Communications Director – Real Food Real Stories

Apply to help RFRS with content creation and communications strategy to increase the organization’s audience & online engagement with eaters and food professionals. Through authentic storytelling, that humanizes the food system, you will help to inspire positive cultural and social change.

About Real Food Real Stories:

Real Food Real Stories (RFRS), a project of Earth Island Institute, is a startup non-profit entering its third year. We seek to transform regional food systems by shifting culture between eaters and the food industry towards trust, relationship and collaboration through powerful storytelling, transformative experiences and community building. We address the entire food chain, coaching and making available stories that inspire action. Our work is values-driven and relationship-centric, ranging from:

About the Position:

RFRS is looking for a dynamic & thoughtful collaborator who is passionate about amplifying food changemaker voices and igniting cultural change in the food system. The Creative Content Director (CCD) will oversee: organization communication strategy, content creation & distribution and creative storytelling initiatives. The CCD will work closely with the Founder/Project Director and Deputy Program Director and help lead the organization to a new phase of growth.

The ideal candidate is deeply aligned with RFRS’ mission, steadfast, and can leverage past experience to help build a viable organization in a fast changing environment. They enjoy juggling very different projects, and many other areas needed by a growing new organization, and at times rolling up their sleeves to get the work done. This is a great opportunity for an entrepreneurial professional looking to apply skills in a highly collaborative, mission-driven environment to create meaningful culture shift for the food system and organizational legacy.

Responsibilities (include but not limited to):


This is a part-time, salaried position with excellent benefits. Pay is $26,000-$35,000, depending on experience. It’s really important for us to find someone who will own the role and nurture the organization’s growth. RFRS does not have an office, all team members work remotely with weekly in-person team meetings in San Francisco and must be able to attend evening and weekend events throughout the Bay Area on a regular basis.

Desired start date is January 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please send a cover letter, including how your experience can help RFRS achieve their goals, resume, two references, to Please include “RFRS - Creative Content Director” as the subject of your email. To read more about RFRS please visit

RFRS is a project of Earth Island Institute and this position will be an employee of EII.

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