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Food 4 Life Culinary Educator Consultant

This fall, Lantern is launching Food 4 Life, a new program for our young adult
population that has aged out of foster care and is living independently in our
supportive housing sites. Lantern piloted the first cycle of Food 4 Life this
summer and aims to build on its success to establish a consistent program
across our buildings that house young adults. The Food 4 Life program aims to
increase our young adult population’s basic kitchen and cooking skills and
equip them with the tools to budget for and plan meals, shop for food and
thereby improve their ability to care for themselves increase their food
security and stability. We are seeking an experienced, self-motivated, and
dynamic Culinary Educator Consultant to play a significant role in the
development and implementation of this program.

Job Description:
The Culinary Educator will implement weekly recreational cooking classes,
customizing them for the distinct needs of our young adults. Additionally, the
Culinary Educator will engage our young adult population in program planning
workshops and the expansion process of Food 4 Life and oversee the development
of evaluation tools designed by Food 4 Life participants.
The Culinary Educator will motivate participation in classes through outreach
and working with site directors. These classes will equip our young adult
population with basic cooking, grocery shopping and meal planning skills
necessary to live independently. The Culinary Educator will report to the
Director of Nutrition and Culinary Programs.

Responsibilities:
• Prepare materials and teach weekly classes following curriculum
developed by Lantern.
• Facilitate workshops with young adults that engage them in the process
of building the Food 4 Life program.
• Lead field trips to local food establishments.
• Track participation rates in classes.
• Complete reports as directed by supervisor.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in related field from a recognized college or
university.
• Minimum of two years of experience teaching culinary skills to young
adult population.
• Dynamic personality and excellent presentation, interpersonal and
communications skills.
• Willing and able to transport items needed for workshops to the site
on a weekly basis.

Hours/Compensation:
This position requires 10 hours per week from October, 2016 through August
2017 and will be paid an hourly rate, depending on experience.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to:
culinaryconsultant@lanterncommunity.org

Note:
Candidates being considered for the position must sign a release form for
Lantern Community Services to perform a criminal background check.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Known nationwide for innovation and advocacy, West Side Campaign Against Hunger’s (WSCAH) mission is to alleviate hunger and create a culture that promotes self-reliance. Located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, WSCAH provides 1,690,595 pounds of food per year to 112,796 hungry New Yorkers from all over the City and changes perceptions of hungry people by working in partnership with them, providing food with dignity, and empowering customers to find solutions.
For more information, please visit their website at http://www.wscah.org/
 
POSITION:
Over the past several years, West Side Campaign Against Hunger has seen incredible growth in its services and impact. Building upon this expansion, WSCAH is seeking their next Executive Director (ED), who will serve as the chief visionary, advocate, leader, and fundraiser for the organization. The ED will capitalize on WSCAH’s stature as one of New York’s leading nonprofits and its unique platform of direct-service delivery to expand its impact, operations, and financial base.
 
The ED will manage and direct the overall organization, while leading an expansion of WSCAH’s operations via a mobile pantry, advocacy, and extended hours. Reporting to an active and engaged Board of Directors and overseeing a strong executive team, the ED will ensure that the organization is fiscally and administratively sound and that its operations, communications, and fundraising efforts are coordinated, innovative, and support the organization’s strategic plan.
 
The ED will build on WSCAH’s already strong reputation as one of the most innovative and effective emergency food pantries in New York City. Fundamentally, the ED will help move the institution forward in meeting customer needs with dignity and respect, and will increase the depth and breadth of relevant social services. 
 
The ED will be a strong leader, with humility and a sense of humor, able successfully to manage WSCAH today, while providing a vision for the future, that is, someone able to conceptualize and express ideas and anticipate and act on events that create opportunities for WSCAH tomorrow. The Board looks forward to working with the new ED on WSCAH’s continuing innovation and growth.
 
SELECTED RESPONSBILITIES:
· Lead and inspire the Board, staff, donors, and community stakeholders in supporting the vision, goals, and objectives established in WSCAH’s strategic plan. 
· Execute and implement strategies and programs that carry out the shared vision, including a plan to increase adult attendance to levels comparable to other institutions. 
· Recruit, lead, motivate, supervise, and evaluate professional staff that can effectively carry out the primary programs and mission of WSCAH. Provide on-going supervision, mentoring, professional development and growth to WSCAH professionals.
· Oversee all agency operations, including acquisition, storage, and transfer of food inventories and the maintenance and security of the food pantry, kitchen, office facilities, and equipment.
· Represent WSCAH in the community and with related organizations as primary point of contact. 
· Act as lead advocate and provide expertise on community outreach issues. 
· Elevate WSCAH’s profile in the media, government, and advocacy community. 
· Develop new sources of funding and assure a growing, diversified revenue stream.
· Collaborate with the Board and Development Director in developing and implementing an annual fundraising plan, oversee fundraising events and programs, and establish personal relationships with key donors to encourage ongoing support.
· Cultivate foundations, corporate sponsors, individual donors, and volunteers; pursue federal, state, and county government grants and contracts; and seek strategic alliances and partnerships for programs in concert with the Board.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
· Keen interest in WSCAH’s mission and programs, and a demonstrated commitment to serving a low-income population.
· Experience and knowledge of issues and key people in the anti-hunger/food insecurity space is a plus.
· Prior “hands-on” management experience and strategic capability to run a dynamic, complex, multi-faceted service-oriented institution.
· Ten or more years of professional experience with direct service delivery in a social service organization or comparable setting.
· Experience in community and press relations, including public speaking.
· Good understanding of fundraising principles and process.
· Experience using data to make decisions, tell a story, and drive a point.
· Superior interpersonal skills and an inclusive leadership style.
· Experience scaling programs and operations.
· Cross-cultural competency, respect for diversity, and comfortable working with non-English speaking and culturally-diverse customers. 
· Spanish-speaker strongly preferred.
· Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in relevant field preferred.
 
To apply or to nominate a candidate
please submit a résumé and letter of interest to:
Email: WSCAH@drgnyc.com
Fax: (212) 983-1687
Visit us: www.drgnyc.com <http://www.drgnyc.com>
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