on both the supply and demand sides of the market to build and economy that prioritizes the well-being of people and our planet. Our workplace reflects our goal of creating a more cooperative, environmentally sound economy. We have a participatory decision-making process, which aims to build consensus within the departments and teams.

Our GMO Inside campaign has been rapidly growing since it was launched in November 2012. It is a coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to educating consumers about the risks of genetically modified foods and growing the market for non-GMO and organic products. By getting food companies to remove genetically modified ingredients, secure independent third-party labeling of non-GMO products, and stop opposing mandatory GMO labeling, we strive to create a more just and sustainable food system.

Responsibilities for the Food Campaigns Fellow may include:

  • Researching and writing articles and reports about emerging issues related to current and new campaigns
  • Producing printed and online materials such as action alerts, newsletters, and blog posts
  • Coordinating campaign actions to engage citizens and pressure targets
  • Representing Green America and GMO Inside to recruit new activists at community meetings, festivals, and other events
  • Assisting with mailings and event preparation
  • Participating in and note taking in conference calls and meetings with the GMO Inside team

Qualified candidates should have the following skills and qualities:

  • Demonstrate strong writing and editing skills
  • Demonstrated research skills
  • Have knowledge and a passion for sustainable food systems
  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently as a member of the food campaigns team with minimal supervision
  • A strong interest in learning about a variety of issues related to sustainable food and agriculture, and business sustainability

HOW TO APPLY:

If interested please send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to Michelle Kim, Green America, 1612 K Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006, or email mkim@greenamerica.org

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