Harvard University Coordinator II in Cambridge, Massachusetts

45515BRAuto req ID:45515BRJob Code:403040 Coordinator II Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Food Literacy Project (FLP) ManagerSub-Unit:Dining Services Salary Grade:055Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and food-related experience required.

  • 3-5 years of experience in program management, including strategic short and long-term planning.

  • Demonstrated interest in the food system through previous hands-on or work experience.

  • Demonstrated experience teaching and/or mentoring college age students.

  • Previous supervisory experience.

Additional Qualifications:Other Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, demonstrated in a collegiate environment.

  • Detail-oriented self-starter with ability to work independently and as part of a team; demonstrated capacity to establish clear priorities.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, ever changing environment with competing priorities.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population of students, staff, faculty and community members.

  • Excellent organization and time management skills.

    Additional Information:Position Summary:

The Food Literacy Project (FLP) Manager cultivates an understanding of food among Harvard students, staff, faculty, and the larger community and creates educational opportunities to learn about the food system and how it connects to contemporary issues. Educational efforts focus on five subject areas: sustainability, nutrition, cooking, agriculture, and community.

Reporting to the Director for Strategic Initiatives & Communication, the FLP Manager sets the strategic direction and execution of the Food Literacy Program across all community bases. This individual maps program activities in the key educational subject areas, manages the student employees in their work to build programming to those areas, assesses the impact of programs and projects, and uses that insight to shape ongoing and continuous growth, impact and improvement of the program.Department:Dining ServicesPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, Education, Employment, IdentityJob Function:General Administration Duties & Responsibilities:Duties and Responsibilities:

FLP Fellowship Program Management (50%):

Continuously develop, build and manage FLP Fellowship Program through initiatives, programs, and activities

  • Build on the robust FLP program to envision, develop, implement and drive project plans from conception through implementation to achieve the goals, standards, and commitments in collaboration with key University stakeholders.

  • Identify annual objectives and develop program work-plans for team of undergraduate and graduate FLP Fellows.

  • Advertise for, interview, and select approximately 18 undergraduate and three graduate FLP fellows annually.

  • Assign and manage work of Student Fellows group. Support and monitor their progress weekly and meet one on one with students twice per semester. Provide feedback on activity and efforts.

  • Provide oversight and support to Student Fellows in planning several events each per semester in their House (residence hall) and larger university-wide events.

  • Develop annual curriculum of readings, discussion topics and guest speakers for weekly FLP meetings.

  • Actively support and leverage the ideas and energy of FLP Fellows and other students.

  • Continually seek, develop and maintain partnerships and collaborations with Harvard students, faculty and departments thinking about or working on food and related areas.

  • Develop and manage the implementation of long-term planning, communication, outreach, and off-season event planning and coordination.

  • Work with students and HUDS staff to facilitate better HUDS/student collaborations.

  • Serve as the official “advisor” and subject matter expert for the FLP student group activity and university standing at the College.

  • Manage Student Fellow budgets and event expenditures. Determine allocation of funds. Maintain and report year-end financial information for programs.

HUDS Farmers’ Market (20% time):

  • Manage the application and selection process for annual vendors.

  • Responsible for advertising for, interviewing and hiring the Assistant Market Manager.

  • Provide supervision and oversight to the Assistant Market Manager, address performance issues and provide regular feedback.

  • Provide on-site supervision at the Market weekly (June through November) with support from the Assistant Market Manager.

  • With the Assistant Market Manager, conduct community outreach, including developing marketing materials and identifying community stakeholders.

  • Manage and report on market finances and SNAP Match program.

  • Ensure vendors are complying with health, safety and other rules established by University partners. Address and resolve violations.

  • Maintain University, customer and vendor stakeholder contentment.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, City of Cambridge, Federation of Massachusetts Farmers’ Markets, and other entities.

General Duties (30% time):

  • Collaborate with student groups and other campus programs, such as the Office for Sustainability, to develop and sponsor food- and sustainability- related events for the College community.

  • Throughout the academic year, develop and implement food related programmatic events including: cooking classes, farm field trips, talks, conferences, film screenings, etc. for Harvard students, faculty, staff, and the Cambridge community.

  • Work with HUDS Communications to develop stories, social media posts and campaigns and other digital strategies and communications content to support overall FLP program objectives.

  • Develop FLP related presentations to deliver at Harvard and beyond.

  • Conduct outreach and identify local chefs, authors, speakers, filmmakers, HUDS vendors, and others involved in the local and sustainable food system to develop partnerships with.

School/Unit:Campus Services EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.