The Los Angeles Food Policy Council (LAFPC) is a collective impact initiative working to ensure food is healthy, affordable, fair and sustainable for all. Through policy creation, cooperative relationships and innovative projects, our goals are to close the gap in access to healthy food and food assistance programs, cultivate a fair local food economy, protect environmental resources and foster a diverse regional movement for Good Food.
The Healthy Neighborhood Market Network (HNMN) is a program that builds the capacity of corner store and neighborhood market owners to successfully offer healthy food in underserved communities. This nationally recognized program has demonstrated success in both breadth and depth of improved access to healthy food in low-income communities through the neighborhood market sector, touching nearly 60 small businesses annually and achieving transformative health-promoting changes with a cohort of corner stores every year. Activities of the program include multi-lingual training events for small markets, corner stores and other small food enterprises; facilitating community partnerships and providing technical assistance for store owners who are interested in becoming healthy food businesses.
LAFPC is looking for an experienced and motivated individual to lead the Healthy Neighborhood Market Network. This position would oversee both the administrative and programmatic activities involved with the Healthy Neighborhood Market Network, including program planning and evaluation, reporting, technical assistance to stores, event planning, and strategic partnerships. The Program Director will also be an important contributor to a related project called COMPRA Foods, which is a produce delivery service for corner stores collaboratively led by LAFPC and two partner organizations. An ideal candidate is experienced in non-profit program management, passionate about health and social change, and also has a passion for building up small businesses in low-income communities. The Program Director will be joining a small, dynamic and diverse team of 7-9 people in an innovative work environment located in Downtown Los Angeles.
Program Management and Strategic Leadership (35%)
Project Management of Corner Store Transformations (35%)
Technical Assistance to Corner Stores (20%)
Technical assistance includes building the capacity and infrastructure of food business operations, including procurement, inventory handling, and storage needs; and working to build and augment marketing and branding efforts, including physical store layout, healthy food signage and promotion, and marketing tools. The Program Director will work with 3-4 light TA clients, and supervise staff for a caseload of 15-20 clients annually.
Program Outreach (10%)
Relevant skills and experience related to this position include non-profit program design, management and evaluation; community engagement; small business assistance; community development; financial management and/or contract compliance; partnership development and strategic thinking. A strong candidate will have strong familiarity with food business dynamics and experience working with under-resourced communities; is entrepreneurial and organized; creative and collaborative; an effective leader, communicator and writer; and possesses a demonstrated commitment to social and racial equity.
Required Skills and Experience:
Desired Skills and Experience
SUPERVISION The Program Director reports directly to the Executive Director, and will supervise a team of 2-4 staff, including at a minimum two Program Associates and part-time support from administrative staff.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
The Program Director position is a full-time salaried position. The Los Angeles Food Policy Council, a fiscally-sponsored project of Community Partners, offers competitive salary commensurate with experience, as well as full health, dental and vision insurance, a retirement plan, and generous vacation and sick leave.
START DATE: Between Oct. 16th, 2017 – November 20th, 2017
Applications are due by October 13, 2017 and early submission is encouraged. Applications should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line [HNMN Program Manager – NAME]. Please include:(1) a cover letter that includes relevant experience, (2) 2-3 professional references; (3) a professional resume; and (4) a writing sample limited to 5 pages in length. (Links to writing samples posted online are allowed.)
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Los Angeles Food Policy Council: www.goodfoodla.org
Los Angeles Food Policy Council (a project of Community Partners) is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of color, women, and LGBTQ persons to apply. Individuals with fluency in Spanish are highly encouraged to apply.