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Career Advancement Program Lead Food Education Fund

  • Date Posted September 08, 2020
  • Location New York, NY
  • Category Education / Nonprofit
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description The Food Education Fund (FEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the culinary-focused students and alumni to prepare them for continued education and or career growth in food-related industries. The Food Education Fund runs various programs to accomplish this mission, including our job training and internship program, our visiting chef program, and additional career development programming. Please see here for more info. Job description


The Career Advancement Program is intended as a way for mid-level managers within corporate foodservice businesses to improve their promotability. This program will focus on key skills like professional communication, digital literacy, and leadership. The Career Advancement Program Lead will be responsible for leading classes, following up on projects and assignments, providing feedback, weekly one-on-one check ins with program participants, arranging guest speakers, and collaborating on curriculum creation. The program will last for approximately four months, with about one month of advance planning time which will be done along with the Career Development Manager. 


This is a project-based position beginning as soon as possible. This position requires availability to work evenings for actual class instruction as well as the flexibility to accommodate up to 25 individual check-ins per week to happen on specific days throughout the cycle. We expect this program to take about 250 hours in total to run over the course of an 18 week period including 3 weeks of prep time.


The fee for this project will be $10,000 and will be paid in two installments on the first day of work as well as on November 1st, 2020.



  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree, related field preferred (education, finance management, human resources, hospitality, etc.)
  • Ideal candidate has experience leading a team or a classroom, setting expectations, and upholding high standards
  • Ideal candidate has similar program experience and is comfortable multitasking 
  • Strong computer skills, especially in GSuite, Zoom, and Microsoft Office
  • Strong personal skills in group and individual dynamics, particularly empathy and accountability
  • Knowledge of corporate structures and how to maneuver within them
  • Ability to create engaging and meaningful classroom content
  • Absolutely crucial to be a self-starter as the organization currently consists of four employees 
  • Ability to demonstrate cultural respect with diverse communities 
  • Flexibility in working both independently and collaboratively 
  • Ability to work with a variety of learning abilities 
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team and to do a wide variety of tasks assigned 


The Food Education Fund provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. 


Work Environment/Physical Demands 

  • The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while successfully performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit; use hands to handle objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee may be required to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.


The Career Advancement Program Lead will be a project-based independent contractor. The Career Advancement Program Lead will lead courses on Monday evenings and Thursday afternoons with 25 additional 15 minute one-on-one meetings with students in between courses once per two-week module. The Career Advancement Program Lead is absolutely required to be in attendance of all scheduled classes and meetings and is expected to complete the one on one meetings at times agreed upon with the students and with the Food Education Fund.



While the final curriculum is in the creation process, below are the overall topics we anticipate being included in this course: 

MODULE #1 - Business Communications Part 1 - Writing

MODULE #2 - Business Communications Part 2 - Spreadsheets

MODULE #3 - Business Communications Part 3 - Presentation Skills

MODULE #4 - Leadership Skills


MODULE #5 - Equity in the Workplace


MODULE #6 - Personal Life Management Part 1 - Financial Literacy


MODULE #7 - Personal Life Management Part 2 - Health & Wellness


Compensation this position is : contract Location job can be done remotely Application instructions
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DeadlineSeptember 11, 2020

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