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Director of Advocacy and Policy

Community Food Advocates


Description
CFA, a nonprofit advocacy organization seeks a dynamic individual to help maximize participation in federal food programs, specifically child nutrition programs in NYC by identifying obstacles, gaps in service, and highlighting government agency policies that may deter eligible children from using these benefits.

Responsibilities:
Develop and carry out workplans designed to meet goals of increasing access to food programs. Analyze participation in food programs, identify gaps and make recommendations. Gather information through monitoring visits, interviews, surveys, etc. Write and issue reports, make presentations to the public and government agencies. Facilitate and maintain communications with government agencies; foster collaborative relationships with like-minded nonprofit agencies and community organizations. Hire project manager to assist with several aspects of workplan. Supervise staff, interns and volunteers. Manage website.

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required. Minimum of 5 years experience in community-based organizations, social service agencies or similar organizations. Independent, confident self-starter able to work with ornery personalities. Good communication skills - oral, written, interpersonal. In- depth knowledge about city legislative process and NYC school system. Comfortable in and familiar with low-income NYC neighborhoods.

Preferred:
Advanced degree preferred.

How TO APPLY:
Send cover letter and resume to CFA, 15 Maiden Lane, Suite 1200, NY, NY 10038, or email: kgoldman@foodadvocates.org. No phone calls please.

About Organization:
CFA is a 3-year old nonprofit advocacy organization whose mission is to promote the full utilization of federally funded food programs to ensure the health and well-being of low-income NY families.


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