Impact Program Support Coordinator

Portland, OR


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:

Reporting to the Impact Program Support Manager, the Impact Program Support Coordinator will provide direct support to staff focused on programming individually and collectively, and will coordinate several key administrative projects aligned with the FoodCorps program cycle. The Program Coordinator will play a foundational role in resource management that ultimately supports our 200 FoodCorps AmeriCorps service members delivering high-quality programming throughout the country!

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 invested in FoodCorps’ mission and interested in the intricacies of program and project management that support a high-quality national service program. You share FoodCorps’ commitment to diversity and inclusion and desire to work for health equity and social and racial justice. You prioritize providing phenomenal service to colleagues and external partners. You seamlessly coordinate multiple projects. You are all about the process; creating where there is a need and improving as you go. Your approach is adaptable and you are able to navigate ambiguity. You are an effective communicator, confident in both verbal and written communication. You approach your work with a critical eye and seek solutions to support effective operations and welcoming 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 love digging into the details while keeping the bigger goals, values, and purpose in mind.

Primary Responsibilities:

Administrative Support

  • Serve as one of the first points of contact for internal program operation questions focused on service member resources that ultimately support the service program.
  • Develop and implement efficient communications, processes, and systems for supporting the service member cohort.
  • Provide direct administrative and operations support to Program staff individually and collectively as needed and requested by your team.

Program and Organizational Support

  • Elevate service member and state program needs by facilitating information-sharing by communicating requests to decision-makers.

Resource Management

  • Coordinate the selection, procurement, and distribution of materials and resources to service members and dispersed offices.
  • Manage and organize content on FoodCorps’ digital tools, resources, and documents and support service members and FoodCorps staff in navigating and using that content.
  • Coordinate annual projects and special one-time projects collaboratively with staff in various departments across FoodCorps.

Skills of the Ideal Candidate:

  • Effective verbal and written communicator with strong editing skills.
  • Ability to anticipate and address the needs of others in a caring, conscientious manner; customer service and inclusive team orientation toward colleagues, programmatic partners, and remote program participants.
  • Strong multi-tasking, goal-setting, and problem solving; self-directed yet flexible, excelling in a fast-paced environment.
  • Learning oriented, with a desire to incorporate feedback into your work.
  • Critical problem solver who seeks creative, people-centered, data-driven, and equitable solutions.
  • 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, and WordPress.
  • Interest in the non-profit sector, food systems, social justice, community organizing, or public service; knowledge of FoodCorps or other national service programs preferred.

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted until our ideal candidate is identified and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To be considered, submit your résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements through our hiring site at http://foodcorps.hiringthing.com/.

Because we prioritize the health of communities and kids, FoodCorps has decided to require COVID-19 vaccination for staff and service members, to the extent permitted by applicable federal, state and local law. We came to this decision after much discussion and consultation and recognize that some people and partners might have to make tough decisions because of it. More information about this requirement and the exemption process to apply for a legally-required exception to the vaccination requirement will be provided during onboarding, should you receive a job offer from FoodCorps.

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 $43,000-$48,000.

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.