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Available Position: Mesa Comunitaria/Community Table Coordinator: 

10 hrs per week

We will receive applications until the position is filled, with the earliest start date Nov 1st, 2023. To apply, please send a current resume and brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position to with the subject line “Community Table Coordinator”. 

The Windham Community Food Network is seeking a part-time employee to help administer its Community Table/Mesa Comunitaria project. The role requires 10 hours a week. Exact hours fluctuate depending on the season, though pay is distributed for 10 hrs weekly. While the schedule is flexible, the Coordinator must be available most of the day Tuesday for sourcing and preparing for distributions Wednesday mornings. The location is hybrid, some work can be done remotely but also requires time at our Main St office and driving to partner sites in the Windham area. Mileage will be reimbursed. This position pays $20 - $25 per hour depending on experience. Training will be provided from the current Coordinator. 


Community Table/Mesa Comunitaria was initiated in the summer of 2020. With families out of work because of the global pandemic and many barriers in place to receive assistance, Mesa Comunitaria/Community table became an emergency food response in Windham.  

It exists today as a pantry service that delivers weekly boxes of food to 35 families in need, with an emphasis on reaching Latinx immigrant women and teens in Willimantic. These boxes are filled with food gleaned from local farmers, gardeners and pantries and supplemented with additional groceries purchased through community fundraising efforts. The boxes are packed and delivered by recipients and community members who are compensated for their time through a stipend program. 

The Community Table/Mesa Comunitaria project both increases economic security, as it puts food on the table for immigrant households; as well as builds leadership and power.  It brings new, intergenerational voices to the table to organize themselves in order to generate and distribute local food resources.  It aims to be a member-led, self-sustaining communal pantry and food processing collective for families in Willimantic.

The Coordinator for the Community Table food pantry must have the organizational and operational skills to facilitate the program 52 weeks of the year. They are responsible for engaging with volunteers, shareholders, interns, students and more in order to carry out weekly food box deliveries. Shareholders guide the direct inputs of the program, while the coordinator bridges the gap between other organizations and funders. The coordinator receives all shareholder inquiries, processes intakes, and maintains contacts with families throughout the year.

Job Responsibilities:

They will manage sourcing from a variety of individuals, partner agencies, grocery stores, and farms. Regular recordkeeping including maintaining the inventory system and tracking in/out of products for proper reporting for grants and partners. Design, distribute, and analyze preference surveys to collect input from shareholders and adjust and guide the program to fit their needs. Coordinate with various student interns from UConn and Eastern University on projects, while meeting their educational and programmatic needs. Manage our gleaning program, which recovers crop seconds from local farmers in conjunction with UConn. Have a “big picture” understanding of programming and budget needs to work as a team on grant writing. Participate in cohort meetings. Understand and maintain regulatory requirements for food storage. Assist in organizing Know Your Farmer Fair and Veggiestock, local spring events. Manage outreach for the program.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bilingual English and Spanish

  • Drivers license and reliable access to a car

  • Smartphone with internet access

  • Proficiency in Google Suite

  • Excellent Communication Skills

  • Ability to lift 20-40 lbs for short periods of time while loading/unloading produce and pantry items.

  • Ability to work independently

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the Willimantic Community

  • Volunteer Management

  • Nutrition/Agriculture/Food Related Career

  • Event Coordination

  • Grant Writing

  • SurveyMonkey or other survey software

  • Demonstrated cultural competency, and dedication to promoting equity, inclusivity and diversity

  • Passion for food justice and community development.


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