EATS Park City is seeking a full-time Executive Director to lead and further develop this non-profit organization towards fulfilling its mission and goals.
Founded in 2013, EATS Park City works to ensure every student has access to fresh, nutritious, appealing food and opportunities to develop lifelong positive and healthy food habits. We do this by advocating for nutritious food in Park City schools and through nutrition education programs including cooking classes and school gardens.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for EATS Park City’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.
Candidate will possess the skills, attributes, and previous experience to grow the organization including but not limited to the following areas:
- Oversee the development and maintenance of sustainable, proven and accessible nutrition education programs.
- Acquire and foster a stable, diverse, donor and support base (including: individuals, corporations, foundations, and events).
- Represent EATS professionally in public forums, one on one, and throughout the community.
Leadership and Management
- Oversee and implement fundraising and public communications
- Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration
- Execute strategic goals through developing and adhering to timelines and by obtaining necessary resources
- Actively engage and energize EATS board members, committees, and funders
- Lead, empower, develop, and retain EATS staff
- Ensure effective systems to measure success, and communicate information to the board, funders, and other key constituents
- Regularly engage and update the board of directors in all aspects of the organization
Fundraising & Communications
- Oversee the ongoing financial success of the organization
- Expand fundraising support through individual, foundation and corporate giving and event activities
- Develop and gracefully implement communications strategy -- deepen and refine all aspects of communications from web presence and social media to on camera interviews
Planning & Program Expansion
- Work with EATS board to determine strategic future for organization
- Oversee program expansion and evaluate opportunities for program growth
- Represent the organization in the appropriate arenas and advocate on behalf of EATS where relevant
The Executive Director will be thoroughly committed to EATS Park City’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
- College degree or commensurate experience in a related field with at least 5 years of management experience; track record of effectively leading a performance and outcome-based organization and staff
- High level mastery of public speaking and media relations
- Ability to point to specific examples of having developed and implemented strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
- Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
- Ability to set and achieve strategic objectives
- Ability to manage a budget
- Past success working with a board of directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
- Strong marketing, public relations and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
- Strong written and verbal communication skills with excellent interpersonal and multi-disciplinary project skills
- Action-oriented, best practices-based and adaptable approach to business planning
Compensation and Work Environment:
Compensation will be based on experience and qualifications. EATS does not yet offer health insurance benefits for employees but does provide: 15 paid vacation days, one week of sick leave, and a flexible, fast-paced, dynamic work group in a small office environment.
To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter outlining what interested you most in reviewing the EATS website, plus salary expectations and your resume to Courtney Caplan, EATS Board President at email@example.com.
The EATS after school Cooking Class Educator will be responsible for running and further developing the Curious Cooks after school program in the Park City School District. Reporting to the Program Manager, the Cooking Class Educator will contribute to the operational success of EATS Park City by assisting with the development of the cooking class program, delivery, quality control, and evaluation. In this role, the Cooking Class Educator will play a key role as an external face of EATS Park City in the nonprofit and local community.
The Cooking Class Educator will work to implement effective hands-on courses and programs to teach nutrition education that promotes healthy eating and cooking that is delicious, and available to all students. The Cooking Class Educator will successfully implement bi-weekly cooking classes in the after school programs at one elementary school per week, and one secondary school per week and other classes as the opportunities arise. In this position, the Cooking Class Educator will be working with the Program Manager to schedule cooking classes in the various programs, find guest chefs to teach within our cooking classes, create curriculum and materials for the classes, oversee and coordinate volunteers for EATS activities. Evaluation of the program and a year-end summary is required.
The after school Cooking Class Educator responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Lead after school cooking classes.
- Work with chefs, nutrition educators, teachers and agency/site managers to implement courses, core curriculum, and school district requirements.
- Complete all preparations for class including, but not limited to, assembling and transporting equipment, materials, and groceries, and preparing volunteer staff.
- Complete program evaluation and other program reporting documentation as necessary.
- Assist with the development of EATS outreach materials and handouts for programs audience, as needed.
- Provide volunteer instructors with training and materials needed to teach courses and make sure they follow procedures and course guidelines.
- Provide timely and consistent communications with volunteers.
- Help with special events.
- Ensure all necessary course reporting is in order in network resource center (Basecamp).
- Complete additional reporting and communications contributions as required, which may include blog posts, newsletters, photographs, and volunteer and participant story gathering.
- Participate in trainings, as requested.
- Maintain a high level of working knowledge related to school meals, hunger, nutrition standards, regulations, and trends.
This is a very mobile position, the after school instructor will be operating within all 7 schools in the Park City School District as well as having office hours in the EATS office.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual to gain experience in program management and help grow, develop, and evaluate community-based nutrition education programs. The successful candidate will partner with the Program Manager and may work collaboratively with other nonprofits. Specific requirements include:
- Experience working with youth and/or adults in formal and/or informal education programs.
- Proficient in using technology as a management reporting tool and experience working with information technology to develop and implement program evaluation systems.
- Ability to work successfully with a high-performance, collaborative, constructive group.
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for EATS Park City’s mission.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail.
- At least 18 years of age.
- RELIABLE CAR REQUIRED as well as a valid driver’s license. You will use your own vehicle for transportation to and from schools.
- Ability to lift 40 pounds.
- Two-years of college, four-year degree or graduate student preferred but not required. Experience most important.
- Interest in nutrition and culinary arts.
- Public speaking skills.
- Ability to balance a variety of tasks simultaneously.
- Food Handler’s permit within 30-days of hire (EATS will reimburse).
- Enrollment contingent on successful passing of criminal background search (including a FBI fingerprint-based criminal history check).
Terms and Benefits
This is a part-time, year-round position (educators will work in our camp program during summer months). Pay is based on an average of 20 hours per week. There is the opportunity to expand this to a full-time position if the applicant is interested. Compensation based on experience. Benefits include paid time off and a fun, relaxed work environment. Please send cover letter, resume, and references to Zoe Flavin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please reach out if you are interested in serving on our board of directors or a committee. For general volunteer enquiries, visit our volunteer page.
Founded in 2013, EATS (Eat Awesome Things at School) Park City’s mission is to ensure every student has access to fresh, nutritious, appealing food and opportunities to develop lifelong positive and healthy food habits. We work with the school district and our community to improve the school food program using education as the foundation for change. We are funded by individuals, foundations, and corporate sponsorship.