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More job postings

  • Subject: [cg] More job postings
  • From: Laura Berman laura@foodshare.net
  • Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 18:41:47 -0400

Hi Everyone,
The following jobs were posted on August 9th and they don't indicate a
submit-by date, but I would assume it's pretty short. So if you're
interested, contact the CFRC ASAP (not me ;-)

To apply, mail cover resume and cover letter to:
Community Food Resource Center
C/o Human Resources
39 Broadway, 10th floor
NYC, NY 10006




Community Food Resource Center (CFRC) is dedicated to helping low-income
New Yorkers gain and maintain access to nutritious food, income support
and decent housing. Founded in 1980 to fight hunger, CFRC has grown to
become one of the City's leading advocates for equitable government
policies and practices affecting poor New Yorkers. We promote Food
Stamps and public assistance benefits as well as children's food
programs as essential benefits for families who do not earn enough
through wages or are not able to work. CFRC also provides direct
services: each year we serve more than 180,000 meals to men, women,
children and senior citizens; prevent the evictions of 2,100 households;
and assist more than 35,000 households with accessing Food Stamps and
other benefits.

(1) Program Manager
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Network in Harlem
Background
CFRC has recently been awarded a 4-year grant by the Kellogg Foundation
to develop a network of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) projects
in northern Manhattan (Harlem) that will combine the food purchasing
power of institutions and individual households. We anticipate involving
a mix of institutions (e.g., hospitals, schools, restaurants, nursing
homes, and/or emergency food providers) along with individual households
from this community that are interested in purchasing food directly from
regional farms. The program is part of a larger partnership with Hunter
College, Teachers College/ Columbia University and Just Food.

Responsibilities of Project Partners:
1) Assess how local institutions and community members from northern
Manhattan define their food needs and their interest in direct marketing
from small and regional family farmers.
2) Research and develop a variety of purchasing arrangements and
marketing methods that satisfy the needs of participating institutions,
local family farms, and community members.
3) Develop a business plan to support the needs of the local farms and
the capacity of food purchasing institutions to begin purchasing a
significant amount of food from them.
4) Help identify farmers who have the capacity and interest in marketing
directly to institutions (some of which will take on the responsibility
for sponsoring CSAs for individual households in these poor communities.)
5) Engage university faculty and students in the development of this
initiative.

Program Manager of CSA Initiative
CFRC is seeking someone to function in all aspects of this effort,
including initial development, creating collaborations with the
partnering organizations, farmers, community agencies and people
involved, and finally to the establishment of multiple purchasing
arrangements over the 4-year period. This person will be responsible for
day-to-day program management and will be a full-time staff person at
CFRC. The major work of the first year will be to develop a "learning
laboratory" through CFRC's Community Kitchen in West Harlem that
combines a direct marketing arrangement for the Kitchen itself with the
purchasing power of about 50 households from the neighborhood.

Qualifications:
Ideally, the Program Manager will have a food or food systems background
and have extensive experience in program development and oversight. The
candidate must be comfortable working with a variety of people, able to
think clearly, and handle multiple tasks and projects at the same time.
More specifically, we seek someone who is:
- Well organized
- Self-motivated, dependable, and has a sense of humor
- Able to manage data and budgets
- Able to coordinate community organizing efforts
- Able to oversee marketing and promotional activities
- Has strong computer capabilities (word processing, spreadsheets)
- Has the ability to work in teams and/or alone


(2) Director of Educational Initiative

Primary Function: To collaborate with seasoned staff in the ongoing
development of a food and nutrition education/advocacy program that aims
to increase access to and consumption of fruits, vegetables and whole
grains in a variety of community settings: FT only

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following, but are
considered flexible and may be adjusted as needed and are not considered
all-inclusive.
- Integrate the varied program components into a cohesive "whole".
- Develop and maintain relationships with key people in community,
public heath, and government organizations.
- Coordinate report and proposal writing.
- Strategic planning and networking to link education/advocacy
initiatives with CFRC programs and other outside relevant program and
policy efforts.
- Coordinate college and graduate-level field placements at 39 Broadway.
- Take on major responsibility for the development of the NYC Nutrition
Education Network.

Education and/or Experience:
Graduate degree along with a minimum of 5 years management experience
required. The ideal candidate will have superior verbal and written
communication skills, analytical and strategic planning skills and
project management capabilities.


(3) Job Title: Food Educator

Primary Function: To participate in the development of CFRC programs
that address food quality and basic cooking/food preparation skills; PT
or FT

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following, but are
considered flexible and may be adjusted as needed and are not considered
all-inclusive.
- Collaborate with CFRC staff in developing programs designed to enhance
the food preparation skills of both individuals and institutions - e.g.,
recipe development and testing, cooking equipment/inventory, computer
applications.
- Provide training and technical assistance to staff of community-based
organizations sponsoring CFRC food education and advocacy programs. This
also includes CFRC staff.
- Educational materials' development
- Provide up-to-date analysis and research to support the ongoing,
internal development of CFRC programs that focus on whole foods,
cooking, and food preparation

Education and/or Experience:
Must be a graduate from a culinary school or have an extensive cooking
background at the community level. Experienced in designing food
education programs from conception to implementation stages a definite plus.


(4) Job Title: Program Associate

Primary Function: To provide program and operational support for staff
working on a variety of different food and nutrition initiatives; PT or FT

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following, but are
considered flexible and may be adjusted as needed and are not considered
all-inclusive.
- Information tracking and record-keeping that requires strong computer
skills.
- Research various topics such in field of food/nutrition education as
needed.
- Conduct food and nutrition education sessions (or assist with them) as
needed.
- Assist in staff communication efforts e.g. list serve, website,
program materials' update/development, New York City Nutrition Education
Network.
- Participate in school or community site supervision, as needed.
- Maintain resource library and cooking equipment inventory systems.
- Assist in data collection and analysis for program evaluation purposes.

Education and/or Experience:
Strong computer (MS Word, Excel) organization and analytical skills
required. College graduate or graduate student with food and nutrition
experience preferred.


Salary on all positions is commensurate with experience and
qualifications. We offer excellent benefits including health and dental,
paid vacation and retirement.



Positions posted August 9, 2002

To apply, mail cover resume and cover letter to:

Community Food Resource Center
C/o Human Resources
39 Broadway, 10th floor
NYC, NY 10006





Salaries are commensurate with experience and qualifications. We offer
excellent benefits including health and dental, paid vacation and
retirement.

To apply, mail resume and cover letter to:

Community Food Resource Center
c/o Human Resources
39 Broadway, 10th floor
NYC, NY 10006


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