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FW: Re-Opening Job Search - FoodCorps MI Program Manager

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Colleen Matts

(she, her, hers)

Director, Farm to Institution Programs

Coordinator, Michigan Farm to Institution Network

Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems | 517.432.0310 | |


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From: Addell Anderson <addell.anderson@FOODCORPS.ORG>
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 3:17 PM
Subject: Re-Opening Job Search - FoodCorps MI Program Manager



FoodCorps Michigan is seeking to fill the position of MI Program Manager. Please forward this position description to any interested person. The job is based in Detroit, MI.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Handle a set of multi-stakeholder partnerships across a defined geography
    • Partnership development and management, including a district landscape assessment, goal-setting process, contract collaboration, data tracking, and supervising invoice and partnership fee collection
    • Develop and implement multi-year partnership plans that have annual goals and clear strategies for FoodCorps to support through direct service and expanded program offerings. Track and share progress with community partners and to FoodCorps' External Affairs team throughout the year
  • Develop positive relationships with community partners and ensure active participation as a community partner
    • Participate in community events and be a regular presence in local affairs related to food education, school meals, and food system work
    • Participate in school nutrition and educator committees, councils, and networks where FoodCorps resources or expertise can be of benefit
    • Build or sustain relationships with key associations, agencies, and partner groups
  • Mentor FoodCorps Program Coordinator who is directly responsible for coordinating the FoodCorps service program
    • Ensure program quality and fidelity across service site partnerships
    • Supervise program performance, management, and monitoring. In partnership with the Program Coordinator, manage data collection and AmeriCorps compliance
  • Support Fundraising, Marketing and Communications, and Policy functions in local, regional, and national fundraising and impact story sharing
    • Collect and share stories, highlights, and features with key internal and external partners
    • Serve as FoodCorps spokesperson for local media opportunities
    • In partnership with the National Policy Team, support relationship building with congressional offices
    • Identify and support the cultivation of regional corporate, individual, and foundation supporters
    • Act as a support and local advisor for donor and legislator site visits and relationship building events
    • Support the review of funding proposals and grant reports
    • Distribute advocacy tools and resources to support the activation of FoodCorps' local network of partners and alumni in partnership with Alumni, Marketing, and Policy teams

Skills of the Ideal Candidate:

  • Demonstrated dedication to addressing race, class, gender, place, and other social justice barriers
  • Demonstrated ability working in non-profit management in a related field, ideally in a school/education setting
  • Experience working with diverse and historically disenfranchised communities, in an educational setting is highly desirable
  • Some knowledge of Michigan networks for farm to school, child health, health equity, food security, and other related fields
  • Strong internal drive and ability to lead and deliver on multiple projects independently
  • Entrepreneurial, with a creative drive to solve problems and identify and fill gaps
  • Learning oriented, with a desire to seek and use feedback to shape your work
  • Effective written and verbal communicator, comfortable communicating through phone, email, and video chat functions and speaking in front of large and small groups
  • Experience working with school and school district administrators and school personnel

How to Apply:

To be considered, submit your résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements through our hiring site at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Because we prioritize the health of communities and kids, FoodCorps has decided to require COVID-19 vaccination for staff and service members, to the extent permitted by applicable federal, state, and local law. After much discussion and consultation, we came to this decision and recognize that some people and partners might have to make tough decisions because of it. More information about this requirement and the exemption process to apply for a legally-required exception to the vaccination requirement will be provided during onboarding, should you receive a job offer from FoodCorps.


FoodCorps pays salaries that are competitive with nonprofits of our budget size and geographic location and offers generous vacation and medical benefits, 401(k) matching, professional development funds, and a sabbatical policy. This position is a manager-level role with a salary range beginning at $55,000-$62,000


People of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. FoodCorps is committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. FoodCorps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions. FoodCorps provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees as required by law.


Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations at any point in the employment process. 


Kind regards,






Addell "Dale" Austin Anderson | FoodCorps

Central-South Regional Director



Cell: 313-409-6684

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