Program Development Coordinator
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 insure 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 Program Development Coordinator to join our growing team! Reporting to the Director of Program Innovation, the Coordinator will also work closely with the Director of Education in supporting FoodCorps program development. This position will be a key member of the program development team and will be responsible for coordinating essential program development processes, including: managing project timelines, coordinating stakeholder engagement during research and testing, coordinating school visits, engaging with FoodCorps’ evaluation team to to collect and synthesize data, and managing resource design, production, and distribution. The Coordinator will play a critical role in shepherding projects from conception to completion, helping FoodCorps to develop impactful, culturally-responsive programs in schools.
This full-time position will be based in FoodCorps’ Portland, OR office.
Who You Are
You are passionate about FoodCorps’ mission and vision, deeply committed to equity and inclusion, and excited about developing culturally-responsive programs that incorporate the voices of school communities we partner with across the country. You are curious by nature and are excited to work in a national role dedicated to program development driven by community voices and experiences. You are highly motivated, detail oriented, a great collaborator, and an effective communicator. You have outstanding organization skills, with an ability to effectively manage multiple projects and processes. You are a creative problem solver who enjoys digging into new challenges. You are design oriented, understanding how effective visual communications are essential to compelling and impactful program resources. You have both a comfort with ambiguity and desire to drive toward end goals, as the program development team primarily focuses on new and cutting edge projects. The fact that this is a new role excites you because your superpower is creative problem solving; and building efficient and sustainable processes in a fast paced environment comes naturally.
Manage program development project timelines
Coordinate and manage stakeholder engagement in program development learning, concept development, and prototyping
Coordinate program design research and evaluation site visits, working with national and state teams.
Collaborate with the evaluation team to collect and synthesize information to inform program development
Manage resources on the Toolshed, FoodCorps’ online resource hub
Facilitate the final visual design of program resources, working with the program team and design consultants to ensure a consistent look and feel across all program resources
Participate in program development meetings and conversations as a team member by contributing ideas and sharing perspectives
Periodic travel to participate in and/or lead research and evaluation site visits
Skills of the Ideal Candidate
3-5 years of relevant professional work experience required
Experience with computer technology, databases, cloud technology required
Empathetic and curious about others’ stories and experiences
Passionate about raising up the voices of community members to drive program development
Detail-oriented and effective at managing multiple projects and priorities
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Outstanding organization skills
Proven project management skills
Firmly dedicated to FoodCorps commitments to equity, diversity, and inclusion
Ability to adapt to the ever-changing environment of a fast-growing team and organization
An eye for visual communication design
Experience with GoogleDocs, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator (not required but a plus)
How to Apply:
Applications will be accepted until our ideal candidate is identified. To be considered, submit your résumé, cover letter and salary requirements through our hiring site.
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 role with a salary range beginning 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.