New Entry Sustainable Farm Project hiring Community Food Projects Coordinator

Lowell, Massachusetts

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

Community Food Projects Coordinator

Date: 10/15/14

Reports To:               Eva Agudelo, National Technical Assistance Coordinator

FLSA Status:             Full-Time (w/ Benefits), Exempt                        

POSITION SUMMARY:  This position will provide outreach and TA to applicants and grantees of USDA’s Community Food Projects (CFP) grant program. This involves promoting the grant program in underserved communities, providing assistance to grantees on program development and the application process, and offering professional development, evaluation training, and ongoing technical support to grantees implementing CFP projects in their communities.


Manage National Technical Assistance (TA) and Referral Network for Community Food Project Programs:

  • Work with New Entry’s National TA Coordinator to establish goals and monitor outcomes of National CFP TA initiative.
  • Conduct national planning, outreach, and technical assistance to organizations developing community food security programming. In particular:
    • Promote CFP program nationally by attending and presenting at relevant conferences and events.
    • Recruit applicants and engage national partners in CFP TA efforts.
    • Create and manage consulting agreements and contracts with program partners and TA recipients.
    • Maintain and expand national TA request and referral system.
    • Develop national webinars on CFP grant application and program topics.
    • Expand web-based clearinghouse for CFP resources and support.
    • Develop case studies, success stories, and toolkits for CFP projects.
    • Organize national trainings and meetings for CFP grantees.
    • Document and evaluate program outputs and outcomes and complete reporting requirements.


This position has supervisory responsibility.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience required.
  • Organizational development and cross-cultural experience helpful.
  • Prior experience in national outreach, community food projects programming, and educational resource development is essential.
  • Experience working with social media, web-based learning, and web resource development required.
  • Empathy for and sensitivity to food insecurity in underprivileged communities.
  • Experience in creating program and marketing materials.
  • Enthusiasm for critically engaging with the local food movement and determining how non-profit programming can better address food insecurity, food access and improve nutritional outcomes.
  • Experience with programmatic evaluation and assessment desired.


  • Candidate must possess skills and knowledge in multiple aspects of community food projects or food security programming gained through significant experience working with diverse ethnic and economic groups.
  • Strong organizational skills and acute attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and networking/relationship building.
  • Self- directed; works well within a rapidly-changing environment.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with standard computer software (MS Office, Social Media, Salesforce CRM, website content development, graphic design, Excel database)
  • Access to reliable private transportation necessary and ability to travel nationally.
  • Flexible schedule needed, including evenings and weekends.
  • A CORI background is performed for all employees.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  November 14th or until position filled.

TO APPLY:  Email a cover letter and resume to:

Jennifer Hashley at:

Eva Agudelo at:

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, c/o Community Teamwork, Inc., 155 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01852

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.