TITLE: Program Manager – Specialty Crop Nutrition Education and Promotion Program
STATUS: Full-Time 40 hours/ week, Exempt,
COMPENSATION: $58,240-$70,000, Manager II, Health benefits (medical and dental), Vacation and holiday pay.
EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: Through the end of October 2022
REPORTS TO: Director, Nutrition Programs
Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA) is a leading Southern California nonprofit
organization, connecting people to healthy food, promoting economic development, and building sustainable food systems. We operate the largest network of mission-driven farmers’ markets in Los Angeles as well as programs that provide nutrition education, food access, and opportunities for small regional farms and local food businesses to thrive.
SEE-LA is currently seeking a dynamic leader to manage the launch of an exciting new program within SEE-LA’s highly acclaimed Pompea Smith Good Cooking/Buena Cocina Nutrition Education Department. SEE-LA has contracted with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to provide the Specialty Crop Nutrition Education and Promotion Program (SCNEPP). SCNEPP uniquely integrates specialty crop promotion and marketing strategies across SEE-LA’s six farmers’ markets, which feature 86 specialty crop producers serving 13,000 Angelenos weekly. The Program Manager will engage a team of 3-5 staff members and coordinate with Senior Farmers’ Market Manager and producers to promote specialty crops and nutrition information at 24 seasonal specialty crop market events. Additionally, the program manager will coordinate and oversee the delivery of 36 bilingual (English/Spanish) adult nutrition education classes, recipe demonstrations, and 12 summer kids’ culinary classes annually. The Program Manager will also oversee a social media campaign featuring food demonstrations, live streams, specialty crop recipes, producer profiles, and seasonal specialty crop promotions.
SCNEPP is a grant funded position and as such is time limited and funded through the end of October 2022. However, the Program Manager will work closely with the Director of Nutrition Programs to seek and identify ongoing funding sources. At this time, the position is structured for telecommuting with the option of being housed at SEE-LA’s main office. As the program timeline evolves, the position demands onsite event coordination and implementation at SEE- LA’s farmers markets.
The ideal candidate is passionate about the promotion of local California farmers and high-quality nutrition education, enjoys seeing a program from start to completion, thrives on a structured and fast-paced timeline, enjoys working with a variety of stakeholders, and gains fulfillment in a role that requires a unique blend of creative and analytic skills.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard reach, stoop kneel to install computer equipment. They also will moderately engage in bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, twisting, and hauling/ lifting up to 25 pounds. Most work will take place indoors, but some work may take place outside in rainy, hot, or cold weather conditions.
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. May perform related duties as assigned by management.
Please submit cover letter and resume via email to:
E-mail: [email protected] (Subject Line: SEE-LA Program Manager-Specialty Crop)
SEE-LA makes hiring decisions without regard to gender, race, color, religion, gender, gender orientation, identity, or expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class and is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from groups that have been historically underrepresented.