Organizational Coordinator – The Real Good Kitchen Foundation

Location of Service: 2004 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917

About The Real Good Kitchen Foundation (RGKF):

The Real Good Kitchen Foundation’s mission is to increase food access, strengthen communities, and build equity through food entrepreneurship education, capacity building, and access to capital. RGKF was developed to magnify the impact of the food business incubator Real Good Kitchen by providing access to RGK’s commercial kitchen and other resources to underserved communities in East Knoxville and beyond.


Member Activities for the RGKF:

  • Creating staff and procedural handbooks
  • Creating PR materials
  • Creating a donor management system
  • Researching and writing grants
  • Tracking impacts of programs and creating reports to help build support
  • Planning and hosting open houses and fundraising events

Member Activities for the Food Business Incubator Program:

  • Assisting in building all infrastructure to develop program
  • Designing application materials
  • Building before and after surveys to quantify long-term impacts and direct programming
  • Building and populating a database of participating food entrepreneurs to track long-term impacts of program
  • Creating communications to recruit food entrepreneurs to program. Communications may include a website, social media, newsletter, press releases, flyers, etc.

Member Activities for the Family Meal Project:

  • Assisting in building all infrastructure to scale pilot project to a fully developed program
  • Researching other food access programs for proven models
  • Creating communications to recruit participants to program. Communications may include a website, social media, newsletter, flyers, etc.
  • Recruiting volunteers
  • Working with public health partners to develop recipes and create cooking classes
  • Creating instructional materials (such as recipe cards) for program participants

The member(s) in this position will have the opportunity to gain the following skills/credentials:

  • Communications
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Grant writing
  • Writing and administering surveys
  • Analyzing survey data and writing reports
  • Building donor management and participant databases
  • Planning and hosting events
  • Enthusiastic about Real Good Kitchen Foundation’s mission
  • Dedicated to helping the community
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Have solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Have intermediate to advanced proficiency with Google suite (email, docs, sheets, slides, surveys, etc.), Canva, social media platforms, and other commonly used digital tools
  • Enjoy working with others and being on a team
  • Flexible

Equity and Inclusion: The Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will take action to ensure that members and employees are treated equally without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender, romantic/sexual orientation, age, handicap, cultural or religious convictions.  CAC AmeriCorps provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees.  Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation at any point in the recruitment / employment process.