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Communications Storytelling Manager Equitable Food Oriented Development

  • Date Posted October 12, 2021
  • Location Anywhere
  • Category Business / Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

Equitable Food Oriented Development (EFOD) is a community-anchored development strategy centering Black, Indigenous, and People of Color food and agriculture projects and enterprises as vehicles for shared power, cultural expression, and community asset-building. The EFOD field is led by a Steering Committee of community-based BIPOC activists and leaders from around the country, committed to celebrating and resourcing the work of their peers.

Job description

Join us to support an emerging and powerful movement of community-based organizations from around the country! The EFOD Collaborative is at a pivotal moment in our growth, modeling a new way of resourcing EFOD organizations and building a coalition led by the expertise of those who have practiced it on the ground. This is an opportunity to help elevate and co-create the messages of a movement for racial and social equity, rooted in community food systems and community-controlled finance.

A new position, the EFOD Collaborative’s Communications and Storytelling Manager will be responsible for leading strategy and coordination for impactful and engaging projects across the Collaborative’s various communications channels. Help us tell our stories, build our community, and paint a picture of what community-owned food looks like!

The ideal candidate has a strong passion for community food systems, cultures of color, and a fundamental understanding of the value that media and communications work brings to achieving our collective goals. They will have strong writing abilities, a great work ethic and sense of humor, and are open to learning while juggling a fast-paced work environment and a dynamic, cross-time-zone group of committee members and stakeholders (we Zoom a lot and will hopefully visit each other soon!).

Major areas of responsibility include:

a) Strategy & Coordination: Design and implement a robust communications strategy to advance the goals of the EFOD Steering Committee. Coordinate communications activities on a day-to-day basis with Collaborative staff to make sure that all aspects of the communications strategy are effectively and efficiently integrated. Coordinate the Communications Working Group, in partnership with practitioner Co-Chairs, and relevant contractors or consultants.

b) Writing: Craft pitches, success stories, talking points, and reports that advance EFOD Collaborative goals and messages throughout the year to congress, media, and Collaborative membership. Craft foundational content and opportunistic pieces as needed with a focus on lifting up Black, Indigenous, and people of color leaders and members to address equitable community development.

c) Traditional Media: With a group-determined budget, design and implement the Collaborative’s media strategy, including the placement of main messages in print, blogs, and other outlets.

d) Social Media: Oversee the Collaborative’s social media channels (including Collaborative website and email platform) by creating and implementing social media campaigns while looking for new opportunities to advance Collaborative goals and increase the Collaborative’s online presence.

e) Events: Provide strategic communications advice and support to ensure the success of Collaborative events such as policy briefings and an annual EFOD Collaborative membership conference.


Excellent communication, graphic design, and/or writing skills, in any medium or content area.

Experience with media relations and social media, ideally in a movement or campaign setting.

Prior experience coordinating the completion of group-defined goals, gathering buy-in from stakeholders, and working in a coalition environment.

Ability to coordinate various levels of staff activities to meet program goals.

Cultural competency in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.



Must be a strategic thinker, self-starter, and a strong communicator.

Dedicated to deep understanding of cultural and systemic racism and the intersectionality of multiple forms of social inequality, and how these show up in community development and food systems work.

An entrepreneurial spirit and strong work ethic.

Commitment to consensus-building and shared decision making as a process – coupled with the ability to make decisions when needed.

Must have a passion for and commitment to the mission of the EFOD Collaborative.

Knowledge of and interest in community-organizing, food systems, and/or economic development.

The qualifications listed in our job description are guidelines, not hard and fast rules, and if you have 75% of the qualifications listed we encourage you to apply. Your experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work, which helps build the competencies, knowledge, and skills that translate directly to our openings. Applying gives you the opportunity to be considered.


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