Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Winrock International to fill a Program Associate position

Winrock International is in search of a Program Associate to support project implementation, specifically the Building Capacity for Food Chains and Nourishing Networks-Regional Food Hubs projects and new business development activities.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assist with the implementation and management of the project activities, including but not limited to: providing and connecting W.K.Kellogg grantees with technical assistance and capacity building opportunities.
  • Assist with the implementation and management of the project activities, including but not limited to:  assisting with the development of a Food Hub Community of Practice, providing and connecting food hubs with technical assistance and capacity building opportunities, and developing resources for food hubs and food hub stakeholders.
  • Assist with logistics, operations and time management, e.g. meeting and travel planning, coordinating complicated project schedules, timelines and deadlines.
  • Assist with processing consultants’ and sub-awards’ paperwork (contracts and legal agreements) for hiring and/or granting; working with consultants and subawards to ensure proper and timely payment of invoices; and overall support to the awards management processes and grants/contracts administration.
  • Assist with the completion of progress reports and the processing of financial reports to funders and help keep track of financial status of awardsand overall program(s).
  • Assist with copy writing and editing, e.g. drafting, editing and/or proofreading documents with reviewers, developing web content, promotional materials, press releases, etc.
  • Assist with the development of new business opportunities and new funding proposals.
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assist in work pertaining to technical topic areas such as: healthy food value chains, supply chains, aggregation and distribution, food deserts, and healthy food access to underserved communities.
  • Assist with development and implementation of networking strategies that build capacity among organizations and advance the mission of WallaceCenter.
  • Perform other duties as necessary and (or) assigned
  • Some local and out-of-state (US domestic) travel may be required.
QUALIFICATIONS AND  BACKGROUND:
Education:  B.A. or B.Sc. in related field required, Master’s degree preferred

Desirable experience includes:
  • General understanding of key issues in food systems or sustainable agriculture
  • Business and business development and supply chain management experience desirable but not essential.
  • Understanding of and experience in the domestic non-profit sector
  • Ability to research an issue and share findings in an organized and clear manner
  • Outreach and communications with key stakeholders
  • Grant writing and proposal preparation preferable
  • Work with culturally diverse populations and communities
  • Skills: Demonstrated communication skills (written and oral) for training materials, proposal preparation, public relations and communicating with partners. Fluent in English for both writing and speaking. Outgoing and communicative by nature.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, to work with internal and external clients and a wide range of stakeholders and demographics.
  • Excellent organizational and information management, with an attentionto detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple concurrent tasks.
  • Ability to quickly learn new policies and procedures, and to navigate the language of contracts and compliance.
  • Cultural competency in communicating with a wide variety of stakeholders, ranging from national leaders in the field to grassroots organizations
  • Experience or proficiency using Microsoft Office software, including:Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Must have legal status to work in the U.S.
  • Position is based in Arlington, VA
Applicants should go to www.winrock.org to complete an online application and attach resume and cover letter.