Director of Operations

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ABOUT SWIPE OUT HUNGER

Swipe Out Hunger has been called a “Champion of Change” by President Barak Obama. Our organization operates on 14 college campuses around the nation and allows university students to donate the excess dollars from their meal plan to their local food insecure community. While having donated over one million meals in the past 4 years, our program believes that its true power lies in the students who are able to practice leadership and entrepreneurship as they launch and lead their school’s chapter. 

We are based in Los Angeles with chapters primarily in Southern California but also in Chicago, Philadelphia, New York. New cities are being added monthly. 

 

ABOUT THIS ROLE

We are looking for a detail oriented, self-motivated candidate to come on as our second hire.  While working directly with our CEO, you will be responsible for the execution of our national growth strategy. One element of your job will be hands on and include building relationships with our current student leaders to ensure their chapter’s success while also facilitating the creation of new Swipe Out Hunger chapters. The second aspect is working on the organization's strategy, partnerships and overall health. As a start-up, this is your chance to influence and shape our success and growth. 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS ROLE

Outcome from your work in this role: 

Because of your facilitation, hundreds of thousands of meals will be served and thousands of students will practice philanthropy. 

As the second hire you’ll gain invaluable experience related to starting/running a national, grassroots organization. 

You will have the flexibility, and are in fact invited to, regularly share insights, ideas and opportunities. 

Freedom and Benefits 

An environment that encourages curiosity and innovation. 

Flex hours– aside from pre-scheduled meetings and project constraints, you can control your own hours as long as the job gets done. 

Membership to Impact Hub LA, the most innovative and collaborative working space in Los Angeles. This is where our office is currently located. 

Support and encouragement to grow as a professional and chart your own path in a fast-growing organization.

 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE

Pipeline Management:

Orient students as they start to develop their Swipe Out Hunger chapter and continue to support them through the establishment process. 

Be the touchpoint for each school’s student liaison when they reach out with requests. 

Collaborate with the CEO to iterate and improve the chapter development pipeline. 

 

Systems Building:

Codify the processes and procedures in the chapter development process. 

Revamp the chapter on boarding process (how we welcome a school to our network once they receive campus approval). This process would ensure that the chapter has the resources to successfully launch on campus and leaves chapter feelings connected to the national organization. 

Develop and execute evaluations. This includes collecting data from chapters two-three times a year, compiling results and tracking growth. 

 Growth and Partnerships: 

Identify potential partners or opportunities for the organization. This includes relationships with donors, university administration, catering companies, like minded organizations and more. 

  

WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE….

With exceptional relationship and interpersonal skills. You would rather coach someone on a project than work on a research paper alone. 

Who is a self-starter. 

With a minimum of 2 years of work experience in social impact, community engagement, fundraising or other compelling field. 

Who was involved in Student Life as an undergraduate student. 

Who believes in the power of student leadership. A background in community organizing is a bonus. 

Thrives in open and flexible environments (if it isn’t clear yet, we’re a start-up) 

Who currently lives in or is will move to Los Angeles.

 

Most likely, you will be brought on for a 2-3 month (paid) project. At the end of the term, both parties will asses the fit and we hope, make the position more permanent. Salary and hours are negotiable. While we will make sure that you can pay your LA rent, salary will be commensurate to the organization's annual fundraising. Feel free to ask us the range in your email application. 

TO APPLY

- Please send an email to info@swipehunger.org and include:

  1. 75-100 words on what interests you about the position
  2. 100-200 words describing your favorite experience or challenge as an undergraduate student leader (or as a professional post-grad). 
  3. Your Resume. 
  4. The Name, phone, email and relation of two referrals (professional, personal or academic). 

THE PROCESS

- Our leadership will filter through applications. Qualified applicants to be invited to be interviewed by our Executive Director in person or via skype. A follow up interview with our Board of Directors may be asked. 

- There is no start date. Rather, the start date will be clear once we find the perfect person. 

Questions: please email rachel@swipehunger.org 

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