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Food Access Lead Facilitator

Job Description
Organization: 
Lake County Build a Generation
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Job Location: 
Central Mountains
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Programs/Services
Job Description: 

The Food Access Lead Facilitator will oversee LCBAG’s work to promote access to healthy food in Lake County, particularly among residents at or below 200% of poverty. He or she will facilitate the Lake County Food Access Coalition (LCFAC) and help coordinate its key projects (ranging from a Foodhealth class to a community assessment). In addition, he or she will work with others across the state on statewide systems change work related to increasing access to healthy food for those at greatest risk of health inequities.

Areas of Responsibility
  • Coordinate the Lake County Food Access Coalition (LCFAC) (20%)
    • Work with LCFAC members to design agendas, facilitate the meetings, and keep minutes and other records.
    • Work with the coalition to develop a strategic plan and track progress.
    • Work with technical assistance providers to provide training and resources to the coalition.
  • Coordinate the “Increasing Access to Healthy Food in Lake County” research project. (50%)
    • Work with the LCFAC to continue work on this year-long, community-driven planning process will identify opportunities to address Goals 2 and 3 of the Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger within Lake County. The project includes contracting with, training, and supporting 5-6 Community Connectors to maximize community input on the plan.
  • Support LCFAC members in implementing other key projects (20%)
    • Support the Lake County Public Health Agency in implementing and expanding the Food Health Program. This program currently provides nutrition and healthy cooking education to 10 families a year.
    • Support the St. George Kitchen Project (a project to design, raise funding for, and oversee a remodel of the St George Episcopal Church kitchen, as well as to expand community use of the space).
    • Work with the Lake County Food Access Coalition to help build community awareness of the different food access resources and programs in Lake County, in order to help community members in more easily accessing these different resources. 
    • Work to reduce barriers to federal and local food programs in Lake County.
  • Work with statewide partners on reducing barriers to healthy food access at a state level. (10%)
    • Work with partners across the state on implementing the Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger.
    • Attend Zoom calls focused on statewide food access policy and identify opportunities for the LCFAC to engage in these policy efforts. 
Requirements/Qualifications
  • • Facilitative leadership skills (or the ability to develop facilitative leadership skills)—particularly the ability to facilitate groups toward prioritized goals, objectives, and actions
  • • Strong data analysis skills
  • • Self-motivated, detail oriented, able to work effectively both within a team and in self-directed situations
  • • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • • Growth mindset
  • • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • • Collaborative and able to work with diverse community leaders and community members
  • • Passion for making Lake County a healthier place for youth and families.
  • • Competency with computers, the Microsoft Office Suite, G Suite, and social media
Compensation/Benefits

STARTING SALARY RANGE:  $45,000 to $49,000, depending on experience and qualifications

BENEFITSMedical, dental and vision insurance; annual leave including 12 paid holidays, 14 vacation

days (accrued), 3 paid personal days, and sick leave (accrued); flexible schedule; paid professional

development opportunities; 401K match; opportunities to work occasionally from home; supportive

and innovative work culture; opportunities for advancement

 

How To Apply

TO APPLY:

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter (explaining why you want to work for Lake County Build a Generation and your interest in the Communities that Care Facilitator position) to Noah Sosin, Director of Coalition Development at noah@lcbag.org

OUR HIRING PROCESS AND TIMELINE:

·         Our hiring committee will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

·         We will conduct initial screening interviews by phone or email shortly after receiving your application materials.

·         We will begin scheduling initial interviews in February. Your initial interview may be conducted in person or via Google Hangouts. If you are invited for an interview, we will request that you provide the contact information for three people who can serve as professional references, including at least one former supervisor.

·         Finalists may be invited to a follow-up interview, including a site visit to our organization.

·         We will make an offer shortly thereafter. We would like to have the selected candidate start in March.

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