Since 1984, Share Our Strength® has led the fight against hunger and poverty by inspiring and organizing individuals and businesses to share their strengths. Today, through the No Kid Hungry and Cooking Matters campaigns, Share Our Strength is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need. No child should go hungry in America – we’re on our way to making that a reality and we want you to join us. We’re bold, creative, always open to new ideas, and 100% dedicated to our mission. If that sounds like you, we’d like you to consider becoming part of our team.
A key goal of the No Kid Hungry Campaign is to implement changes that will have a lasting impact to address child hunger issues in Indiana. The Indiana Breakfast Contractor will engage in the activities outlined below in coordination with the Field Manager, No Kid Hungry, and key stakeholders to increase participation in the school breakfast across the state of Indiana.
This contract has a length of approximately 10 months (projected end date of June 30, 2020), and is a part-time contractor position with no benefits
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conduct Outreach to Schools
- Upon request, assist regional Breakfast Task Forces with outreach to districts in target geographic areas to solicit grant proposals. Research relevant information about school districts when needed.
- Conduct outreach on behalf of school breakfast efforts, including grant opportunities, engaging district and school staff such as school nutrition directors, coordinated school health coordinators, principals, superintendents, teachers, Boards of Education, parents, and community stakeholders.
- Assess readiness of schools and school districts to adopt Breakfast after the Bell programs during initial conversations while troubleshooting common barriers to determine schools’ capacity for successful Breakfast after the Bell implementation.
- Answer basic questions about the No Kid Hungry grants system and funder requirements to assist with grant application submissions.
- Maintain records of outreach (including outreach lists and call notes; template and tools to be provided by No Kid Hungry) and communicate regularly with No Kid Hungry Indiana campaign lead to provide status updates.
- As needed, participate in or lead meetings with key influencers, decision-makers and stakeholders to secure support for school breakfast program expansion.
Provide Technical Assistance to School Nutrition Staff
- Make site visits to program grantees as requested to identify challenges and opportunities, and work with Indiana Department of Education staff and No Kid Hungry partners to identify technical assistance, trainings and solutions for grantees.
- Respond to specific requests for technical assistance and support from School Nutrition Staff (on site, virtually or via phone consultation). Consultation could cover issues such as: menus, procurement, Breakfast after the Bell implementation, equipment selection and recommendations, operational efficiencies for school nutrition programs, and other issues affecting school nutrition departments and their breakfast programs, such as: staffing, budgeting, food waste, and marketing and communications for nutrition programs.
- Lead the ongoing coordination of five regional Breakfast Task Forces consisting of on the ground partners supporting breakfast expansion through wraparound support, inclusive of quarterly in-person meetings and monthly calls.
- Participate in monthly check-in calls and/or in-person meetings with relevant No Kid Hungry staff members and Breakfast Task Forces to discuss specific projects and action items as stated in contract.
- Provide weekly reporting through tracking tools providing by No Kid Hungry to No Kid Hungry staff about progress of outreach, recruited grantees, barriers in specifics districts and recommended technical assistance.
Training and Resource Development
- As requested, develop and implement training for Breakfast Task Force partners on how to work with School Nutrition Staff and ensure operational knowledge.
- Work with Breakfast Task Force and Share Our Strength Center for Best Practices to develop tailored resources to support breakfast expansion, such as toolkits and trainings.
- Represent No Kid Hungry on webinars, in meetings and at conferences.
- Bachelor’s degree and at least 5-7 years minimum experience in school setting, including nutrition programs or education.
- Proven relationship management experience with school and high-level stakeholders.
- Knowledge of implementation and administration of school nutrition programs or school administration preferred.
- Strong computer skills in MS Office, and ability to quickly learn new programs and platforms.
- Driver's license and car required.
- Must reside in Indiana.
At Share Our Strength, we value an individual’s diversity of backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives. A hallmark of our history, culture and values has been the organization’s desire to bring together motivated, intelligent, and talented people to work together to find and implement solutions to eliminate childhood hunger. We each come to Share Our Strength with a unique background, but together we form a team that yields amazing results.
This shared value of encouraging and embracing diversity in our organization fosters a workplace and culture that is highlighted for its innovation, open expression of ideas, and collaboration. With a strong shared commitment to the organization’s mission, and a unique blend of individual strengths, we are all working toward ensuring that each child in America has food where they Live, Learn, and Play.
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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted: no calls please.
Contract Length: June 30, 2020
Position Type: Part-time contractor position with no benefits