Food Empowerment Project is seeking an experienced nonprofit Operations and Development Manager to join our small but immensely passionate team in the Petaluma area of California. We work to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices. We encourage 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, the unavailability of healthy foods in communities of color and low-income areas, and the importance of not purchasing chocolate that comes from the worst forms of child labor. With more than ten years of vegan food justice advocacy, we proudly define justice in a way that doesn't leave anyone behind. If you are passionate about veganism, farm worker justice, food access, and other justice issues, please read on.
Reporting to the Executive Director (ED) and working closely with staff and volunteers, the Operations & Development Manager of Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.) will work to enhance the strategic organizational processes and infrastructure that will allow F.E.P. to continue to grow and fulfill its mission. At the macro level of the organization, this includes annual budget building, helping set annual objectives and aligning resources to objectives. At micro levels, this includes staff leadership (hiring, training, and performance management), overseeing volunteers and committees, documenting project plans and briefs, and overseeing fundraising efforts and more.
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Food Empowerment Project is a vegan food justice organization and a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) based in Petaluma, CA.
People of color, women and non-binary folks, immigrants, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply!
Please review our website, www.foodispower.org, prior to applying. Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.) is an ethics-based organization and we are searching for individuals whose ethics and values are similar to our organization's mission. Please be sure to include in your cover letter how your personal values and practices are parallel with F.E.P.'s overall mission and goals.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter detailing why this role is an ideal fit for your experience and passions.
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.