Program Coordinator, Vetri Foundation for Children

Posted by Vetri Foundation for Children on July 14, 2014

The Vetri Foundation for Children is seeking a motivated Program Coordinator with a strong culinary background to join our team. 

Founded in 2008 by acclaimed chef Marc Vetri and restaurateur Jeff Benjamin, the Vetri Foundation for Children works to help kids experience the connection between healthy eating and healthy living. When they make that connection, children make better decisions about their own health, they influence their families, and they become a voice for better choices in their communities.

Where better to get started than in the school lunchroom? Eatiquette, the Vetri Method for school lunch, provides kids not only with fresh, nutritious food, but also with the social education that comes from sharing good food. The lunchroom doubles as a classroom where children learn the benefits of good nutrition, etiquette, team work, and respect.

Summary of Key Responsibilities:
-Aids and supports in planning and execution of Vetri Foundation for Children’s programs.
-Development and distribution of training materials for students, teachers, administration and adult volunteer base.
-Responsible for maintaining program standards in partner schools and maintaining relationships with key members of dining room.
-Develops and implements value-added programming for Eatiquette.
-Coordinates and schedules volunteer base and gives assignments based upon support needs among partner schools.
-Management of smallwares from inventory to delivery.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Culinary background as a cook or working chef required.
  • Connect, collaborate with, lead and serve partner school staff, teachers and administrators.
  • Work in conjunction with Foundation cooks, school kitchen staff, and school administration.
  • Train and teach our program in partner schools.
  • Translate hands on-experience with schools into training documents.
  • Ability to identify challenges and recommend solutions to key leaders.
  • Must have passion for kids nutrition and be able to connect with school age kids in relation to program.
  • Must be willing to “roll up your sleeves” and do what it takes to get the job done.
  • Leadership ability without formal authority is a must.
  • Experience in managing key contacts and relationships professionally is required
  • Must have all required state and federal clearances for working with children, or able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Ability to work independently critical to this role.
  • Experience with public speaking helpful.
  • National School Lunch Program experience and knowledge is helpful but not required.

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