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This job expired on July 14, 2020

Program Coordinator 18 Reasons

  • Date Posted May 15, 2020
  • Location San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  • Category Education / Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description 18 Reasons is a nonprofit community cooking school based in the Mission District of San Francisco. Our mission is to empower our community with the confidence and creativity needed to buy, cook, and eat good food every day. We are a tight-knit team and love to cook, eat, and work hard together. Our service area includes San Francisco County, Alameda County, and Contra Costa County in California. Our core values are food, heart, learning, liberation, and moxie. Job description

18 Reasons, in partnership with AmeriCorps, is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator.  The Program Coordinator will serve with 18 Reasons for 1 year. We would like the Coordinator to start in September 2020.

The Program Coordinator will coordinate our Cooking Matters program. Cooking Matters helps over 3,500 low-income families each year learn the skills they need to make healthy food choices on a budget. We also work to expand access to CalFresh (food stamps), offer a peer educator training program that expands our pool of instructors, and engage hundreds of volunteers each year in our programs.

We are hiring a Program Coordinator through the AmeriCorps program to support our Cooking Matters program.

Responsibilities may include the following tasks**: 

  • Cooking Matters series and store tour coordination
  • Manage communications with Cooking Matters host site agency staff
  • Work with host site agency staff to schedule classes and carry out shared expectations and responsibilities for hosting Cooking Matters classes 
  • Identify, recruit, and train peer educators 
  • Identify, recruit, and train volunteers
  • Manage Cooking Matters instructors, including peer educators and volunteers, in their roles as chef educators, nutrition educators, and class assistants 
  • Collect and prepare materials for classes and tours, including food, cooking equipment, and course paperwork
  • Administer participant and volunteer course evaluations
  • Teach cooking and nutrition lessons as needed
  • Community outreach to recruit new host site agencies and increase community support

**COVID status:

Due to COVID, our Cooking Matters programming has gone virtual. Depending on the status of COVID and shelter in place orders during the next AmeriCorps program year (2020-2021) the Program Coordinator responsibilities may vary to include virtual programming and assisting in food distribution efforts in the community.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Passionate about food
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to speak in front of a class
  • Valid driver’s license and a car you can use for work
  • Ability to work individually in a self-directed manner and as part of a team in group projects
  • Excellent organizational skills, proven ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, and to meet deadlines 
  • Willingness and ability to work with people from a variety of racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds, with various lifestyles, sexual orientations, and of all ages, including professional chefs, social service providers, volunteers, and low-income participants
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends for the purposes of conducting classes and attending community meetings
  • Not required, but helpful: Fluent or conversant in Spanish

Physical requirements:

This position requires being in the field 65% of the time, driving 15% of the time, and working in an office setting 20% of the time. While in the field, frequent lifting, moving, or carrying supplies up to 50 pounds, including use of stairs, is required. General office duties include: computer work, filing, phone communication, copying. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable any qualified person to perform the essential job duties.  

Time commitment:

This is a one year full-time position. You are expected to work at least 35 hours per week with 18 Reasons. Many part-time school schedules and part-time work schedules can be accommodated. 

Note: You must be a US citizen to accept an AmeriCorps position.

Program benefits:

  • $1800 monthly living allowance, paid biweekly 
  • Segal Education Award ($6,195) at the end of the service year
  • Health benefits
  • Opportunity to forbear qualifying student loans while in service 
  • Relocation assistance (if applicable) 
  • Childcare assistance (if applicable)
  • One year non-competitive status for federal government positions 
  • A network of over 180,000 AmeriCorps members and alums    


Compensation this position is : contract Application instructions
This job expired on July 14, 2020
DeadlineJuly 15, 2020

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