We are Hiring!

Food Forward is hiring our first employee – a part-time Managing Director – Please see below for details….

This will be a paid, part-time independent contractor position for aprox. 20-25 hours a week with the goal of making it fulltime permanent salaried position within the first 6-8 months.  The selected candidate may work from home for the first several months (and possibly on an ongoing basis) as we are a virtual organization.

Before considering the job description below, we strongly suggest each candidate thoroughly looks over our website. Please include a resume as a PDF, and salary history.

No calls please.  EMAIL TO info@foodforward.org

Duties will include:

  • Oversee/be point person on the details and multiple steps in executing day-to-day operations/activities/picks
  • Be point person on day-to-day core team work: Properties, Volunteers, Development, Can It!, Partnerships
  • Manage budget and fundraising strategies
  • Oversee relationship with Fiscal Sponsor
  • Represent organization at smaller local networking events/farmers markets/fairs
  • Sign off on all middle level decisions/movement in the organization
  • Write most external communications and all major donor thank-yous
  • Act as lead on social media: website updates/blog posting/Twitter
  • Organize tabling at events/fairs/churches/synagogues/schools/etc.
  • Manage transportation/storage/issues
  • Coordinate larger complicated initiatives: i.e. organization/execution of Big Picks
  • Outreach to food pantries
  • Close and regular check in and collaboration with Founder/Executive Director and core Food Forward team members.
  • Eventually help building a Board of Directors and taking the organization to its own 501c.3 status.

Experience/Skills Required:

  • At least 3 years working in key position or top team management of a non-profit organization
  • Strong understanding/passion for hunger and food related issues
  • Strong experience, as well as understanding and sincere enjoyment of working with/helping run an all-volunteer organization
  • Creative and outside the box thinker – we are not interested in the “old” models of running a non-profit
  • Well networked with strong contacts and experience in development and fund raising
  • Very strong written and public speaking abilities
  • Excellent web 2-3.0 understanding and social media comprehension
  • Ability to make a minimum of a 2-3 year commitment to position
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish preferred)
  • City of Los Angeles resident
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