FoodCorps seeks an exceptionally motivated candidate to direct our program delivery and development in the Washington D.C. metro area. Reporting to the Sr. Director of Programs, this position is responsible for directing the multi-component service of 16-20 full-time FoodCorps AmeriCorps members, currently placed in D.C. and Virginia, in partnership with an existing network of community and school-based organizations dedicated to improving child health. Through effective implementation of our Theory of Change and direct service model, the FoodCorps D.C. Metro Program Director will ensure that the schools we serve will continue to make incremental progress improving their healthy school food environments, with the eventual goal of school-wide programmatic sustainability. Additionally, this position will be responsible for building relationships with business leaders, policy makers, education officials, and other grass-tops entities that shape school food environments in the D.C. Metro area through their work and decisions.
This is a full-time position will be based in a new D.C. Metro office, location to be determined. This role will require up to 20% overnight to attend national program events.
- Develop a strategy for future scale and systems change for FoodCorps programming in the D.C. Metro area
- Lead, manage and oversee FoodCorps D.C. Metro program
- Serve as key contact for FoodCorps’ partnership with AmeriCorps in the D.C. Metro area
- Develop and sustain professional relationships with key stakeholders across the D.C. Metro area including school district leaders, school leaders, local government agencies, elected officials, food service directors and companies and peer organizations
- Develop and Implement Local Trainings
- Manage the FoodCorps D.C. Metro Program Coordinator
Skills of the Ideal Candidate:
- Strong local knowledge of policies and networks related to farm to school, child health, health equity, food security, and other related fields, with experience working within or in partnership with local school districts preferred
- Demonstrated commitment to addressing race, class, gender, place and other social justice barriers
- Minimum five years working either in educational administration or non-profit management in a related field
- Ability to communicate programmatic vision and alignment effectively while navigating multiple education landscapes, government settings, nonprofits, etc.
- Strong internal drive and ability to manage and deliver on projects independently
- Entrepreneurial and comfortable with ambiguity, with a creative drive to solve problems, create clarity, and identify and fill gaps
- Learning oriented, with a desire to seek and use feedback to shape your work
- Effective written and verbal communicator, comfortable communicating through phone, email, and video chat functions
- Experience working with school, district, or school food administrators and personnel
- Broadly networked in the farm to school, school health and/or school garden movements
- Strong foundation in the unique needs of FoodCorps’ network of service members and site partners
- Ideal candidate will have experience supporting and managing AmeriCorps members and partnerships
How to Apply:
Applications will be accepted until our ideal candidate is identified. To be considered, submit your résumé, cover letter and salary requirements through our career site at https://foodcorps.hiringthing.com/.
FoodCorps pays salaries that are competitive with nonprofits of our budget size and geographic location, and offers generous vacation and medical benefits, 401(k) match, professional development funds and a sabbatical policy. This position is a Director level role with a starting salary beginning at $92,000. Candidates invited to compete for the position may be asked to complete sample projects.
People of color, people with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. FoodCorps is committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. FoodCorps, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions.
FoodCorps provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees as required by law. Applicants with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation at any point in the employment process.