Overview

About FoodCorps

FoodCorps partners with schools and communities to nourish kids’ health, education, and sense of belonging so that every child, in every school, experiences the joy and power of food. FoodCorps’ AmeriCorps members serve alongside educators and school nutrition leaders to provide kids with nourishing meals, food education, and culturally affirming experiences with food that celebrate and nurture the whole child. Building on this direct service, FoodCorps advocates for policy change, grows networks, and develops leaders in service of every kid’s health and wellbeing. FoodCorps’ goal is that by 2030, every child will have access to food education and nourishing free meals in school!

 

The Opportunity

FoodCorps is seeking its first Vice President of Policy and Advocacy to join its Executive Leadership Team to chart the strategic course for FoodCorps’ political strategy. FoodCorps has ambitious goals over the next few years. Achieving them requires a special leader with deep expertise and a track record of successful policy changes at the state and federal levels.  This Vice President will be the architect of the power and movement building plan FoodCorps needs in this moment to ensure that all 50 million public school children have access to nourishing free meals and food education in school by 2030.

In addition to setting the vision, the Vice President will lead and coach staff responsible for developing and implementing federal and state legislative and administrative campaigns. The Vice President will also build and launch FoodCorps’ movement-building apparatus. Leveraging their experience in policy and advocacy campaigns, the Vice President will build the infrastructure required for transformational change within the policy, advocacy, and movement-building team, and across the organization. Externally, the Vice President will work with external stakeholders to advance FoodCorps’ policy vision and to inspire a school food movement that is rooted in justice.

 

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is a justice-centered leader and a movement-builder with an unwavering commitment to advancing democracy through child wellbeing by amplifying the voices of, and building power within, BIPOC individuals and communities. The Vice President is unfaltering in their belief in a future where every child’s health, education, and sense of belonging is nurtured through their relationship with food. The ideal candidate is a creative problem solver experienced in building strong teams and developing the infrastructure needed to strengthen FoodCorps’ policy, advocacy, and movement-building capacity. They embody an intersectional systems perspective to advance policies that progress justice in the food, health, and education systems. The Vice President will have a history of working with a diverse array of local, state, and national partners, developing strategies for engaging key stakeholder groups, and identifying, creating, and executing action plans around new policy opportunities. The ideal candidate builds strong, long-lasting, positive relationships with policymakers, partners, community-leaders, and colleagues, with the ability to listen and learn as much as they share their wisdom and ideas. They have experience navigating significant political shifts and working across party lines.

 

This is a remote position with a salary range of $200,000-$220,000/year.

 

GoodCitizen has been exclusively retained by FoodCorps to lead this search. To learn more and apply, please visit GoodCitizen’s website: https://www.goodcitizen.com/executive-search/foodcorps-vp-policy-and-advocacy/