Jobs & Leadership Opportunities

The Real Food Challenge is a youth-driven organization. College students, youth activists, and other young people run the show from local grassroots organizing to national coordination. We strive to be transparent and accountable to our base and actively work to dismantle all forms of oppression in our structures and relationships. 

We are seeking inspired, motivated, and imaginative people to join the effort and shape the future of this movement!

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Midwest Regional Coordinator

We’re looking for a dynamic coordinator/organizer to help build this powerful movement for food justice in the Midwest. The Midwest has some of the biggest land-grant agricultural institutions, conventional agriculture research programs, and industrial-scale farming in the country -- as well as incredible people fighting for a new model in the region. The Midwest has a critical role to play in ending higher education’s support for Big Food corporations and racism in the food system.

The Regional Coordinator will play a key role in catalyzing and coaching campus initiatives throughout the region to ensure the success of the new Uprooted & Rising movement. In addition to supporting base-building and action, they will establish and maintain partnerships with organizations and foundations that work on food justice and broader social movements, and will manage related administrative work. Additionally, the Coordinator will co-lead strategy for RFC's national food justice movement, building national teams of students and community members to lead Uprooted & Rising.

Our team is looking for someone with a fierce hunger for justice in the food system and who believes in people power. The Coordinator should be able to organize effective campaigns, lead direct action, develop the leadership of students and young people, organize communities, and communicate to a broad range of audiences.

For full job listing and to apply, please click here.


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Associate Director of Operations

We’re looking for an Associate Director of Operations with a passion for food justice and social movements,who also has a knack for the systems that bring support and transparency to movements. The Associate Director of Operations will join the leadership team to steward and strengthen systems for finances, hiring, staff support, and internal communications. As with other RFG senior staff, the Associate Director will provide additional support for RFG's programs, fundraising and/or coalition work.

This position will require significant hours (40-45 per week) to be worked on a regular basis.

For full job listing and to apply, please click here.