We're hiring!

The Hub is now seeking an Advocacy Coordinator to complete our team. To apply, first see the job description here. Then, ​submit one of the following:

In your application materials, please address the following:

  • how you are defining “food justice” in the current social climate,

  • how you are defining “advocacy” and its impact on society, and

  • the skills, experience, and interests that have prepared you for the Advocacy Coordinator position.

All materials should be submitted to Megan Betz (ceo@mhcfoodpantry.org) by end of day on July 5 for consideration

 

As this is an extended period for application submission, we wanted to share a clear timeline on what applicants can expect next:

  • Applications will be reviewed after the application deadline of July 5.

  • The Hub will reach out to coordinate first-round interviews during the week of July 11. 

  • First-round interviews will be held the week of July 18. 

  • Second-round interviews, which will include a presentation no longer than 15 minutes*, will be held the week of July 25, with an offer extended by the end of this week.

  • The Hub will work with the candidate to determine a start date, ideally in mid-August.

* In your presentation, you will be asked to offer a sample training or workshop on any topic relevant to the work you would do as Advocacy Coordinator. We are not expecting a slideshow or scripted talk. How would you lead a group of participants through a program if you were the Advocacy Coordinator? What is a topic or skill that you would like to share with our community if you were in this role? Give us a preview!

We anticipate interviews taking place in person, with Zoom available to applicants as needed. Applicants can expect communication confirming receipt of materials, and updates on their progress as the process moves forward.

Feeling stuck on terms or a bit overwhelmed? Here's a glossary of how we are using these terms at the Hub:

  • Advocacy: speaking up and speaking out to help guide policy and community practice so that those in power hear from our full community and protect and enhance our rights

  • Community engagement: maintaining conversations with “stakeholders” (patrons, volunteers, community partners, donors, and beyond) to set shared goals, agendas, and programming that address our shared concerns and desired outcomes

  • Food justice: defined in numerous ways, this term focuses on communities’ ability to grow, sell, distribute, and consume foods that are healthful, of their choice, and culturally appropriate in ways that are equitable and do not exploit members at any point in the food system

  • Facilitation: a variety of strategies used to guide groups through goal setting, decision making, discussion, or action; a facilitator or facilitators serve as guides and supports, offering boundaries and a means for moving through discussion rather than the individual setting the agenda and determining the desired outcomes

  • Mission/vision: see our statements on our home page
  • Workshop: an interactive educational program to share and build skills, run in a variety of formats and styles