Massachusetts Program Coordinator

Remote - Boston, MA

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 under the guidance of the State Impact and Partnerships Lead. The Program Coordinator will play a vital role in the delivery of high-quality programming statewide by providing training and ongoing coaching to service members and tackling the day-to-day program administration tasks. They will have experience leading teams and be excited to support rising leaders.

This full-time position will have the ability to be remote within the state. Regular statewide and occasional national travel will be required, up to 20%.

Who You Are:

You are passionate about FoodCorps’ mission, and excited about the prospect of coaching and supporting emerging leaders to implement high-quality programs for students and 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 approach all that you do with a growth mindset. You are thoughtful and diligent, handling personal and interpersonal challenges with care. You enjoy coaching and building relationships with diverse individuals, both in person and remotely. You are organized with the ability to simultaneously manage the needs of individuals and the demands of the program as a whole. You are known for your passion and your ability to motivate others with a “no task too small” demeanor that helps connect day-to-day tasks to the broader mission and vision of the organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Planning and delivering high-quality cohort training to equip service members with the knowledge and skills to deliver the highest-impact programming that is responsive to their service community’s goals
  • Providing ongoing coaching to individual service members based on their strengths and opportunities for growth in order to ensure high-quality service and cultivate leadership skills during and after service
  • Recruiting, selecting, and retaining a strong cohort of service members in the state, with an emphasis on cultivating pipelines of local and BIMPOC candidates
  • Elevating service member needs to state and national program staff.
  • 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, the Program Coordinator will have:

  • Recruited, selected, and onboarded a full cohort of service members in collaboration with the Impact and Partnerships Lead and national staff for the next program year.
  • Planned and facilitated two in-person state trainings as well as monthly service member cohort calls that strengthened cohort cohesion while building knowledge and skills for service
  • Provided ongoing coaching to each service member in the state both virtually and in-person that supports the delivery of impactful service and individual growth, including a minimum of 2 in-person site visits
  • Supported service member retention, providing the vital resources, coaching, and assistance to ensure their successful completion of the service term and fulfillment of programmatic requirements
  • Cultivated strong relationships with partner school and site staff members in order to build upon community assets and effectively support school and site-specific goals through service
  • Elevated stories of service member and school-level impact to contribute to FoodCorps’ organizational learning, communications, and advocacy goals
  • Managed towards the accurate and timely submission of all service member reporting requirements, including reflection logs, timesheets, evaluative tools, and expense reports

Thriving with FoodCorps

In addition to generous medical benefits and an annual $3000 401(k) matching, FoodCorps provides:

Time away

Social justice work is both vital and demanding. FoodCorps recognizes this and provides ample time to recharge, including:

  • half-day Fridays
  • 4 weeks of accrued time off
  • 12 federal holidays (AND your birthday!)
  • 2 week winter break
  • a sabbatical policy

Family Planning

As an organization that supports youth development, our family policies need to match our values. To that end, we offer:

  • 16 weeks paid parental leave
  • Up to $7500 in financial support towards adoption fees, surrogacy expenses, contraceptive services, and travel for abortion services

Ongoing Support and Professional Development

At FoodCorps, we want our people to work in the way that works best for them. We provide:

  • Annual home office funds
  • Internet bill reimbursement.
  • $500 annual professional development funds

How to Apply:

To be considered, submit your résumé & cover letter through our hiring site at http://foodcorps.hiringthing.com/.

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 requires 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.