Brief Job Description (essential function of the job):
Under the guidance of the Director of the Office of Food Justice, the BDUFB Program Manager will work to improve equitable access to nutritious food with respect to affordability, physical accessibility, and cultural appropriateness. The Program Manager specifically manages the implementation of the Boston Double Up Food Bucks program to reduce food insecurity, increase equitable food access.
The mission of the Mayor's Office of Food Justice is to build a food system that is equitable, resilient, sustainable, and just. In pursuit of this mission, OFJ works to expand equitable access to nutritious food with respect to affordability, physical accessibility, and cultural connectedness; support Boston’s food economy; and promote environmentally sustainable and resilient food production.
Building on the work of the city’s previous Office of Food Access, OFJ works to embed food systems and racial equity approaches into existing food access programming, and to pursue whole-of-government strategies, in partnership with GrowBoston, that leverage city resources and partnerships to shift the city and region’s food system, reduce food insecurity and address the food system’s impact on climate.
retailers and other external partners to develop and monitor BDUFB initiatives.
Stays current on best practices for addressing food security, improving access to healthy, affordable food and building equitable food systems.
Responsible for data management and analysis, day to day financial operations, grant accounting, grant reporting and evaluation project management for assigned projects.
Assist in planning, implementation and execution of program evaluation in partnership with OFJ leadership, contractors, program participants and program partners.
Prepares memos, reports, fact sheets, blogs, and related materials.
Meets regularly with the Department Director and Program Coordinator regarding all aspects of program work, including but not limited to confidential matters.
Works in a confidential capacity. Operates independently. Uses independent judgment and discretion to make decisions affecting the department and staff as it relates to unit operations/services and The City Of Boston policy.
Uses independent judgment and discretion to make decisions affecting the department and staff.
Boston Residency Required
Union/SalaryPlan/Grade: MO-7/ Full-time/ non-union
Hours per week: 35