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Food Systems-Program Coordinator

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

This is established as a 1 year position with continuation dependent upon success and evolution of the program.

Personnel Requisition

Personnel Requisition

Posting Number: 201100583P
Job Title: Food Systems-Program Coordinator
Location: Food Innovation Center
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time
Pay Rate: $39,380 to $50,125 per year. Placement is determined upon education and relevant years of experience beyond the minimum requirements.
Position Type: Staff
Department: Food Safety
Job Summary:

Do you have a solid understanding of the importance of sustainable and safe food systems within a “farm-to-table” environment? Can you use that knowledge and your research skills to support the development and delivery of a transformative model for food safety and sustainability education while keeping pace with the dynamic fields of food safety education and the latest practices in environmental sustainability? If so, an exciting position at the Food Innovation Center may be the ideal job opportunity for you.

The position of the Program Coordinator works closely with the Director for Sustainable and Innovative Food Systems to support training programs for professionals and the community.

This role will support an annual Food Safety Summit Conference, GroupGap Farm Food Safety certification, Wholesale Success, and Postharvest handling trainings for growers, and several community general interest courses such as Beekeeping and Mushroom Cultivation.

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for working with the FIC Director to:

  • Participate in research,development planning and execution of skills-based trainings in the area of food systems, such as farm business development/support and food safety trainings.
  • Work with Facilities Services and Academic Scheduling to set schedules for classes.
  • Coordinate with Marketing to create promotional materials.
  • Work with instructors and FIC Managers to handle procurement of supplies for classes.
  • Manage the application and registration process for career academies.
  • Work with potential students beginning with the pre-enrollment phase and extending through registration.
  • Address financial aid concerns and resolve general problems.
  • Implement marketing strategies and plans focused on student recruitment and industry support.
  • Work collaboratively with program directors, peers and support staff to accomplish unit goals.
  • Collect and compile data and documentation for evaluation of class offerings and draft brief reports as requested.
Minimum Qualifications:

Appropriate education, training, experience, and talents are required. An example of this would be a associates degree in an appropriate field, and three years of related work experience.

Candidates must also possess:

  • Skill in developing and maintaining records, files and data.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in developing business relationships.
  • Skill in working with students.
  • Knowledge of institutional polices and procedures.
  • Skill in using MS Office and learning management systems.
  • Skill in providing quality customer service.
  • Knowledge of marketing and program promotion strategies.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

Basic knowledge of food and farming systems is strongly preferred.

Physical Demands:

Ability to travel among campuses at KVCC is expected.

Work Hours: 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Posting Date 03/07/2018
Closing Date: 03/21/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is established as a 1 year position with continuation dependent upon success and evolution of the program.

EEO Statement

As an employer, KVCC encourages, welcomes, and fosters differences because we believe that diversity makes us great. Diversity extends beyond race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability, and encompasses people of all abilities, identities, circumstances, and characteristics. All qualified applicants will be given equal opportunity and consideration for employment; please consider joining us as we continue to enrich lives by teaching and serving our community with excellence.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2

Posting Specific Questions

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    • Yes
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  3. * Individuals who use tobacco products will not be hired into any full-time position at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Do you use tobacco products?
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  4. KVCC is a Government contractor subject to the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended by the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002, 38 U.S.C. 4212 (VEVRAA), which requires Government contractors to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment: (1) disabled veterans; (2) recently separated veterans; (3) active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans; and (4) Armed Forces service medal veterans. These classifications are defined as follows: 1. A “disabled veteran” is one of the following: A veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability. 2. A “recently separated veteran” means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service. 3. An “active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran” means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense. 4. An “Armed forces service medal veteran” means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985. If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed above, please indicate by checking the appropriate box below. As a Government contractor subject to VEVRAA, we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA.
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