Program Manager: Communities Putting Prevention to Work

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organization:Community Food Security Coalition
position summary:

Recently, CFSC was awarded a two-year multi-faceted grant from Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) as part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) initiative ( to provide technical assistance services on obesity prevention to approximately 20 communities. These services will include one-on-one support for creation of farmers' markets, farm to school projects, healthy corner stores, and procurement policies. Other deliverables include participation in a National Prevention Media Initiative; policy briefs; a national conference on local and state food policy; and healthy corner store webinars. This program will integrate many of our existing education and technical assistance initiatives and staff.

This is a mid-level position with the primary responsibility of completing the day-to-day tasks associated with the above-mentioned CPPW program. It is a full time position based at our Portland, OR office. The Program Manager will report to the Training and Technical Assistance Program Director. His/her responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate program delivery among technical assistance providers, CFSC staff, and community representatives;
  • Research and write case studies of effective local food policies;
  • Liaison with federal staff on logistical and reporting matters;
  • Track project expenditures and completion of contracted deliverables;
  • Gather and compile project outcomes and outputs to fulfill CFSC's reporting duties;
  • Provide logistical support for sub-contractors, community representatives, and staff as needed;
  • Other technical assistance program duties as needed.

This position is funded until July 15, 2012, with the possibility of continuing employment as funding becomes available.

Salary / Pay Rate:$40,000-$45,000, with excellent health, vision, life, and dental insurance, retirement plan, holidays, vacation, and sick leave benefits
Apply by:September 25, 2010
Required Skills and Abilities:See Qualifications
Qualifications:Minimum of three years full time paid experience in public education, program delivery, or technical assistance efforts; Experience and comfort working in collaborative settings with multiple organizational partners; Knowledge of or interest in community food security or related fields such as nutrition, agriculture, public health, environmental protection, sustainability, or community development; College graduate, with Masters degree in agriculture, city and regional planning, public health, nutrition, public policy or related field a plus; Excellent oral communication and writing skills; Ability to travel nationally as needed; Ability to work both independently and as part of a team; Proven ability to handle multiple projects in a fast moving environment; Reside in the Portland, OR area or be willing to move there by November 2010.
Education Required:College degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
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