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Future of Food Entrepreneurship Summer Program Director

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ABOUT FOF SUMMER ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

FoF Summer Entrepreneurship Program is a national program focused on providing meaningful work and mentorship experience in the food and ag-tech industry to culinary-focused public high school students and alumni. The Summer 2021 Beta Cohort, will be open to eight seniors and recent alumni from the Food Education Fund. 


FoF Summer Entrepreneurship Program is a paid Summer externship program for underrepresented public high school seniors that provides meaningful work experience at emerging FoodTech companies, providing students with direct access to the Food 2.0 industry and the elite world of startups. 


POSITION

Future of Food Summer Entrepreneurship Program is looking for a part-time Director for a Food tech and Ag tech-focused Paid Externship Summer Program for public high school students in Summer 2022. Interviews for qualified applicants will be conducted by phone and video conferencing. 

The position is available immediately as a part-time remote-work hourly position, with an opportunity to become a full-time position. 


ABOUT FOOD EDUCATION FUND

The Food Education Fund (FEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports culinary-focused students and alumni to prepare them for continued education and or career growth in food-related industries. The Food Education Fund runs various programs to accomplish this mission, including our job training and internship program, our visiting chef program, and additional career development programming. Please see here for more info at our website.

The Future of Food Entrepreneurship Program Director will report directly to the Food Education Fund Executive Director and the Co-Founders of the program and will be responsible for: 


PROJECT CONSULTING

  • Consult directly with the program Co-Founders on the creation of the curriculum for the Food and Ag Tech Summer Entrepreneurship program including the creation of the content of the materials needed to fundraise for the program. All content to be approved by the FoF Summer Entrepreneurship Program 
  • Act as the primary liaison with the FoF Summer Entrepreneurship Program providing regular program updates, opportunities for feedback, and strategy creation.


OUTREACH AND PARTNERSHIP

  • Work directly with the Food and Ag Tech Companies that the Program’s team has identified as participants to develop the curriculum, set up mentorship and outside work hour activities, and provide resources for the program within the community such as housing, travel, and other means of support, all to be approved by the FoF Summer Entrepreneurship Program 
  • Perform all additional duties required for the successful execution of the first cohort of the food tech program.


START DATE

This is an hourly position beginning immediately and continuing at least through the summer of 2022 but ideally beyond. This position requires flexibility to accommodate planning meetings throughout the week. 


COMPENSATION

Hourly fee paid on bi-monthly basis. 


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Ideal candidate has:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably Graduate degree
  • At least 5 years experience in the non-profit or business world
  • Executive leadership experience 
  • Knowledge of the food and ag tech industry or tech industry, a bonus
  • Experience coordinating with high-level management across various sectors
  • Experience working with children or leading a similar program experience 
  • Experience leading a team or a classroom, setting expectations, and upholding high standards
  • Proficient in GSuite, Zoom, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong personal skills in group and individual dynamics, particularly empathy and accountability
  • Ability to demonstrate cultural respect with diverse communities 
  • Flexibility in working both independently and collaboratively 
  • Ability to work with a variety of learning abilities 
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team and to do a wide variety of tasks assigned 


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

The Food Education Fund provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. 

WORK SCHEDULE 

The Future of Food Entrepreneurship Program Director will be an hourly independent contractor. The schedule of the Future of Food Entrepreneurship Program Director will be based on the needs of the program with some flexibility for meetings with the participating companies, students, program board of directors, etc. The Future of Food Entrepreneurship Program Director is expected to be in attendance for planning meetings at times agreed upon with the Food Education Fund and outside partners.

ABOUT FOF SUMMER ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

FoF Summer Entrepreneurship Program is a national program focused on providing meaningful work and mentorship experience in the food and ag-tech industry to culinary-focused public high…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    June 28, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 23, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

Highly competitive hourly rate commensurate with experience

Level of Language Proficiency

Highly proficient in English

Highly proficient in English

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
525 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019, United States

How to Apply

Please send a resume and a brief cover letter specifically detailing why you are qualified for and interested in this position to Executive Director Eliza Loehr at eliza@foodeducationfund.org and Co-Founder Alexis Rosenzweig at alexis@randywatsonllc.com. 

Please use the subject line “FEF Future of Food Summer Entrepreneurship Director Application - Your Name” for your email.

Please send a resume and a brief cover letter specifically detailing why you are qualified for and interested in this position to Executive Director Eliza Loehr at eliza…

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