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We currently have the following open positions. 

Political Education Manager

  • The primary role of the Political Education Manager is to coordinate and implement HEAL Food Alliance’s political education work. Key components include: (1) Managing HEAL’s School of Political Leadership
  • (SoPL) and supporting SoPL participants, (2) Coordinating and implementing cross-member political education, and (3) Creating political education materials and curriculum for the Alliance and our campaigns.
  • We strongly encourage applicants with personal experience confronting the negative impacts of our current food system.
  • Manage HEAL’s School of Political Leadership (SoPL)
  • • With stakeholders, identify participants for Year 2 of SoPL
  • • Launch Year 2 of SoPL mid-summer 2019 and oversee daily functioning of SoPL

  • • Provide coaching and support for SoPL participants to implement campaigns in their communities
  • • Support Communications staff in developing external-facing materials for SoPL that reflect HEAL’s core values
  • • Provide regular reports to the Director, fundraising staff, and Steering Committee with regard to SoPL progress and budget tracking. 

  • • Monitor and evaluate SoPL for revision and adaptation
  • Lead HEAL training and curriculum development
  • • Develop and/or coordinate curriculum and trainings for SoPL
  • • Ensure that all members have a working knowledge of all 
facets of HEAL initiatives
  • • Work with ally and member organizations to coordinate political education activities and build relationships between SoPL cohort participants and HEAL members 

  • • Develop and plan trainings and political education curriculum relevant to members and their campaigns. Identify and recruit outside trainers as appropriate. This may include cross-sector political education, in-person campaign or organizing training, media trainings, direct action trainings, at the bi-annual Summit and more
  • Represent HEAL at public events, conferences, and to members
  • • Make public presentations on HEAL’s vision, theory of change, and campaign work; recruit potential members and engage potential members in HEAL campaign work.
  • • Maintain and update working knowledge of issues related to gender, economic, environmental, and racial justice to ensure HEAL campaigns and communications remain relevant. 

  • • Contribute to overall effective functioning of HEAL
  • • Participate in program and project meetings, cross-organizational meetings, and special organizational efforts.
  • • Participate in planning and strategy sessions to achieve HEAL’s goals using the experience and learning in this position to inform HEAL’s work plan, infrastructure development, and strategic planning. 

  • • Contribute to foundation proposals and reports.
  • • Track effectiveness of engagement activities/projects. 

  • Perform other related functions as directed. May oversee staff relevant to work. 
  • Organized: The ability to organize events and track member engagement
  • Experienced: The Political Education Manager must have a documented track record and experience in curriculum and training development, with personal experience organizing grassroots campaigns
  • Communicative: The Political Education Manager must have excellent English language skills in all areas of verbal and written communications, and be highly skilled in interpersonal relations

  • Compelling: The Political Education Manager must be able to effectively engage diverse audience and convey complex information in an understandable fashion.
  • Adaptive: They must be comfortable working with constituencies with a range of professional experience and literacy levels, and adaptive to shifting priorities

  • Self-directed: Have demonstrated initiative, be independent, be accountable, and be comfortable managing projects remotely
 Collaborative: Must be a great team player 
and listener
  • Tech Savvy: Must be able to utilize common office software, basic social media, and the Google suite 
  • This is a full-time salaried position, with excellent benefits, reporting to the Director.
  • Pay is $55,000-$65,000 depending on experience. This position is based in Oakland, though other locations will be considered for exceptional candidates. Travel 10-15% of the time should be anticipated. 

  • HEAL’s 100% FTE benefits package includes:
  •        20 days vacation leave per year;
  •        12 standard holidays and 2 personal days per year;
  •        12 sick days per year;
  •        1 week paid family and medical leave after one year of service; an additional week of paid leave for each additional year of service, up to 4 weeks;
  •        Medical, vision, dental for employees and dependents (requires 30 day waiting period and a per paycheck employee contribution);
  •        100% employer sponsored basic life, short-term and long-term disability insurance coverage; • Access to a 403b retirement plan.
  •        Access to FSA and Commuter Benefits.
  • We seek self-motivated and strategic thinkers who are able to adapt as the organization shifts and grows. As a complex coalition, we seek individuals who are highly organized systems thinkers. For all positions, HEAL seeks individuals with a demonstrated understanding of the intersections of racial, economic, and environmental justice, who are committed to transformative change. 

  • HEAL Food Alliance is a fiscally-sponsored project of Movement Strategy Center (MSC). MSC is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law. Women, people of color, LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 
  • To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and up to 2 samples of relevant work to with the subject line Political Education ManagerApplications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we will accept applications until April 15, 2019