M.U.C.H. Coordinator Job Description (Part-time)

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

 

MUCH Coalition Coordinator

 

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION: 

 

MUCH is a coalition of individuals and organizations that seek to address childhood hunger in the Monadnock region.  Our mission is to assess food availability, clearly identify gaps in ensuring children have adequate nutrition and seek to remediate them, increase awareness of this issue and create a viable collaboration to address childhood food insecurity.  The role of the Coalition Coordinator is to facilitate the activities of the coalition to meet this mission.  This is a part time position of 25 hours/week which reports directly to the MUCH chair with the oversight of the MUCH Council.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. The role of the Coalition Coordinator, in collaboration with the MUCH Council, is to ensure the development of the infrastructure for the organization to include:

  • Serves as the primary contact person for all activities of the coalition

  • Actively ensures collaboration with the Council through attendance at monthly meetings and attendance at scheduled meeting with the council chairperson.

  • Participates in the Council initiated strategic planning process of the coalition and to keep the Council informed of future planning needs.

  • Works closely with the Council Treasurer to monitor all income and expenditures and to pursue funding opportunities.

  • Evaluates, with the Council, the efficacy of the MUCH programs minimally on an annual basis to ensure that interventions are appropriately targeted for maximum impact.

2. In conjunction with the MUCH Council the Coalition Coordinator participates in and works to ensure a strong coalition of individuals and organizations who share the concern for childhood food insecurity by:

  • Reaches out to the community to develop stronger community engagement around the issue of childhood food insecurity.  

  • Fosters relationships (in conjunction with Council Members) with local, state, and federal officials to ensure communication and collaboration regarding the status of child hunger and advocating for resources to address child hunger insecurity in our region.

  • Maintains on-going contact and develops opportunities with member partners and other hunger focused programs to ensure collaboration and coordination of programmatic and advocacy activities.

 

3. The Coordinator will oversee a structure that supports the programming activities of MUCH as provided by MUCH volunteers and interns.

  • Ensures that responsible effective volunteer leadership is identified and empowered to complete projects to address childhood hunger. 

  • Ensures that new projects are aligned with the MUCH mission and have the required resources to meet the identified need.

4. In order to provide sound leadership, the Coordinator will develop a strong working knowledge of the food system locally and regionally by:

  • Develops an understanding of the resources and deficits in the food system and ensuring that information is available to coalition members.

  • Assists in development of relevant community education programs to better inform the larger community of the issue.

  • Recommends interventions based on research to minimize/eliminate childhood hunger.

5. The Coalition Coordinator will serve as the point person and public face of MUCH by

  • Responds to requests for public presentations on MUCH.

  • Serves as the gatekeeper for the MUCH website and social media to ensure it is current, informative and functional for the public.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in health, social services or community organization.  

 

  • Experience:  Experience working in the non-profit sector, developing community coalitions and/or grant writing/management

  • Strong organizational, time management skills

  • Excellent interpersonal/listening/communication skills

  • Able to work independently and prioritize.

  • Intermediate computer skills (and access to a computer)

  • Able to provide own transportation and willing to travel within the region and occasionally the state.

TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, three references with contact information by August 23, 2021.  Only timely, complete applications will be reviewed.  Applications can be submitted to: ann@ahinteriors.com 

Please submit your complete application electronically with the subject line “MUCH Coordinator Application”.

 

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