Food Literacy Programs Manager


Food Literacy Programs Manager
This position reports to the Director of Marketing and can be based in Boulder, Colorado, Austin, Texas or San Francisco, California. Salary exempt.

Role Summary
In this role, you will be working closely with the Marketing, Communications & Engagement team to guide and direct a nationwide food literacy and educational program that brings the client’s vision to life.

The position, reporting to the Director of Marketing, Communications & Engagement, will work in tandem with on-site culinary chefs, culinary directors and the Global Program Manager to leverage food literacy programming across more than 15 sites across the U.S.

ExpectationsPartner with the client to set strategy, align on program goals and measurable targets
Act as a liaison between all stakeholders and partners (internal and external) to ensure alignment and efficiency across global regions
Define, develop, and deploy scalable training, teaching materials and curriculum
Strategically align program efforts across the region by proactively identifying areas of opportunity
Collaborate with food literacy experts in education, nutrition, culinary, sustainability and well-being to identify priorities and content for all teaching materials
Drive user engagement strategies and program development to increase new user participation
Maximize the impact of sustainable diets and overall well being of participants
Communicate program KPIs and impact to program sponsors and stakeholders on a weekly, quarterly and annual basis
Lead the development of new policies, processes, systems and tools to deliver a systematized approach that compliments the approach of vendor partners and the client
Coordinate program requirements, marketing and promotional plans and best practices
Utilize communication channels to amplify core programming initiatives and priorities
Evaluate and measure ROI of all programming initiatives
Provide key resources and support for staff, including chefs and admins, from program launch to execution
Develop overall strategy to optimize teaching kitchen spaces for external community at large

Key Skills RequiredBachelor’s degree, culinary experience (and a passion for food education) a plus
Marketing and/or communications experience
Excellent English communication skills: verbal, written, editing, proofreading, and grammar
Strong organization and customer service skills
Ability to work autonomously, with little supervision while understanding and respecting approval channels
Experience using process and planning to deliver consistent results to expectations
Ability to quickly gain credibility with local key stakeholder groups and collaborate/support cross-functional teams
Track record of effectively managing and delivering against multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-moving environment
Excellent change management skills; anticipates risk and offers recommended solutions
Demonstrated aptitude in resilience and grit

Preferred QualificationsProficient in Google Apps, presentation development, and word processing
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ambiguous, and dynamic environment
Out-of-the-box fresh thinker with the ability to execute and plan within brand guidelines
Experience in managing a diverse set of stakeholders and user groups
Passion for food!

Physical demands and work environmentPosition requires use of a computer terminal up to 8 hours per day at intervals.
Employee must be able to work on their feet 8 hours per day excluding breaks.
Employee must be able to work under pressure and time deadlines during peak periods.
Guckenheimer is a national foodservice management company that pioneered restaurant-style, healthful, dining in the workplace.  We encourage our team members to join in community events such as Chef Ann Foundation to support the #RealSchoolFood campaign, promoting cooking healthy meals with real ingredients at schools., Second Harvest Food Bank, Girls on the Run, and many more community programs.

Guckenheimer is embraces equal opportunity employment
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