Career Opportunities

CFPA is actively working to build a talented team that is inclusive of diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives.

Staff Positions

We have one opening for a position in Southern California (Bakersfield, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange County, or San Diego).

We are seeking either a Policy Advocate PDF or a Policy Associate PDF.

All applicants must complete this short survey link. No exceptions.

In addition, applicants must send a cover letter and resume to jobs@cfpa.net. Please include your full name when labeling files/attachments (e.g. [First Name]-[Last Name]-CoverLetter)

We believe lived experiences with hunger, poverty, and inequity can provide uniquely valuable insight to this position, to our organization, and to the broader anti-hunger & anti-poverty movements. With this in mind, applicants for this position have the option to share their lived experiences that are relevant to our mission and work. Applicants who decide to describe such lived experience may do so in their cover letter, or if more space is needed, in a separate statement that is one page or less in length. This statement can be submitted as an attachment along with a resume and cover letter.

Making progress towards our mission means addressing social inequities that perpetuate hunger, poverty, and other harmful outcomes. Advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion is both a core value and an important strategy for our organization. With this in mind, applicants have the option to share their vision for, commitment to, or experience with advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. Applicants may include these details in their cover letter, or if more space is needed, in a separate statement that is one page or less in length. This statement may be submitted as an attachment along with a resume and cover letter.

To streamline review, please submit all application documents together at one time.

Underrepresented individuals and those with a personal connection to our mission are encouraged to apply. All applicants are given careful consideration. The position is open until filled.

Internships

California Food Policy Advocates regularly hires graduate-level interns. Typically these positions are arranged through local universities for students in graduate positions such as public health, social welfare, public policy, and nutrition. When available, open positions will be posted here.

The Sarah Samuels Public Health Policy Fellowship

Picture of Sarah Samuels

The 2019 fellowship is filled. Please check back for future open positions.

Long-time board member, Sarah Samuels, left an indelible mark on California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA). Sarah was a leader in conducting and applying research to shape sound nutrition policies. She was also a supportive mentor of new public health professionals. To honor these contributions and to continue her work, CFPA has established the Sarah Samuels Public Health Policy Fellowship.