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Position: Food Justice Fellow

Deadline: 8/02/2017

Status: Filled

Job Description:

10 Hours / week

The Food Justice Fellow has the unique opportunity to work closely with other Urban Farms and communities throughout the East Bay. This fellow will continue the networking and partnerships established by the previous Food Justice Fellow as well as cultivate new relationships in order to increase the participation and leadership of people from Indigenous communities, communities of color, low-income communities and other marginalized groups that are more likely to experience food insecurity.


The Fellow will be required to work 10 hours per week, with 4 of those hours conducted on-site at the UC Gill Tract Community Farm. The majority of the work will be performed remotely in outreach efforts, visiting and volunteering in other community organizations in order to strengthen the network of urban community farms. Occasional weekend participation will be required for specific events that take place during the academic year, mostly on Sundays.

  • Spend time working on farms/projects in underserved communities such as City Slickers Farm, West Oakland, Urban Tilth, North Richmond, Planting Justice, El Sobrante, Acta Non Verba, East Oakland and reporting on this at Stewardship Assemblies

  • Implement the Monthly Harvest Days in collaboration with other communities and organizations at the Campus

  • Develop and maintain relationships with campus and community partners.

  • Participate in the coordination, implementation of the Indigenous Foodways Project at the Farm and perform outreach and networking with Indigenous faculty, researchers, students, and campus and community organizations

  • Spend regular time on-site at the Gill Tract

  • Work and coordinate with other Fellows, to promote food justice and sovereignty in the different programs and projects of the Student Coalition.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience with relationship-building.

  • Organized and self-directed in nature.

  • Ability to coordinate activities among diverse people and programs.

  • Ability to plan and organize logistical operations.

  • Ability to teach and lead small groups of volunteers.

  • Interest and /or experience in agri-food systems

  • Interest and experience in public service and social equity, as core tenets of the UC Berkeley experience and the UC Gill Tract Community Farm mission

All fellows are required to set aside the same time each week for being present at the Farm.
The Farm’s open hours are:
Monday: 11-2pm
Tuesday: 3-6pm
Wednesday: 11-2pm
Thursday: 3-6pm
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: 12-5pm

Application and Selection process:

Application deadline: 5pm PST on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Applicants must be matriculated undergraduate or graduate students at UC Berkeley during the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters.

Work_study job code (if applicable for eligible students): 1983163337

To apply, submit the following items in one PDF by email to with the subject line “AFP Application”.

  1. Cover letter stating what position are you applying for (can be more than one), your reasons for applying to this fellowship, how the position is related to your interests and education track, and a summary of your most relevant experiences, skills and educational training;

  2. Current resume, including relevant coursework;

  3. Contact information for 2 references (one should be a professor or major advisor);

  4. (Optional) One or two samples of your work from college or other experiences that exemplify relevant skills for the applied position (e.g. report, essay or paper, research poster, planning timeline, budget, plan of work, etc.).

The Farm holds equity and anti-oppression as cornerstone values of our work, and therefore we encourage undergraduate and graduate student applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

For questions, please contact the Fellowship Program Coordinator at

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