Supply Chain Program Coordinator

SFC is seeking a Supply Chain Program Coordinator to ensure the successful planning, implementation, evaluation, and reporting of the matchmaking program.

Organization:

Founded in 1993, with roots dating back to 1975 as Austin Community Gardens, Sustainable Food Center (SFC) is involved in every step of our local, Central Texas, food system. Our mission is to transform the food system to nourish our health, land and livelihood.

Why work at SFC?

At SFC, we are passionate about our work and share a commitment to expanding access to locally grown food raised with integrity and care, for all members of our community. Join us if you are driven to build and create lasting change that supports people and the planet.

We’re on a journey

SFC is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity on our staff and in our community. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels comfortable bringing their full, authentic selves to work. To that end, we have organized multiple all-staff trainings, created internal working groups that celebrate our diverse community, and integrated equity principles into every aspect of our work.

We uphold the following Core Values:

Connectedness - We are community-focused and believe that relationships are powerful tools for building community.

Equity - We support the right of all people to grow, access, sell, and consume healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and regenerative methods.

Sustainability - We know humans have a profound responsibility to treat our planet with care and respect, and we are committed to ensuring that diverse species may thrive on Earth for generations to come.

Job Description::

This is a full-time position at 40 hours per week.

The Supply Chain Program Coordinator ensures the successful planning, implementation, evaluation, and reporting of the matchmaking program, and plays a critical role in supporting the overall work of the Supply Chain team. The Coordinator serves as a steward between SFC and the Central Texas local food community. The Coordinator will act as a “value chain coordinator,” facilitating greater local food buying in the Central Texas region to support the local food economy and increase the viability and sustainability of regional farms. This person must be able to balance multiple priorities, navigate complex situations, and work effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders, namely farmers and business leaders. This position works across teams and projects to support the ongoing success of the Supply Chain department and SFC vision. This is an outward facing position that requires occasionally working at the SFC Farmers’ Markets and externally representing SFC at local, state, and national meetings, conferences, and events.

Job Duties:

• Coordinate grant funded programs including developing work plans, ensuring grant deliverables are met and tracking implementation and evaluation activities

• Cultivate relationships with producers and identify ways to support their wholesale readiness and financial viability

• Provide market matchmaking between local businesses and local growers, and host convenings to facilitate market matches

About you:

You’re a people person and a connector. You are energized by meeting new people and building relationships across groups – including farmers, ranchers, restaurant owners, grocery staff, and farm to school teams. You are a thoughtful listener and enjoy working with others to find solutions and improve ways of doing things. You have a high degree of initiative, flexibility, creativity, and enjoy working collaboratively to excite collaborators and motivate team members.

You will also bring expertise and demonstrated capacity in:

  • Three years’ experience in program management/oversight

  • Experience working in customer relations, food service and/or procurement, direct farm marketing, web-based commerce, or other similar fields

  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills, engaging personality, and sense of humor

  • Strong work ethic, organizational skills, a positive attitude, flexibility, and creative entrepreneurial spirit

  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office proficiency

  • A positive attitude and the flexibility to operate in an environment with deadlines and changing demands

  • Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of a decision-making process.

Sustainable Food Center offers an excellent work environment, competitive salaries, full coverage health insurance, 403b matching after first year of employment, generous time off and a flexible schedule. The starting salary for this position is $40,000 - $42,000 with annual opportunities for growth. Starting salary will be influenced by applicants’ qualifications and budget considerations. The position is available starting the first week of January 2022.

Note: Currently, SFC staff are working from home due to the pandemic.

To apply:

Please submit your résumé, cover letter, and three references to careers@sustainablefoodcenter.org. Use subject title: Supply Chain Program Coordinator. In your cover letter, please tell us about your lived experience working with diverse communities and in the local food community.

Applications accepted until December 5, 2021. No phone calls accepted.