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Position: Outreach and Communications Fellow

Deadline: 08/02/2017

Status: Filled

Job Description:

10 Hours / week

The Outreach and Communications Fellow is responsible for promoting the Student Coalition and the Farm to the campus and broader community. The goal is to increase the Farm’s visibility, increase student, faculty, and local community involvement during farm open hours, events, programs, and recruit volunteers and visitors. This fellow will play the role of a social media manager, developing and implementing a media plan, and writing and curating content on the social networks, campus communication platforms, and other media. The fellow will connect the Farm and our RSO with other RSOs, local businesses, community organizations, and UCB departments that have community service days.


This 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 rest of the work will be performed remotely through online work, on-campus, and outreaching among the community. Occasional weekend participation will be required for specific events that take place during the academic year, mostly on Sundays.


  • Communicate events and farm activities to the public and the campus through social media

  • Table at students events and other local events

  • Ensure farm presence on newspapers, newsletters, radio, TV

  • Manage the farm’s website

  • Organize the Student Coalition monthly meeting

  • Develop and maintain relationships with campus and community partners

  • Spend regular hours on-site at the farm

  • Coordinate monthly Harvest Days at the UCGTCF to support the UC Berkeley Food Pantry

  • This Fellow will also help organize events and work closely other fellows to promote food justice and sovereignty through programs such as Harvest Days.


Desired Qualifications:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must.

  • Proficiency with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as well as a familiarity with blogging platforms.

  • Organized and self-directed in nature.

  • Basic understanding of graphic design concepts (experience with Illustrator, Photoshop or other professional software is a plus!).

  • The fellow should enjoy networking and be creative and resourceful

  • Interest and /or experience in agri-food systems

  • Interest 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): 1456722289

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

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, see:

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