Community Organizer for Mississippi-position available

MHAP is Now Hiring

The Mississippi Health Advocacy Program (MHAP) is now hiring a Community Organizer for its food policy initiative. If you are a committed advocate for strengthening Mississippi’s food system, this position may be for you.

Purpose: The successful candidate for Community Organizer will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key community stakeholders, policymakers, and state agencies to facilitate food policy initiatives in the state. The Community Organizer will work on both local and statewide levels to build grassroots networks. He/She will be a full time employee of Mississippi Health Advocacy Program reporting directly to the Program Director.

Responsibilities:
Coordinate with various organizations/agencies in planning campaign strategies and tactics
Engage in public outreach to build organization infrastructure
Participate in statewide and local coalition building
Delegate responsibilities and organize people to work on projects
Arrange workshops, meetings, and other training for leadership development
Researches and gathers information for articles, press releases, and other communication vehicles such as social media
Arranges for distribution of communications
Documents meetings through formal minutes as required and follows up as appropriate
Provides administrative support in program committee and coalition work
Qualifications required:
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s Degree
Skills: Organizer should have following skills and attributes:
Knowledge of food policy and public health
Creativity, innovation, and decision making skills
Own transportation and valid Mississippi driver’s license is required
Ability to think organizationally
Public speaking skills
Basic computer skills
Motivated to work without supervision
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work as part of a statewide team
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Must be willing to work various hours and some weekends
Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Nutrition and Food Systems, Public Health, Health Promotion, or other related degree.

For more information about this position email your resume and cover letter to dsmith@mhap.org.

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