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Out of School Programs Director

Status: Fulltime; exempt

Reports To: No Kid Hungry Arkansas Campaign Director

Summary: The primary responsibility is to increase access to and participation in federal nutrition programs, primarily, the Summer Food Service Program, the Seamless Summer Option, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program and to advocate for improved policy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead efforts of the No Kid Hungry stakeholders to create and implement a strategic plan to recruit and retain summer and after-school meals sites and sponsors.
  • Recruit new and/or retain current summer and after-school meals sites through the development of a regional outreach program to sites, sponsors, school administrators and community leaders.
  • Develop and implement a statewide outreach plan to increase awareness of and participation in all out of school meal programs.
  • Communicate regularly with state agencies that administer USDA programs, working closely with agency staff (participate in mandatory trainings and meetings), and monitoring agency outreach efforts to ensure target audiences are being reached.
  • Assist state agencies in identifying additional strategies to support their work.
  • Conduct pre- and post-operative site reviews as requested by state agency.
  • Provide technical assistance to participating agencies, organizations and schools to ensure they implement effective, high-quality, and sustainable year-round meal programs.
  • Plan and lead program sponsor forums to enhance training opportunities for budget planning, grant-making, community coordination and volunteer recruitment.
  • Develop an evaluation model for tracking the success of community partners, including meals served, compliance, and more.
  • Provide updates on the progress of the Out-of-school team to corresponding state agencies and stakeholders.
  • Supervise summer interns assigned to support summer meals site visits and outreach events.

Qualifications:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities. A commitment to equity is imperative.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in business, communications, social work, or marketing or related discipline and two or more years related experience.
  • Experience in health education, nutrition education or food policy is a plus.
  • Experience working with non-profit agencies and faith groups.
  • Experience in working with communities in more than one region of Arkansas.

Other Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills, both one-on-one and with a group.
  • Proficient use of technology to achieve job-related objectives.
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to design, manage and execute projects.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to work evenings and/or weekends.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Professionalism including excellent work ethic and the ability to clearly articulate the
    mission.
  • Ability to cultivate relationships with volunteers, community leaders, business leaders,
    and with state agency staff.

References will be needed upon request. Salary commensurate with experience.

If interested, please send resume to info@arhungeralliance.org

Contact

1400 West Markham Street, Ste 304, Little Rock, AR 72201

Info@arhungeralliance.org

501-399-9999

501-399-9996

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