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Baltimore Food Policy Initiative Program Coordinator

Job Description

GENERAL FUNCTION: The Baltimore Food Policy Initiative (BFPI)
establishes Baltimore as a leader in a local and sustainable food system
while increasing access to healthy affordable food in Baltimore City’s
Food Deserts. BFPI works in collaboration with the Baltimore Office of
Sustainability, Department of Planning and the Health Department. The
program coordinator will support the efforts of BFPI.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

* Coordinate and schedule Food Policy Advisory Committee (Food
PAC) and other BFPI meetings
* Support farmers markets through responding to requests
concerning establishing new farmers markets along with co-coordinating
the Baltimore City Farmers Market Manager Coalition
* Coordinate the Neighborhood Food Advocate pilot which will build
community and utilize social marketing strategies to encourage neighbor
to neighbor healthy food purchasing habits
* Increase access to healthy affordable food through implementing
the healthy food assessment for the Public Markets (e.g. Lexington and
Northeast Markets)
* Create and compile resources to support urban farming in
Baltimore City’s food deserts
* Organize quarterly food desert and solution tours for policy
makers
* Compile data for food system/grant related evaluations and
reports
* Review and analyze food related policies and draft policy briefs
* Supervise interns

Qualifications: Successful candidate should have a Master’s degree in
food systems, nutrition, public health, environmental studies or
sustainable agriculture or a minimum of three years experience in
coordinating community food system projects.

* Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and
multi-task
* Social Marketing skills- facebook, twitter, and updating copy
for website
* Strong technical writing skills
* Competent in Outlook, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and Microsoft
word
* Experience reviewing and analyzing food related policies and
writing policy briefs
* Need to work effectively with members of city government,
for-profit and non-profit organizations, community leaders, and members
of the public
* Strong community organizing skills and experience working with
low income neighborhoods

The Baltimore Food Policy Initiative is seeking a full-time, 1099
contractual employee to serve as the Baltimore Food Policy Program
Coordinator, renewed annually dependent on grant funding. Depending on
qualifications, the compensation for this contractual position is
$45,000-$55,000, based on a 40 hour week, benefits not included. This
position is supervised by Holly Freishtat, the Baltimore City Food
Policy Director. The office location is Baltimore Office of
Sustainability, a standard workweek with some flexibility for evening
and weekend meetings. The expected start date is June 2011.

Application Instructions:

* All applications must be submitted electronically. Submit one
PDF that includes a cover letter and resume/CV. Email your application
to Holly.freishtat@baltimorecity.gov and title the subject of the email
as “Program Coordinator Application [your name].”
* No phone calls will be accepted
* All applicants must submit APPLICATION BY 5pm on Monday May
23rd, 2011