Community Cooks Program Facilitator Job Posting June 2022

APPETITE FOR CHANGE JOB POSTING

PROGRAM FACILITATOR – COMMUNITY COOKS

Appetite For Change (AFC) is a nonprofit social enterprise in North Minneapolis whose mission is to use food as a tool to build health, wealth and social change.  Appetite For Change envisions sustainable, equitable, local food systems, created and led by thriving, socially connected families and communities.

We are seeking a part-time Program Facilitator to work in the Community Cooks program.  The Community Cooks Program Facilitator Job plans for, assists and leads in-house and contracted Community Cooks workshops, which occur during  weekends and evenings.

The Community Cooks Program Facilitator responsibilities include:

Assist Community Cooks Manager with assigned tasks in helping support the program 

  • Place food orders with food suppliers when necessary 
  • Shop for food and program supplies in local retail food stores
  • Create recipes by revamping favorite foods to expose participants to new foods 
  • Recruit individuals and groups of participants by creating flyers and other communications for events, postings on social media, and calling prospective attendees 
  • Help develop nutrition topics, gardening skills, and current events
  • Attend and staff AFC / Community Cooks tables at various community events and fundraisers, presenting the benefits of the program to the community 
  • Enter and collect data in Salesforce to be used for reporting to funder and program improvement 
  • Create Printed material that will be used at workshops to  have handouts available during program events 
  • Harvest ingredients from our gardens when necessary

Workshops 

  • Lead Community Cooks workshops,  
  • Introduce the workshop and review the agenda/plan of the night
  • Familiarize the participants with the kitchen, tools, foods and other items needed for cooking
  • Help cooking recipes making sure that all cooking stations are set up 
  • Engage with participants throughout the event, making sure that they have great experiences 
  • Help maintain work station throughout the event by picking up and removing items that are not being used, to keep a safe work area at all times
  • Conclude each workshop by asking the participants if they have any questions and let them know that we will be sending out a survey via text about tonight events 

Recruitment 

  • Find  potential clients who will want to use our service for team building, community engagement, school events etc.
  • Create digital flyers and other marketing communication utilizing email and social media to initiate public awareness of our services 
  • Build relationships with prospective and current participants and community organizations who may benefit from Community Cooks programs

Collect and Analyze Program Data 

  • Survey participants at the end of event directing them to our electronic survey 
  • Track participant data using AFC’s Salesforce software
  • Analyze the results of participant survey results, reporting results to Program Manager to discuss methods for improving service and increasing participation
  • Create reports and presets with team at the end of each quarter
  • Reviews survey data regulation to ensure   that all the information received from participants is accurate  

Shopping and Food Storage

  • Create thorough shopping list of items required for each Workshop
  • Within 24 hours of event, Grocery shop for workshops 
  • Ensure that  only fresh ingredients are purchased,  following shopping food guidelines including by looking, smelling, and touching produce prior to purchase
  • After shopping, return to AFC and make sure that all food items are properly bagged and stored in a cool area or refrigerated, storing food properly away until ready to cook 

Job Requirements include: 

  • Computer skills and social media knowledge for digital flyer and communication through email 
  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent 
  • Working with both small and large groups 
  • Cooking large batches of food
  • Working in a kitchen with groups of people 
  • Knife skills
  • Collecting data, surveying,
  • Recruiting participants, Table events 
  • Hosting or facilitating 
  • Public speaking 
  • Drive to perform grocery shopping duties in advance of workshop
  • Must have valid MN Driver’s license with good driving record. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  •  Must be able to work evenings, early mornings, and weekends and be flexible in scheduling from week to week.
  •  Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and be positive and respectful in working with a diverse population.
  •  Must be dependable and reliable
  •  Motivated self-starter and able to complete tasks in a timely manner with minimal supervision
  •  Demonstrated commitment to great customer service.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Most work is done at Station 81, Breaking Bread Cafe, at partner venue locations, or other off-site public/private venue locations. 

PAY RATE:

$18 – $21 Per hour – DOQ

BENEFITS:

  • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

TO APPLY:

Send resume and cover letter to Nicole@afcmn.org.  

 

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Appetite For Change

1200 West Broadway Avenue
#140 Minneapolis, MN 55411

AFC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
Our Tax ID is 27-5112040. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


612-588-7611

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