Foodshare – Community Network Builder Job Opportunity

Job Posting – July 2018


Title:  Community Network Builder – Part Time or Full Time


Position Summary:  Foodshare seeks a Community Network Builder to develop and organize local projects and partnerships consistent with Foodshare’s mission and strategic plan to end hunger in greater Hartford.  Responsibilities include community organizing; developing and facilitating Hunger Action Teams (HATs) to ask and answer the question, “Why are people hungry in this community?”



Support and facilitate the inspiration and engagement of the community at large, Foodshare’s volunteers, partner agencies, and people who have experienced hunger, through the following:

  • Recruit individuals and organizations to support Foodshare in its short- and long-term work to end hunger.
  • Connect people, organizations, and HATs to agencies that deliver food and services in a two-way communication that ensures each other’s success.
  • Pursue local, state, and federal government action that will result in a positive agenda for lasting change.
  • Create community-level bodies (HATs), that bring together many elements within a community, including representatives from schools, businesses, government, social services, academic research, nonprofits, and religious organizations to work together to understand the problem in their community and to find solutions that are custom-designed for their community’s particular circumstances.
  • Coordinate HATs on a regional basis so that solutions can be shared and ideas disseminated more broadly.
  • Take advantage of existing infrastructure of food delivery agencies—pantries, community kitchens, shelters, etc.—and Foodshare’s connection with them to build out a suite of services that can address the root causes of hunger even as they fill the immediate need (prioritizing nutritious food and encouraging healthy choices).


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in advocacy, community organizing or related discipline or comparable work experience.
  • 3+ years direct work experience in community organizing, coalition building, asset-based community development or similar efforts with a proven track record of strategic relationship building.


Key Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and Survey Monkey. Raiser’s Edge proficiency a plus.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Ability to efficiently manage 40-80 meetings annually, including invitations, agendas, minutes, and guest speakers.
  • Ability to think creatively and work independently to build and strengthen community ties between stakeholders.
  • Excellent listening, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze and communicate government regulations.
  • Ability to articulate an inspiring and motivating vision through individual and group presentations.
  • Superior time management and organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.



This is a part-time hourly position generally working 20 hours (4 days) Monday-Friday, mornings or afternoons.  Full time hours (40 hours/week) are also a possibility.


To apply please submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements:

No phone calls please.

Foodshare is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Foodshare maintains a drug-free workplace.



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Posted July 17, 2018