TITLE: Program Coordinator, Food Business Accelerator
COMPENSATION: $18-$20/hour, 35-40 hours/week
REPORTS TO: Senior Manager, Farmers’ Market Programs
Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA) is the largest mission-driven operator of farmers’ markets in Southern California and a leader in improving food access and nutrition education. Our programs include:
Supported by federal U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) and HUD Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Program funds, the SEE-LA Food Business Accelerator will work with a cohort of food entrepreneurs selected from our network of farmers’ markets and community partners to provide comprehensive services that create and maintain quality food-sector jobs and support food business growth and sustainability. With collaboration from community partners, the program will produce a needs assessment of the over 150 food entrepreneurs in our farmers’ market network with an emphasis on women and entrepreneurs of color. Additionally, direct services include recruitment of program participants, case management, linkage to financing opportunities and subsidized test kitchen space, and the organization of educational webinars and networking events. Program services also include business and marketing support provided by consultants and overseen by the Senior Manager, Farmers’ Market Programs and Program Coordinator.
Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Farmers’ Market Programs, the Food Business Accelerator Program Coordinator will provide direct case management services for up to 12 food entrepreneurs, coordinate service delivery with our consultants and community partners, and assist with data and document collection for monthly reporting and invoicing. The Coordinator will also provide logistical support to our program partner, the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College (UEPI), with an assessment of our broader food entrepreneur network. Additionally, the Coordinator will assist in coordinating webinars and quarterly networking events aimed at providing information and resources to food entrepreneurs across Los Angeles.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Lead marketing, outreach, and communications operations for all aspects of the program.
Work directly with each entrepreneur in the cohort to facilitate their experience, troubleshoot challenges
connecting with advisors or business mentors, and evaluate their progress.
Coordinate all aspects of planning program-related events, including but not limited to: marketing, registration,
webinars and networking events, and focus groups.
Reports and Documentation
Maintain program digital files and support grant reporting and accounting.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
May perform related duties as assigned by management.
DISCLAIMER: The above is intended to describe the general contents and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.
Please submit cover letter and resume via email, fax or mail to:
E-mail: [email protected] (Subject Line: Food Business Accelerator)