The Food Trust is seeking a leader with significant experience in new program development and a strong track record of innovation to work with the teams’ Director to 1) lead multiple and concurrent existing healthy food retail programs throughout the U.S., 2) continuously improve these efforts and develop new initiatives that extend and deepen the impact of these programs, for example through innovative distribution strategies, marketing, and community and partner engagement, 3) lead multiple sub-teams and manage multiple direct reports; and 4) work with the program Director and other senior staff to fundraise for planned programs and initiatives.
The Senior Associate will work with the program Director and all staff working in food retail settings to lead the continuous process of, improvement and innovation of, and fundraising for The Food Trust’s programs in healthy food retail settings nationwide, including programs in and throughout the Philadelphia region. The Food Trust is a national leader in healthy food retail interventions and has worked both in Philadelphia and throughout the country with state and local partners to develop and implement innovative and award-winning strategies to bring more nutritious and affordable foods to underserved communities and into the food retailers that serve them – including corner stores, bodegas, neighborhood markets, rural grocery stores, and supermarkets. The Food Trust works on policy, systems, and environmental strategies as well as grassroots efforts to expand access to healthy and affordable food in retail settings, from merchandising and placement strategies, behavioral economics strategies, marketing, distribution efforts, community clinical linkages, nutrition education, business training, and local partner and community engagement.
This position will frequently represent The Food Trust at meetings with city and state officials, policymakers, major funders and partners, store and business owners, and members of the community.