Food Sovereignty and Education Equity Program Manager Position

Department: Partnerships and Collaboration


About The Department of Partnerships and Collaboration:

The Montbello Organizing Committee (MOC) is currently hiring a Food Sovereignty and Educational Equity Program Manager to work under the Department of Partnerships and Collaborations. This department manages an average of $3MM of pass-through funding that supports the work of community organizations that may not have the infrastructure for federal or state funding compliance. We believe that we are stronger together. Current funded partnerships focus on Mental Health and Wellbeing, Healthy Food for Families, Education, Community Food Distribution and other impactful community initiatives.

Job Responsibilities: 
  • Manage collaborative partnerships by joining committees, maintaining consistent communication, attending partner events, and providing technical support to anchor  partners under shared funding.  
  • Manage city and federal pass-through funds by overseeing invoicing, collecting required metrics for reporting, document tracking and collection, managing work scope related communications. 
  • Advocate for Montbello residents by tracking and advocating for State and Federal legislation that directly impacts MOC partners and community members.
  •  Follow local and national policy trends and advocate for MOC’s community-driven values around Education and Food Sovereignty.
  • Share partner initiatives and programs with the community by using MOC’s multiple communication platforms.
  • Represent MOC in the community and actively seek new and innovative alignments with  potential collaborative partners (i.e. community events, meetings, other collaborative  efforts).
  • Support the Building Wealth from Within and the Montbello FreshLo departments with  dissemination of information to the greater community.
  •  Actively support MOC lead community events. (i.e. Montbello Summit, Montbello Alive!  Montbello Farmers Market, and the Montbello FreshLo / Walkable Loop activations.)
  • Support the Director of Partnerships and Collaborations with providing technical assistance to Collaborative partners in Food Access and Education.
  •  Assist MOC team with fiscal activities such as grant management, budgeting,  fundraising, reporting, purchasing, and auditing.
  • Provide regular updates and communication to the Director of Partnerships and Collaborations.
  • Other duties as assigned by MOC’s Director of Partnerships and Collaborations such as  supporting the Programs Policy Council.


  • Residency in and/or intimate connection with Greater Montbello Area preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred, advanced degree in relevant field is a bonus.
  • At least one (1) year of experience in the nonprofit sector. 
  • Proven experience in intermediate graphic design skills and proficient in all applications  of Microsoft Office and Adobe, and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter,  Instagram, TikTok, Constant Contact, WordPress, Tockify)
  • Commitment to Equity demonstrated by an ability to engage with diverse populations in a respectful and culturally responsive manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects, priorities, and programs to completion in a constantly changing environment.
  • A communication and management style that fosters team relationships and an interpersonal style that is service oriented and supportive of the entire MOC Team.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

The Montbello Organizing Committee offers a competitive salary of $60,000 - $75,000/year, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

How to Apply
Please send a resume and a culture letter to A culture letter speaks to your connection to MOC’s Values, Purpose, and Vision.  Please keep your culture letter to a maximum of 1 page and share at least 2-3 examples  of how you would demonstrate these values as a potential employee at MOC. Application deadline is September 5, 2023. 


About Montbello Organizing Committee

The Montbello Organizing Committee is a community-based Community Development Corporation located in Denver, Colorado. Their mission is to empower residents to become leaders and advocates for positive change in their neighborhood. They work to address issues related to community development, food access, community wealth building, mental health, education, housing, and transportation, among others. Through community organizing and engagement, the Montbello Organizing Committee aims to create a vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable community that meets the needs and aspirations of its residents. To learn more, visit