Community Program Director
Corcoran Neighborhood Organization – Mpls, MN 55407
1. Job Summary:
The Community Program Director is responsible for assisting in developing, building and cultivating community and cross neighborhood collaborative programming for Corcoran Neighborhood. The Community Program Director is also the go-to person responsible for the administration and management of the Midtown Farmers Market, including personnel and financial oversight, fundraising, promotion, and general operations. The Community Program Director provides leadership by staying abreast of current opportunities, challenges, relationships, and advancements in the community and in the local food sector, and uses this information and these connections to bring recommendations and informed guidance to the board of directors through its Farmers Market Advisory Committee. S/he also uses these connections and insights to position CNO as a leader in the local food sector and acts as spokesperson for the Market and its values. The Community Programs Director supports and supervises the work of other staff and volunteers as assigned by the Executive Director.
2. Essential Functions:
Provides leadership to the Farmers Market Advisory Committee and cross-agency team to meet established grant outcomes and enables the achievement of joint grant goals, sharing of best practices, effective partnerships with the community and fidelity to CNO programming and brand.
Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and develop team members and volunteers.
Work with the Community Program Specialist and Farmers Market Advisory Committee to maintain a strong presence in the local community by marketing and promoting the market through local print and online publications and social media outlets in order to attract a strong and diverse customer base to the market each week.
Operate and promote the EBT/ SNAP program.
Develops systems-level vision on innovative programming and strategies to support objectives with an emphasis on community engagement, food justice and food access.
Develops strategies and partnerships for community wide engagement, cultural and economic exchanges at the market and in community.
Work with the Community Program Specialist to ensure the smooth and effective operations of weekly Tuesday and Saturday markets.
Coordinate vendor parking and set-up, ensuring vendors are in the correct space.
Fulfill all necessary duties of managing a market set forth by the City of Minneapolis and comply with all city and state regulations and requirements of a farmer’s market.
Schedule and execute weekly market events, entertainment, community tables with the help of the Community Program Specialist to
create and maintain a strong level of community participation and engagement.
Recruit and retain a diverse and attractive mix of all types of vendors. Ensure the market maintains strong and mutually beneficial relationships with vendor base. Develops and maintains strategic partnerships and relationships with systems-level, public and private partners.
Financial Management: Meet monthly and annual budgeted goals for all primary income sources including: vendor fees, sponsorships, individual donations, foundation grants and events income.
Actively manage income and expenses and ensure the market is in good financial standing. Review and present monthly financial statements to the Advisory Committee and be able to answer any questions about the finances of the market.
This position reports to the Executive Director. The incumbent interacts regularly with community and neighborhood partners. The incumbent supervises support staff and provides work direction to Community Program Specialist.
4. Qualifications: Required
Five (5) years of highly-related experience to the duties of the position or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Experience managing projects and implementing initiatives.
Demonstrated ability to achieve results using influence with a diverse team of stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability to work in collaborative partnership with staff and volunteers from multiple agencies and neighborhoods.
Experience managing data tracking and collection.
Experience following, leading and coordinating with racially diverse communities from activities to programs.
Demonstrated customer service and human relation skills.
Good communication skills (verbal and written).
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft office suite.
Strong problem solving and analytical ability.
Ability to work with diverse groups of people (race, gender, etc).
Experience in grant writing.
5. Work Conditions:
Ability to travel locally between locations to attend meetings and trainings.
Perform all physical aspects of the position, including being mobile, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 50 pounds at a time.
Ability to recognize and react calmly and effectively in hazardous/dangerous situations.
Work environments range from quiet work areas to busy, noisy indoor and outdoor spaces with several groups talking amongst themselves concurrently.
6. Additional Notes:
This job description represents the major functions for the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive. The incumbent is also responsible for taking direction from the Board of Directors and other Leaders as deemed necessary for the neighborhood organization success.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $40,000.00 to $45,000.00 /year
relevant: 5 years (Required)
High school or equivalent (Preferred)
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