JOB OPENING: Director of Programs
TERMS: Full-time, Regular (year-round), Exempt. As a small organization, the Food Literacy Project is open to creative, non-traditional approaches to filling this important leadership position. Opportunities may exist for the work environment to be flexible. Please inquire.
SUPERVISED BY: Associate Executive Director
SUPERVISES: Program Manager, Program Coordinator, 2 AmeriCorps VISTAs
THE ORGANIZATION: 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 fresh foods at outdoor classrooms on Oxmoor Farm and Iroquois Urban Farm, in school gardens, classrooms, 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. The following values drive the Food Literacy Project’s work:
ENERGY: We are bold and inspired by our community.
ROOTS: We are grounded and purposeful, connected with people and dedicated to sustainably
addressing community needs.
DISCOVERY: We embrace the joy of learning by doing.
CULTIVATION: We bring great care to our work and relationships; we nourish growth in our community, and in turn are nourished ourselves.
ABUNDANCE: We leverage our community’s diverse assets to achieve personal and social change.
JUSTICE: We pursue fairness and equity.
The Food Literacy Project is hiring a new Program Director to lead the organization’s programmatic effort and ensure continued mission success. The Program Director will lead a staff team of 5, augmented by dedicated volunteers.
TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter, 5 references (3 professional, 2 personal), and a professional writing sample (i.e. grant proposal or report, program outcomes report, etc.) to Angelique Perez, Food Literacy Project Associate Executive Director. Hardcopy submissions are preferred (see mailing address below), but electronic applications are accepted by email: email@example.com. Applications will be accepted through August 25th by 5 pm.
The Food Literacy Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
The Food Literacy Project emphasizes diversity in both our programs and our 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.