Service Member Recruitment Manager
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 foster a long-term culture of health. Building on this foundation of direct impact, FoodCorps pursues systemic strategies – like policy change, leadership development, and supply chain shifts – that will benefit all of our nation’s 100,000 schools and the students they serve.
What We’re Looking For:
FoodCorps is seeking a full-time Recruitment Manager to provide critical support to the recruitment efforts of our rapidly scaling AmeriCorps service program. Reporting directly to the Sr. Manager of Recruitment Strategy, you will support our ongoing efforts to recruit hundreds of diverse and passionate service members who will ultimately commit to a year of paid service helping to connect kids to healthy food in schools. By contributing your ideas to the annual recruitment strategy, designing and leading online and offline engagement efforts with prospective applicants and state teams, representing FoodCorps at targeted recruitment events, and helping to forge key local and/or regional partnerships in support of building long-term recruitment pipelines, you will help FoodCorps advance our goal of significantly growing the size and diversity of our service corps.
This full-time position will be based in FoodCorps’ New York City office.
Who You Are:
The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and impeccable communicator with a mind for project management; be a motivated self-starter with an ability to effectively coordinate and follow through on projects; be a creative problem solver with an affinity for technical solutions, skilled at multitasking, prioritizing, and keeping an eye on the larger goal while juggling multiple responsibilities. Details are your superpower and knowledge of or interest in networking with food, agriculture, public health, and education organizations/institutions are where you feel at home. You are fueled by a passion for serving people of color and are comfortable with public speaking and remote supervision.
Partnering with the Sr. Manager of Recruitment Strategy in developing and executing on FoodCorps’ recruitment goals and strategies
Designing a vibrant engagement program for prospective applicants and managing direct e-mail communication with applicants
Communicating the value of serving with FoodCorps to prospective applicants, both one-on-one and to large groups, online and off
Representing FoodCorps at recruitment events
Initiating and building deep and ongoing local and regional relationships with targeted campuses and organizations based on recruitment priorities
Helping to generate and maintain a diverse, qualified pool of applicants for future service member positions
Leading the application review and selection process
Skills of the Ideal Candidate:
Candidates must have:
Ability to think strategically and creatively to support short-term and long-term recruitment goals
Commitment to and enthusiasm for diversifying the face of the food movement
Excellent presentation skills and comfort in front of an audience
Highly responsive and respectful in written and verbal communication
Excellent planning and project management skills
Ability and willingness to travel at least 30-40% of the time
Comfort with computer technology, databases, cloud technology and Microsoft Office programs
Ability to build positive relationships with potential recruitment partners
Ability to work independently, while still acting as part of a team
Comfort with remote supervision
Willingness to work across differences and step out of your comfort zone
Customer-service orientation in engaging with candidates and recruitment partners
Commitment to leaving a good impression
Social media savvy
Pluses, but not a requirement:Experience as a FoodCorps service member
Connection to and/or familiarity with networks of people of color in agriculture, public health, nutrition and/or food justice OR minority-serving educational institutions
An ability to think outside the box
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/.
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 Manager level role with a salary range starting at $55,000.
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 a reasonable accommodation at any point in the employment process.