Director - Learning and Impact, Northwest Harvest

Posted by NPL Connects on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 5:00 PM PDT

Northwest Harvest is Washington’s leading hunger relief agency – supporting a statewide network of 375 food banks, meal programs, and high-need schools. Focused on improving equity in our food system, Northwest Harvest believes everyone in Washington should have consistent access to nutritious food that nourishes the body, mind, and spirit. In addition to making sure those who suffer from hunger have increased access to healthy food, Northwest Harvest aims to shift public opinion, as well as impact institutional policies and societal practices that perpetuate hunger, poverty, and disparities in our state.

Under the direction of the CEO, the Director, Learning and Impact (L&I) will focus primarily on: advancing external learning on the underlying causes and effective interventions related to food insecurity; testing new ideas for programmatic initiatives, the development and implementation of a Strategic Pathway to 2028; and establishing an organization-wide measuring and evaluation (M&E) framework. The incumbent will need to be able to diagnose complex societal structures that perpetuate food insecurity and others manifestations of inequity, chart multiple paths forward to address underlying causes and generate a robust plan of action for the organization to progress on its ultimate goal of achieving food justice for all in Washington State. The incumbent will be a champion of anti-racist and anti-oppression oriented program design. This role requires the highest level of leadership, creativity and stick-to-itiveness expected by the organization.

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