Job Posting: Family Programs Coordinator at Feeding America San Diego

JOB SUMMARY
Under the direction of the Programs Manager, the Family Program Coordinator of Feeding America San Diego (FASD) is primarily responsible for the coordination and execution of the Mobile Pantry, Senior programs, Nutrition Education, CalFresh Outreach and any other programs as assigned. Duties include working closely with the Distribution, Operations, Agency Capacity, and Volunteer departments to order
and prepare donated and sourced food items for Mobile Pantry distributions; surveying and building relationships with the communities served and program partners; overseeing nutrition interns to deliver and conduct nutrition education in the communities; conducting CalFresh (formerly known as food stamps) pre-screening and application assistance, working with the programs team to ensure goals for the programs are met, and building and maintaining relationships with the county and community partners.

Program Coordination:

  • Coordinate Feeding Families programs (Mobile Pantry, Senior Programs, Agency Relations, CalFresh Outreach, etc.) and nutrition education activities to ensure that the goals and objectives of each program are met.
  • Recruit additional community based organizations as partner agencies and mobile pantry sites to grow capacity to distribute more food effectively to the community.
  • Coordinate the ordering of product for all Mobile Pantry programs and ensure the distribution of nutrient-dense foods.
  •  In cooperation with Distribution team, coordinate distribution and driver schedules.
  • Conduct CalFresh Outreach across the county and at distribution partner sites including prescreening for eligibility and assisting with the application.
  • Submit CalFresh applications to the county and case manage cases, advocating on behalf of the client to obtain benefits if indeed eligible.
  • Contribute to strategic planning, goal development, and assessment of program effectiveness.

Communication:

  • Act as a primary point of contact for Mobile Pantry and Agency distribution partners.
  • Provide support to program partners in the form of information, advice & materials/ supplies as available.
  • Maintain strong connections with distribution partners through regular communication
  • including phone calls, e-mails, conference calls, and meetings.
  • Conduct trainings, when needed, of community partners in CalFresh, nutrition, food safety, distribution logistics, ect.
  • Build strong relationships with county officials and other organizations; represent FASD at county and other external meetings.
  • Excellent customer service to distribution partners, community partners, and clients.
  • Support and infuse all Feeding Excellence Initiatives; CalFresh, Agency Capacity, Nutrition, and Advocacy.

Monitoring:

  • Monitor all community sites regularly and maintain communication and relationships between community partners.
  • Distribute, collect, and analyze data from surveys, reports, and other program evaluators.
  • Track and report numbers served for Mobile Pantry and CalFresh pre-screenings and applications submitted, approved, and denied.
  • Uphold standards and compliancy for all distribution partners

Internships:

  • Recruit, interview, and train new Program Interns; assist in creation of Intern work plans and management of Interns day to day tasks.
  • Assist in intern program development to meet changing departmental needs.

EDUCATION/YEARS EXPERIENCE
Required:

  • B.A. degree from an accredited university or college in Social Service, Health related, Business Administration, Management, or comparable course of study preferred and
  • One (1) or more years of experience in a position requiring similar skill sets or working in a similar or related capacity for a nonprofit organization.
  • Preferred:
  • Bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred.
  • 2-4 years of experience in a nonprofit program coordination setting with competing priorities, deadlines, and constant multi-tasking.
  • Experience in food distribution programs, CalFresh/SNAP outreach, volunteer coordination, and/or warehouse operations is highly desirable.
  • Any combination of educational and work experience that would be equivalent to the stated minimum requirements would qualify for consideration of this position.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Must have excellent customer service skills.
  • General knowledge of nonprofit organizational practices.
  • Basic understanding and interest in promoting nutrition education.
  • Basic understanding of public assistance programs and poverty
  • Experience working with low-income populations and diverse communities
  • A professional demeanor with an aptitude for analytical thinking and problem solving.
  • Must be accurate and detail oriented, possess strong organizational and time management skills and must possess the ability to juggle multiple priorities in a complex and fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility and initiative.
  • Strong proficiency in Windows 8, Excel, Microsoft Word, Publisher, Outlook and contact
  • management programs.
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, organizational, and public speaking skills.
  • Proven track record of success.

HOW TO APPLY
Submit a resume and cover letter to humanresources@feedingamericasd.org. Include the name of the position in the subject line.

 

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Job Posting: Community Engagement Coordinator

San Diego Coastkeeper protects and restores fishable, swimmable and drinkable water in San Diego County. We seek an inspiring and organized individual with experience in clean water issues to grow and guide our community programs. You will increase awareness and activism among San Diego’s youth and residents and involve the community in protecting our waters through meaningful and fulfilling relationships, volunteer roles and events.

Community Engagement
San Diego Coastkeeper believes that community participation is essential to build
understanding and achieve our regional goals of clean water and pollution prevention. We create and manage opportunities for this participation.

  • Working with the Waterkeeper, foster relationships with communities in San Diego County to ensure they can contribute their voice to the conversation about water issues
  • Build a program with one to two cities that engages residents or businesses in pollution prevention to support the Regional stormwater Permit
  • Represent San Diego Coastkeeper on selected regional committees (e.g., Wildlife Advisory Group of the Chula Vista Bayfront development)
  • Communicate program successes on the website, newsletter, blog and social media
  • With Education Coordinator, plan and execute public events
  • Support fundraising events by supporting logistics and recruiting and managing volunteers
  • Develop relationships with vendors to secure discounted and donated event space and food

Volunteer Coordination

San Diego Coastkeeper greatly values our volunteer and intern team members. Volunteers support ongoing and occasional programs. We work with approximately 250 long-term and 5,000 event volunteers each year.

  • Recruit, train, track and retain knowledgeable, active volunteers to support programs/staff
  • With Water Quality Lab Manager, organize:
  • Monthly volunteer water quality monitoring events (weekends)
  • Bioassessment events (twice/ year) to support the water quality monitoring program
  • With Education Coordinator, manage an internship program for water monitoring, beach cleanups, outreach, law/policy and administration.

Trash Cleanup Program

Beach & inland cleanups beautify and protect our waterways and offer an activity for individuals, families, companies and other groups that engage them in our mission.

  • Organize, conduct and promote twice-monthly cleanups (with Surfrider Foundation), the Beach Cleanup in a Box program and the Sponsored Cleanup Program
  • Coordinate data collection and analysis and create annual outreach built around the data
  • With Water Quality Manager, conduct inland trash assessments to meet goals of Bight ’13 regional initiative and Coastkeeper’s water quality monitoring program
  • Manage supplies inventory & strive to minimize single use supplies
  • Recruit and manage beach cleanup intern as needed

Qualifications/Skills
Candidates will have experience with community organizing, event planning and volunteer management. We look for excellent oral and written communication skills, highly developed interpersonal and organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to motivate and manage community volunteers. Be hard working, self-motivated and demonstrate a deep commitment and passion for environmental protection. Familiarity with water quality issues and the policies surrounding them is preferred, as is Spanish language proficiency. Some level of physical exertion – carrying supplies, setting up booths, etc. – is required.

Submit a resume and cover letter as a single PDF or Word Document no later than noon, Friday, August 9, 2013 (Pacific time) to coastkeeper@gmail.com. Your cover letter should discuss volunteer management and program planning, supervisory experience and salary requirements.

Job Posting: Community Organizer at Mid-City CAN

POSITION PROFILE: SAY, San Diego, Inc. is the fiscal agent for this project and will be the formal employer of the Community Organizer. The Community Organizer will work in partnership with residents of City Heights, their families, and organizational allies in the design and ongoing implementation of Mid-City CAN Momentum Team community organizing and advocacy campaigns. The Community Organizer will support the goal of building capacity and leadership in City Heights to mobilizing, executing strategies, and assisting Leaders in identifying and building campaigns for change advocating for change.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Identify, recruit, and retain, City Heights residents and allies with strong leadership qualities and assist them in advocating for institutional and social change.
  • Organize, develop and sustain the leadership and education at meetings, weekend projects, and trips such as advocacy days in Sacramento.
  • Conduct outreach to schools, agencies, and collaborative partners that service City Heights to recruit members.
  • In collaboration with collaborative partners, develop and facilitate leadership development for community around specific skills related to community organizing, grassroots advocacy and other relevant topics.
  • Assist in the development of Mid-City CAN Momentum Team goals and objectives.
  • Clearly articulate the efforts of Mid-City CAN and our community development strategy.
  • Work with youth and Mid-City CAN/SAY Staff in developing and implementing fundraising strategies.
  • Work collaboratively with all participating agencies and organizations of Mid-City CAN in implementing the mission and goals.
  • Create and execute project work plans, including timeline, roles, and resources needed, using Mid-City CAN planning tools. Revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Deliver custom program materials, modules, and simulations based on the Mid-City CAN tool kit and methodology, as well as training others in their application.
  • Design and facilitate community planning processes and community capacity building workshops.
  •  Ability to facilitate groups and manage community conflict.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Community Development, Social Work, community organizing, ethnic studies, and /or commensurate experience in community organizing, advocacy, and working with youth in a collaborative context.
  • Community organizing or leadership training, such as but not limited to certificates from: Institute for Cultural Affairs, Gamaliel Foundation, PICO National Network, Center for Third World Organizing, Consensus Organizing Center, or Other.
  • Bilingual (Somali or Vietnamese) Required
  • Familiar with Community Development and Community Organizing Theories as well as experienced in policy development and advocacy.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with diverse groups.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  •  Possess a passion for social justice which will translate into your daily interactions.
  • Knowledgeable of consensus decision making and conflict resolution processes.
  • Ability to build relationships and interact with a diverse population easily.
  • Must be able to self-direct, take initiative and work independently.
  • Ability to work well in a team setting.
  • Proven ability working with diverse communities and neighborhood organizations and constituencies.
  • Strong community leadership skills, understanding of and sensitivity to development issues in the City Heights community and surrounding area.
  • Ability to be flexible in adapting and learning new ideas and/or concepts.
  • Flexibility required in ongoing training, workshops and/or learning opportunities which may be presented.
  • Broad knowledge of diverse cultures and sensitivity in dealing with diversity issues including race, gender, sexual orientation and economic status.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working within a collaborative environment.
  • Knowledge of government and education programs and agencies.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends when necessary.
  • Access to reliable transportation and willing to use it for job-related tasks
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

TO APPLY: please send resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@saysandiego.org or via fax to (858) 715-8572.