Organizer

Website EqExCoop Equal Exchange

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.

To Apply: Please send your resume, cover letter and answers to the application questions to organizing2@equalexchange.coop

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
Responsibilities:

Recruiting and development of action forum membership
Member communication, engagement, and education
Presentations and trainings
Event planning / travel logistics
Responsible for action forum strategy within a team context
Shared accountability for program budgeting; adjusting as needed
Participate in weekly team meetings
Maintaining shared team systems and databases
Collaboration with other departments within Equal Exchange
Work with creative as needed to develop informational materials and gear
Continuous learning on Equal Exchange and the best methods to engage citizen-consumers in our work
Other tasks and projects as needed
Personnel & Worker Ownership/Fair Trade Development (approx. 10%):

Participating in staff, team, department, and educational (Exchange Time) meetings.
Understanding our producer partners, trading policies, and the Fair Trade movement.
Understanding and participate effectively in our worker co-operative model.
Application Questions

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.
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?
To Apply: Please send your resume, cover letter and answers to the application questions to organizing2@equalexchange.coop

Equal Exchange supports equal employment opportunity for all classes of individuals, regardless of age, race, color, national origin, citizenship status, disability, religious creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, economic status, veteran status. Additionally, people who are oppressed or are denied power and privilege in society are strongly encouraged to apply.