KC Healthy Kids is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of children and families through community-driven initiatives and advocacy where they live, learn, work and play. We also support a number of initiatives designed to improve the food and built environments, including the Kansas Food Action Network.
Composed of over 30 local food, farm and policy councils, the Kansas Food Action Network is a statewide advocacy network focused on building resilient local and state food systems in Kansas. The Network provides technical assistance, coaching, peer-to-peer learning and network opportunities to support growth and development of food system leadership in Kansas.
KC Healthy Kids seeks an enthusiastic and creative Director of Network Engagement to provide programmatic and administrative support for the Kansas Food Action Network. Reporting to the Senior Director of the Kansas Food Action Network, this staff person will provide critical outreach and engagement support to our growing organization.
Duties and Responsibilities:
External Stakeholder Engagement
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
Reports to: Senior Director, Kansas Food Action Network
Compensation: The salary range for this position is $65,000 - $70,000 based on experience. Benefits include paid time off; mobile phone stipend; health, dental, vision and disability insurance; and a contribution to a retirement plan. KC Healthy Kids staff work a flexible, 32-hour work week.
To Apply: Email your resume and answers to the questions listed below to email@example.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open until filled, but applications received before December 8, 2023 will be prioritized. No phone calls please. Inquiries should be sent by email. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applicant Questions: In place of a cover letter, please answer the following questions and submit them with your resume. Please limit your responses to no more than one page per question.
1. Describe your knowledge of and/or experience with:
2. The Kansas Food Action Newtwork operates across a large geographic area, and mostly meets virtually. What strategies would you use to encourage authentic and enthusiastic engagement among members?
Photo: Members of Kansas Food Action Network meet with Governor Kelly
The grower engagement manager will drive Local Food program initiatives, connecting communities to close health gaps to support a just and equitable regional food system. This position will manage KC Food Circle to connect our region’s eaters, farmers and producers to grow a thriving local food community. This position will work with staff to allocate resources, prioritizing program implementation to help school districts, early childhood education centers, restaurants, catering businesses, hospitals, and worksite areas increase local food purchases. The position requires strong administrative and organizational skills, the ability to think strategically, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school district administrators, businesses, colleges and schools, teachers, food service staff, local farmers, and local, state and federal officials.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Relationship management is a key function of the position. The KC Food Circle Program Manager will have frequent contact with diverse stakeholders, including administrators, regional farmers, food industry professionals, planning professionals, school professionals and educators, philanthropy, faith-based organizations, health care personnel, social service professionals, academia, media, and community residents.
Salary Range: $49,500-54,500
Vice President, Programs and Policy
Email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. The position will
remain open until filled, but applications received before November 15, 2023 will be
prioritized. No phone calls please. Inquiries should be sent by email. Only those
selected for an interview will be contacted.