Food Moxie

Program Director, Food Moxie

Posted on May 15, 2017

Job Requirements: Food Moxie seeks an innovative and energetic Program Director (PD). They will supervise program staff and assist them in attaining organizational and programmatic goals; collaborate with community and program partners; and evaluate programs. The PD must be able to work independently, think creatively, solve problems, and make decisions in accordance with established policies, as well as be able to develop standards, analyze information, deal with complexity, and clearly report research results and program impact. They must have demonstrated success in non-profit program development or administration (minimum 2 years experience). The PD must have experience supervising staff and volunteers; developing and managing partnerships; and collecting/analyzing data. Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written), and organizational skills are required, including attention to detail and deadlines. Ideal candidate will have experience working with underserved populations and/or in alternative education. Desired, but not required, experience may include background in curriculum development, public health, nutrition, or farm/gardening.

Job Responsibilities:
 Provide leadership to program staff, including supervision, development, and resource sharing
 Ensure programs are delivered with the highest level of quality; are aligned with the organization’s mission and goals; produce strong quantitative and qualitative results; and meet or exceed grant outcomes
 Demonstrate program impact and effectiveness as well as identify opportunities for improvements and efficiencies in service delivery through on-going data collection and analysis
 Implement relevant aspects of the FM strategic plan
 Pursue relevant opportunities to partner with local, regional, and national organizations
 Provide content for marketing collateral, including website and social media, to support and promote FM programs
 Participate in creation of annual program budgets and monitor programmatic expenses
 Coordinate and orient volunteers in concert with needs of program staff
 Serve as staff liaison to the Program Committee of the FM Board of Directors
 Assist the Executive Director where needed

Qualifications/Skills/Attributes:
 Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience; demonstrated success supervising staff, managing projects/programs, and working collaboratively with partners to improve programs and establish new programs.
 Ability to manage time efficiently – with great attention to details/deadlines – while working on several projects simultaneously.
 Comfortable with public speaking and able to represent Food Moxie at public events
 Ideal candidate has established relationships with community and educational stakeholders that will benefit Food Moxie’s work and further our mission
 Must be able to develop standards, analyze information, deal with complexity, & report results to stakeholders
 Exceptional writing, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. High level of attention to detail and organizational skills. Strong computing skills, including complete command of MS Office Suite and Google Drive applications.
 Proven management experience and strong leadership skills.
 High energy, positive attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and comfort working in small, busy office.
 Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times; has a high moral character.
 Demonstrated understanding of Food Moxie’s values and strong desire to advance the mission.

Job Particulars: Full time (occasional evenings/weekends)
Salary range: $43,000-47,000; commensurate with experience
Competitive benefits packaging, including medical/dental/life/disability insurance; 401k plan plus employer match; 15% discount at WW Co-op; generous paid time off

Reports to: Executive Director
To apply: Send a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, and explaining how you heard about this opportunity to jill@foodmoxie.org using the subject line: PROGRAM DIRECTOR. PDFs only please.

Deadline to apply: June 12. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will contact only those candidates whose professional experience meets our requirements. No phone calls please.

Note: Before beginning work, all potential employees must pass: PA Child Abuse History Clearance; PA Criminal Record Check; and FBI Criminal Background Check. Staff working directly with children must complete the free online course on Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse.

About Us: FOOD MOXIE empowers children, youth, and families with the values and knowledge to be healthy, strong, and informed through experiential activities centered on urban agriculture, nutrition, and the cooperative economy. FOOD MOXIE is the affiliated non-profit of Weavers Way Co-op, a member-owned, cooperative grocery store founded in 1973 with locations in West Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill. FOOD MOXIE is administratively and financially independent of the co-op, and governed by a separate Board of Directors.

FOOD MOXIE values and promotes a culture of inclusion, and strongly encourages people of color to apply. FOOD MOXIE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.


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