Operations Manager


Who We Are:

FoodCorps is a fast-growing national nonprofit that provides a scalable response to the epidemics of childhood obesity and food insecurity, while training a new generation of leaders in the fields of food, health, education and sustainability. We place motivated leaders in limited-resource communities for a year of public service transforming school food through a three-pillared approach: 1) knowledge: teaching kids about what healthy food is and where it comes from; 2) engagement: building and tending school gardens where children get to grow, cook and taste real food; and 3) access: sourcing local, sustainable food for school lunches. The efforts of FoodCorps service members transform school food environments into oases of health, opportunity and joy.

Our Mission: through the hands and minds of emerging leaders, FoodCorps strives to give all youth an enduring relationship with healthy food.

Our Vision: we envision a nation of well-nourished children: children who know what healthy food is, how it grows and where it comes from, and who have access to it every day. These children, having grown up in a healthy food environment, will learn better, live longer, and liberate their generation from diet-related disease.

We envision a bright future for our service members: emerging leaders who, having invested a year of public service creating healthy food environments for children, will go on to become farmers, chefs, educators and public health leaders. These visionaries, armed with the skills to improve school food, will improve all food.

To learn more, visit www.foodcorps.org.

What We’re Looking For:

FoodCorps seeks a highly organized, detail-oriented human resources (HR) professional who is comfortable in a fast-paced office environment. Reporting to the Vice President of Finance and Operations, the Operations Manager will be responsible for managing the HR and operations matters critical to the success of FoodCorps. The Operations Manager will be tasked with providing our 30+ staff and 100+ AmeriCorps service members with a high caliber of operations and HR support. The Manager will also be responsible for ensuring the daily operations of the organization run smoothly and efficiently, implementing systems and procedures that will strengthen the operational backbone of FoodCorps. This is a full-time position based in our New York City office near Union Square.

Who You Are:

You are an experienced, highly organized and efficient professional, with a keen eye for detail and knack for creative problem solving. You have impeccable written and verbal communication skills that enable you to convey complex information in an engaging and thorough fashion. You have a strong internal motivation and are comfortable juggling multiple projects and tight deadlines. You are highly skilled at developing operations and HR policies and procedures and ensuring compliance with relevant federal, state and local laws and AmeriCorps regulations. You are able to interact with individuals from diverse backgrounds with both sensitivity and professionalism; are an attentive and conscientious listener and can negotiate complex HR situations with grace and a high standard of discretion.

Primary Responsibilities:

Compliance and Risk Management

  • Oversee compliance with state, federal and AmeriCorps laws and state business and charitable organization registrations
  • Support general counsel with risk management and compliance
  • Manage insurance coverage and documentation

Human Resources

  • Develop and implement HR policies and procedures across the organization including oversight of compensation practices and performance reviews
  • Coordinate staff and service member benefit plans and manage web based leave system
  • Direct the job vacancy process and conduct timely staff intake and exits
  • Manage payroll processing, including setting up proper state accounts
  • Supervise key operations vendors and listservs
  • Evaluate partner organizations’ HR policies and procedures and provide guidance when needed
  • Oversee background checks including compliance with evolving AmeriCorps regulations
  • Coordinate service member intake and exits and manage any disciplinary processes, including suspensions, terminations and investigations
  • Ensure staff and service member HR files are complete and compliant
  • Manage New York office organization and operations

Skills of the Ideal Candidate:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced training welcome
  • A minimum of five years of HR and/or operations management (or a combination of both) or a position with similar responsibilities
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized and motivated with a keen eye for detail
  • Ability to objectively and compassionately coach service members, staff and external parties through complex, difficult and/or emotional issues
  • High level of discretion with confidential and sensitive personal information
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, start-up nonprofit environment
  • Strength in multi-tasking, goal-setting and problem solving, often under tight deadlines
  • Previous experience with AmeriCorps or understanding of AmeriCorps regulations encouraged
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Google, Salesforce and Box or other cloud based technologies strongly preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of the food movement, childhood obesity, nutritional education and related issues welcomed but not required

How to apply

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted through May 6 or until our ideal candidate is identified. To be considered, submit your résumé, cover letter and salary requirements to FoodCorps via Hiring Thing: http://www.foodcorps.hiringthing.com

Candidates invited to compete for the position should expect to complete sample work assignments.

People of color, people with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. FoodCorps is committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. FoodCorps, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions.

FoodCorps provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees as required by law. Applicants with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation at any point in the employment process.

New York, New York
Human Resources