Title: Illinois Food Justice Alliance Organizer

Status: Full Time

Location: Remote, based in Illinois

Salary: $45-55,000

Benefits: Full time, exempt employees receive health and vision insurance, dental care reimbursements, and a generous vacation, sick, holiday, and paid parental leave package. Compensatory time also provided for time worked beyond normal full-time expectations.

Posting Date: 11/4/2021

Application Deadline: 11/30/2021

Estimated start date: ASAP

About the Position

The Illinois Food Justice Alliance (IFJA) is led by the Chicago Food Policy Action Council, Illinois Stewardship Alliance and HEAL Food Alliance, our multi-sector, multi-racial, coalition is a living representation of the food system we want to see. Our mission is to build our collective power to create food and farm systems that are healthy for our families, accessible and affordable for all communities, and fair to the hard-working people who grow, distribute, prepare, and serve our food — while protecting the air, water, and land we all depend on.  We first came together in 2015 to pass the Good Food Purchasing Policy in Chicago and since have worked together to ensure a better food system for all of Illinois.

The Illinois Food Justice Alliance Organizer will support the coalition’s priorities including coalition growth and development as well as policy development, advocacy and implementation by working in coordination with coalition members, local communities, organizations, as well as staff at City of Chicago Departments and Agencies and State of Illinois Departments and Agencies. The  IFJA Organizer will serve as a key coordinating and facilitative resource to members and participants in IFJA’s existing and emerging networks and partnerships. The  position will provide coordination support for a statewide effort to pass Good Food Purchasing Policy. IFJA is looking for a person with at least 3 years of experience facilitating, leading and developing networks and collaborations with deep experience, comfort and sensitivity for  working in and partnering with diverse communities.

Title: Food & Farm Voter Guide Production Intern

Hours: 10 hours per week minimum

Hourly Rate: Paid $15 per hour and college credit for students who qualify

Location: Based in Springfield, IL, or remote possible

Post Date: 11/4/2021

Application Deadline: January 1, 2022

Start Date: Spring 2022, Start date negotiable

Project Overview:
Illinois Stewardship Alliance will produce a Food and Farm Voter Guide ahead of the November 2022 elections. The guide will ask candidates running for statewide offices and 18 Congressional districts and U.S. Senate their positions on the most important food and farm issues. We will collect questions for candidates from among our farmer and eater members across the state about the issues that matter most to them. We want to ensure agriculture, local food, water quality, soil health and climate resilience are among the issues that candidates address. We will share their answers with supporters, voters and media, and make the guide available to download.