CoFED partners with young people of color from poor and working-class backgrounds to build food and land co-ops.

You could be our new Education Director! We're hiring.

This position has since been filled since this blog was posted. 


People of color, women, immigrants, people with disabilities, working class and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Title: Education Director

Salary Range: $60,000-$65,000

Employment Type: Full-time exempt


  • 19 paid static holidays + 2 paid floating holidays

  • 10 paid vacation days accrued in your 1st year

  • Health insurance plans are provided through our fiscal sponsor. CoFED will pay monthly premiums of bronze plans or the same dollar amount towards a more expensive plan. Coverage will start the first day of the month following the first 30 days of employment.

Location: Remote with 15% travel domestically (roughly a few days each month)

Start Date: March 25, 2019

To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and 1 work sample (of your choice) to [email protected] with subject line “Education Director” by Feb 15, 2019. PDFs required.


About CoFED: CoFED partners with young people of color to practice cooperative values and economics through food and land. Our goal is to build the next generation of diverse leaders living in deeper connection with mother earth and each other. Our priority over the next two years is to develop a powerful national network of young cooperators of color leading across multiple sectors -- building sustainable, democratically-controlled food enterprises, ecosystems, and economies that place people and planet above profit.

CoFED is a national, fiscally sponsored project of Inquiring Systems, Inc. We currently have 2 full-time workers and 1 part-time worker, plus a dedicated Board of Advisors.

About the Position: The Education Director position is for you if you are a results-driven self-starter and excited about creating meaningful learning experiences that build young people of color’s confidence, knowledge, and skills to lead a cooperative food economy. Qualified applicants will thrive in a remote, mostly digital, and impact-driven work environment.


  • Ability to design and deliver popular education curriculum, online and onground

  • Track record of recruiting and supporting young people of color to build skills, capacity, knowledge, and/or leadership

  • Results-driven self-starter who can successfully complete projects on time

  • Excels working independently and is a natural problem solver

  • Detail-oriented and can track own impact/progress

  • Punctual and responsive

  • Strong technical aptitude (e.g. can work with CRMs, Google Drive, Zoom, Adobe Creative Cloud, social media, and other content delivery platforms)

  • Exceptional and influential communicator over email, phone, and video

  • Trauma-informed and growth mindset

  • Familiar with how race, class, and gender intersect with food and land justice and/or the cooperative and new economy movement

  • Working knowledge of cooperative values and economics

Preview of Year 1 Goals + Roles

  • 200 young people of color have access to an online (un)learning community that actively engages with ongoing popular education and political education about food and land-based cooperatives; 80% are very satisfied with the program

    • Organize young people to become CoFED members to gain access to members-only educational platform and email list

    • Manage CoFED’s members-only educational platform

    • Develop and deploy political education curriculum through the platform

    • Facilitate connections and conversations through the platform

    • Craft and send monthly “#unlearning emails” to email list

  • 20 young people of color attend the Summer Co-op Academy; 80% are very satisfied with the program

    • Organize Summer Co-op Academy, including outreach, application and selection process, budget, and logistics

    • Design, develop, and direct weeklong educational experience at Summer Co-op Academy

  • 20 Summer Co-op Academy alumni belong to a new community of practice that provides peer support and access to mentors and coaches of color; 80% are very satisfied with the program

    • Develop and launch a community of practice for Summer Co-op Academy alumni

    • Recruit key partners and mentors as needed

    • Facilitate community building and continuing education

  • Racial Justice Fellows receive the tools and training they need to complete their Fellowship projects; all are very satisfied with the program

    • Organize Racial Justice Fellowship, including outreach, application and selection process, budget, and logistics

    • Design, develop, and deploy 6-month political education curriculum for Racial Justice Fellowship

  • Helped raise at least $35,000 for educational programming budget

    • Collaborate with Executive Director to write grant proposals and reports

    • Contribute to yearly grassroots fundraising campaigns

    • Test and implement earned income strategies

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