Elkhart, Indiana

Food Systems Administrator

Elkhart County Food Council -- Elkhart, Indiana

1- or 2-year term
Ages 20+
Mennonite Voluntary Service



The Elkhart County Food Council (ECFC) is seeking a qualified staff person to coordinate operational logistics for the Food Council as it works toward development of a more sustainable local food system.

Focusing on food production, food access & systems surrounding the local food-shed, ECFC acts as a connector and facilitator to support a healthy community. A vibrant united community based local food system is the target.

We are in need of a part time Food Systems Administrator to help coordinate and communicate with the board. Will also do research and market said information with stakeholders. The job is flexible and requires a self-starter.

Job Summary details:

  • Coordination:
    • Work with ECFC Leadership coordinating meetings and events
    • Assist with agenda formation and outreach
    • Provide the necessary logistics to carry out events including acquiring locations and resources.
  • Communication:
    • Attends and participates in meetings.
    • Takes minutes as directed.
    • Provides routine updates to FC Leadership
  • Research:
    • Review existing food system resources & assets.
    • Assess, aggregate and map new assets.
    • Work with Webmaster to update assets keeping the website current
    • Research other Food Councils and share with ECFC Leadership possible improvements or opportunities
    • Review census reports and statistics as directed by the ECFC Leadership
    • Work with ECFC Leadership to gather outcome data measuring the success of ECFC interventions
  • Marketing and Connecting with Stakeholders:
    • Work closely with ECFC Leadership to facilitate outreach methods including articles, advertising, fliers
    • Work with ECFC Leadership for fundraising opportunities.

Desired skills:

  • Experience or strong familiarity with food systems
  • Familiar with food-related issues from a health, agriculture, access or hunger perspective; passionate about local food systems
  • Personal organization skills including digital files, e-mail & other communications
  • Ability to work independently
  • Comfortable with initiating conversations with FC Leadership and community stakeholders
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills
  • Culturally-sensitive and aware; cultural competency training helpful
  • Proficiencies in Spanish helpful


  • Flexible schedule may be required. The bulk of the schedule could be primarily driven by this staff person.
  • Would need some transportation and phone to carry out job duties. Expenses would be reimbursed.
  • Works directly under supervision of ECFC Leadership. Who is available at any time for essential communications

 Program info



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 Program site



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