Michigan Program Coordinator

Detroit, MI

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 teachers and schools 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 passionate individual to mentor and support a cohort of FoodCorps service members in Michigan under the guidance of our State Program Director The Program Coordinator will play a meaningful role in the delivery of high-quality programming statewide by assisting with the training and ongoing mentorship to service members, the selection and management of service sites, and the day-to-day program administration tasks. They will have experience leading teams and be excited to support rising leaders.

This full-time position is based in Metro Detroit and requires frequent in-state and occasional out-of-state travel.

Who You Are:

You are passionate about FoodCorps’ mission, and have a dedication to diversity and inclusion, with a desire to work for health equity and social and racial justice. You are a creative problem-solver who is adept at coaching and supporting diverse individuals! You are thoughtful and diligent, able to handle technical and interpersonal challenges—professionally and with care. You see challenges as an opportunity to learn. You have outstanding attention to detail and thrive in a fast-paced environment. You are known for your passion as well as your “no task too small” demeanor, which is vital for our forward-thinking, creative, entrepreneurial organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

Service Member Training, Management, and Support

  • Building and leading a statewide cohort of service members
  • Offering coaching to achieve programmatic quality and fidelity
  • Developing strong relationships with site supervisors and school and district contacts to ensure service members receive appropriate direction and support
  • Collaborating with the Program Director, and state and local leaders to coordinate and deliver state orientation and monthly formal or informal trainings and gatherings for service members during the program year. These gatherings will be remote until safe to gather in person.Program Management and Administration

Program Management and Administration

  • Conducting a minimum of 2 in-person site visits with each service member in the state to observe programming, deliver feedback, support improvements, and celebrate successes
  • Ensuring that AmeriCorps members, sites, and schools are meeting FoodCorps and AmeriCorps compliance requirements
  • Using data related to program quality, compliance, and satisfaction to drive communication and programmatic adjustments
  • Serving as the lead for service member recruitment efforts and providing administrative and operations support as needed
  • Evaluating the performance and alignment of existing sites
  • Supporting the planning of visits with potential donors

Skills of the Ideal Candidate:

  • Self-starter, with the ability to collaborate and build a strong rapport with team members both in-person and remotely required
  • Previous experience leading and coaching groups of volunteers, service members, or employees required
  • Skilled at developing and maintaining relationships, including service members, service site partners, and school administrators
  • Ability to plan and facilitate high-quality trainings and other professional learning experiences
  • Ability to take direction, self-advocate, and exhibit leadership in relationships across the organization
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfort and competence in working with people from a diversity of backgrounds, and a passion for incorporating the needs and desires of the community you serve.
  • Comfort using online and social media platforms for communication, organization, and collaboration
  • Knowledge of FoodCorps or other national service programs and/or familiarity with school or district contexts, and/or farm to school, garden, or nutrition education programming

How to Apply:

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.

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 an annual salary range of $42,000-47,000.

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 accommodation to applicants and employees as required by law.

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation at any point in the employment process.