NEBRASKA CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FOUNDATION:
Nebraska Children and Families Foundation is a nonprofit created to support children, young adults, and families with the overall goal of giving our state's kids what they need to thrive. We do this by building strong communities that support families. Our mission is to create positive change for Nebraska’s children through community engagement and we believe in a Nebraska where all children will have the resources and support to thrive.
If you envision a food system that is local, responsive to local customers, equitable, and sustainable, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation has a position that will enable you to take meaningful action toward bringing that food system into being.
The Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program (LFPA) is a federal investment designed to increase market access for socially disadvantaged farmers & producers and provide food to underserved communities experiencing high levels of food insecurity. Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, the sub-awardee for LFPA in Nebraska, seeks an Director to manage the program’s implementation. This position will lead the efforts to expand economic opportunities for socially disadvantaged farmers & producers while providing access to fresh, local, and healthy food in underserved communities across the state.
LFPA sits at the intersection of economic development and social services. As such, the Director of Food Security will work with individuals and organizations across the food supply chain – from Nebraskans who produce the food to organizations providing food pantry services that distribute the food to individuals and families experiencing food insecurity. This position is ideal for the socially-minded entrepreneurial type who enjoys working with a broad range of stakeholders at a mission-driven foundation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
At the core of this position is the Director’s focus on facilitating and organizing activities across the food supply chain to ensure that LFPA funds are used efficiently, and the program’s impact is maximized for the intended beneficiaries.
Production Side of the Supply Chain
Distribution Side of the Supply Chain
Other duties may be assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
WORK DIRECTION RECEIVED: Works with minimal direction.
SCOPE/NATURE OF DISCRETION: Authority to initiate and carry out actions that are deemed essential for this work.
EQUITY AND DIVERSITY: Commit to and actively work toward equity, diversity, and inclusivity in all aspects of duties related to staff, internal and external stakeholders, contractors, consultants, trainers, and external agencies.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty independently and satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT: An equivalent combination of education, work experience, volunteer experience, and lived experience will be considered. We recognize that individuals will meet these requirements in different ways and encourage all that do to apply.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
|Date Posted||March 20, 2023|
|Date Closes||April 19, 2023|
|Located In||Lincoln, NE|
|Job Type||Full-time Employee|
|SOC Category||19-4011.00 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians|
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