CAREERS

When you join Swipe Out Hunger, you join a movement: Swipe Out Hunger is a national nonprofit committed to ending college student hunger. We work with colleges and universities to design and implement a range of anti-hunger programs, including “The Swipe Drive” which enables students to donate meals to their peers facing food insecurity on campus. Swipe Out Hunger promotes on-campus solutions, policy and advocacy, and student empowerment practices to address college food insecurity. Recognized for its entrepreneurial nature, Swipe Out Hunger has been named an Obama White House Champion For Change and its founder, Rachel Sumekh, has landed a spot on the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list. From its beginnings as a grassroots movement at UCLA in 2010, Swipe Out Hunger has since served 2.5 million nourishing meals across all 50 states and more than 400 campuses.

Current Opportunities:

In light of our Founder Rachel Sumekh’s decision to transition from her role as CEO of Swipe Out Hunger on July 29, 2022, we’re looking for a new Executive Director!

We are also hiring for a Programs Coordinator position and Social Media Fellow!

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

LOCATION

Remote with frequent travel.

COMPENSATION

$130,000 to $150,000 based on experience as aligned to the role and responsibilities.

BRIEF OVERVIEW

Established by a group of students at UCLA in 2010, Swipe Out Hunger is the leading nonprofit ending college student hunger. Founded in Los Angeles, the team of twelve full-time people supports students and campus administrators nationwide to implement solutions to end student hunger within colleges and universities. Swipe Out Hunger advocates for systematic student-centric policies, including training students to be leaders in the movement to end student hunger.

Under the 12-year leadership of its Founder and CEO, Rachel Sumekh, Swipe Out Hunger has grown from an organization with one program to a holistic and systems-focused organization leading the way on both the most effective solutions on campus and trailblazing policy at the state and federal level. Swipe Out Hunger has grown across over 400 campuses and 50 states.

THE POSITION

At an exciting point in its history, Swipe Out Hunger is seeking a new forward-thinking leader to drive the nonprofit towards its goal of ending college student hunger.

This is an opportunity for the new Executive Director (ED) to implement the 2022-2024 Strategic Plan, continue to set a long-term vision and strategy towards Swipe Out Hunger’s end game, and serve as a manager, coach, and thought partner to the senior team of Directors in their functional areas. The ED will also mobilize external stakeholders (students, donors, campus administrators, and partners) towards a shared campus anti-hunger vision and continue to strengthen the financial integrity of the organization.

The incoming ED will lead Swipe Out Hunger, which centers students and designs the future of basic needs work on college campuses. They will report to the Board of Directors and work closely with a team of twelve full-time, several part-time staff, and a network of college campuses across the nation to develop and strengthen programs and advocacy efforts that help meet the basic needs of today’s college students.

Key responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following areas of focus:

Aligning Vision and Strategy & Management: Provide oversight of implementing the 2022-2024 Strategic Plan. Direct the process of defining the strategic vision beyond 2024. Ensure the senior team of Directors is supported individually and collectively. Partner closely with the Board of Directors, specifically the Board Chair, for shared accountability. Deepen collaboration across teams and functions.
External Affairs and Fundraising: Communicate the organization’s significant role in addressing student hunger, mobilizing external and internal stakeholders to rally around this shared vision. Collaborate with the Vice President of Communications and Manager of Development and Board of Directors in creating a culture of philanthropy through the stewardship of donors, equitable allocation of current resources, and solicitation of additional gifts to meet the organization’s growing need for capacity.
Program and Advocacy: Partner with the Director of Programs to continuously evolve, scale, and deepen the impact of Swipe Out Hunger programs. Support the Director of Advocacy in the development and outreach of Swipe Out Hunger advocacy campaigns. This includes the ongoing growth of the organization’s Hunger-Free Campus bill as outlined in the 2022-24 Strategic Plan
Operations, Finance, and Talent: Support the Director of Operations with internal team operations, financial management, hiring, and budgeting. Contribute and enhance the organizational culture described in Swipe Out Hunger’s values document.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

– Dedicated and energized by Swipe Out Hunger’s mission to end food insecurity for college students. Deeply understands that hunger is an intersectional issue and that our response must be holistic and responsive to the role that racism, income inequality, and other barriers to education play throughout a student’s pursuit of a degree. 
– 5+ years of experience managing full-time staff, including in a remote setting. 
– Enthusiastic about fundraising and experience stewarding individuals, foundations, or corporate partners.
– Experience as a nonprofit professional with progressive responsibilities. 
– Worked directly on the issues of poverty, hunger, or basic needs insecurity in higher education. 
– A people-centered leader who prioritizes relationships and brings together new and diverse partners around a shared mission. 
– Has a pulse on the higher education landscape and adapts and responds to the needs of students, colleges, and their communities.
– Ability and interest in public engagement. Comfort with speaking in front of groups ranging from students to corporate partners.
– Able to hold a bold vision while maintaining a focus on effective execution and being biased towards action.

IT’S A BONUS IF YOU HAVE…

– Experience writing, passing, or advocating for policy and legislative change, especially at the state level. 
– Created and scaled effective programs and worked on their evolution and iteration over the course of years.
– Spent time as a community organizer.
– Lived experience with food insecurity, accessing public benefits, or supporting others in enrolling in services like SNAP.

Four out of twelve staff live in Los Angeles, where the organization has historically had an office, and many funders and community members are present. While this role is remote, there will be regular travel to meet strategic goals.

BENEFITS AND PAID TIME OFF

Swipe Out Hunger provides a supportive benefits package, including 100% coverage for employees. This includes medical, dental, and vision benefits, 4% retirement matching after 6 months on the job, ample flex time, and a generous professional development and “work comfortably from home” stipend. 

Swipe Out Hunger has unlimited PTO, with an “as long as you get the job done, you control your schedule” philosophy, thus days out of the office are at the discretion of each employee. Many of the organization’s employees end up taking off a total of 15 workdays (3 weeks)/year.

PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

APPLICATION DEADLINE

May 15, 2022

SALARY

$50,000 to $60,000

LOCATION

Remote

START DATE

June 21st or sooner

BRIEF OVERVIEW

Swipe Out Hunger is seeking a driven and collaborative Programs Coordinator to support the growth of its university presence at a critical time for the organization. The Programs Coordinator will report to the Programs Manager and also work closely with other members of the Programs Department.

On a typical day, this will include speaking with college student leaders and administrators to help set up and manage anti-hunger programs, researching and developing programmatic resources, updating internal databases including the organization’s CRM and surveying platforms, and managing additional projects that leverage a specific skill-set the candidate is excited to contribute. The Programs Coordinator will also be conducting survey and evaluation of campus programs, identifying and creating resources and tools to be shared with our campus network to support their anti-hunger work, and supporting the growth of anti-hunger programs onto new campuses that are participating in strategic expansion partnerships through targeted research and outbound outreach 

This person will employ their experience managing several projects as they sustain and grow Swipe Out Hunger’s expanding portfolio of program partners. The Programs Coordinator will serve as the first line of support for Swipe Out Hunger’s anti-hunger programming and will be joining the team at an exciting moment of growth for the organization.


Job Responsibilities
Campus Relations and Community Support (55%)
– Build collaborative relationships with key campus stakeholders to support them in the design, implementation, and management phases of their food security initiatives, including but not limited to food pantry operations and meal donation programs.
– Support and manage the newly added campus partners to the Swipe Out Hunger campus network. You’ll provide strategic support through phone and video calls with campus leaders, identifying appropriate resources, troubleshooting design, and implementation challenges. 
– Be well versed in and collaborate with members of the Advocacy team to introduce advocacy work to partners, identify meaningful pathways to engage campus partners, particularly students, in advocacy work. 
– Design and facilitate presentations on the following topics: food insecurity surveys, food pantry operations, DEI/racial justice work, SNAP outreach/assistance etc.

Tools & Resources (15%)
– Create and update outreach materials. This might include one pagers or how-to documents. Additionally, you’ll help maintain the Programs team’s central resource hub.

Data Quality & Evaluation (15%)
– Responsible for updating and maintaining the department’s internal CRM databases. This mainly includes: recording campus contacts across the Swipe network, tracking on-campus program impact, and maintaining the most current programmatic information on Hubspot and Google Drive. 
– Work alongside the Programs team to implement surveys and program tracking, evaluate programs, and analyze data. 

Community Partners (10%)
– Identify, establish, and advance partnerships with value-aligned entities that could expand the scale or scope of Swipe Out Hunger’s work. Examples of strategic partners include higher education systems, corporate partnerships, food service providers, campus recipients of government funding such as through Hunger-Free Campus legislation, nonprofits, and foundations with aligned missions.

Additional Duties (5%)
– Support the mission and day-to-day execution of what needs to move the organization forward. As a dedicated and hardworking group of individuals, the team is “all hands on deck,” doing whatever is necessary to meet the goals. This includes presenting at national conferences, speaking to the press, and supporting other team members with the annual Swipe Summit and the monthly Swipe Sessions.

Additional Expertise Sought
– We want to leverage any additional special skill set you could contribute to the team. Are you a master at graphic design? Event planning? Copy editing? Team morale? Data analysis? Public Policy?

Swipe Out Hunger seeks a candidate with…
– 1-3 years of work experience 
– Project management experience. You’ve owned projects and managed timelines.  
– Experience designing and conducting evaluation, data analysis and/or making data-informed decisions
– Strong people skills and relationship building skills. 
– Experience in managing programs
– Motivated to get things done and improve processes. 
– Team player, no job is too big or too small 
– Focused on improvement of self and the organization

COMMITMENT, COMPENSATION, & BENEFITS

This is a full-time, exempt position with a salary between $50,000-$60,000 commensurate with experience. Swipe Out Hunger provides a supportive benefits package, including 100% coverage for employees. This includes medical, dental, and vision benefits, 401K retirement matching after 6 months on the job, ample flex time, a yearly professional development stipend of $500, and a yearly $400 ‘Work Comfortably from Home’ fund. We also have a yearly in-person retreat amongst the palm trees of California!

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to cultivating a team that reflects the rich diversity of the population we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic partner status, veteran status, medical condition, mental or physical disability which would not prevent the performance of essential job duties without reasonable accommodation.

HOW TO APPLY

The application deadline has passed. 

RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Step 1: Selected candidates will be invited to record two interview questions regarding their experience and the role itself.

Step 2: Candidates will be invited for a video interview with the hiring manager and member of the Swipe Out Hunger team.

Step 3: Candidates will be asked to send 2-3 references. 

Step 4: Finalists interview with Director of Programs and CEO. 

Step 5: Offer extended to candidate. Ideal start date in late June but start date flexible.

SOCIAL MEDIA FELLOW

APPLICATION DEADLINE

May 30, 2022

STIPEND

10 hours/week for a monthly stipend of $700/month

LOCATION

Remote

TERM OF ROLE

June 22, 2022 – August 31, 2022 with the opportunity to be invited to continue in the role for longer. Start and end dates are flexible.

BRIEF OVERVIEW

Are you someone who loves to leverage social media for good? Have you always wanted to learn what it was like to work at a nonprofit but don’t know where to start? Are you constantly on top of what’s trending on the fyp? We’ve got just the role for you!

Swipe Out Hunger’s Communications Team is looking for a college student looking to expand their portfolio as our Social Media Fellow. This person will receive a front-row seat to a very collaborative, high impact start-up nonprofit experience. The Social Media Fellow will support the implementation of our social media strategy across several platforms. This role is perfect for someone who is creative, knows the latest and greatest social media trends and tools, and loves to build relationships with others. Our overall goal is to genuinely connect with our key audiences including students, higher education organizations, legislators and advocacy groups, and other decision makers in the anti-hunger space.

The Social Media Fellow will be working with and reporting directly to Swipe Out Hunger’s Digital Content Creator.

Responsibilities and Tasks
– Create compelling, engaging, and mission-driven content primarily for Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter 
– Engage with our followers and community across platforms, including regularly commenting, reposting, liking, and messaging 
– Research and implement ways to increase our followers and engagement
– Identify new trends and content opportunities that align with Swipe Out Hunger’s mission and brand
– Write witty and fun captions that center Swipe Out Hunger’s key messages and audiences 
– Use analytics and reporting tools to assess social media performance

Swipe Out Hunger seeks a candidate that…
– Has a great eye for design and photography/videography
– Can authentically engage audiences across social media
– Has experience with short-form video editing and creating fire content for TikTok
– Is comfortable with Canva or a similar design platform
– Has a way with words / excellent copywriting skills 
– Responds to emails in a timely manner and openly communicates
– Has excellent project management skills
– Currently enrolled at a college or university
– Can work in a remote environment

COMMITMENT, COMPENSATION, & BENEFITS

The Social Media Fellow will work with a dedicated, upbeat, and collaborative team at the forefront of social enterprise. We work hard and encourage a balanced lifestyle.

Depending on the student’s availability, we are open to a fellow working 10 hours/week for a monthly stipend of $700/month. The internship can take place from June 22, 2022 – August 31, 2022 with the opportunity to be invited to continue in the role for longer. Start and end dates are flexible. 

Swipe Out Hunger is operating remotely and this role can be performed from anywhere in the United States.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications can be submitted at swipehunger.org/socialmediafellow

RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Following initial review, select applicants will be invited to interview. References will be requested following a successful interview.

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