Arizona Program Manager

  • Food Corps
  • Tucson, AZ, USA
  • Jan 14, 2020
Full time Food Government/Nonprofit

Job Description


You are motivated to address one of the biggest societal issues of our time: childhood health. You possess and are able to deploy the diverse ­­skills of program delivery, relationship building, network management, and leadership development across a broad swath of projects and deliverables. You excel at translating national priorities to local contexts while also being adept at facilitating new program developments that meet the needs of communities served by FoodCorps. You are highly collaborative, with the ability to manage projects independently and remotely. You have a solid background in the theories and practices of FoodCorps’ three areas of service and are generally well informed regarding farm to school, school garden, nutrition education, healthy schools, and community organizing. You have experience managing teams and supporting new, emerging leaders. You are an effective communicator and are known for delivering high quality work products. You are flexible and able to function well within situations of high levels of ambiguity, and are adept at seeking and using feedback to shape your work. You have a commitment to diversity and inclusion with a desire to work for health equity and social and racial justice.



  • In partnership with the Arizona stakeholders and FoodCorps staff, further develop a statewide strategy for future scale and systems change for FoodCorps programming in Arizona

    • Identify high need school districts that are ripe for partnership with FoodCorps

    • Identify, maintain, and establish partnerships with high quality service sites for member placement

    • Ensure FoodCorps’ financial health through collection and monitoring of school and/or service site partnership fees

  • Lead, manage and oversee FoodCorps Arizona program

    • Ensure superior program quality and fidelity across service sites in partnership with national staff and existing FoodCorps networks

    • Oversee and help evaluate the implementation of program priorities like the Healthy School Toolkit, Menu & Action Plan, and FoodCorps Lessons

    • Oversee program performance management and monitoring, including data collection, site observations, and AmeriCorps compliance

    • Lead recruitment, selection, and management of service sites, schools, and AmeriCorps service members and Team Leader

    • Provide high quality and appropriate coaching to service members and site supervisors through remote check-ins and in-person site visits

  • Develop and Implement In-State Trainings

    • Design and implement trainings for service members and site supervisors, including state orientation, site supervisor training, and other events.

  • Serve as key contact for FoodCorps’ partnership with AmeriCorps

    • Support national staff with AmeriCorps compliance reporting in Arizona

    • Lead AmeriCorps site visits as requested

    • Embody a strong commitment to national service and supporting AmeriCorps members

  • Develop and sustain professional relationships with key stakeholders across Arizona, school district leaders, principals, elected officials, school food service staff, peer organizations, and tribal leaders.



  • Demonstrated commitment to disrupting race, class, gender, place and other social justice barriers

  • Minimum three years experience working in non-profit management in a related field, ideally in a school/education setting

  • Experience working with Native and Indigenous populations, is highly desirable

  • Strong local knowledge of Arizona networks for farm to school, child health, tribal communities, health equity, food security, or other related fields

  • Strong internal drive and ability to manage and deliver on projects independently

  • Entrepreneurial, with a creative drive to solve problems and identify and fill gaps

  • Learning oriented, with a desire to seek and use feedback to shape your work

  • Effective written and verbal communicator, comfortable communicating through phone, email, and video chat functions and speaking in front of large and small groups

  • Experience working with school and school district administrators and school personnel

  • Strong foundation in the unique needs of FoodCorps’ network of service members and site partners