The Food Literacy Project is hiring a new Program Coordinator to live out our mission through empowering youth with hands-on experiential learning opportunities around health equity and food justice.


Title:                   Program Coordinator

Terms:                 Regular (year-round), Full-time, Exempt; Hybrid work model (in-person & virtual)

Hours:                 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, some evenings and weekends required

Supervised by:   Director of Strategic Initiatives

Supervises:         Program interns (may evolve to include additional supervision responsibilities)

Compensation: Salary range $39,000-40,000, group health insurance, IRA match, and generous PTO

Who We Are

The Food Literacy Project’s mission is youth transforming their communities through food, farming and the land. Working toward a vision for a healthy and equitable community where people and places thrive since 2006, FLP engages youth, their families, schools and neighbors in hands-on learning and leadership development experiences with farming and fresh foods at outdoor classrooms on Oxmoor Farm and the Shawnee People’s Garden, in school gardens, classrooms and kitchens, and through our mobile education garden, Truck Farm. The organization advances a more just and sustainable food system and strengthens communities, positioning youth as drivers of personal and social change.

What You Will Do

The Program Coordinator works under the direction of the Director of Strategic Initiatives to support the planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of the Food Literacy Project’s programs. The Coordinator works collaboratively with other team members to provide direct-service programs for children, youth, and adults.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop curriculum for, and plan, coordinate, implement, evaluate and report on direct-service programs (i.e. Field-to-Fork Afterschool Clubs, on-farm field studies, in-class school lessons, and other education programs)
  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality, effective programs (including schedule coordination, community engagement efforts, communications, etc.).
  • Assist with developing compelling reports and communications for stakeholder groups (participants, partners, grantors, donors, etc.)
  • Work collaboratively and promote teamwork with staff, volunteers and stakeholders.
  • Develop, maintain, and strengthen relationships with community partners and stakeholders.
  • Procure and manage program supplies and maintain outdoor education resources that promote hands-on learning, fulfill programmatic needs, and ensure the safety of participants and staff.
  • Coordinate site management planning; Plan and lead site management projects with staff, program participants, and volunteers.
  • Hire, train, and supervise members of the program team; Ensure positive culture and communication. (Role will evolve to include this responsibility.)
  • Complete other job duties as assigned, including administrative tasks associated with managing a small nonprofit

Who You Are:

  • Experience coordinating a school or community-based education or youth development program; experience with diverse populations; Experience working in and/or with south and west Louisville communities strongly preferred.
  • Flexible and adaptable; Possesses a solution-oriented approach.
  • Thrives in a collaborative environment and establishes and maintains positive, effective working relationships with others; Brings a high level of professionalism to communication with staff, program participants, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Possesses excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and active listening skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and organized, set priorities, and manage multiple projects at once.
  • Cultivates a culture of excellence, reflection, and teamwork among staff and volunteers; Ability to hold team members accountable. 
  • Embraces a high level of responsibility and seeks and accepts direction as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates pride in work and attention to detail; Maintains accurate records and prepares compelling reports, etc.
  • Shares a commitment to the Food Literacy Project’s mission and vision. Embodies our core values: energy, roots, discovery, cultivation, abundance, and justice. 
  • Physically able to participate in and lead farm and garden work projects (walking, lifting, kneeling, crouching, etc.) and to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Possesses a deep knowledge of food systems and food justice issues.
  • Experience and adaptability when using a computer and appropriate software (i.e., Microsoft Office Suite, email, databases, etc.).
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Fluency in more than one language and/or cross-cultural life experiences preferred.
  • Must pass criminal background check prior to hiring and beginning employment.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and access to vehicle.

How to Apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and can be emailed to Alix Davidson, Director of Strategic Initiatives, at Please include a cover letter and resume, along with five references (3 professional and 2 personal).

Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Food Literacy Project emphasizes diversity in both our programs and staff, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable federal laws.