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The HEAL Food Alliance is hiring an Operations Manager and a Membership Engagement & Training Lead! Apply to join us in uplifting the power of communities mobilizing for a healthy, green, fair, and affordable food system.
Operations Manager

Operations Manager

About the Operations Manager
Working with the HEAL Food Alliance Anchor Team, staff, and under the direction of the Director, the Operations Manager oversees the completion of projects and manages the day-to-day operations of HEAL, including scheduling and organizing meetings and events, processing financial reimbursements, and providing budget tracking support. The Operations Manager also assists in communications and outreach to partners, and provides support for special projects as needed. We strongly encourage applicants with personal experience confronting the negative impacts of our current food system.

Responsibilities
The essential responsibilities of the position are included in, but not limited to the items listed below.

Project Management
• Assures that HEAL objectives, deliverables and commitments are fulfilled in a timely manner and to high professional standards
• Oversees and organizes the daily and long-term priorities of the Director
• Tracks conclusions and deliverables from all work area meetings
• Creates action plans for HEAL anchor team and tracks task management and completion
• Tracks deadlines for all tasks and projects
• Monitors workplan completion

Event Coordination
• Coordinates and plans logistical aspects of events and meetings including venue search, booking venues, reviewing contract
• Manages vendor relationships with hotels or retreat spaces and caterers

Logistical Support
• Responds to general requests for information relating to HEAL Food Alliance activity
• Provides on-going support to HEAL Food Alliance participants and workgroups
*Organizes and maintains email system, files and databases of members, and event participants.
• Assists with note-taking at meetings
• Schedules and organizes webinars/phone conferences for workgroup meetings and related events, under instruction of the Director
• Provides logistics for hiring, including posting job descriptions on reputable websites and listservs, creating applicant files, scheduling and setting up interviews, and coordinating with the fiscal sponsor
• Supports travel arrangements for HEAL anchor team and participants, including booking flights, accommodations, and airport shuttles
• Serves as a point of contact for the fiscal sponsor regarding securing insurance coverage, and other necessary liability coverage

Financial Support
• Supports the Director by tracking of the HEAL budget and expenditures, provides monthly updates to the anchor team
• Coordinates with fiscal sponsor regarding Accounts Payable requests, including contracts and reimbursements
• Coordinates with fiscal sponsor regarding timely submission of credit card receipts and coding.
• Prepares and submits fully coded check request forms and requests for reimbursement from HEAL anchor team and participants 
• Drafts contracts for independent consultants (based on standard templates); acts as point of contact for contractors
• Manages and coordinates reimbursements for meeting participants and employees

Organizational Development
• Participates in planning and strategy sessions to achieve HEAL’s goals
• Contributes to grant proposals and reports

Qualifications
• Organized: Must have the ability to organize and track materials, set priorities, and meticulously track details of administrative work and event planning
• Experienced: Must have experience developing and tracking action plans and timelines for project oversight
• Communicative: Must have excellent English language skills in all areas of verbal and written communications, and be skilled in interpersonal relations
• Adaptive: Must be comfortable working with constituencies with a range of professional experience and literacy levels, and adaptive to shifting priorities
• Self-directed: Must have demonstrated initiative, be independent, accountable, and be comfortable managing projects remotely
• Collaborative: Must be a great team player and listener with strong interpersonal skills
• Tech-Savvy: Must be able to utilize common office software, be competent with basic social media, and be comfortable with the Google suite and online project tracking tools

The Details
This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position, supervised by the Director and based in Oakland, CA. Pay is $45-52,000, depending on experience. Some travel will be required.

We are in a start-up phase and as such, seek self-motivated and strategic thinkers who are able to adapt as the organization shifts and grows. As a complex coalition, we seek individuals who are highly organized systems thinkers. For all positions, HEAL seeks individuals with a demonstrated understanding of the intersections of racial, economic, and environmental justice, who are committed to transformative change.

HEAL Food Alliance is a fiscally-sponsored project of Movement Strategy Center (MSC). MSC is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law. Women, people of color, LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and if desired, up to 2 samples of relevant work to info@healfoodalliance.org with the subject line "Operations Manager." 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will accept applications until May 24, 2017

Membership Engagement & Training Lead

Membership Engagement & Training Lead

About the Membership Engagement & Training Lead
Under supervision of the Director and with support from the Anchor Team, the Membership Engagement & Training Lead works with HEAL member organizations and potential members to ensure leadership in creating, driving, and implementing HEAL campaign work, and ensuring that HEAL’s work supports the needs of member organizations and grassroots community organizations.

Responsibilities
The essential responsibilities of the position are included in, but not limited to the items listed below.

Lead efforts to engage community-based coalitions in HEAL activities
• Cultivate and engage regional members developing community-based coalitions around HEAL platform and related campaigns
• With partners and members, develop and execute political education curriculum for member- organizations to use
• In coordination with Good Food Purchasing Policy (GFPP) Coordinator and Political Leadership Institute (PLI) Coordinator, work with existing GFPP coalitions and PLI participants to deepen engagement and leadership in HEAL-aligned work.
• With Communications Director, develop materials for ongoing member engagement, outreach, and external-facing communications to amplify member stories

Integrate HEAL work areas
• Help members involved in each of HEAL’s three work areas to identify and develop joint goals, policy objectives, and written materials. Work areas are: Community/Translocal Organizing, Corporate Control, and Political Leadership
• Build member-leadership on HEAL initiatives
• Collaborate with work area leaders, including Anchor Team members, to develop effective meeting agendas that achieve desired outcomes
• Reach out to personally engage members and partners in key aspects of joint work. Organize logistics for phone and in-person meetings
• Identify, cultivate, and engage new members in the Alliance
• With work area and campaign leads, ensure that all members have a working knowledge of all facets of HEAL initiatives

Lead HEAL training and curriculum development
• Cultivate, recruit, and train members to participate in briefings, lobby days, direct actions, and online actions
• Develop and plan trainings relevant to members. Identify and recruit outside trainers as appropriate. This may include cross-sector political education, in-person campaign or organizing training, media trainings, direct action trainings, and more

Represent HEAL at public events, conferences, and to members 
• Make public presentations on HEAL’s vision, theory of change, and campaign work; recruit potential members and engage potential members in HEAL campaign work.

Maintain competency in issue areas
• Maintain and update working knowledge of issues related to gender, economic, environmental, and racial justice to ensure relevancy of HEAL campaigns and communications.

Participate in planning and strategy sessions
• Participate in planning and strategy sessions to achieve HEAL’s goals using the experience and learning in this position to inform HEAL’s workplan, infrastructure development, and strategic planning.

Contribute to overall effective functioning of HEAL
• Participate in program and project meetings, cross-organizational meetings, and special organizational efforts. Contribute to foundation proposals and reports. Track effectiveness of engagement activities/projects.
• Perform other related functions as directed. May oversee staff relevant to work.

Qualifications
• Organized: The ability to organize events and track member engagement and leadership
• Experienced: At least 2-3 years experience with community organizing, campaigns and coalition efforts
• Communicative: Excellent English language skills in all areas of verbal and written communications, and highly skilled in interpersonal relations
• Adaptive: Be comfortable working with constituencies with a range of professional experience and literacy levels, and adaptive to shifting priorities
• Self-directed: Have demonstrated initiative, be independent, be accountable, and be comfortable managing projects remotely
• Collaborative: Must be a great team player
• Tech Savvy: Must be able to utilize common office software, basic social media, and the Google suite

The Details
This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position, with excellent benefits, supervised by the Director. Pay is $55- 60,000, depending on experience.

This position is based in Oakland, though other locations will be considered for exceptional candidates. Travel 10-15% of the time should be anticipated.

We are in a start-up phase and as such, seek self-motivated and strategic thinkers who are able to adapt as the organization shifts and grows. As a complex coalition, we seek individuals who are highly organized systems thinkers. For all positions, HEAL seeks individuals with a demonstrated understanding of the intersections of racial, economic, and environmental justice, who are committed to transformative change.

HEAL Food Alliance is a fiscally-sponsored project of Movement Strategy Center (MSC). MSC is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and up to 2 samples of relevant work to info@healfoodalliance.org with the subject line "Membership Engagement & Training Lead." 

We will accept applications until May 31, 2017