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 extensive training focusing on Fair Trade principles and certification, leadership development, the history and work of Fair Trade Campaigns, upcoming national initiatives, and more. Fellows receive ongoing support from national staff as they develop and execute personal and professional goals. Regular check-ins with Fellows from other regions will create space for collaboration and support on a national level. Fellows will also have 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 March 14, 2022 and ending May 19, 2023. Fellows must live in the Midwest, Eastern, or Western region (see below) and are expected to devote approximately 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.
In addition to gaining valuable professional experience and building critical leadership skills, Fair Trade Campaigns Fellows are awarded a modest stipend to recognize and reward this valuable work. Additionally, those who are current students may have the opportunity to earn college credit. Reimbursement will also be provided for any costs incurred as part of the Fellowship. The stipend will be payable over three instalments through the 14-month commitment and will be awarded at a total of $5,000.
*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.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The application deadline is Monday January 31, 2022.
Questions? Contact Fair Trade Campaigns & Communications Coordinator, Taryn Lemmon at email@example.com
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