Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.) is looking for a full-time Executive & Programs Assistant (EPA) to work closely with F.E.P.’s Executive Director and help with a variety of administrative tasks that align with F.E.P.’s mission and support the organization’s goals. The EPA will help organize F.E.P.’s physical and virtual offices; we currently have a team of four full-time and two part-time staff—most of whom are remote. The EPA is an essential member of the team and will support the team to help advance F.E.P.’s core programmatic and fundraising work. The ideal candidate will be extremely organized, efficient, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to juggle multiple tasks at once. The position requires an individual who is able to maintain strict confidentiality and discretion when handling F.E.P. information. There is tremendous room for growth, and the ideal candidate should be willing and able to pitch in to help in a small but growing organization. This position provides the opportunity to work closely with F.E.P.’s Executive Director and Founder. We are looking for someone with a passion for F.E.P.’s mission to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices. The position reports to F.E.P.’s Executive Director.
Responsibilities & Duties
Job Location: The candidate should already be located within daily commuting distance of San Jose, CA, U.S. Once-monthly trips to Petaluma, CA, will be required in the initial few months. Please, no applications to work remotely. No relocation assistance is available.
Starting annual salary: $45,000–$50,000 USD.
Benefits: Health care reimbursement for medical, dental, and vision premiums; paid vacation time of 3 weeks per year and increasing accrual based on tenure with the organization; and a professional development budget.
Application Deadline: We’re accepting applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Our goal is to fill the position by the end of 2020.
Application Process: Please send us your resume highlighting relevant experience and skills, and a 1-page statement of interest, including a self-assessment of your strengths and weaknesses as they directly relate to this position.
People of color, women and non-binary folks, immigrants, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply!
Initial Interview: We’ll contact select candidates to schedule an initial screening.
Second Round: Candidates will be asked to complete a trial project.
Final Round: Candidates will be invited to meet with additional members of the team in a panel interview.
References: For final-round candidates, we will ask that you submit 3 references who can speak to your skills and experience as they pertain to this position.
Final Determination: We will contact you with our decision.
Food Empowerment Project seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices. We encourage healthy food choices that reflect a more compassionate society by spotlighting the abuse of animals on farms, the depletion of natural resources, unfair working conditions for produce workers, and the unavailability of healthy foods in low-income areas.
By making informed choices, we can prevent injustices against animals, people, and the environment. We also work to discourage negligent corporations from pushing unhealthy foods into low-income areas and empower people to make healthier choices by growing their own fruits and vegetables. In all of our work, Food Empowerment Project seeks specifically to empower those with the fewest resources.
Food Empowerment Project is a vegan organization founded by a woman of color. Our values include a stance against racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, and body shaming. That is not to say we have never made mistakes or we never will, but we do our best to learn and listen to those impacted to make any necessary changes.
These values also include supporting a variety of causes, such as boycotts called by farm workers and other impacted community members, as well as supporting and amplifying the voices of those in communities of color, women impacted by sexism or harassment and bullying in the animal movement, and those who speak out against violence to human or non-human animals.