FEEST: Youth Organier

Now Hiring: Youth Organizer

by FEEST Seattle | Jul 21, 2020 | Uncategorized

Priority Deadline: Applications received before August 17, 2020 will be prioritized. Position is open until filled.

Ideal start date: Late September 2020

To apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume and three references to:
Email: jobs
Subject: Youth Organizer (FULL NAME)
No phone calls please.

About FEEST:

FEEST is an organization led by youth of color in South Seattle and South King County working to improve health in their schools. We believe that systemic change is necessary for young people’s physical and mental wellbeing. Rooted radical joy, we elevate youth of color as powerful organizers toward health justice.

At the foundation of our work are youth-led dinners where students gather around food, celebrate and share culture, and build community with peers. Building community on campus creates a foundation for our long-term organizing. Our campaign work focuses on building power toward policy changes that increase food access for all students, particularly food that is fresh, free, and culturally relevant. Due to COVID-19 much of our campaign work has shifted online, however this position normally involves on-campus organizing.

Required Skills & Experience:

· Minimum 1 year of experience (paid or volunteer) working with high school youth through: mentoring, leadership development or organizing

· A proven track record in supporting the leadership of young people of color, youth from immigrant families and youth from low-income backgrounds; and a willingness to take leadership from young people themselves

· Experience in or demonstrated commitment to incorporating the art and cultural work in education and organizing to build collective power

· Experience developing curriculum for workshops, leadership trainings, or political education for diverse audiences

· Strong facilitation skills

· Strong planning and time management skills

· A demonstrated knowledge and commitment to apply racial, gender and economic justice lenses to youth and organizing work

· Ability to build strong relationships with community partners, young people and work towards coalition building and a collective vision

· Ability to work with a team, have strong communication, sense of humor, collaboration and self-initiative; ability to give and receive constructive feedback

Desired Qualifications

· Experience with grass-roots organizing strategies

· Experience with strengths-based conflict resolution and transformative justice tools

· Experience and knowledge of food justice and healthy equity work

· Experience in building out programs within a school setting and district administrators

· Familiarity with South Seattle and/or South King County

Primary Job Responsibilities

Empower youth fellows to organize, build power, and win policy changes that increase healthy food access for all students. Manage youth skill building, leadership development, and execution of creative, joyful tactics to build the movement for health equity in South Seattle and South King County.

Youth Organizing (45%) – Youth leaders strategize and run dynamic, engaging campaigns that win tangible improvements

· Establish dynamic and energizing organizing programming with new youth leaders at respective school sites or online

· Engage in collective visioning with staff and youth to create FEEST’s organizing strategy

· Conduct creative and effective outreach and relationship building strategies to build a strong base of supporters and strengthen health justice campaigns. This includes cultivating deep relationships with student population, dinner participants, community allies, and staff at each school

· Support youth campaign research by running engaging strategies to collect community feedback, researching policies, elected officials, campaign tactics

· Support youth leaders in developing comprehensive organizing strategy, power mapping, and executing tactics to put pressure on Decision Makers

Youth Mentorship & Skill Building (35%) – Youth leaders are trained and mentored to design and run engaging and effective campaigns

· Coordinate and facilitate 2-4 youth leader meetings a week at respective school sites or online

· Design and facilitate weekly organizing curriculum and meeting agendas; plan out youth skill building and development each quarter

· Mentor youth leaders in organizing skill building and preparing for Decision Maker meetings

· Co-design and facilitate a two week youth organizing summer camp for incoming leaders. Responsibilities include: Developing curriculum on youth organizing, food justice, skill building, leadership development; managing new partnerships, guest speakers, volunteers; coordinating food and transportation logistics

· Co-design and facilitate quarterly all-leader team retreats, and annual fellowship graduation, including; curriculum and agenda development, food and transportation coordination

Admin (15%) – Campaign team planning and coordination is efficient; FEEST relationships are strong

· Steward school and district relationships. This includes prompt communication and relationship management with Decision Makers, school staff, allies, community partners

· Create efficient and proactive work plan to execute strategic program outcome goals

· Manage program budgeting, track fellow attendance, curriculum, and time sheets

· Coordinate annual outreach and hiring of new youth leaders

Organization-wide (5%) – All team events are supported with collaborative spirit

· Manage youth participation and leadership development for organizational events including Fresh Flavor and Make Food Make Fam

· Participate in team-wide fundraising activities including phone-banking and individual asks

Additional Information

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and the position is open until filled, but applications received on or before August 17, 2020 will be prioritized.

· Salary range: $48-51k annually with room to grow, 40 hours per week

· We provide full medical, dental and vision benefits, generous paid time off, and access to professional development each year.

· Job location: Remote work to start due to COVID-19. Resuming in-office operations TBD.

· Access to a vehicle is highly recommended. Our program sites are far-reaching across White Center, South Seattle, Rainier Beach and Sea-Tac and our office is not very accessible by transit.

FEEST is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, queer, gay, lesbian and/or bisexual people, transgender, genderqueer and/or non-binary folks are encouraged to apply. Work is performed in an office environment. Some heavy lifting and physical labor is required during special events. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

UW Summit: At the Intersection of Social and Environmental Justice Summit

THURSDAY, JULY 30, 10:00 – 11:30 AM (Pacific time)

Join UW Sustainability and the UW College of the Environment‘s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion office for the first UW Social and Environmental Justice Summit.

Register here to get the link to participate: https://www.washington.edu/calendar/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D145590209

How can we support students, ourselves, our communities, and our planet while building a better understanding within and across race/ethnicity, class, gender, and other forms of identity? Join the us in a short summit to learn from social and environmental activism, connect with people across University of Washington working in these areas, and engage in a dialogue for change at the intersection of this institution and beyond.

Free Webinar: “Delivering More Than Food: Understanding and Operationalizing Racial Equity in Food Hubs”

The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems, in association with the Racial Equity in the Food System workgroup (REFS), is offering the following FREE webinar
Delivering More Than Food: Understanding and Operationalizing Racial Equity in Food Hubs
Monday, August 24, 2020, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Registration required: CLICK TO REGISTER FOR WEBINAR

Food hubs are often perceived as addressing injustices in U.S. food systems, particularly by increasing economic power of small- and mid-size producers and bolstering local and regional supply chains. Many food hubs report having a social mission. Although there has been a national food hub survey every two years since 2013, the survey has not shed light on the extent to which racial equity is an institutionalized priority in food hub work.

The webinar will share results from a qualitative study led by a diverse group of food system practitioners as to how U.S. based food hubs understand and operationalize engagement in racial equity work.  We will share examples of how food hubs operationalize equity within their business, and with their partners, and with the community they serve.   Authors and food hub leader discussants will also offer perspectives on the deeper questions that must be addressed to meaningfully support equity across the food system. 

This webinar is sponsored by the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems in association with the Racial Equity in the Food Systems Workgroup. Funding for the Racial Equity in the System workgroup is provided in part by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  The report upon which the webinar is based will be available for access: Delivering More Than Food: Understanding and Operationalizing Racial Equity in Food Hubs

Call for Papers on COVID-19 and the Food System: Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development

JAFSCD announces a call for papers and essays for a special issue on COVID-19 and the Food System. The deadline for submissions is anytime before September 30, 2020. Read details in the full announcement. Please share with your contacts and networks!
JAFSCD is calling for four types of submissions related to COVID-19 and the Food System.

1. Policy and Practice Briefs (about 1,000 words, plus images or graphics) from agencies, organizations, markets, short supply chain actors, etc., that are focused on providing safe commercial food and emergency food assistance during the pandemic.
2. Voices from the Grassroots Essays (up to 1,000 words plus jpgs) from front-line food and farm organizations. This is an opportunity for CBOs, NGOs, public agencies, and quasi-governmental entities to share their challenges, suggestions, needs, and innovations in the face of the pandemic.*
3. Commentaries (up to 1,000 words) addressing issues related to food security, farm labor, food safety, and other topics.

4. Peer-Reviewed Research Papers (4,500 to 7,500 words) on a wide range of topics as described below. Collaborations that include nonprofit and academic co-authors are required. NOTE: In the interest of fast-tracking particularly timely information, some may be copy-edited and published as working papers, and then resubmitted for peer review.
Submissions for peer-reviewed papers are by invitation only; the first step is completing the JAFSCD query form.

Read our General Information page for more about submitting to JAFSCD.
* For details on Voices from the Grassroots submissions, contact the JAFSCD Voices from the Grassroots editorial team.

Food Systems Dashboard


The Food Systems Dashboard combines data from multiple sources to give users a complete view of food systems. Users can compare components of food systems across countries and regions. They can also identify and prioritize ways to sustainably improve diets and nutrition in their food systems.
Dashboards are useful tools that help users visualize and understand key information for complex systems. Users can track progress to see if policies or other interventions are working at a country or regional level.
In recent years, the public health and nutrition communities have used dashboards to track the progress of health goals and interventions, including the Sustainable Development Goals. To our knowledge, this is the first dashboard that collects country-level data across all components of the food system.

The Dashboard contains over 150 indicators that measure components, drivers, and outcomes of food systems at the country level. As new indicators and data become available, the Dashboard will be updated. Most data used for the Dashboard is open source and available to download directly from the website. Data is pooled from FAO, Euromonitor International, World Bank, and other global and regional data sources.
Compare and Analyze allows users to visualize and compare food systems indicators globally, regionally, by country, food systems type, or income classification. Data can be viewed on a map as well as on bar, line, and other chart types. Country Profiles allow users to view a curated set of 41 indicators for each country to gain in-depth insights into the challenges and opportunities facing countries and their food systems.

Who is the dashboard for image

Indigenous Speaker Series with Dan Cornelius – Food and Sovereignty: Strengthening our Communities through Agriculture

Thursday, Jul 23, 2020, 12 – 1 p.m.

EarthLab is proud to co-sponsor a virtual Indigenous Speaker Series, hosted by the Northwest Indian College – Nez Perce. The series amplifies voices of Indigenous people and promotes a dialogue about Indigenous people’s cultural and traditional lived experiences.The next upcoming virtual event will explore Food and Sovereignty: Strengthening our Communities through Agriculture presented by Dan Cornelius. Please register using the link provided to recieve information on how to access this event.
Indigenous Speaker Series: Dan Cornelius

D-Center Hiring Student Worker for AY 2020-2021

Our team of UW faculty and staff representing the D Center, Disability Studies Program, and Rehabilitation Medicine have been awarded a CLIME small grant award to conduct a research project on disability and d/Deaf allyship in health professions education and beyond.

We are seeking a temporary, hourly student worker to assist us in the planning and implementation of this project, for 6-10 hours per week between August and December, 2020. A specific description of the project, job responsibilities, eligibility, qualifications, and a listing of requested application materials can be found in the attached job announcement.

Please consider applying, posting, or passing this opportunity along to interested students! Applications will be accepted through Thursday, July 23rd. For questions or further information, or to submit an application, please email me at hfeldner@uw.edu.

Final CLIME student worker job description

Graduate Office Hiring Student Worker!

Are you the friend who always helps with editing papers? Is proof reading your super power? If so, we’d love to have you apply to our transcriptionist position. The UW Office of Public Lectures is seeking an excellent listener and proof reader to help us transcribe past lectures so that we may share them with public.

What we offer:

Part-time position 19.5 hours per week

A chance to listen to amazing speakers (while transcribing)

An amazing culture fostered by the Graduate School and Public Lectures Team

$17 per hour


What you bring:

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Strong attention to detail

Ability to focus for long periods of time

Proficiency with MS Office and audio software


For more information, check out the attached job description here: 2020 Summer Transcriptionist_JD.