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Program Coordinator

Food Bank of Alaska is seeking a motivated, well-organized Program Coordinator. This position oversees the implementation of the Commodities Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) for Alaska’s federal nutrition program for senior citizens. The responsibilities of the Program Coordinator include recruiting distribution sites, training and monitoring distribution sites, ensuring compliance with program regulations, and providing encouragement and technical assistance to sites. The coordinator is responsible for the administration of the CSFP federal program and other senior nutrition programs. The coordinator is a vital member of Food Bank of Alaska’s team and is expected to become a program expert and participate in strategic goal setting for our aging population.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining meticulous agency and client files
  • Performing accurate database entry and data management,
  • Providing customer service to our partner agencies and clients
  • Reporting and tracking for various programs,
  • Tracking and reporting of food inventory for the senior nutrition programs
  • Phone support to our clients and agencies
  • Assisting with events
  • Assisting with monitoring agencies

The Program Coordinator is a vital part of the Program Department Team and will also help to provide educational classes, technical assistance, and other training opportunities and communications to partner agencies, clients, and volunteers regarding food distribution, food safety, civil rights, client outreach, and nutrition.

The ideal candidate will have an Associates degree or 2 years work experience in program management. The candidate must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, attention to detail, have experience with word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Office and Outlook preferable); accounting and inventory experience is helpful, database experience is a must.  The candidate must be able to work independently, in groups and have excellent organizational skills.

This position reports to the Program and Agency Relations Manager and is a full-time, non-exempt position for 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday. On occasion some night and weekend work may be required, in addition to the regular hours. The ideal candidate must be able to lift 10lbs regularly and up to 40lbs on occasion. The hourly rate is $17.00+ per hour, DOE. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send resume and cover letter to any of the following: Food Bank of Alaska, 2121 Spar Avenue, Anchorage, 99501, fax 907-277-7368, or email jobs@foodbankofalaska.org. Food Bank of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

Advocacy Coordinator

The Advocacy Coordinator leads grassroots advocacy and online engagement efforts to support Food Bank of Alaska’s public policy agenda. This position supports the Public Engagement Department in implementing policy and advocacy work. This position is grant funded through December 15th, 2021.

The Advocacy Coordinator will employ tactics to identify, engage, and prepare community members to be effective advocates in the fight against hunger and poverty. Employ tactics to identify, engage, and prepare low-income community members to be effective advocates and leaders in the fight against hunger and poverty. Create and distribute policy briefs, talking points, action alerts, and support materials. Create external communication materials to support our anti-hunger advocacy work, including one-pagers, infographics, news items for the website, social media posts, etc. Community education about hunger and root causes through formal presentations, interviews, and relationship management. Attend policy conferences, forums, and similar events and share acquired information with employees and other stakeholders. Track and report on advocacy activities. Assist in FBA’s research efforts as needed. Act as an engaged member of the Public Engagement Department.

1. Grassroots Advocacy: Support the recruitment, management, and engagement of a grassroots advocacy corps of individual advocates. Collaborate on research, development, and coordination of grassroots campaigns and activities, including engaging our network in calls to action, email campaigns, and other efforts as appropriate. Take the lead on online and digital advocacy efforts, including advocacy information and calls to action through social media, FBA website, and Salsa Labs advocacy software. Manage Salsa Labs advocacy software and keep up to date. Develop innovative ways of engaging community members and organizations in anti-hunger advocacy (for example through Hunger Action Month, public events, etc.)

2. Public Policy: Assist in educating and informing community advocates, partner organizations, and state and local elected officials and staff on hunger/root case issues. Support the Policy and Advocacy Manager and the Director of Public Engagement to advance policy agenda of addressing hunger and its root causes. Support the Policy and Advocacy Manager in planning and implementing annual activities for the Alaska Food Coalition around the legislative session. Story Collection & Client Advocate Engagement. Work with all members of the Public Engagement team on story gathering efforts including sorting and analyzing existing leads, and following up on story leads. Build and maintain internal databases that document and catalog client stories and client advocates. Develop story gathering campaign materials such as flyers, inserts, social media graphics, etc. as needed to assist in story gathering efforts. Work across Program and Development departments to funnel client stories into engaged advocates. Identify, engage, and prepare people with lived experience of hunger to be effective advocates for their own stories.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences. Communications and media experience a plus. Multicultural awareness and experience vital. Strong organizational skills and the ability to effectively multi-task. Ability to work independently and effectively while working remotely. Due to COVID-19, the person selected for this position will need to have the flexibility to work remotely. This person could also be required to work onsite when it is essential to training or the position, as the public health crisis allows. Candidates considered for this position must have access to personal equipment like a working computer and cell phone with a good wifi connection. Valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Commitment to organizational mission to end hunger. Preferred: Previous nonprofit experience. An understanding of the legislative process. Coalition building and grassroots organizing experience. Story gathering experience.

The pay rate for this position is $18-$20/hr DOE. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send resume and cover letter to any of the following: Food Bank of Alaska, 2121 Spar Avenue, Anchorage, 99501, fax 907-277-7368, or email jobs@foodbankofalaska.org. Food Bank of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.