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Job Detail: Food Policy Program Aide


As the largest and most vibrant city in the state, Minneapolis depends on purposeful, dedicated and innovative employees.  Minneapolis has a large variety of careers for people of all experiences and backgrounds who come together for a singular purpose--serving the residents, businesses and visitors of Minneapolis.

The City of Minneapolis Coordinator's Division of Sustainability is hiring a part-time (20-25 hours/week) temporary Food Policy Program Aide. The Food Policy Program Aide will assist with planning, development and implementation of events, activities, policies, research, engagement and communications for the City of Minneapolis food policy and Homegrown Minneapolis initiatives. The work is both independent and collaborative in nature. The position may last up to 12 months in duration.

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Support planning, scheduling and implementing program activities and events
  • Assist with development and drafting of meeting materials and minutes
  • Maintain and draft updates for the Homegrown Minneapolis website
  • Draft monthly e-newsletters
  • Support social media and other program communications
  • Assist with primary and secondary research, including drafting surveys and analyzing collected data, analysis of potential policies, metrics and other related data for Homegrown Minneapolis programs
  • Prepare and make presentations for the program
  • Support community outreach, engagement and communication with program partners and community members
  • Provide staff support for clerical services for the program
  • Other duties as assigned

 Office setting and regular attendance of meetings and events in the community, sometimes outside of traditional working hours. Availability for occasional nights and weekends, including monthly weeknight advisory committee meetings is necessary.

Position Qualifications:

Required skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Interest in policy
  • Experience with concept of racial equity
  • Ability to navigate complex systems and communicate with various audiences
  • Familiarity with climate change, local food systems, urban sustainability and/or environmental justice issues

 Preferred skills:

  • Experience and aptitude with Survey Monkey or Google Forms; web content management systems (WCMS) and/or e-newsletter software; ArcGIS (preferred) or other mapping tools; Tableau or other data visualization software
  • Comfort and aptitude with public speaking
  • Experience with community engagement/meeting facilitation
  • Ability to conduct independent analysis and research
  • Post-secondary education in public health, economic development, ecology, natural resources, urban planning, public policy or related fields (started or completed)

To Apply: 

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About the job

Location Minneapolis, Minnesota
Field Administrative
Time Full-time
Date 10 March 2020

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Company name City of Minneapolis
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