The Food Trust

Senior Associate, Get Hype Philly, The Food Trust

Posted on March 9, 2015

The Food Trust is a nationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions. Headquartered in Philadelphia, The Food Trust works with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers and policymakers in the city and across the country to develop a comprehensive approach to improved food access that combines nutrition education and greater availability of affordable, healthy food. More information about The Food Trust is available at

The Senior Associate will oversee all programming, administration and operational functions of the Get HYPE Philly! initiative, a citywide project focused on youth leadership, positive youth development and childhood obesity prevention. The Senior Associate will be the point person for this high-profile project and will drive the delivery of project objectives and track quarterly milestones. The Food Trust will partner closely with 8 other nonprofit organizations and an external evaluator on Get HYPE Philly!, and the Senior Associate will convene these partners on a regular basis and coordinate their activities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee all programming, administration and operational functions of the Get HYPE Philly! initiative.
  • Work closely with the Senior Leadership team at The Food Trust on implementation of the project.
  • Develop and track objectives and milestones for all partner organizations.
  • Organize and convene regular meetings of the project partners, advisory committee and youth leadership council.
  • Develop, plan and initiate strategies and tools for engaging youth and other stakeholders in the project.
  • Conducting site visits and check-ins with project partners.
  • Work with Director, Evaluation and external evaluation partner to develop project evaluation tools, analyze project intervention and write academic articles.
  • Develop and prepare grant proposals and other funding source documents and participate in all grant/funding related activities such as meetings, data collection, evaluation and reporting.


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required; master’s degree and related experience in youth leadership development, public health or collective impact work is strongly recommended. Adept at forging strong relationships with key contacts inside and outside the agency. The ideal candidate will have the following personal characteristics: unquestioned integrity; personal stature; a passion for excellence; a high energy level; a sense of urgency; excellent listening skills; persuasive communications skills; an entrepreneurial spirit; a sense of humor; an open mind; a candid manner; and a commitment to The Food Trust’s mission.

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