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Tenderloin Healthy Corner Store Coalition Program Supervisor

SUMMARY

The Tenderloin Healthy Corner Store Coalition (TLHCSC), a program of TNDC, seeks a Program Supervisor to advance neighborhood driven efforts to improve access and cultivate food justice advocates in the Tenderloin. The work of the TLHCSC is three-fold; 1) To train, educate, and empower resident leaders of the Tenderloin to advocate for food justice in their community, 2) To collect data and information about the availability of fresh and healthy food in the neighborhood, evaluate specific ways to improve, and to create standards to measure a healthy food retailer, and 3) To improve the overall community environment by investing in and changing some of the Tenderloin’s unhealthiest elements, corner liquor stores, into vital community resources.

Mission: Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) provides affordable housing and services for low-income people in the Tenderloin and throughout San Francisco, to promote equitable access to opportunity and resources.

Established in 1981, TNDC has grown to employ nearly 300 staff, to develop, own, manage and provide supportive services in 31 properties that offer deeply affordable housing for nearly 3,000 tenants, and to expand its work in community organizing and afterschool programming. TNDC is viewed as a trusted and well-organized community ally locally and a practice leader nationally. In San Francisco, TNDC envisions diverse communities where
people with low incomes can fulfill their potential and meet their basic needs.
In the Tenderloin, TNDC stands as a catalyst for advancing community interests and a force for expanding the choices that enhance livability, such as housing, employment, education, food, cultural activities, and open spaces.

TNDC values are: Integrity, Excellence, Diversity, Collaboration and Equity


POSITION DESCRIPTION

Along with the Lead Community Organizer, the Program Supervisor (PS) convenes the Tenderloin Healthy Corner Store Coalition (TLHCSC), a diverse group of community members and stakeholders including residents, community-based organizations and city departments working to improve access and quality of nutritious and affordable foods in the Tenderloin. The TLHCSC works to transform the Tenderloin retail environment and increase access to healthy food for all residents by converting corner stores into healthy retailers, educate community members on healthy lifestyles, and organize community events. Fundamental to our work towards food justice are community driven processes and cultivating resident leadership. We recognize the important role corner stores play in low-income communities and collaborate with resident leaders and other stakeholders to improve the overall health of the Tenderloin for the people living here.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

The PS performs their duties with a high level of professionalism and cultural competency, working effectively with a wide variety of collaborators in the governmental, private, and non-profit sectors:

Supervise six part-time resident Food Justice Leaders (FJLs) and one project assistant in the selection process, conversion, community engagement, store promotion and evaluation/maintenance of HealthyRetailSF corner stores, community-based participatory research, peer-education, and policy advocacy.

2.      Manage and implement TLHCSC program deliverables, community-driven data evaluation, and community engagement activities. Assists with grant(s) reporting in a timely manner.

3.      Support planning, coordinating, facilitation and leading monthly Tenderloin Healthy Corner Store Coalition and Steering Committee meetings. Manage and facilitate Coalition-related sub-committees, email list serve, and other communications (including healthyTL.org website and Facebook page). Continuously engage new partners and community members.

4.     Provide trainings, educational activities and lead discussions to community members on policy, systems and environmental change strategies, models and tools in the broader community development and food systems spectrum.

5.     Recruit, coordinate, manage, and evaluate at-least 10 Tenderloin residents to enroll, participate, and graduate from 12-week leadership course annually. Coordinate and facilitate 12-week leadership training curriculum to educate residents on food system inequities, food justice, land-use planning, public advocacy, civic engagement and sustainable leadership development..

6.      Build relationships with neighborhood store owners to generate and sustain interest in the healthy retail model. Implement regular communication plan with individual store owners, staff, and city agencies in advancement of the Healthy Retail SF program. 

7.     Represent the Coalition in meetings, public hearings, presentations, webinars, conferences, etc. Attend/represent at regular meetings when possible.

8.      Prepare and submit reports for grant and funding opportunities. Ensures implementation and compliance with existing grants.

9.      Perform other related duties as assigned/needed, including providing support and collaborate with Community Organizing department staff in service of Community OrganizingDepartment’s mission.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and manage a variety of projects
  • Experience with leadership development and political education facilitation
  • Experience with staff supervision and management
  • Demonstrated experience with meeting facilitation, public speaking, community organizing,
  • Ability to identify, communication, and articulate needs of residents, small business owners, and government officials
  • Demonstrated ability to manage grant deliverables including grant writing, evaluation, and budget management
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office and social media
  • Ability to work with diverse populations with multiple generations from diverse backgrounds including multiple stakeholders on community, organizational, and city government levels
  • Ability to lift at least 25 lbs.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university and at least 2-4 years of experience in related fields of public health, community organizing, civic engagement, etc.
  • Experience working in coalitions or collaborative environments
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues impacting low-income communities, in particular: local food systems, health inequities, and/or community organizing
  • Familiarity of working in diverse low-income communities
  • Strong commitment to social justice
  • Patience and comfort with high trauma populations, drug use, and mental illness
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends as needed

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual in one of the following languages Spanish, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Arabic, or Filipino
  • Experience with grassroots organizing
  • Familiarity with the Tenderloin and SOMA neighborhood
  • Knowledge of working with small business development
  • Familiarity with public policy advocacy