Program Coordinator 18 Reasons
- Date Posted July 18, 2022
- Location San Francisco, CA
- Category Education / Nonprofit
- Job type Full-Time
The Program Coordinator is a hands-on and solution-oriented person who coordinates cooking and nutrition classes, manages volunteers, and works closely with diverse communities of kids, teens, adults, and community partners. You are passionate about food, learning, community, and equity, and you love working independently to solve problems and lead team projects. We take special care to create a working team of positive, flexible, and driven people who are committed to caring for the community. A career at 18 Reasons is an opportunity to learn new skills and play a valuable role in serving the community.
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.
You do not need to have a culinary or nutrition background to succeed in this position, but you must be organized, motivated, and eager to learn. You are meant for this role if you are a lifelong learner with a passion for food and community service.
This is an AmeriCorps position; you will serve for one year with 18 Reasons, ideally beginning on September 1st, 2022. For more information about the AmeriCorps program, please see the Benefits section below.
- Coordinate hands-on Cooking Matters cooking and nutrition series in partnership with community organizations
- Shop for and manage grocery distribution in Cooking Matters classes
- 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
- Train and supervise volunteers & peer health educators 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 evaluations
- 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
- Manage capacity building projects
Due to COVID, our Cooking Matters programming is offered virtually and in-person. Depending on the status of COVID and shelter in place orders during the next AmerCorps program year (2022-2023) the Program Coordinator responsibilities may vary to include virtual programming and assisting in food distribution efforts in the community.
- Passionate about food, food justice, and racial equity
- 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. We reimburse for mileage at the IRS rate.
- 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
- Experience, 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 extremely helpful: Fluent or conversant in Spanish
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.
- $2,100 monthly living allowance, paid biweekly ($15.72/hour) - 1,700 hours over the course of 1 year, which equates to roughly 33 hours per week averaged over the course of the year.
- Segal Education Award ($10,000) at the end of the service year
- Additional $600 monthly stipend from 18 Reasons
- Reimbursement for local work-related travel expenses
- 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
Note: You must be a US citizen to accept an AmeriCorps position.