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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.

We’re looking for four new teammates to join Swipe Out Hunger:
Digital Content Creator (Remote)
Program Manager
(Remote)
Community Coordinator
(Remote)
Advocacy & Organizing Manager
(Remote)

Digital Content Creator

ROLE DESCRIPTION
Swipe Out Hunger is seeking a creative and energizing Digital Content Creator to support the organization’s content creation and storytelling efforts. The Digital Content Creator will report to the Director of Communications and work closely with other departments to achieve their goals.
 
As Digital Content Creator at Swipe Out Hunger, you’ll be in charge of creating digital content for our social media, website, newsletters, and digital platforms to reach our target audiences; you’ll frequently connect one-on-one with key stakeholders to share their stories; and you’ll proactively monitor and engage across Swipe Out Hunger’s social media platforms. 
 
You’re someone who loves capturing unique stories and leveraging these stories to engage new community members. You have experience setting up story collection systems and libraries that lift up key stories. You genuinely enjoy connecting with stakeholders to hear about their lived experience to craft a beautiful and inciting narrative. 
 
You’re passionate about creating visual and graphical content that lives on social media, websites, and newsletters. You’re skilled at taking complex or dull content and framing it in an engaging way. You don’t wait to be told what to do: rather, you bring insightful ideas forward and seize the moments. 
 
Finally, your friends may say you’re obsessed with social media, knowing all the new trends and how to amplify relevant content at the right time. You’re well-versed at articulating a nuanced voice across each social media platform, aligned with each of our audiences. You also know how to authentically engage with social media followers to amplify campaigns. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Content Creation + Development (40%)
– Create compelling and visually appealing designs, graphics, photos, and videos for all of Swipe Out Hunger’s digital platforms, including content for key campaigns from the Programs, Advocacy, and Development departments
– Ideate and generate monthly-newsletters, prioritizing engaging format and lessons learned from digital analytics
– Develop visuals and social media copy for the organization’s TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, with the goal of significantly growing our engagement and following
– Manage the social media content calendar, keeping track of what messages need to go out when and on what channels
– Support the Director of Communications on developing visual content for the annual Impact Report

Story Collection + Storytelling (30%)
– Connect ongoing with key stakeholders (students, advocates, etc.) to gather stories that advance our strategic goals
– Establish and continually update a cohesive story collection system that can be easily accessed by the greater team
– Share stories gleaned from collection process, infusing them into our content calendar and flagging team members when story is ripe for earned media, fundraising asks, or campus involvement

Sharing + Engagement (20%)
– Actively monitor social media content and community, with an eye of identifying key trends and followers with stories we may want to share
– Meaningfully engage with followers by direct messaging, responding, and resharing relevant content and campaigns
– Leverage digital analytics to guide our voice, tone, and content strategy to increase engagement

Additional Duties (10%)
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.

QUALIFICATIONS
– 2-4 years of experience in digital communications, marketing, or other relevant field
– Excellent eye and skill set for design, detail, and data
– Familiarity with brand management and adherence: you know how to remain within brand guidelines, while also evolving the brand look
– Strong experience with MailChimp, social media (namely TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter), and a design software of your choice (Adobe Photoshop, Canva, etc.)
– Excellent relationship building and connection skills

THIS ROLE IS FOR YOU IF YOU’RE…
– You like testing out new content: low engagement doesn’t scare you– it’s just information for how to improve
– You have a learner’s mindset, knowing there is potential behind every new trend, idea, or project
– You are motivated, enthusiastic, and proactive, bringing forth creative new ideas on a regular basis
– You are approachable and can authentically create connections with new stakeholders
– You are a skilled storyteller and can effectively center student stories in a destigmatized and uplifting way
– You are a team player: no job is too big or too small

COMMITMENT, COMPENSATION, & BENEFITS 
This is a full-time, exempt position with a salary between $50,000-$57,000 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 is January 3, 2022.

Qualified candidates will be advanced in the process, with the hopes of the Digital Content Creator joining Swipe Out Hunger in January 2022.


Program Manager

ROLE DESCRIPTION
Swipe Out Hunger is seeking a driven and collaborative Program Manager to help lead the organization’s Programs Department. The Program Manager will curate a suite of accessible anti-hunger program offerings, calendar of events and support the engagement efforts of the Program and Community Coordinators. The Program Manager will report to the Director of Programs and also work closely with other members of the Programs Department.

In this significant period of organizational growth, the Program Manager will ensure Swipe Out Hunger maintains effective relationships at scale across our 400+ partners. As a central organization for college anti-hunger programming, this entails having a finger on the pulse of the movement and understanding the inner workings across programmatic initiatives.

The Program Manager is someone strategic, action-oriented, and can bring together stakeholders and team members to work towards nationwide anti-hunger programming at scale. As Swipe Out Hunger’s suite of programs expands, the Program Manager will be charged with holistically connecting anti-hunger leaders and operations in a way that supports this moment of opportunity.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Program Development (40%)
– Identify key needs of the basic needs community
– Work with the team to create scalable solutions for key needs. We love iterating on best practices to incorporate new innovations from the field
– Use program data and evaluation to inform program changes.
– Lead team members to develop program content and resources for college food pantries.

Community Engagement (30%)
– Strategic partnerships: meet with food banks, companies and other groups who are interested in investing their capacity towards supporting our campus partners.
– Explore program development opportunities with ​​value-aligned people and organizations that could expand the scope or impact of Swipe Out Hunger’s work.

Management (20%)
– Help the Program Coordinators be their best! Help with the creation of project timelines and key metrics to make sure we reach our core goals as laid out in our strategic plan.
– Support the team’s individual growth by encouraging personal reflection and recommending learning opportunities or trainings.
– Spark enthusiasm and motivation to the team
– Work with the Director of Programs and other directors to ensure strong leadership relationships across the organization.

Additional Duties (10%)
– 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.

QUALIFICATIONS
– 2+ years of experience in program oversight, development and/or evaluation
– 2+ years of experience managing a team of at least two
– Natural relationship builder and are energized by meeting new people
– Passionate about the mission of Swipe Out Hunger
– Takes a technology-informed approach to you work
– Systems-thinker with the ability to work in an agile environment with competing priorities
– Solutions oriented
– You challenge the status quo and aren’t afraid to fail

THIS ROLE IS FOR YOU IF YOU’RE…
– You’re a life-long learner, you proactively seek learning opportunities (because we offer $500/yr in professional development waiting for you to use!).
– You’re naturally curious; you’re energized by exploring collaboration opportunities, thinking about how to do things differently and how to make an impact
– You are excited by change and are interested in a growing role and organization
– You have a natural tendency towards mentorship and support
– You thrive in an entrepreneurial and remote environment
– You have strong attention to detail while also maintaining a greater vision
– You’re end-user focused (focused on the experience of the receiving students)
– You’re passionate about justice work and systemic change
– You care deeply but don’t allow perfectionism to stand in the way of action
– You are able to stay agile and responsive; anticipating organizational needs and prepare for what is next
– You account for the value of diversity in every aspect of your work and you understand the nuances that shape the nonprofit sector.

COMMITMENT, COMPENSATION, & BENEFITS 
This is a full-time, exempt position with a salary between $60,000-70,000 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 is January 3, 2022.

Qualified candidates will be advanced in the process, with the hopes of the Program Manager joining Swipe Out Hunger in January 2022.


Community Coordinator

ROLE DESCRIPTION
Swipe Out Hunger is seeking a driven and collaborative Community Coordinator to help connect and support its network of colleges at a critical time for the movement. The Community Coordinator will report to the Engagement Manager and also work closely with other members of the Programs Department.

Relationships fuel our movement. Through this role, you’ll have the time and space to develop 1:1 relationships with leaders across our campus network to ensure stakeholders understand Swipe Out Hunger’s role within the anti-hunger space and how we can support their on-campus initiatives. As a connector, it will be your goal to build relationships across campuses, leaders, community groups, or be the person to remind the campus leader that they’re rocking it.

You will serve as the key contact for the Leadership Council; a group of pantry professionals – students, admin, volunteers, community food banks, etc. – who come together to help advise and lead the national plan for addressing campus hunger.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Community Engagement (60%)
– Build collaborative relationships with key campus stakeholders including students and admin so as to:
1) Support them in the design, implementation, and management phases of their food security and basic needs initiatives.
2) Connect them with opportunities to advocate for policy change
3) Introduce them to like minded or local partners from other campuses to food banks
– Gather information from campuses on their incredible programs and bring back data on ways their work could benefit from support
– 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.
– Work with Communications department to identify compelling story opportunities

Leadership Council (20%)
– Curate and host events and programs for members of the leadership council, a group of pantry professionals: students, admin, volunteers, community food banks etc. who come together to help advise and lead the national plan for addressing campus hunger.
– Identify and invite potential council members to relevant committees
– Identify, establish, and advance partnerships with value-aligned people and organizations that could expand the scope or impact 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.

Program Development (10%)
– Identify needs, scalable solutions and continuous iterating of best practices.
– Make data-informed program changes.
– Work with the Program Manager to develop and update program content and resources for college food pantries.

Additional Duties (10%)
– 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.

QUALIFICATIONS
– 2-3 years of experience in community building/community organizing (time as a campus organizer absolutely counts!)
– You can find common ground and build relationships with campus leaders
– Natural relationship builder and are energized by meeting new people
– Passionate about the mission of Swipe Out Hunger
– Takes a technology-informed approach to you work-
– Systems-thinker with the ability to work in an agile environment with competing priorities
– Solutions oriented
– You challenge the status quo and aren’t afraid to fail

THIS ROLE IS FOR YOU IF…
– You’re a life-long learner, you proactively seek learning opportunities
– You love picking up the phone and making calls to campuses
– You can read a room and communicate with people based on their preferred style (email, phone, text etc).
– You thrive in an entrepreneurial and remote environment
– You have strong attention to detail while also maintaining a greater vision
– You’re end-user focused (focused on the experience of the receiving students)
– You’re passionate about justice work and systemic change
– You are able to stay agile and responsive; anticipating organizational needs and prepare for what is next
– You account for the value of diversity in every aspect of your work and you understand the nuances that shape the nonprofit sector.

COMMITMENT, COMPENSATION, & BENEFITS 
This is a full-time, exempt position with a salary between $55,000-$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 is January 3, 2022.
 
Qualified candidates will be advanced in the process, with the hopes of the Community Coordinator joining Swipe Out Hunger in January 2022.


Advocacy & Organizing Manager

ROLE DESCRIPTION
Are you ready to help grow the movement to end college student hunger across America? Do you know the power that college students, school administrators and community organizations have to impact the political process, make changes, and build for a brighter future? Do you know that sometimes building movements takes a labor of love and a lot of perseverance? We’ve got just the role for you!

Swipe Out Hunger’s Advocacy team is seeking a driven and strategic Advocacy & Organizing Manager to support the organization’s anti-hunger movement pass legislation such as the Hunger-Free Campus Act. The Advocacy and Organizing Manager will report to the Director of Advocacy and work closely with other departments to achieve their goals to grow the movement to end college student hunger. 

As the Advocacy & Organizing Manager, you will work across the country to increase the capacity of Swipe Out Hunger’s coalition-building through bringing together strong student advocates and anti-hunger stakeholders. Through an iterative process, you will carry out the key strategic components to a variety of campaigns and galvanize key players to support Swipe Out Hunger’s advocacy and organizing goals.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Creating student anti-hunger coalitions: Help create on-campus student anti-hunger coalitions of student leaders, student groups and administrators that advocate on state-based campaigns.  
– Holding meetings and conference calls key stakeholders:
Hold regular in-person meetings, calls or zooms with student coalitions and key stakeholders to get them involved in the campaign. 
Representing Swipe Out Hunger to key stakeholders:
Represent Swipe Out Hunger to elected officials, student leaders, administrators, community partners and key stakeholders as they build support and momentum for the campaign. 
– Conduct legislator and target research:
Complete legislator profiles that assist the campaign in strategically engaging elected officials. 
– Develop on the ground campaign resources:
The Advocacy & Organizing Manager will draft and develop on the ground campaign resources such as advocacy one pager, postcards, recruitment materials, leave behinds and more. 
– Draft advocacy social media copy and toolkits:
In partnership with the Communications department, create social media collateral for the national Swipe Out Hunger organization to utilize and share social media toolkits/templates for local on the ground organizations to use to further the campaign.  
– Coordinate grassroots actions:
Work with the Director of Advocacy to coordinate on the ground advocacy actions such as rallies, lobby visits, and media events.

QUALIFICATIONS
– 2 – 3 years experience in community organizing, political campaigns, issue-based advocacy campaigns or nonprofit advocacy.
– Outstanding storytelling skills and ability to connect with a diverse audience
– Strong project management skills and ability to juggle multiple projects at once
– Clear and effective writer: can effectively communicate ideas and complex advocacy and policy issues into arguments that support our movement
– Excellent meeting facilitation skills and engagement tactics

THIS ROLE IS FOR YOU IF…
– You’re a life-long learner, you proactively seek learning opportunities
– You can read a room and communicate effectively with people based on their preferred style (email, phone, text etc).
– You can authentically create connections with new stakeholders
– You can inspire college students to get involved, act and lead in campaigns to end hunger on and off-campus
– You’re passionate about justice work and systemic change
– You account for the value of diversity in every aspect of your work and you understand the nuances that shape the nonprofit sector.
– You are a self-starter and will bring teamwork, creativity, and innovation to this quickly growing organization – no job too big or too small
– You come to work every day understanding that movement building is a long-term project. It requires maximum flexibility and often grows best with teams that find and take advantage of every opportunity.

COMMITMENT, COMPENSATION, & BENEFITS 
This is a full-time, exempt position with a salary between $55,000-$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, unlimited PTO, 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 is January 3, 2022.
 
Qualified candidates will be advanced in the process, with the hopes of the Advocacy & Organizing Manager joining Swipe Out Hunger in January 2022.