Food Policy Advisory Council (FPAC) Manager , Phila. Office of Sustainability
Over the past two years, the Food Policy Advisory Council (FPAC) has been growing its membership, infrastructure, organization systems, and policy processes so Philadelphians who are most impacted by and organizing against injustices in our food system, e.g., people who are experiencing food insecurity, working in the food industry, relying on school/prison food, struggling to own land and grow one’s cultural foods, feeding neighbors, and running neighborhood-based food businesses, can lead food policy and increase their political power in our city.
The FPAC Manager is responsible for continuing this growth. They are the point person for membership, community members, and partner organizations and the staff lead for FPAC’s governance, leadership development, political education, and strategic planning. Specifically, they are responsible for advancing the following objectives:
- Strengthening the capacity of FPAC to identify policies and practices that address root causes of food injustices and centralize the leadership of those most impacted
- Managing the implementation of FPAC’s three-year strategic plan focused on 1) building FPAC for the long haul 2) growing membership around justice and joy 3) tearing down barriers to access and influence 4) changing policy 5) sustaining power
- Convening and connecting community members, community-based and non-profit organizations, businesses and institutions, and local food justice and sovereignty movements to advance a holistic and coordinated approach to food justice that moves impacted communities from surviving to thriving
This is a full-time position that reports to the Director of the Office of Sustainability and works closely with a team of City staff working on food issues and policy in the following departments–Parks & Recreation, Public Health, Office of Children and Families, Office of Homeless Services, Procurement, and the Mayor’s Policy Office. In addition, this position works closely with and/or convenes the following FPAC member working groups–Membership and Governance, Facilitation Cohort, and the Strategic Planning Working Group.
Requires bachelor’s degree or combo of 4 yrs education and/or experience, +5 yrs experience.
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