The Coordinator will be the point of contact at the University of Massachusetts Boston (CKUMB) for students, faculty, and staff. Leads and manages the day to day operations of the kitchen, working closely with a leadership team of college students and representatives from our dining services partners and funders. The position reports to the Deputy Director in Washington, DC.
The right candidate possesses strong community development skills, as success in the job will be judged on the ability to develop strong personal relationships that drive results and expands the kitchen’s impact in the community. The right mix of tenacity and approachability are critical, as is the ability to use technology and social networking platforms to build CKUMB’s reputation and communications across varying stakeholders.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Ability to successfully develop and lead kitchen operations, foster and cultivate complimentary program opportunities for the clients served in the Greater Boston region. Manage current and future operations and programming while maintaining a strategic vision for the future of programs.
- The Coordinator will be tasked with responsibilities which require the incumbent to be organized, follow systematic methods of performing tasks and demonstrate excellent time management skills.
- Exhibit a high comfort level with “initiating relationships”, proven track record of creating or establishing initiatives, programs, or organizations is extremely desirable.
- In the coming year, the position will focus primarily on expanding our current outreach to senior citizens through immediate hunger relief, as well as long term solutions such as wellness activities, nutrition education and SNAP application assistance.
- This program will become a model for Campus Kitchens nationwide.
- Recruit and develop student leaders engaged in service activities and willing to lead kitchen shifts.
- Facilitate training related to kitchen safety, food resourcing, cooking and proper delivery methods for student leaders.
- Maintain relationships with food resourcing partners to acquire excess food for meal creation.
- Plan weekly menus in compliance with client agency needs and maintain a high level of service.
- Collaborate with campus staff to facilitate joint campus programs, such as service learning and community service.
Knowledge, Skills and Ability:
- Coordinate and implement CKP national events such as Turkeypalooza and online fundraising competitions at the local level.
- Facilitate empowerment programming such cooking classes and nutrition education opportunities for youth and senior citizen clients.
- Lead the development of a program designed to feed senior citizen clients in need by providing healthy age appropriate meals to client agencies, direct SNAP outreach efforts during education sessions and small scale individual application assistance.
- Schedule and coordinate CKUMB’s summer lunch program for youth and recruit volunteers to offer mini-nutrition lessons.
- Lead CKUMB’s expansion through cultivating new partnerships.
Versatility to communicate professionally, both verbally and in writing with school administrators, funders, community partners, and students. Public speaking and presentation skills are critical to this position. Ability to lead and train others.
Proficient in the use of technology, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, Access and PowerPoint
Capable of designing curriculum in a variety of formats (written documents, presentations, videos) and develop tools that can be replicated for the Campus Kitchens Project network
Proficient organizational skills, capacity to maintain and follow up on information and communicate progress to the larger organization.
Grant writing or fundraising experience is a plus .
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