Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):
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 will work 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. This includes close partnerships with other city and state departments, along with facilitating a community of practice of organizations, businesses and entities in the city who are addressing food insecurity and inequitable food access by developing a new food system.
In partnership with the Director of the Mayor's Office of Food Justice, the Deputy Director will lead operational, planning and evaluation work, manage contracts, pursue funding relationship and identify strategic opportunities. As a key leader in the department, the Deputy Director plays a backbone role in infrastructure, providing guidance to the team about internal City procedures and ensuring a synergistic external approach across programmatic areas.
Union/ SalaryPlan/ Grade: MO-9/ Fulltime / Non union
Hours per week: 35