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Overview

Location: Crescent City, California
Employed By: Family Resource Center of the Redwoods
Reports To: Food Program Director
Time Commitment: 20 hours per week including some evening and weekend hours, opportunity to increase to 3⁄4- full time. Capacity for some home/remote work.
Compensation: $19-$22 an hour (based on experience), plus monthly health and wellness stipend

Application Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. The first review of applications will begin on December 2nd, 2022.

Job Description
The Food Program Assistant will play an integral role in supporting on-going and new Community Food Council programs. They will work closely with the Food Program Director & Project Manager through strategy consultation and program design, to carry-out the following essential job duties:

50% Outreach, Coordination, Administration
● Maintain a strong DNATL internet and social media presence through frequently updating the website, facebook, and listserve.
● Prepare monthly newsletters
● Design and execute event flyers, radio and newspaper advertisements, and press releases.
● Manage and organize CFC files for access to staff and volunteers
● Manage various softwares and platforms for fundraising, volunteer coordination, and outreach.
● Support coordination and note taking at monthly CFC and other meetings.
● Enlist and help manage volunteers for all projects and programs.
● Assist in logistics for workshops, training, and events.
● Assist Director and Manager in administrative tasks for grant administration and reporting
● Be willing and able to assume new duties as the food work grows and evolves.

50% Harvest Box Program Coordination
● Work with Food Operations Manager to plan harvest box program details
● Order, maintain, clean, and label all harvest box supplies
● Lead packing and delivering operations
● Manage billing and inquiries about Harvest Box on multiple platforms and software

Minimum Qualifications:
● Excellent written, verbal, and digital communication.
● Good organization skills
● Knowledge of basic website maintenance and social media platforms.

● Proficiency in word, excel, mailchimp, google suite, and utilizing various software applications and platforms.
● Passionate about ensuring food justice and sustainable food systems.
● Proven ability to work effectively as a member of a team of diverse individuals.
● At least 1 year of experience working in an administrative or coordination role.
● Experience assisting in event planning, volunteer coordination, and outreach.

Preferred Qualifications:
● Associates or Bachelor’s degree in food studies, agriculture, sociology, public health, community development, or a relevant field.
● At least two years of experience working in a food system capacity.
● At least two years of experience in a leadership role.
● Experience working effectively with tribal nations, populations of low socio-economic status, and in rural communities.
● Hands-on knowledge and skills of various methods of food production and preservation.

To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to alanctot@frcredwoods.org with “Food Program Assistant” in the subject line.

Questions: Email Food Program Director, Andrea Lanctot, alanctot@frcredwoods.org

Equal Employment Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation:
The FRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or other non-merit factors in its hiring practices, including the process of recruitment, selection, promotion or other conditions of employment. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make reasonable efforts during the interview process to accommodate people with distinct physical or mental requirements. If special accommodations are necessary, please contact the FRC (email alanctot@frcredwoods.org or call 707.464.0955 ext. 2116) prior to your interview date.

Area Overview
The Del Norte and Tribal Lands Community Food Council (DNATL CFC) is seeking a collaborative, passionate, and experienced Food Program Coordinator. This is an exciting opportunity to work as a team in increasing health and equity through food projects in one of California’s most beautiful, isolated, and socioeconomically disadvantaged regions. This position will be headquartered in Del Norte County, the breathtaking northern corner of coastal California. This region is home to Redwood National and State Parks, the Wild and Scenic Smith River, and miles of rugged Pacific Ocean beaches. There are abundant opportunities for hiking, camping, surfing, and kayaking. Del Norte is also only a short drive from Arcata, CA—home of Humboldt State University—and Ashland, OR—home of Southern Oregon University, and the Shakespeare and Britt festivals.

About the DNATL Food Council
The DNATL Community Food Council works to build a vibrant local food system that provides healthy, affordable food to all DNATL families. Our programs are organized around three primary objectives: ensuring food security, growing our local food economy, and shifting DNATL’s resident food culture towards healthful foods. The DNATL Community Food Council is housed within the Family Resource Center of the Redwoods (FRC) and works closely with many community partners including the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation, Del Norte County Unified School District, the City of Crescent City, Del Norte County, College of the Redwoods, SNAP-Ed, First 5 Del Norte, UC Extension, and local food producers.

In 2010, DNATL was identified as one of the 14 communities in The California Endowment’s (TCE)Building Healthy Communities (BHC) initiative, a ten-year, place-based initiative to improve health outcomes for all residents, with a strong emphasis on equity. The DNATL Food Council was founded with a BHC grant in 2010 to bring together food system stakeholders, including residents and consumers, to improve healthy food access and opportunity for all. With the end of BHC in 2020/2021, DNATL CFC has successfully transitioned to a place of sustainability without TCE funding into the next decade. Recent DNATL Food Council work includes:

● Gained rare designation as 2nd county food bank from CA Department of Social Services
● Launched DN Harvest Box, a multi-producer CSA-style regional food hub
● Created supports and a market chain, and secured grants to enable local small-scale commercial fishermen to sell their catch into the local emergency food and regular consumer economy.
● Designed the first county-wide food rescue operation. Designated by the joint powers authority (county/city/solid waste management authority) as the food recovery organization for the region.
● Launched the Pacific North Fresh Mobile Market Pantry, bringing nutritious food to the food insecure in the most remote areas of Del Norte.
● Secured $774,000 food bank capacity grant to help increase much needed infrastructure for the efficient running of all of our operations.
● In third summer of carrying-out Food and Farm Camps for kids pre-k to 8th grade at the 60,000 sq ft Taa-‘at-dvn Chee-ne’ Tetlh-tvm’ food forest that we manage.
● Formed the Del Norte Food Security Taskforce, a coalition of over 30 stakeholders from municipal government, faith-based organizations, public health, Tribes, school district, and other nonprofits.
● On the cusp of launching a reorganized Community Food Council with members representative of the diverse communities in our county, who fill staggered 1-2 year terms, are compensated for their time, and serve as the primary designing, advising, and guiding body for matters that affect the strength and resiliency of our county-wide and regional food system.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 24
Education Required: Associate's
Minimum Hourly Wage: 19.00
Maximum Hourly Wage: 22.00