Program Manager-Over Food Justice and Sustainability Initiatives
Detroit, MI Institute for Leadership & Service
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FT Administrative Hourly 

Position Summary

To assure ongoing functioning of the Titan Equity Nourish Network (TENN), especially by supporting student leadership team members as they develop and run food justice and sustainability initiatives. 

Essential Duties

(1) Oversees and supports the work of student staff and volunteer leaders as they manage the food and sustainability programs for the Titan Equity Nourish Network (TENN.)
(2) Ensures the sustainability of TENN initiatives through various cycles of student leadership by offering consistent management with respect to finances, administrative duties, record keeping, and filling in vacancies.
(3) Maintains positive relationships with community members, partner organizations, and on-campus groups
(4) Engages TENN staff, volunteers, and Detroit Mercy students in various classroom settings in critical thinking about issues of inequality and justice through activities, programs, and dialogue and assists Direct of Service Learning in providing facilitating reflection exercises for other students
(5) Works with the staff of the Institute for Leadership and Service to provide capacity building support for student leaders, sharing resources with other organizations
(6) Coordinates service-learning opportunities for Detroit Mercy students through ILS programs and at other local food justice organizations and assists the Direct of Service Learning in coordinating campus-wide service projects
(7) Works collaboratively with the Advisory Board to shape long-term mission, identity, finances, and infrastructure for TENN.
(8) Collaborates on grant-writing and fundraising for TENN.
(9) All other duties as assigned 



Minimum Qualifications

A college degree with six months to two years experience required. 

Preferred Qualifications

(1) Experience managing the work of college students

(2) Interest in and passion for food justice, equity in food systems, environmental justice

(3) Able to provide a supportive presence to college students as they encounter day to day challenges

(4) Experience with food safety issues

(5) Fundraising/Grant writing experience

(6) Experience and/or training in the area of leadership development 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

(1) Highly organized and self-motivated and able help students organize themselves

(2) Excellent communications skills and interpersonal skills

(3) Proficient with Microsoft Office, Social Media 

Physical Requirements

Job requires repetitively lifting light weight objects where frequent bending or stooping alternates with lighter activities. 

Work Environment

Occasional exposure to objectionable conditions or variations such as those found in variable weather conditions or light industrial settings. 

Salary/Pay Information

Commensurate with experience


ServeSafe Food Handlers Certification required, or can be obtained when starting the job 

Anticipated Work Schedule

Normally work schedule is weekdays 8:30am – 5:00pm, and usually one evening per week and occasional weekend work may be required. Schedule can be flexible within parameters of student supervision.