Campus Food Equity and Inclusion Policy Fellow

Campus Food Equity and Inclusion Policy Fellow

(Title Code 4919, Student Assistant IV)

Appointment: 7-9 hours per week, September 4 – December 7, 2018.

Compensation: $25.78/hour. This position does not include fee remission

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, August 20, 2018 at 5pm Pacific Time
Applicant must be a graduate student at UC Berkeley. To apply, submit the following items as a single pdf to with the subject line “Equity and Inclusion Policy Fellow.”

  1. Cover letter stating your reasons for application to this fellowship and a summary of most relevant experiences, skills, and/or education.
  2. Resume (limit 2 pages).
  3. Contact information for 2 references. One should be a professor or major advisor.

The Berkeley Food Institute (BFI) at the University of California, Berkeley strives to transform food systems to expand access to healthy, affordable food and promote sustainable and equitable food production. We empower new leaders with capacities to cultivate diverse, just, resilient, and healthy food systems. We pursue our mission through interdisciplinary programs in education, research, policy, communications, and community engagement.

Since 2015, the Building Equitable and Inclusive Food Systems at UC Berkeley project has brought together active collaborators from across campus to help bridge the gaps between food and justice. Toward this end, we created a dynamic “Foodscape Map” that aims to both reveal barriers to the full participation of historically marginalized community members in food-related learning and practice, and highlight opportunities and successes in overcoming such obstacles. We have also developed a set of policy recommendations as a companion piece to the Foodscape Map. These recommendations focus on four campus governance structures: (1) Academic Units, (2) Campus Facilities, (3) Service Units, and (4) Student Leadership, and are aimed at leadership bodies throughout UC Berkeley. See the map and policy recommendations here:

The fellow will apply their food system and policy advocacy knowledge to lead efforts to implement Foodscape Map policy recommendations. Fellow will work closely with staff, faculty, and undergraduate student team members to conduct extensive outreach to relevant administration throughout campus, from student groups to the Chancellor’s cabinet.

The fellow reports to Rosalie Z. Fanshel, Program Manager at the Berkeley Food Institute (BFI). Alastair Iles, BFI Founding Faculty Co-director, and Nina F. Ichikawa, BFI Policy Director, will also provide input on the fellow’s work.


  • Thoroughly train in the Foodscape Map and policy recommendations
  • Develop a comprehensive outreach and implementation plan
  • Take a lead role in organizing at least 8-10 meetings with relevant administration and present at these meetings, together with project team
  • Write and publish an op-ed
  • Other policy outreach strategies, to be determined by fellow and supervisor 


  • Graduate student at UC Berkeley
  • Experience with equity, inclusion, diversity, anti-oppression and anti-racism theory and applications to education programs and policies (either higher education, K-12, adult learning, or other)
  • Experience in policy analysis
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, particularly in regards to interpersonal communications across diverse groups; experience in public presentations and professional speaking
  • At least one year of work experience and/or public service related to food and/or agriculture, with specific familiarity with structural analysis of food systems and structural barriers to inclusion
  • Experience with facilitation and relationship-building among diverse people and programs.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a group setting; ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Demonstrated creativity, innovation, and commitment

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