Massachusetts Program Coordinator
Who We Are:
FoodCorps partners with schools and communities to nourish kids’ health, education, and sense of belonging so that every child, in every school, experiences the joy and power of food. Our AmeriCorps members serve alongside educators and school nutrition leaders to provide kids with nourishing meals, food education, and culturally affirming experiences with food that celebrate and nurture the whole child. Building on this direct service, FoodCorps advocates for policy change, grows networks, and develops leaders in service of every kid’s health and wellbeing. Our goal is that by 2030, every child will have access to food education and nourishing food in school!
What We’re Looking For:
FoodCorps seeks motivated and passionate individuals to lead, mentor, and support a cohort of 20 FoodCorps service members and FoodCorps programming under the guidance of our MA Program Manager. The MA 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 and the day-to-day program administration tasks. They will have experience leading teams and be excited to support rising leaders!
This is a remote position (within MA). This role is based primarily behind the desk but will require some in-state and occasional out-of-state travel.
Who You Are:
You are passionate about FoodCorps’ mission and excited about the prospect of mentoring and supporting emerging leaders to implement high-quality programs in schools across the state. You have a dedication to diversity and inclusion, with a desire to work for health equity and social and racial justice. You are thoughtful and diligent, handling personal and interpersonal challenges with care. You approach challenges with a growth mindset. You are organized, with the ability to manage the needs of individual members and the needs of the program as a whole. You are known for your passion as well as your “no task too small” demeanor, which is vital for our forward-thinking and creative organization.
- Providing technical assistance with service activities and offering coaching to achieve programmatic quality and fidelity
- supporting local recruitment efforts and service member selection process in collaboration with state and national teams
- Elevating service member needs to state and national program staff.
- Owning administrative aspects of programs
- Supporting the FoodCorps State social media pages
- Acting as an outstanding public spokesperson and representative on behalf of FoodCorps through media and events
- Share effective practices across the cohort of other state coordinators
Measures of Success:
By the end of year 1, Massachusetts Program Coordinator will have:
- Conducted 1-2 in-person site visits with each service member in the state
- Developed relationships with site supervisors and service members to ensure a strong and cohesive cohort
- Facilitated quarterly service member community calls
- planned and implemented 5 state trainings
- Coordinated an end of year celebration for Service Members
- Provided administrative management of all required service member projects and paperwork.
- Ensured timely review of service member timesheets and expense reports
- Assisted in the hiring of a part-time local recruiter
- Collaborated with the MA Programs Manager to interview and recruit service members for the PY24 program year
- Organized and Streamlined internal FCMA systems
How to Apply:
To be considered, submit your résumé & cover letter through our hiring site at http://foodcorps.hiringthing.com/.
FoodCorps 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 starting salary range between $43,000-48,000. A high cost of living adjustment will be made for candidates living in the Boston Metro area.
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. 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.
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.