2019-20 Fair Trade Campaigns Fellowship
Fair Trade Campaigns is a powerful grassroots movement mobilizing thousands of conscious consumers and Fair Trade advocates on campuses and in communities across the U.S. We are part of a global effort to normalize Fair Trade as an institutional practice and consumer preference across 30 countries and on 6 continents. Housed at Fair Trade USA, a 501c3 nonprofit organization and the largest third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the U.S., Fair Trade Campaigns is a broad movement governed by a wide representation of stakeholders from across the country.
Fair Trade Campaigns Fellows are responsible for providing direct support and guidance for Fair Trade organizers across four campaign-types: Towns, Colleges & Universities, K-12 Schools, and Congregations. This is achieved through regional networking and connecting campaigns to resources and support at the regional and national levels.
Fellows will gain significant professional development experience, learn valuable advocacy and organizing skills, and benefit from extensive training on, and exposure to, a range of systems and processes utilized in both the for- and non-profit sectors.
The position is regionally based, with compensation consisting of a mix of academic credit (where applicable) and a modest stipend.
The Fellowship program begins with an in-person training focusing on Fair Trade principles and certification, leadership development, the history and work of Fair Trade Campaigns, upcoming national initiatives, and more. Fellows will receive ongoing support from national staff as they develop and execute personal goals and work with their counterpart on a regional level. Regular check-ins with Fellows from other regions will create space for collaboration and support on a national level. Fellows will also have the benefit of exposure to, and learning opportunities from, the range of departments and staff leaders at Fair Trade USA.
The Fair Trade Campaigns Fellowship is a 14 month commitment, beginning August 1, 2019 and ending October 1, 2020. Fellows must live in the Mid Atlantic, Northeast, Great Lakes, or Southwest region (see below) and are expected to devote 10 hours per week to Fellowship work. Responsibilities will be guided by regional and national needs and likely will be greater during the academic year.
Must be based in the Mid Atlantic, Northeast, Great Lakes, or Southwest region for the entirety of the Fellowship (through October 2020)
In addition to gaining valuable professional experience and building critical leadership skills, fellows are provided with a modest stipend, as well as the opportunity to earn college credit.* Reimbursement will also be provided for any costs incurred (travel, mailing, printing materials, etc.) as part of the Fellowship.
* Fair Trade Campaigns has previously worked with institutions to award credit. The acceptance of credit depends on the requirements of each institution and cannot be guaranteed.
Please submit the following materials through Fair Trade USA’s career portal:
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The application deadline is May 31, 2019.
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