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This job expired on April 22, 2024

Mississippi Program Coordinator FoodCorps

  • Date Posted February 22, 2024
  • Location Anywhere
  • Category Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

FoodCorps partners with schools and communities to nourish kids’ health, education, and sense of belonging so that every child, in every school, experiences the joy and power of food. Our AmeriCorps members serve alongside educators and school nutrition leaders to provide kids with nourishing meals, food education, and culturally affirming experiences with food that celebrate and nurture the whole child. Building on this direct service, FoodCorps advocates for policy change, grows networks, and develops leaders in service of every kid’s health and wellbeing. Our goal is that by 2030, every child will have access to food education and nourishing food in school!

Job description What We’re Looking For:

FoodCorps seeks a motivated and passionate individual to lead, coach, and support a cohort of FoodCorps service members in the Delta, Jackson, and elsewhere under the guidance of the Mississippi Impact and Partnerships Lead (MS IPL). The Program Coordinator will play a vital role in the delivery of high-quality programming statewide by providing training and ongoing coaching to service members and tackling the day-to-day program administration tasks. They will have experience leading teams and be excited to support rising leaders.

This full-time position will have the ability to be remote within the state of Mississippi. Regular statewide and occasional national travel will be required, up to 20%.

Who You Are:

You are a highly organized, relational leader with a dedication to diversity, inclusion, and equity, particularly within Mississippi's classrooms and food systems. You have a proven history of collaboration and are excited to support emerging leaders and implement high-quality gardening, cooking, and educational programs across Mississippi. You enjoy coaching and establishing relationships with diverse individuals, both in person and remotely. You are thoughtful and diligent, handling personal and interpersonal challenges with care, while comfortably holding the “both/and” of people and circumstances. Your background includes team management, event planning and facilitation, and restorative conflict resolution. You are familiar with Mississippi’s agriculture and education systems and are passionate to work at the intersection of racial equity, economic justice, and food in our state. You can empower others with a “no task too small” demeanor that helps connect day to day tasks to FoodCorps’ broader mission and vision.

Primary Responsibilities:

Service member coaching, training, and support:

  • Provide ongoing coaching to each service member both virtually and in-person that supports the delivery of impactful service and individual growth, including monthly cohort calls and TRY sessions that respond to cohort feedback and needs, and a minimum of 2 in-person site visits per site.
  • Support service member retention through regular check-ins (monthly minimum) with each service member, providing the necessary resources and assistance to ensure their successful completion of the service term and fulfillment of programmatic requirements, including reflection logs, timesheets, evaluative tools, and expense reports.
  • Collaborate with the MS IPL to plan and facilitate annual in-person state trainings.
  • Support and attend monthly virtual in-service trainings and annual in-person Mid-Year Gatherings.
  • Consistently check for challenges related to equity in service and elevate service member needs to state and national program staff when necessary.

Recruitment & outreach:

  • Manage the FoodCorps Mississippi social media pages.
  • Recruit, select, and onboard a full cohort of service members, with an emphasis on cultivating pipelines of local and BIPOC candidates, in collaboration with the MS IPL, local recruiter, regional recruiter, and recruitment staff for the next program year.

Team engagement:

  • Attend regular meetings with related FoodCorps staff, including monthly Program Coordinator calls and weekly check-ins with the MS IPL.
  • Actively participate in role-based training and development, including annual in-person Impact Programs Department retreats, contributing to collective knowledge of peers.
  • Elevate stories of service member and school level impact to contribute to FoodCorps’ organizational learning, communications, and advocacy goals.

This position is a coordinator role with a starting salary range between $43,000 - $49,575/yr. Note: A cost of living adjustment may be made for candidates living in our designated high cost of living areas. Adjustment would be made after hire and is not reflected in the listed salary range.

Compensation this position is : salaried, 35,568* - 50k Location job can be done remotely Application instructions
This job expired on April 22, 2024
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