Career Opportunities

Posted August 22 2014

Farm to School Academy Director - KC Healthy Kids


KC Healthy Kids (KCHK) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health of Greater Kansas City's children. We partner with communities and organizations to advance policies and environmental changes that promote healthy eating and active living. We also support a number of initiatives designed to improve the food and built environments in which children and families live, work, play, and learn.

We are seeking a seasoned and dynamic food systems professional to work with Greater Kansas City school districts and local growers to identify and advocate for policy and environmental changes that minimize barriers to purchasing and incorporating locally grown produce into school meals and events. The primary responsibilities of the Farm to School Academy Director are to develop, manage, grow, and evaluate the Farm to School Academy and to provide general operational and administrative support. Qualified candidates must have strong administrative and organizational skills, the ability to think strategically, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school district administrators, teachers, food service staff, local farmers, and local, state and federal officials.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build and/or maintain the Farm to School Academy in Greater Kansas City school districts.
  • Work with district staff to create, develop and implement written school year work plans that document goals, strategies and tactics for advancing their farm to school programs.
  • Provide training opportunities, guidance and direction to school staff as they prepare and serve local foods to students, teachers, and parents at school meals and activities.
  • Work with local growers to identify and address barriers to selling produce to area school districts and recommend or implement changes to remove these barriers.
  • Provide technical assistance to districts on procurement considerations for purchasing local foods and to local growers on school district procurement and bidding processes.
  • Advocate for food access and farm to school policies at the state and local levels.
  • Work with major food distributors to increase the abundance, variety, and availability of local foods to schools.
  • Share the farm to school model through educational materials, presentations, and workshops. 
  • Work with KC Healthy Kids' staff to develop and maintain marketing and educational materials for the Farm to School Academy.
  • Work with program consultant to plan, develop and implement a strong and sustained evaluation plan that captures program impact on students, families, school staff and food service workers.
  • Perform program administrative functions, including, but not limited, to budgeting, staff and funder communication, grant writing, grant reporting and problem resolution.
  • Monitor external environmental trends and incorporate newly-identified best practices into the program as appropriate.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in nutrition and/or dietetics, community food systems, business, marketing, agriculture, public administration or equivalent with at least 5-7 years of professional experience.
  • Experience and knowledge on food systems, school foods, farming, food distribution and purchasing, food sales, and managing complex, collaborative projects are preferred.
  • Excellent ability to work with racially and culturally diverse groups.
  • Self-starter with strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent writing, public speaking, and presentation skills.

Job Relationships:
Relationship management is a key function of the position. The Farm to School Academy Director will have frequent contact with diverse stakeholders, including regional public officials and legislators, administrators, farmers, food industry professionals, planning professionals, school professionals and educators, transportation experts, philanthropy, faith-based organizations, health care personnel, social service professionals, academia, media, and community residents.

Reports to:
Vice President of Programs

Salary and Benefits:
Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include comprehensive insurance coverage, retirement, PTO, and paid holidays.

To Apply:
Email cover letter, resume, salary history, and writing sample to April Hailey at Applications will continue to be accepted while the position remains unfilled.

** Please note: No phone calls please. Inquiries should be sent by email. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

KC Healthy Kids adheres to the policy of providing equal employment opportunities to all job applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation.

Posted August 20 2014

Director of International Missions - Village Presbyterian Church


Village Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) is seeking a part time Director of International Missions. Candidates for this part-time position must present skills to provide functions as an administrator and coordinator for the Dominican Republic Medical Partnership as well as future endeavors with other international missions with Village Church.
Core requirements include:

  • Cultural competence as it relates to international mission work; understanding of the culture and people of the Dominican Republic a plus
  • Possess a passionate and motivating aptitude for mission work and the ability to build relationships with an understanding of sustainable development practices
  • Demonstrate effective communication, organization, and administrative skills
  • Experience and skill in development, implementation, and evaluation of health programming
  • Ability to assist in facilitating multicultural partnerships/exchange in order to implement and coordinate activities, including existing collaboration with health organizations in the southeast region of the DR
  • Skills to coordinate and support the workings of the DRMP, its Advisory Board, Committee Chairs, and Fundraising Program
  • Provide skills to assist with the funding and development of the current fundraiser as well as others
  • Trusting in the future, possess an ability to visualize mission work for tomorrow
  • Spanish language proficiency

Responsibilities to Staff

  • Report directly to the Executive Pastor of Administration at Village Church
  • Report to the DRMP Advisory Board
  • Provide a patient efficiency of leadership, management, administrative skills in conjunction with staff relationships

Contact Information:

6641 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66208

Posted July 14 2014

Commercial Health Insurance Strategist/ Grade P7 (Job #52-14)

POSITION: Commercial Health Insurance Strategist/ Grade P7 (Job #52-14) 
                 Healthcare Financing & Delivery Department 
                 Practice Advancement Division
Supervisor: Janelle Johnson

HOURS:    Monday - Friday, 37.50 hours per week
                 Additional hours as needed

TRAVEL: 10-15 days out-of-town travel annually

This position provides subject matter expertise in commercial health insurance to represent the AAFP externally; influence the external environment; develop educational tools and resources; and inform policy development and analysis. Private sector advocacy encompasses the commercial health insurance industry and includes employers, private health plans, health benefit management companies, and related trade associations.

This position helps manage Academy relationships and initiatives with the commercial health insurance industry and advocates on behalf of its members with the largest commercial payers. The position also develops and recommends policies and strategies and develops educational materials and practice tools to assist constituent chapters and members to more effectively and efficiently interact with private payers.

Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent work experience; a Master's degree is preferred, and at least six years of directly related work experience. Specialized knowledge includes: health care economics and delivery systems, extensive knowledge of health insurance industry and how insurance companies interact with family physicians required. Other qualifications include strong written communication skills; analytical expertise; policy analysis; and public speaking skills for large, national conferences and smaller audiences, such as board of directors, commissions, constituent chapters, and senior leaders. Effective leadership skills essential to collaborating with internal and external stakeholders. Computer skills needed include: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer, GroupWise, and Adobe Acrobat.

To express interest in this position, please apply online at Minorities are encouraged to apply.



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