International Rescue Committee Sacramento
New Roots Program Manager
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|Posted On:||Monday, 6th August 2018|
2020 Hurley Way, Suite 420, Sacramento, California 95825
The mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC has a presence in over 40 countries and 27 offices in the United States; the IRC leads the way from harm to home. Domestically, our offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency.
The IRC’s New Roots program is designed to assist refugees to reestablish their ties to the land celebrate their heritage and nourish themselves and their neighbors by planting strong roots in their new communities. Through community gardening, nutrition education and small-business farming, New Roots provides refugee farmers with the tools and training they need to grow healthy and affordable food and become self-sufficient. Across a network stretching from New York to Oakland, California refugees are revitalizing urban spaces, sharing their farming know-how with their new neighbors and providing healthy, fresh food to their families and communities.
The New Roots Program Manager is responsible for the overall management, growth and execution of the New Roots program in Sacramento. S/he will oversee and manage all aspects of the program comprised of four key components: food secure resettlement, community gardening, urban farming, and agro micro-enterprise development; will be responsible for oversight of New Roots grants, including budget management, reporting and compliance outcomes, in addition to grant writing and securing ongoing program funding; and will work with staff, a team of volunteers and a network of community based organizations to ensure success of this program. The position is also responsible for new program development and the integration of New Roots programming within the Sacramento office, in addition to serving as a core member of the Sacramento leadership team.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Resettlement Director
Position directly supervises: New Roots Farm Coordinator, Market and Garden Specialist, interns and volunteers
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Sacramento Program staff, Volunteer Coordinator, Cultural Orientation Specialist
External: Market and Restaurant owners, Parks and Recreation,
Salary Range: $48,426- $55,000 yearly