At Food Literacy Center, we inspire kids to eat their vegetables.
At Food Literacy Center, we inspire kids to eat their vegetables. Food Literacy Center came to life in July 2011 to fill a critical gap: to help individuals improve their knowledge, attitude, and behavior towards real food. Partnering with afterschool programs, we teach food literacy education to 1,200 (and growing!) K-6th graders in low-income schools, using fun, approachable lessons teaching kids to cook, about nutrition, and where their food comes from. Our kids become food adventurers!
About this Peachy Position:
Reporting to and in partnership with the CEO, the COO is a new role that will lead the day-to-day operations and administration to ensure Food Literacy Center can achieve its growth goals. This dynamic position will play a key role in spearheading the strategic plan as well as providing leadership to the people (HR), finance, and operations functions. This role is responsible for ensuring that the organizational strategy and infrastructure evolve to support the organization to efficiently run and scale programs and impact.
Here’s what you’ll do as our COO:
- Drive culture and strategy
- Ensure a high-performing culture that sets clear goals, obtains and measures results, generates strong employee experiences and performance, continues to build upon the values and culture of the organization, and makes a positive and lasting impact in our communities.
- Lead efforts in developing and improving systems, processes, controls, and procedures that improve overall efficiency and ensure that the organization can fulfill its mission.
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders and partners. Represent Food Literacy Center externally with partners to build meaningful working relationships and identify opportunities for collaboration.
- Develop and execute the strategic and annual plans that support significant growth and long-term sustainability that cascade into departmental and individual goals and work plans.
- Provide strategic thought partnership on the organization’s strategic planning, including leading the growth and sustainability strategy, building and maintaining critical stakeholder relationships, increasing employee engagement, building and maintaining a DEI culture, ensuring market competitiveness, and the like.
Ready to apply? Great! Check out the next steps
Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining the unique value you will bring to our organization to email@example.com, subject: Chief Operating Officer – Last Name. This position will remain open until filled.
About this peachy position:
This is an exciting role at Food Literacy Center. The Operations Manager role serves many functional areas. The main responsibility is to streamline and optimize the operations of our growing nonprofit. This role reports directly to the CEO and manages all administrative and operational duties for Food Literacy Center. The Operations Manager works highly collaboratively with all members of the team. This role is an exciting opportunity for a highly organized, driven professional. This is an in-person job working from our new cooking school (no hybrid or telework).
- Collaborate closely with staff to drive efficient and effective ongoing operations of our nonprofit.
- Work in collaboration with the program team to ensure required school and district partnerships paperwork and contracts are up-to-date, signed and all terms are met on time. This includes: Request for Proposals (RFP), Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs), district/ school contracts, invoicing, payment collection, etc.
- Assist with volunteer program logistics as needed, including paperwork and fingerprinting.
- Manage the logistics of our new farm construction, including working with contractors and meeting school district compliance.
- Ensure accurate nonprofit bookkeeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and process payroll. Understand 501c3 bookkeeping best practices.
- Build and maintain strong relationships with the team. Serve as a trusted operational and efficiency adviser.
Ready to apply? Great!
Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: Operations Manager. In your letter, please describe the most successful project you worked on–and tell us why you are proud of it. This position will remain open until filled. No phone calls, please.
About this Peachy Position:
Reporting to and in partnership with the Program Director, this role will manage the program implementation and provide grants management to ensure Food Literacy Center can achieve its growth goals in support of the strategic plan. This is an opportunity to manage an impactful and scalable program model.
Here’s what you’ll do as our Program & Grants Manager:
- Program implementation and management
- Oversee high-quality program implementation with model fidelity; this includes day-to-day management as well as long-term management
- Create program implementation strategy and systems to ensure smooth, efficient, and successful execution.
- Serve as the secondary liaison to external school and community partners. Develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders. Assist the Program Director in business development activities as needed.
- Guarantee programmatic operational success by ensuring high-quality program delivery and ongoing evaluation
- Support in the collection of program data
- Recommend improvements and enhancements to the program model, design, delivery, and implementation using data to inform recommendations
Ready to apply? Great! Check out next steps
Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining the unique value you will bring to our organization to email@example.com, subject: Program & Grants Manager- Last Name. This position will remain open until filled.
Why Our Work Matters
- Despite being America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, Sacramento has a 40% childhood obesity rate, and many students and families live in food deserts.
- Obesity disproportionately affects low-income and minority children.
- Obesity is now regarded as more damaging than smoking or drinking.
- Being overweight can negatively impact a child’s self-esteem, behavior, friendships, and academic performance.
- All of these problems are preventable–if we eat our vegetables. But we have two generations of Americans who do not know how. That’s where we come in.
Our Leadership & Team
CEO & Chief Food Genius, Amber Stott, is joined by a stellar team of staff, and community volunteers who make up the center’s board, volunteer committees, and support system. As a growing team, we’ve combined their creative ideas, expertise, and energy around food, health, and social change to be a catalyst for change in the community.
Food Literacy Center holds a Slow Food Snail of Approval, the Green Apple Project Innovation Award from Sacramento City Unified School District, was named Innovator in early childhood health interventions two years in a row by the Department of Public Health, and passed a statewide resolution that declares the month of September as Food Literacy Month in the state of California.
We believe food literacy matters. Learn more about us here.