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This job expired on July 15, 2019

Community Program Associate Community Foodworks

  • Date Posted May 16, 2019
  • Location Washington, DC
  • Category Nonprofit
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description

Community Foodworks is a DC based non-profit organization that operates a portfolio of innovative food access programs through network of vibrant farmers markets, farm stands, and partnerships designed to improve the health and wellbeing of Washington DC Metro Area residents. CFW programs include matching programs, Veterans vouchers, food gleaning initiatives, and CSAs and wholesale deliveries.

Job description


Community Foodworks seeks an an active and engaged member of his/her/their community to support our Family Share Program:


The Family Share offers a fresh fruit and vegetable subscription to individuals who cannot be physically on-site at the market to purchase their fruits and vegetables. By bringing fruits and veggies to our community partners, like child-care centers, clinics, and apartment buildings, CFW supports more people with access to fresh, local food. Through the Family Share program, families register to buy a weekly bag of fresh, local fruits and vegetables directly at their community institution. Staff members are also eligible to participate. These shares are offered at a discount for qualifying families: CFW offers a $40 bag for 75% off at just $8 per bag.


The Community Program Associate will serve as the point of contact and ambassador for the Family Share program at 2-4 host sites. This involves interacting with site administrators as well as the customers who sign up.




The Community Program Associate must bring strong organization skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a variety of people. Activities will include:

  • Coordinating a weekly schedule with the Program Manager to ensure that they are prepared for operations for the week ahead
  • Promoting the Family Share through tabling events at their assigned partner site
  • Conducting sign-ups and answering questions about the program
  • Sharing resources about the program with Host Sites and Participants
  • Learning CFW’s sign-up and pick-up tracking process and train host sites on these processes
  • Using CFW’s pick-up and payment tracking system to ensure clients are compliant with weekly payments
  • Reaching out to customers to confirm participation, clarify issues, collect feedback, via phone, text, and/or email.
  • Answer Host Site and participant questions about the program and about produce
  • Share knowledge about local food
  • Collaborate with CFW’s Program Manager to plan, collect, and organize participant feedback
  • Be open to try new tactics / tools for engagement!



The ideal Community Program Associate will be be reliable, friendly, and outgoing. He/She/They should have an interest in eating or trying fresh food. Cooking skills are a plus!

  • Outgoing - Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willing and able to safely lift and carry up to 20 lbs.
  • Be comfortable taking direction from the Program Manager
  • Must be able to work independently and responsibly
  • Be organized, reliable, timely
  • Comfortable with smartphones and smartphone technology (apps)
  • Be able to get to different areas of the city on his/her/their own
  • Spanish language skills a plus but not required
  • Be able to work at various locations throughout the city, mainly in Wards 7 & 8


6-7 hours per week, coordinating schedule with Program Manager

Monthly Stipend: $320


Sample Schedule

Week 1

  • Tabling Event at Site A
  • Train host staff
  • Tabling Event at Site B
  • Train host staff
  • Tabling Event at Site C
  • Train host staff
  • Call with Program Manager

Week 2

  • Weekly call with Program Manager
  • Confirm weekly participation
  • Pick Up facilitation at Site A
  • Follow ups with Tuesday Customers and Host Sites
  • Pick Up facilitation at Site B
  • Follow ups with Tuesday Customers and Host Sites
Compensation this position is : stipend / non-monetary compensation Application instructions
This job expired on July 15, 2019
DeadlineJune 19, 2019

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