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Food for All Collective Impact Project Manager - FT
Title:Food for All Collective Impact Project Manager - FT

Job Summary

Using a Collective Impact framework, this position will lead Catholic Charities’ ‘backbone’ role in building food-focused collaborative initiatives in eastern Washington. The Collective Impact Coordinator will direct two new coalitions, the SNAP-ed Region 1 Advisory Coalition and the 395 Corridor Farm-to-Community Action Committee.


Job Duties/Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the essential duties/responsibilities listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties/responsibilities of this job.

  1. Facilitate the formation, implementation, evaluation and evolution of two new regional coalitions, executing the role of CCS as backbone agency in each coalitions’ employment of Collective Impact strategies. Leadership of Collective Impact strategies includes:
    1. Determination of a common agenda, shared measurements, a collaborative action plan, and coordination of continuous communication;
    2. Management of group actions, provision of technical support to coalition members, management of data collection and analysis, coordination of community outreach, and the mobilization of resources, including new funding for efforts.
  2. Specific roles regarding the SNAP-ed Region 1 Advisory committee include:
    1. Identify and recruit 16-18 coalition members to develop coordinated strategies to improve nutrition and health outcomes for 90,000 SNAP-eligible residents of the region. Coalition members will be agency and program directors, public officials, and private-sector executives representing organizations working in 10 eastern Washington counties;
    2. Facilitate 4 quarterly Coalition-wide meetings and bi-monthly meetings within 4 sub-regions (these 24 total annual sub-regional meetings will include additional stakeholders identified and recruited by CI Coordinator);
    3. Facilitate and produce a Needs, Assets and Opportunities Mapping Report using input of Advisory Coalition stakeholders;
    4. Facilitate and produce a Collective Impact Vision and Action Plan using input of Advisory Coalition Stakeholders (with management of implementation of the Plan beginning in Year 2 of the project);
    5. Represent Advisory Coalition at SNAP-ed Region 1 Steering Committee, including determination of priority programmatic and resource allocations in negotiation with Steering Committee members regarding SNAP-ed regional funding and project plans;
    6. Facilitate regional and sub-regional strategy to intersect SNAP-ed programming with additional resource opportunities and complimentary programming efforts.
  3. Specific roles regarding the 395 Corridor Farm-to-Community Action Committee include:
    1. Determine needs and sustainable interventions to increase farm-to-school programming at 12 school districts located in Spokane, Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties;
    2. Identify and recruit members of the Action Committee and lead 3-5 meetings annually;
    3. Provide technical assistance and resources to school administrators, teachers, food service staff, farmers and food service entities regarding farm-to-school expansion;
    4. Broker focus groups within the region to expand connections to state agencies WSDA and WSU.
    5. Collaborate with statewide program partners to expand and develop similar initiatives within SNAP-ed.
  4. Administrative responsibilities include:
    1. Manage FFA contracts and grants associated with this position, including SNAP-Ed contracts.
  5. Other related duties:
    1. Performs as a team member to assure that productivity outcome measures are achieved.
    2. Adhere to the tenets of Catholic Social Teaching and Catholic Doctrines.
    3. Performs related functions necessary to support the mission and core values of Catholic Charities.

Job Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must meet the minimum qualifications listed below. These qualifications are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform this job.

Education/Experience: to perform this job successfully, an individual must have a Bachelors degree or higher. Experience coordinating a diverse stakeholder group to successfully achieve defined goals is required. Experience in grants management and program design and evaluation is required. Experience working with diverse populations, food systems, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is desired.


Certificates/Licenses: To perform this job successfully, an individual must have a valid Driver’s License. Successfully pass background check applicable to position.


Physical Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to:

  • Regularly stand, sit, climb, walk, hear/listen, talk
  • Occasionally lift up to 25 pounds, pull/push, carry, grasp, reach, stoop, kneel
  • Clearly see 20+ feet, with or without corrective lenses, ability to focus

Mental & Other Skills/Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the:

  • Adaptability: ability to adapt to changes, delays or unexpected events in the work environment; ability to manage competing demands and prioritize tasks; ability to change approach or method to best fit the situation.
  • Analytical Ability: ability to maintain focus for extended periods of time; ability to complete research projects with resourcefulness and persistence; ability to synthesize complex or diverse information; ability to use intuition and experience to complement existing data.
  • Attendance: ability to consistently arrive and be able to work as scheduled.
  • Computer/Technical Ability: excellent knowledge of: Word Processing software, Spreadsheet software, Internet software.
  • Dependability: ability to follow instructions, both in written and verbal format; ability to respond to management direction; ability to complete tasks on time or notify the appropriate person with an alternate plan when necessary.
  • Interpersonal Skills: ability to maintain satisfactory relationships with others, excellent customer service skills and a good overall understanding of appropriate human relations. Awareness of and sensitivity to the service population’s culture and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • Judgment: ability to make prudent and timely decisions; ability to exhibit sound and accurate judgment; ability to explain reasoning for decisions.
  • Language Ability: ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Mathematical Ability: ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Motor Coordination: the ability to coordinate eyes, hands, fingers, and feet accurately and handle precise movements.
  • Problem Solving Ability: ability to identify and/or prevent problems before they occur; ability to formulate alternative solutions to problems when necessary; ability to transfer learning from past experiences to new experiences of similar nature.
  • Quality Management: ability to complete duties, on time and with absolute precision, at least 95% of the time; ability to edit the accuracy and thoroughness of one’s work as well as the work of others; ability to constructively apply feedback to improve performance, ability to generate ideas to improve and promote quality in work.
  • Reasoning Ability: ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form; ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Workplace Environmental Conditions

While performing the essential duties/responsibilities of this job, the employee will be:

  • Travel: frequent travel including driving up to 8 hours per day
  • Noise Conditions: exposed during a shift to constant or intermittent sounds at moderate to loud levels of sound dependent upon the activities of the Shelter.
  • Heat: subject to high temperatures
  • Cold: exposed to low temperatures
  • Atmospheric Exposures: exposed to dusts, fumes, vapors, or mists.
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