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Food Justice Program Lead

Food Justice Program Lead

Job title: Food Justice Program Lead

Department: KALO HCC Programs; Pacific Climate Warriors

Status: .5, part-time, temporary, non-exempt; entry-level 

Salary: $20 per hour with performance review each fiscal quarter by KALO Executive Leadership (ED/PD). Not to exceed 23 hours a week, through January/December 2023, depending on hiring date and funding

Reports to: Program Director  @KALO and Multicultural Center Coordinator @ PCC

SUMMARY: The Food Justice Program Lead (FJM) of  Ka ʻAha Lāhui O ʻOlekona Hawaiian Civic Club of Oregon and SW Washington (KALO HCC) is responsible for the development, protection and enhancement of KALO HCCʻs mala (dry land taro patch) primarily at The Oregon Food Bankʻs (OFB) Community Learning Garden in NE Portland, Oregon. This position would also assist Pasifika Climate Warriors (PCW)  in connecting the garden to quarterly food distribution events.

FJM should be knowledgeable about native plants of the Pacific Islander community (and willing to learn) and threats to native habitats both here in the Pacific Northwest and Oceania. FJM also needs to have or build protocol understanding of Wākea, Papahānaumoku, Hoʻohōkūkalani, and Hāloa. 

FJM will monitor and lead programming  our mala at OFB by engaging KALO HCCʻs membership through community based workshops, volunteer opportunities, building relationships and collaboration roles with agencies and organizations to enhance awareness the malaʻs role to Pacific Islanders, and provide all labor needs that accompanies the mala or expansions of the program. 

GENERAL FUNCTION: The FJM and Program Director works closely with KALO HCCʻs Executive Director to ensure the overall success of all  programs and services of the organization. 

Please send your resume, cover letter/letter of interest, or any other supporting materials to by June 2 with an expected start date in July. This position will close when submissions are full. 

Additional Info

Job Type : Part-time

Education Level : Not Applicable

Experience Level : Entry Level

Job Function : Development

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