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As DC’s state education agency, The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) works urgently and purposefully, in partnership with education and related systems, to sustain, accelerate, and deepen progress for DC students. OSSE’s Division of Health and Wellness (H&W) leverages programming, partnerships, policy, and data to remove health barriers to learning so that people of all ages and backgrounds are prepared to succeed in school and in life. Our work is framed by The Whole School Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model which focuses on the child to align the common goals of education leaders and the health sectors to put into action a whole child approach to education. H&W has identified access to meals as a priority goal, which will ensure that all children and students, 6 months to 18 years old, who qualify for free or reduced-price meals or those who rely on USDA meal programs, have access to meals including breakfast, lunch, and afterschool snack and/or supper, regardless of location across the District. OSSE is deeply invested in developing and implementing long term plans for making progress around food education and school meals- including local procurement, school gardens, and nutrition education. In a typical week, a service member at OSSE might support Community of Practice meetings for DC educators, work to develop a procurement database of local BIPOC farmers, or help promote district-wide events like Strawberries and Salad day.

FoodCorps DC Metro members join a close-knit cohort serving BIMPOC communities in our nation’s capital. In addition to free museums, a thriving urban agriculture network, and a backyard that includes Rock Creek Park, DC Metro service members have access to DC’s metro and bus system and bike-friendly streets to ease the daily commute. Come to support DC’s diverse student population as they build stronger relationships with food, stay for the opportunity to work with amazing DC leaders and eat some of the best pupusas, Ethiopian food, and half smokes you’ll ever try.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Desire to work in an office environment (rather than in a school)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of or eagerness to learn about school meal programs
  • Enjoys asking questions and open to feedback
  • High social emotional intelligence
  • Interest in data collection
  • Ability to work independently
  • Successful at navigating projects without a predetermined path forward
  • Ability to adapt along the way
  • Grit and tenacity

As DC’s state education agency, The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) works urgently and purposefully, in partnership with education and related systems, to sustain, accelerate, and deepen progress for DC students. OSSE’s Division of Health and Wellness (H&W) leverages programming, partnerships, policy, and data to remove health barriers to learning so that people of all ages and backgrounds are prepared to succeed in school and in life. Our work is framed by The Whole School Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model which focuses on the child to align the common goals of education leaders and the health sectors to put into action a whole child approach to education. H&W has identified access to meals as a priority goal, which will ensure that all children and students, 6 months to 18 years old, who qualify for free or reduced-price meals or those who rely on USDA meal programs, have access to meals including breakfast, lunch, and afterschool snack and/or supper, regardless of location across the District. OSSE is deeply invested in developing and implementing long term plans for making progress around food education and school meals- including local procurement, school gardens, and nutrition education. In a typical week, a service member at OSSE might support Community of Practice meetings for DC educators, work to develop a procurement database of local BIPOC farmers, or help promote district-wide events like Strawberries and Salad day.

FoodCorps DC Metro members join a close-knit cohort serving BIMPOC communities in our nation’s capital. In addition to free museums, a thriving urban agriculture network, and a backyard that includes Rock Creek Park, DC Metro service members have access to DC’s metro and bus system and bike-friendly streets to ease the daily commute. Come to support DC’s diverse student population as they build stronger relationships with food, stay for the opportunity to work with amazing DC leaders and eat some of the best pupusas, Ethiopian food, and half smokes you’ll ever try.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Desire to work in an office environment (rather than in a school)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of or eagerness to learn about school meal programs
  • Enjoys asking questions and open to feedback
  • High social emotional intelligence
  • Interest in data collection
  • Ability to work independently
  • Successful at navigating projects without a predetermined path forward
  • Ability to adapt along the way
  • Grit and tenacity