We’re hiring!

Real Meals Campaign Coordinator

Job Description

About the Real Meals Campaign

The Community Coalition for Real Meals is a broad and diverse coalition of producers, workers, advocates, organizers, and students taking bold action to change the food and farming system. Our Real Meals Campaign on Aramark, Sodexo and Compass Group will move the industry from exclusive deals with Big Food corporations toward real food purchasing that supports producers, communities, consumers and the Earth. We are seeking someone with experience in corporate campaigning and coalition management to coordinate the campaign and help develop strategy, with possible additional responsibilities in communications strategy, corporate negotiations and fundraising. You can learn more about the Real Meals Campaign our campaign website. This position will be housed at the HEAL Food Alliance.

About the HEAL (Health, Environment, Agriculture, Labor) Food Alliance

HEAL is a multi-sector, multi-racial coalition building collective power to transform our food & farm system. We are led by our member organizations, and strive to amplify the experience and expertise of frontline communities who are most burdened by the disparities of our current system. Together, we are developing solutions to drive change. 

HEAL was co-founded by the Food Chain Workers Alliance, the National Black Food and Justice Alliance, Real Food Generation, and Union of Concerned Scientists to build power for food and farm systems that are healthy for our families, accessible and affordable for all communities, and fair to the hard-working people who grow, distribute, prepare, and serve our food - while protecting the air, water, and land we all depend on. 

Core Responsibilities

  • Maintain relationships with coalition organizations and representatives. Orient new representatives and facilitate clarity for ongoing responsibilities.

  • Bottomline the implementation of the campaign’s Strategic Plan, including coordinating day-to-day work of the coalition, delegating work across coalition members and ensuring plans are executed well and in a timely manner. Lead democratic adjustment of strategic plan and governance protocols as the campaign progresses.

  • Manage the operations and digital security of the coalition, tracking finances, campaign files, personnel needs, policies and protocols.

  • Represent the coalition as needed to the public, to funders, media, at events, etc.

  • Support coalition work as needed with research, communications, action planning, new member outreach, fundraising, etc.

Additional responsibilities

  • These may be added to the job description, depending on the candidate’s background and interest:

  • Support direct negotiations with the companies on behalf of the coalition; help liaise between the companies and the coalition; and help conduct research to support negotiations.

  • Communications and media strategy implementation

  • Fundraising: Develop fundraising strategy with the fundraising committee, prospect for new funders, and build relationships with current and potential donors

Qualified Candidates Will Have:

  • At least 2 years experience and demonstrated success with corporate campaigns, coalition management, community organizing, labor organizing, and/or policy advocacy

  • Proven success working with diverse coalitions

  • Campaign organizing and action planning experience

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, particularly sustainability and social justice in the food system

  • Strong project management and facilitation skills, while being highly organized

  • Ability to travel

  • Proficiency with campaign technology including conference calls, webinars, etc.

We Prefer Candidates With the Following:

  • Fundraising experience, including grant writing and online appeals

  • Relationships with allied organizations working on food, farm, and worker justice

  • Experience negotiating directly with corporate companies

  • Knowledge of Food Service Management Companies

  • Communications experience

  • Strong English language public speaking and writing skills

Ideal candidates will be located in the DC area, Boston, or the San Francisco Bay Area. Travel will be required.

We seek self-motivated and strategic thinkers who are able to adapt as the campaign 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. 

Salary & Benefits

$55,000 - $60,000 annually

This position is 70-100% FTE, depending on candidate’s skills/experience. This is a non-exempt hourly position with annual gross pay of $55-60K (@100% FTE). Ideal candidates will be in the DC area, Boston, or the San Francisco Bay Area.

This is a non-exempt hourly position, supervised by HEAL’s Director with support from campaign co-chairs.

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.

Working remotely is possible. This is a full-time position.




To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and up to 2 samples of relevant work to info@healfoodalliance.org with the subject line “Campaign Coordinator”. 

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. 

Location: 436 14th Street, Suite 500, Oakland, CA 94612


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be accepted until March 25 at 11:59pm.