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Director of Procurement – Urban School Food Alliance

Business/Organization:

Urban School Food Alliance
Remote position, New York, New York

Job description:

Overview:
The Urban School Food Alliance (USFA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that brings together the school food departments of 12 large urban school districts across the country. (Additional districts are applying to join as this is posting). Working in concert, these districts use their influence with industry and their combined purchasing power to improve the quality and sustainability of school food and compostable supplies, while driving costs down. The Director of Procurement is a newly created USFA position offering an excellent opportunity to help streamline school food service procurement between large urban districts and define a new procurement process within the national school marketplace. The Director of Procurement will be successful by collaborating with partners and stakeholders while keeping the unique needs of urban school food service programs as the driving force in all activities.

Responsibilities:
Serve as an advisor to the USFA procurement committee.

  • Develop strategy and plan of action for procurement workstreams identified by USFA procurement strategic discussions and the USFA procurement taskforce.
  • Working with FarmLogix, LLC to oversee aggregate data project, identifying challenges with data entry and collaborate with partners to identify and understand ways to use collected data to increase school food procurement efficiencies as well as increasing procurement of healthier school food.
  • Identify food items of significance, from data collection project, that will make the largest impact when rewriting new standards to use in food standards for procurement specifications that encourages cleaner label foods and where local foods can replace processed foods.
  • Work with the USFA procurement committee and outside experts to develop new standards for individual item standards that can be used throughout the entire school food environment for increasing healthier, more sustainable products in school meals.
  • Develop a communication system with members of the school food service industry section to ensure pertinent information about new initiatives is shared and disseminated.
  • Design, develop, and document a strategic joint sourcing process that will unify the collective spend of USFA districts and enable USFA to identify if a facilitated joint food procurements across state lines are in the best interest of the Alliance and the districts it serves.
  • Participate in the USFA focus group to discuss, develop, and disseminate a new suggested national business plan for school food procurement, including efficiencies and best practices for increasing local procurements.

These responsibilities are not exhaustive, and additional job related requirements may be added by the corporation, as need arises.

Minimum Qualifications:
# Minimum of 4 year Bachelor’s Degree with 5+ years of purchasing experience in local, state, or federal government environment, school procurement experience preferred.
# Working knowledge of federal procurement rules and procurement experience under the National School Lunch Program preferred
# Working knowledge of USDA Foods Program and experience in procuring USDA Foods preferred.
# Proven ability to plan, organize, and manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment. Able to work remotely and self – motivated.
# Utilization of data analysis skills to effectively identify value opportunities.
# High performer, autonomous, and result oriented.
# Excellent leadership and communication skills.
# IT skills to include, Microsoft Office and meeting and sharing platforms such as Google Docs and Drive, Zoom, and Go to Meetings.
# Ability to travel frequently and work in a complex and changing dynamic.
# Able to give and receive information through speaking and listening, using English as the primary language.
Compensation:
This is a full- time position with negotiated salary starting at $85,000, based on experience. Benefits also available.

Application Requirements and Deadline:
1. Cover Letter to include available start date
2. CV
3. List of 4 references, with contact information
4. Two letters of recommendations
All should be addressed to Dr. Katie Wilson and submitted in a single pdf file to kwilson@urbanschoolfoodalliance.org

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, March 20, 2020

The Volunteer Coordinator – Free Bikes 4 Kidz

Business/Organization:

Free Bikes 4 Kidz Chicago
Volunteer Management
, Chicago, IL

Job description:

Organization Overview:
Free Bikes 4 Kidz Chicago is a non-profit organization geared toward helping all kids ride into
a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need. The public donates
gently used bikes, we organize thousands of volunteers to clean and refurbish them and then
we give them away to deserving children. FB4K collects, restores and distributes thousands
of bikes annually via community organizations through the generous help of thousands of
volunteers.

Job Purpose:
The Volunteer Coordinator (VC) is responsible for recruiting and leading the effective
management of over 1,200 new volunteers to ensure volunteer staffing needs are sufficiently
met for: Warehouse Set-Up, Bike Donation Day, Bike Giveaway Days, the two-month bike
refurbishing phase, Warehouse Move-Out, and the other activities as needed.
The VC oversees recruitment of individuals, corporate and community group volunteers, the
registration process, placement/scheduling, training, database management, communications
/ outreach and smooth coordination with other FB4K staff. The VC will be responsible for
reporting out volunteer data for events and prior week as well as projections on weeks and
projects to come.

Work Hours/Structure:
Please note: this is a seasonal position, February to mid-June 2020. Hours are part- time, up
to 20 hours/work-week* for most of the weeks prior to March, then ramps up to full time
March-June. Stipend payment of $12,000 for the term.

Organizational/Reporting Structure:
Reports to the Executive Director/Chicago. Works closely with the Bike Recipient Coordinator,
Hosts, and Staff Mechanics. VC will work from a mobile office then shift to onsite warehouse
workspace during bike refurbish/volunteer work phase.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND ASSOCIATED TASKS:
● Serve as primary contact for existing and prospective volunteers; manage the
volunteer force to match the workload
● Update current recruitment resources; research, network and identify new sources
for prospective volunteers including social service agencies, corporate/ business
groups, universities/colleges, etc.
● Strategically publicize FB4K’s volunteer opportunities. Recruit and encourage
volunteer commitment through online community engagement platforms, social media,
sponsors/partners, email and phone
● Develop and cultivate professional relationships to encourage returning volunteer
groups. Maintain consistent contact with and thorough follow through on volunteer
inquiries via web registration, phone and community events
● Manage volunteer registration and work schedule using shared website calendar;
monitor daily, address changes/cancellations and fluctuating volunteer needs; resolve
as needed
● Organize corporate volunteer groups, leverage special scheduling requirements,
aligning them with FB4K volunteer needs
● Train, outline expectations, provide guidance to onsite volunteers; redirect as
necessary
● Work in conjunction with FB4K Site Leads; help train staff to manage/lead volunteers
efficiently and cooperatively using online volunteer management system
● Conduct weekly meetings with Site Leads, Mechanics, Operations manager, and ED
to assess bike restoration progress – modify volunteer needs accordingly
● Provide onsite supervision of and orient volunteers to increase understanding of their
role, the organization and volunteer contribution; conduct daily orientations for each
volunteer shift during the refurbishing work phase.
● Communicate volunteer needs to our presenting sponsor to include in their
messaging
● Represent FB4K, be a cheerleader, engage and provide a positive experience for all
volunteers
● Assist in planning and execution of formal volunteer appreciation event to recognize
volunteer contributions
● Help to solicit in-kind donations from site vendors
● Develop a post-season volunteer survey and evaluation, provide recommendations
for engagement improvements
● Contribute to, support work of FB4K team members; other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS/PREFERRED SKILLS:
● Bachelor’s degree preferred. A minimum of 2 years of professional work experience
preferably in volunteer management/customer service, community outreach
● Knowledge of current trends, resources, and information related to volunteerism
● Proficient in MS Suite; familiar with databases, interactive web-based tools/ platforms
such as Google Apps, social media, online volunteer registration, Salesforce for
Nonprofits experience a plus
● Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal oversight; takes initiative,
flexible, adaptable, responsive, self-managed
● Demonstrated organizational skills; experience prioritizing projects and working on
several projects simultaneously. Able to anticipate and meet deadlines.
● Excellent communication skills; able to lead and motivate volunteers
● Able to accommodate a flexible/irregular work schedule, including occasional
evenings and weekends. (Must be available to work key event dates: Saturday, April 4,
Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, with possible extended hours)
● Professional, positive, personable, and collaborative team member
● Prior experience with nonprofit organizations; fondness for biking and connection to
biking community, a plus
● Valid driver’s license; willing to carry a cell phone and travel between
meeting/working sites

Submit resume and cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position to
Tom Renaud – tom@fb4kchicago.org with the subject line: Volunteer Coordinator.

Chicago’s SAFE (Streets Are For Everybody) Ambassador

Business/Organization:

Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT)
Vision Zero Chicago
30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois

Job description:

The City of Chicago is seeking outgoing, well-organized, and committed advocates for transportation safety education, biking, and social equity to join the team as a SAFE Ambassador.

As a Chicago’s SAFE Ambassador, you will represent the Chicago Department of Transportation, to support and promote Vision Zero Chicago initiatives and events. The goal of Vision Zero is to help educate and eliminate deaths and serious injuries from traffic crashes by 2026.Chicago’s SAFE Ambassadors work individually and/or as a team to deliver traffic safety expertise through face-to-face presentations and demonstrations in public spaces, at community events, schools, senior facilities, and day camps.

This is a seasonal position, offering up to 24 hours per week. The outreach and engagement season runs from mid May 2020 – mid September 2020.

Learn more or apply here

Northern Illinois Policy Organizer: Illinois Stewardship Alliance

Business/Organization:

Illinois Stewardship Alliance
Policy
230 Broadway Suite 200, Springfield, Illinois

Job description:

Illinois Stewardship Alliance is seeking an experienced and committed organizer to significantly expand our pool of farmer leaders, members, and base of supporters in northern Illinois. The Alliance is building a statewide community united to educate policymakers and form a powerful voice to transform how we feed ourselves and how our land is cared for and by whom. Alliance members are farmers and eaters who use their choices and their voices to shape a more just and regenerative local food and farm system. 

Under the direction of the Executive Director and in partnership with the staff team, the Policy Organizer will conduct an organizing drive with greater Chicagoland area farmers to recruit members and launch a Local Food Producer’s Caucus. This project will expand the pool of leaders and base to foster new state and federal champions of sustainable agriculture and local food.  The organizer will meet one-on-one and in small groups with producers and with consumers to develop relationships, have a clear understanding of the current issues, challenges, and opportunities, and to engage their participation in campaigns and public policy on food and agriculture. The aim of the caucus is to build relationships between and among producers, develop leadership, and educate themselves and others on the issues related to building a just and regenerative food system.

Based in the greater Chicagoland area (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, or Will Counties).

Learn more or apply here

Mobile Health Program Coordinator (RN), Lurie Children’s Healthy Communities

Business/Organization:

Lurie Children's Hospital
Healthy Communities
225 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, Illinois

Job description:

The Lurie Children’s Healthy Communities team is responsible for aligning the Medical Center’s clinical, research, education and advocacy expertise with its community health and outreach initiatives. This team provides oversight for the development and implementation of the Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy and partners with leaders across the Medical Center to work towards an overall goal of advancing health equity for youth and their families across Chicago.

The Mobile Health Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the operational and administrative functions of the Mobile Health Program through Healthy Communities. This nurse will work closely with Healthy Communities and other divisions and programs within the hospital to ensure the Mobile Health Program delivers quality clinical services in the communities of Chicago to help improve access to care for all children. This position is responsible for supporting community outreach efforts, monitoring progress, tracking metrics and data, conducting evaluations/surveys, identifying challenges, and building relationships across other departments/divisions. In addition, this individual will support other programming efforts in which the mobile unit participates.  This position provides support to ensure success of Healthy Communities’ annual goals and Lurie Children’s community health strategy and organizational mission to improve the health and well-being of all children and adolescents.

Learn more or apply here.

Senior Epidemiologist, Lurie Children’s Healthy Communities

Business/Organization:

Lurie Children's Hospital
Healthy Communities
225 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL

Job description:

The Lurie Children’s Healthy Communities team is responsible for aligning the Medical Center’s clinical, research, education and advocacy expertise with its community health and outreach initiatives. This team provides oversight for the development and implementation of the Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy and partners with leaders across the Medical Center to work towards an overall goal of advancing health equity for youth and their families across Chicago.

The Sr. Epidemiologist oversees the data analyses and reporting needs of Lurie Children’s Healthy Communities consistent with the Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy, and provides hospital leaders and community partners reliable, digestible data related to child and adolescent health issues. They will help community partners utilize various data to advance health promotion and prevention efforts. This position is responsible for collecting, analyzing and formatting relevant information and data visualizations for various audiences, including developing and organizing for dissemination via reports, peer-reviewed manuscripts, data briefs, fact sheets, presentations, media/social media, and other online platforms and written publications. This position provides support to ensure success of Healthy Communities’ annual goals and Lurie Children’s community health strategy and organizational mission to improve the health and well-being of all children and adolescents.

Learn more or apply here