• School Breakfast Coordinator

    Job Locations US-MA-Remote
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/18/2019 1:04 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-1512
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition
    Type
    Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
    Location : Name
    Massachusetts Farm to School Project
  • Overview

    Mass Farm to School (www.massfarmtoschool.org) strengthens local farms and fisheries and promotes healthy communities by increasing local food purchasing and education at schools. Mass Farm to School is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks (www.tsne.org).

    Responsibilities

    The School Breakfast Coordinator will coordinate the efforts of Mass Farm to School’s “Farm to Breakfast After the Bell” project working with two Massachusetts school districts to organize data collection, menu and recipe development, school staff support, and project evaluation efforts. 

    • Serve as Mass Farm to School's primary point of contact and coordinator for school districts participating in the Farm to Breakfast After the Bell project;
    • Work with school staff and Mass Farm to School's Co-Directors to assess student and family preferred breakfast menu items through a combination of surveys, focus groups or partner organization outreach;
    • In coordination with Mass farm to School staff, assess each school’s current local food procurement practices, potential, and challenges; as well as identifying local food supplies and procurement processes for successful implementation;
    • Support schools in analyzing cost and labor implications of new breakfast items;
    • Work with school staff to identify appropriate recipes that can feature local foods, focus on culturally relevant options to the school districts’ student body and tie into Mass Farm to School's Harvest of the Month campaign;
    • Work with Mass Farm to School's Communication Director to help develop content for Farm to Breakfast After the Bell promotional materials for use with multiple school audiences;
    • Work with school food service staff to support the introduction of new menu items through activities such as taste testing and providing suggestions for classroom and school garden connections;
    • If needed, manage additional consultant relationships for the project;
    • Provide ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the new breakfast items;
    • Working with Mass farm to School staff, help to develop a tool kit for other school districts to adopt Farm to Breakfast After the Bell;
    • Along with Mass farm to School Co-Directors, help to communicate project results to additional school districts through presentations at school nutrition events and with partner organizations.

    Special Requirements

     

    Must be available for occasional statewide travel. Although the hours are flexible, this position may require some occasional night and weekend availability. This position is based remotely within Massachusetts and requires reliable internet and phone connection with occasional in-person meetings in central Massachusetts, the north shore area, or the metro-Boston area.

     

    Qualifications

    We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

    • Minimum of two years work experience in an organizational setting;
    • Experience working with school food programs (specifically school breakfast program experience preferred);
    • Familiarity with recipe and menu development in a school setting;
    • Strong collaboration skills and ability to interact effectively with diverse constituents both remotely and in-person;
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
    • Excellent organizational skills and careful attention to detail;
    • Experience with data collection and evaluation;
    • Ability to juggle multiple projects, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines;
    • Self starter who can work well with limited supervision and work effectively as part of a team;
    • Commitment to the mission of Massachusetts Farm to School.

    TSNE/Massachusetts Farm to School envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

     

    As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/Massachusetts Farm to School will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  

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