Food Sovereignty Organizer

Website Brooklyn Movement Center

We are the Central Brooklyn Food Coop (CBFC) an emerging consumer-owned, Black-led, grocery store set to open in 2020. CBFC envisions a future where Black residents take control of their local food system to provide healthy, affordable and sustainable food for Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights and the surrounding communities. CBFC is incubated by the Brooklyn Movement Center, a multi-issue, social justice, community organizing group.

We’re looking for a dynamic community organizer who will take the CBFC from its current organizing phase to the opening of its retail storefront by inspiring public excitement in CBFC and dramatically expanding the CBFC membership. A competitive candidate is someone who is a fearless recruiter and has strong people and communication skills, including the effective use of digital organizing tools.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Managing a team of CBFC member volunteers to recruit and enroll at least 500 coop members;
  • Building and managing a CBFC member database;
  • Generating and implementing a neighborhood outreach plan;
  • Building relationships and solidarity with community-based entities, partners and allies;
  • Organizing events and gatherings that strengthen the CBFC community;
  • Developing and facilitating political education sessions with existing and prospective members.
  • Developing leadership among individual coop members;
  • Working in all other ways to build deep engagement and a broad base of neighborhood support.

Experience and skills needed for the job include at least two years of experience in base-building, volunteer management, campaign management, and leadership development. Experience in food justice, cooperative development, Central Brooklyn issues and/or racial justice organizing are all advantages, but not required.

Salary and benefits include $55,000 with full benefits for a one-year, full-time position with the possibility of long-term employment.

Ready to apply? Do it here! CBFC is an inclusive and equitable work environment. Central Brooklynites, Black organizers and people of color in general are highly encouraged to apply

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