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Community Food Education Program Assistant

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Solid Ground | Seattle, WA
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Published 15 days ago

Start Date

June 17, 2019

Application Deadline

June 12, 2019

Salary

This is a regular, part-time 20 hours a week, union position, and pays $18.76 per hour plus benefits


Solid Ground envisions a community beyond poverty and oppression where all people have equitable opportunity to thrive. We are committed to working with compassion, integrity, accountability, respect, collaboration and social justice approach to supporting people to build well-being so that they can fully contribute to society, now and into the future. We value collaboration and leadership from the communities we serve. As our workforce evolves to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, our agency and workplace will be enriched and strengthened and as such we will:

  • Demonstrate the initiative to learn and enhance skills that promote anti-racism, cultural competency and an understanding of oppression and its impact.
  • Participate in intentional learning efforts, including events relating to understanding and dismantling institutional racism and building cultural competency, and to encourage staff to fully engage in those activities.


Job Summary: This position provides overall administrative support to the Community Food Education Program Manager, Program Coordinators, and supports the objectives of the Community Food Education Program. The Program Assistant is responsible for maintaining up to date records and information on program objectives. The Program Assistant provides logistical support for program needs, including purchasing and transporting supplies, providing hands on assistance, and other general support.

 

Essential Responsibilities, Duties and Tasks: 

30%      Maintain programmatic tracking sheets and other data collection tools, Excel documents, databases, and other records. Work with program staff to ensure consistent data collection. Enter data into systems and maintain up to date information. Develop reports, fact sheets and presentations from data to assist in program development, and to provide information to government, media, and other individuals and organizations as needed. Prepare information for grant applications. Pull data and other information to prepare reports as needed.

40%        Prepare materials and supplies for education efforts, including ordering, purchasing, and transporting food and supplies. Maintain accurate records of receipts and invoices. Prepare and submit check requests for program expenses. Send, prepare, and track invoices for partner agencies. Oversee general administrative tasks for the Nutrition Education program as needed, including but not limited to ordering supplies, coordinating logistics and providing general support for the program.

25%      Provide staffing assistance to the Nutrition Education program. Work closely with program staff and Manager to support general objectives of the program. Record, prepare, and distribute monthly program meeting notes. Provide assistance and support to Program Coordinators to support direct education efforts as well as local systems change implementation plans. Serve as classroom assistant on field trips, classes, and events as needed. Assist Farm Coordinator in engaging volunteers, students, and community members at Marra Farm.

5%         Participate in program, department, and agency meetings, ARI (Anti-Racism Initiative) work, and relevant trainings as required. Support departmental and program goals as needed.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

 

Education and Experience:

Requires one of the following:

(a)     Three years of administrative experience in a social service, community service or related office setting; OR

(b)     Bachelor’s degree and one year of administrative experience in a social service, community service or related office setting; OR

(c)      Any combination of education, experience and measurable performance, which demonstrates the capability to perform the duties of this position.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Experience drafting correspondence for a variety of different audiences under tight deadlines.
  • Highly proficient with MS Office software including Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook; Ability to interpret data to create reports and other informational materials.
  • Ability to type 50 WPM.
  • Proven ability to accurately maintain contracts files and program databases.
  • Ability to work individually in a self-directed manner and as part of a team in group projects.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to problem solve and enhance work projects.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks under stressful conditions and to accept work assignments from various staff members.
  • Experience working with people from a variety of racial, cultural and economic backgrounds, with various lifestyles, sexual orientations, and of all ages.
  • Ability and willingness to occasional work evenings and weekends for the purposes of coordinating trainings and attending conferences and community meetings.
  • Valid driver's license, and ability and willingness to drive own vehicle with mileage reimbursement or program vehicle with volunteer passengers to class sites throughout King County.
  • Interest in anti-racism work and food preferred.


Physical Demands/Working Conditions: This position works in an office setting 60% of the time and 40% in the field on site. Employee spends 15% of office time in meetings, 25% of the time on the phone, and 60% of the time on the computer. In the field, employee spends 70% coordinating class supply deliveries, 30% assisting with classes. Position requires employee to lift/carry 10-20 pounds occasionally and push/pull 10-20 pounds seldom, 5-10 pounds frequently. Position has the ability to sit/stand as needed. Stairs and walking required


Hours & Compensation: This is a regular, part-time 20 hours a week, union position, and pays $18.76 per hour plus benefits. The employee is expected to work on Fridays. Benefits include medical, dental, short-term and long-term disability insurance, basic life insurance, 401(k) savings plan including agency contribution and match, holiday pay, generous paid personal leave package and tax-sheltered health care and dependent care accounts


Solid Ground is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, age, race and color, religion, marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Solid Ground envisions a community beyond poverty and oppression where all people have equitable opportunity to thrive. We are committed to working with compassion, integrity, accountability, respect, collaboration and social justice…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule

Benefits

Benefits include medical, dental, short-term and long-term disability insurance, basic life insurance, 401(k) savings plan including agency contribution and match, holiday pay, generous paid personal leave package and tax-sheltered health care and dependent care accounts.

Benefits include medical, dental, short-term and long-term disability insurance, basic life insurance, 401(k) savings plan including agency contribution and match, holiday pay…

How To Apply

Apply by 06/07/19, 2019 to qualify for the first round of interviews

Application deadline for second round of interviews is 06/14/19


Complete and submit a Solid Ground Application online, or download the Word version and send it by mail, email or fax to:

Human Resources at Solid Ground

1501 North 45th Street

Seattle, WA 98103-6708

Email: jobs@solid-ground.org

Fax: 206.694.6812


Required documents:

  • Solid Ground application
  • Cover letter (not required for Driver positions)
  • Résume

Apply by 06/07/19, 2019 to qualify for the first round of interviews

Application deadline for second round of interviews is 06/14/19


Complete and submit a Solid Ground Application…

Location

1501 North 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103
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