Are you one of those hyper-organized people who naturally proofread menus and keep your folders color coded? Do you impress your friends with how your spice cupboard is perfect and your email inbox is always empty? Put your incredible detail-orientation to work as our part-time administrative assistant! We need someone who is passionate about vegan food justice, who is self-motivated and efficient, and who also loves working with others. There is tremendous room for growth, and the ideal candidate should be willing to pitch in to help in a small but growing organization in a wide variety of ways. You’ll work with the F.E.P. founder, our executive director, and our program managers to keep everything running smoothly. You’ll need to be able to come into our office in San Jose, California, at least once a week and have some flexibility for evenings and weekends when we are putting on events or working with the public.
Hours: Monday–Thursday (four days a week, 4–5 hours a day); some evening and weekend hours, as needed for special events, outreach, conferences, etc.
Hourly Rate: $28/hr
Benefits: Vacation, sick time, and half of health insurance up to $300 a month, 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 as soon as possible.
Application process: Please send us your resume highlighting relevant experience and skills and a cover letter, including your work experience as it directly relates to this position.
Please email your materials to email@example.com with the subject line “Administrative Assistant.” No phone calls, please.
People of color, women and non-binary folks, immigrants, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply!
Food Empowerment Project (http://www.foodispower.org), founded in 2007, seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices. We seek specifically to empower those with the fewest resources. Our advocacy areas include spotlighting the abuse of animals on farms, fighting against unfair conditions for produce workers, calling for the availability of healthy foods in Black and Brown communities and low-income areas, and the conservation of natural resources. We encourage healthy food choices that reflect a more compassionate society. Food Empowerment Project is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
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.