National Program Coordinator

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Who We Are:

FoodCorps believes every school should be a healthy school and every child – regardless of race, place or class – deserves to be well nourished and ready to learn. In underserved communities across the country, our AmeriCorps leaders teach students about healthy food through hands-on lessons, partner with farmers and food service workers to create nutritious and delicious school meals, and collaborate with communities to ensure a long-term culture of health. Building on this foundation of direct impact, FoodCorps pursues systemic strategies that will benefit all of our nation’s 100,000 schools. 

What We’re Looking For:

FoodCorps seeks a National Program Coordinator to work closely with and provide essential administrative support for our National Program Management team. Reporting to the National Program Operations Manager, the Coordinator will provide direct support to 18 field offices and 250+ AmeriCorps service members, support Programs department staff individually and collectively, and oversee several key projects according to the FoodCorps program cycle. 

This is a full-time position based in FoodCorps’ Portland, Oregon office with occasional out-of-state travel. This role will require occasional weekend and evening work.  

Who You Are: 

You are passionate about FoodCorps’ mission and excited about the intricacies of program and project management that will help FoodCorps run a high-quality national service program. You prioritize providing great service to colleagues and external stakeholders. You seamlessly manage multiple projects and thoroughly complete tasks on time. You approach your work with flexibility and are able to navigate ambiguity. You are an effective communicator, confident in both verbal and written communication across geographic distance. You approach your work with a critical eye and seek solutions to support effective operations and inclusive team dynamics. You enjoy collaboration and actively use feedback to drive improvements. You find satisfaction in implementing efficient systems and processes that can meet a diversity of needs. You are highly organized and pay close attention to the details, while keeping the bigger picture goals, values, and purpose in mind. You share FoodCorps’ commitment to diversity and inclusion and desire to work for health equity and social and racial justice.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement efficient communications, processes, and systems for supporting FoodCorps’ growing field office team and service member cohort 

  • Field general requests from the public regarding the FoodCorps service program

  • Provide excellent service in response to requests and inquiries from FoodCorps staff and external stakeholders regarding the FoodCorps service program 

  • Coordinate the selection, procurement and distribution of materials and resources to service members and offices throughout the country

  • Manage and organize FoodCorps’ digital tools, resources, and documents and support field and national staff to maintain accurate records in FoodCorps’ various databases and file storage systems, including Salesforce, America Learns, Google Drive

  • Coordinate annual projects and special one-time projects collaboratively with staff in various departments across FoodCorps 

  • Manage and maintain user information and access to FoodCorps systems

  • Update various internal and external communications annually

  • Provide administrative and logistical support for Programs Team events and meetings, such as venue booking, vendor contract negotiations, and scheduling 

Skills of the Ideal Candidate:

  • 1-2 years of professional office experience

  • Experience and/or demonstrated interest in the non-profit sector, food systems, social justice, community organizing and/or public service

  • Strong multi-tasking, goal-setting and problem solving, often under tight deadlines

  • Effective verbal and written communicator with editing skills

  • Ability to anticipate and address the needs of others in a caring, compassionate manner

  • Strong critical thinker who seeks creative, people-centered, data-driven solutions

  • Customer service and inclusive team orientation toward colleagues, programmatic partners and remote program participants

  • Comfort operating in a highly digital environment and proficient in learning new computer technologies and systems; previous experience with Mac platform, Google systems, Microsoft Office programs, WordPress, and Salesforce or other CRM platform preferred

  • Learning oriented, with a desire to seek and use feedback to shape your work

  • Self-directed yet flexible, excelling in a fast-paced environment

  • Knowledge of FoodCorps or other national service programs preferred

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 hiring site at http://foodcorps.hiringthing.com/. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with the intended start date in August 2019.

FoodCorps pays salaries that are competitive with nonprofits of our budget size and geographic location, and offers generous vacation and medical benefits, 401(k) matching, professional development funds and a sabbatical policy. This position is a coordinator-level role with a salary range beginning at $40,000. 

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 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 reasonable accommodation at any point in the employment process.

Location: Portland, OR
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