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About CFI

Passion. That’s the common attribute of those that work for our organization.  We are dedicated to helping the people who utilize our services.

If you’re ready to make a difference, browse our openings below. You can also make a difference for our organization by volunteering or interning with us. This is a great way to explore if our organization would fulfill your career objectives. Visit our Volunteer page to discover short term volunteer opportunities -- or our Internship page if you are looking for an internship opportunity.

Positions Available

  • Community Food Initiatives (CFI) seeks to improve access to an equitable, inclusive, and thriving local food system in Appalachian Ohio. We are currently looking for an Executive Director who will continue to grow the organization and address food insecurity in our region. The Executive Director (ED) has overall strategic and operational responsibility for CFI’s staff, program expansion, administration, and execution of its mission. Access full position description and application instructions by clicking on the position title above.

  • CFI is actively seeking a Garden Education Coordinator! This is an excellent way to make a difference in your community through working to build a thriving, equitable, sustainable food system.

    The GEC should meet the following qualifications:
    1) Enjoy working with children and families in schools in rural Appalachia
    2) Be interested in community, health, and education
    3) Ability to serve 1,700 hours over 11.5 months, starting Aug 12
    4) Have reliable transportation, a driver's license and auto insurance

    This is an AmeriCorps COMCorps Program position, so please apply via the AmeriCorps portal or contact Eric Long for more information,

  • The Local Food Access Community Relations VISTA will be responsible for the development and implementation of a community engagement strategy that includes donor communications and growing CFI’s network. The VISTA will work with our Communications Director to research and create online and offline content, and to broaden CFI’s audience through multiple communication channels. The VISTA will build and maintain relationships with partners, supporters and key community members, and will support and evaluate the results of community engagement campaigns with the team. Please see flyer for additional details. Interested candidates must apply by May 5 through the AmeriCorps VISTA Portal:

  • Eligible OU students can work up to 10 hours per week throughout the school year for CFI. Projects can be tailored to your scholastic interests and the needs of the organization.

Thank You to All of Our Community Collaborations and Sponsors!