The Campus Kitchens Project Alumni Advisor





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425 2ND ST NW
District of Columbia
United States



DC Central Kitchen (DCCK), an equal opportunity employer, is one of America's leading nonprofit organizations and a social enterprise pioneer, using food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds and build communities. For twenty-six years, we have prepared at-risk adults with histories of incarceration, addiction, homelessness, trauma, and chronic unemployment for meaningful careers in the food service industry. We in turn hire many of our graduates to support our social enterprise portfolio, which includes preparing 12,000 meals for our community each day, catering corporate events, and delivering wholesale produce to corner stores in low-income neighborhoods. Our commitment to making the most of our human capital starts with an intensely value-driven work environment that is purposefully diverse, proudly unconventional, and dedicated to relentless incremental improvements.

Launched in 2001, The Campus Kitchens Project (CKP) is DC Central Kitchen’s national arm and one of its five social ventures. CKP empowers students to create sustainable solutions to hunger, food waste, and poverty. On over 60 university and high school campuses across the country, students transform unused food from dining halls, grocery stores, restaurants, and farmers’ markets into meals that are delivered to local agencies serving those in need, all while building meaningful leadership skills. Together we are driving innovation in support of sustainable food and hunger relief.


Alumni Advisors are fellowship positions requiring a commitment of 12 months, with potential for extension. The Alumni Advisor’s primary role is to oversee and support a portfolio of Campus Kitchen chapters. Alumni Advisors are Campus Kitchen alumni who wish to stay involved with the organization after graduation. This role has a required time commitment of at least 8-10 hours per month and offers a stipend of $1,000, to be paid in two disbursements, for successful first-year Advisors and $1,200 for returning second-year Advisors. Each Alumni Advisor will be required to attend an in-person training in August 2018 at CKP’s Boot Camp in Washington, DC and will have the additional opportunity to take advantage of all-expenses-paid travel to other CKP national events.

Alumni Advisors are the first point of contact for their affiliate chapters’ leadership and school administration. Alumni Advisors will arrange monthly check-in calls with each affiliate chapter to review each affiliate's progress and provide a line of communication to affiliates for technical assistance and mentorship from an expert. Alumni Advisors will be available to troubleshoot challenges, offer leadership advice, and more. Alumni Advisors will also liaise between CKP national staff and their portfolios to disseminate updates and opportunities provided by CKP HQ. Alumni Advisors will be required to keep notes on each affiliate kitchen in Apricot and provide timely updates to their Regional Program Manager.


  • Attend a two-and-a-half-day training at CKP’s annual Boot Camp training in August in Washington, DC
  • Schedule, lead, and submit notes on a monthly check-in call with each affiliate chapter in portfolio
  • Provide affiliate chapters in portfolio with regular updates on funding opportunities, special campaigns, and other updates from CKP HQ
  • Participate in regular team calls with Regional Program Manager, fellow Alumni Advisors, and CKP HQ
  • Facilitate two "deep-dive" check-ins annually with each affiliate and Regional Program Manager
  • Respond to all CKP-related communication within 2 business days
  • Maintain familiarity with CKP online platform and library of resources
  • Stay up-to-date with the goings-on of other affiliate chapters in the network
  • Provide affiliate chapters with additional training on platforms (Apricot, The Center, etc.) as needed
  • Elevate high-level concerns to Regional Program Manager within one business day
  • Offer guidance to CKP HQ on the continued success of the CKP program
  • Opportunities to take on special projects


  • Must be a graduating Campus Kitchen student leader with a desire to remain actively involved with The Campus Kitchens Project and furthering the organization’s mission after graduation
  • Must graduate in Spring or Summer 2018
  • Exceptional organizational skills; ability to prioritize multiple tasks with each affiliate chapter while maintaining attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter; comfortable working independently and remotely
  • Ability to work with people of all backgrounds
  • Passion for increasing healthy food access, breaking cycles of poverty through sustainable employment, building robust local food systems, and incorporating principles of social entrepreneurship and innovation into the nonprofit sector  



  • CKP will provide a stipend of $1,000 to first-year Advisors and $1,200 to returning Advisors. The first half will be paid upon completion of the first six months and the second half will be paid during the Advisor’s final month of service
  • Opportunity to attend CKP’s 2018 Boot Camp and other CKP national events for professional development
  • Professional development including: management skills, strategic planning, and problem solving
  • Build connections and professional network with other young social change leaders around the country
  • Mentorship and career advisement from CKP HQ leadership and staff

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