Human Resources Coordinator
Together with communities, FoodCorps serves to connect kids to healthy food in school.
Founded in 2010, FoodCorps has a holistic vision for transforming the role of food in schools, believing 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 historically marginalized communities in 18 states, their 250+ AmeriCorps leaders teach students about healthy food through hands-on lessons in classrooms and gardens, promote nutritious and delicious school meals in cafeterias, and collaborate with school and community stakeholders to foster a thriving school climate and a long-term culture of health.
Building on this foundation of direct impact, and leveraging the leadership trajectories of its AmeriCorps alumni, FoodCorps pursues an ambitious agenda for systems change. Through policy and advocacy efforts, FoodCorps champions state and federal reforms that strengthen healthy food education and access at scale. FoodCorps has also recently launched reWorking Lunch, a cross-sector initiative that brings together senior decision-makers across the school food system to take collective action that leverages the $18B our country spends on school meal programs annually towards better health outcomes for kids.
Across its work, FoodCorps pursues a future where healthier, more sustainable food is abundant and easily accessible for our nation’s kids at school, where school food is an engine for health, wealth, and equity in our communities, and where students receive daily opportunities to be nourished and cared for.
About the opportunity:
The Human Resources Coordinator plays a central role in improving the overall AmeriCorps service member experience. Without a doubt, you bring a strong lens of equity and inclusion to your day to day tasks and decisions. You work closely with FoodCorps Program team to support and foster relationships with service members for the whole service year. You are a key resource to service members from on-boarding to off-boarding. You ensure that all required documentation is collected from service members and work closely with FoodCorps’ finance and government partnerships teams to ensureFoodCorps is in compliance with AmeriCorps and FoodCorps policies and procedures.
The Human Resources Coordinator reports to the Human Resources Manager. You work in partnership with the Human Resources Manager to support the resolution of service member performance issues, connect service members to resources, overseeing and creating mid and end of term evaluations, as well as making sure that they are completed by all parties. You identify ways that FoodCorps can provide exceptional support by creating and providing trainings for FoodCorps staff to best support service members.
Skills and experience:
Equity, diversity, and inclusion: You ensure that service members have access to the personal and professional support to serve effectively. Race, class, sexual orientation, or gender identity are not barriers to having a positive and productive service member experience. You prioritize bringing the voices and experiences of service members into strategic conversations.
Empathetic engagement: You are a listener. You take the time to listen to the thoughts, values, ideas, concerns, and suggestions of our service members and FoodCorps staff. You want to understand what people are feeling and will know when to continue asking questions until you do. You objectively and compassionately coach service members, FoodCorps staff, and external parties through complex, difficult, and/or emotional issues. You want to consider all aspects of experiences and come up with a solution that benefits all parties involved.
Communication: You are fluent in the various communications that individuals and departments speak and can interpret for others as needed. These languages include, but not limited to, verbal, non-verbal, written, email/text, and phone. You also have the strength to clarify facts between parties with diverse situations. You display a high level of discretion with confidential and sensitive personal information.
Compliance: You understand the importance of adhering to both AmeriCorps and FoodCorps policies. You understand and follow procedures and make sure that nothing is missed. If you find that something is missing, you make every effort to find that by reviewing your work, asking questions, and reaching out to the appropriate colleagues who may have what you need.
Information/Data management: Your meticulous attention to detail helps you with the coordination of the numerous checkpoints for on-boarding and off-boarding service members including tracking background checks, enrolling and exiting service members from AmeriCorps, enrolling and exiting service members from benefits, and conducting exit interviews, just to name a few. You will be processing large amounts of data and will need to be able to share your findings and analysis with FoodCorps staff and other departments throughout the entire process.
Anticipate needs: You have built a relationship with individuals and groups to know what they might need next from your observations. You continually look for ways to make processes and systems work better, run smoother, and process faster. You will make mistakes but see them as learning opportunities. These experiences serve to sharpen the skills you bring to the next task at hand.
Creative problem solver: You enjoy a good puzzle. You take chances to solve problems whether you are working alone or with a group. Your creative thought processes may not be what is known as traditional at times. You use your good judgement and creativity to help resolve service member performance issues.
Application, compensation, and benefits:
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. Our salary range for this position begins at $40,000 per year.
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.
*Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet every one of our qualifications listed. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application. Any questions regarding this position can be directed to email@example.com