Accountable to: Ending Hunger 2.0 Director
Department: Ending Hunger 2.0
Employment Status: Non-exempt
Hours: Full Time
The community initiatives manager is primarily responsible for coordinating new solutions to hunger and its root causes. The community initiatives manager will also assist with any organizational DEI initiatives and support the Great Plains Food Bank’s efforts to create equitable access to food and resources that help our neighbors thrive. With our values of passion, service and innovation at the forefront, this position will advance the mission of Great Plains Food Bank to end hunger together and our vision of a hunger-free North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota.
Core Accountabilities and Essential Duties
- Project Management
The community initiatives manager works closely with key stakeholders in developing and executing community based solutions with adherence to timeliness, budget, and intended outcomes.
- Assesses community need through a variety of methods (including focus groups, community meetings, surveys, or other community based participatory research methods) with the goal of uncovering opportunities to address short and long term issues related to hunger and its root causes.
- Assists the community or key stakeholders in designing or piloting a new initiative, program, or solution.
- Develops or secures resources, plan, timeline, and materials to execute solution.
- Evaluates project(s) for effectiveness, impact, scalability and sustainability.
- Community Engagement
The community initiatives manager builds and strengthens relationships in communities across the Great Plains Food Bank service area.
- Forges and strengthens relationships and collaborative partnerships with community organizations and key stakeholders.
- Participates in targeted community activities, events and meetings.
- Educates communities and persons through presentations and public speaking events.
- Capacity Building
The community initiatives manager assists the department and organization in establishing practices and building capacity in support of DEI efforts.
- Assesses, develops, recommends, and executes creative strategies to foster the organization’s overall DEI efforts.
- Provides subject-matter expertise to influence inclusive operation of our programs and services.
- Supports development of Equity Action Plan.
Education, Experience and Requirements
Successful candidates for this position must hold a Bachelor’s degree in related field with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in project management and community organizing. Experience in community development and evaluation preferred. Valid driver’s license, ability to travel statewide and flexibility to attend meetings and events in evenings and/or on weekends required.
Skills and Competencies
- Strong communicator that possesses excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
- Established community organizer with a willingness to develop deep community relationships and see connections and opportunity between partners
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment with multi-faceted demands and deadlines
- Strong organizational skills and detail oriented
- Ability to leverage asset (or strengths) based community development tools and methods
- Critical thinking skills to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
- Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others
Competitive compensation and benefit package, including both traditional and nontraditional benefits. Opportunity to contribute to a culture and environment that values equity, diversity and inclusion; and to join a team that believes that together, we can and will solve hunger.
Contact for more information and application
Taylor Syvertson, Ending Hunger 2.0 Director