Director of Community Engagement

The Nashville Food Project

Nashville, TN 37209

Community & Nonprofit

Position Description / Responsibilities

Mission, Vision, and Values

The Nashville Food Project brings people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food, with the goals of cultivating community and alleviating hunger in our city. At The Nashville Food Project, we embrace a vision of vibrant community food security in which everyone in Nashville has access to the food they want and need through a just and sustainable food system. This mission and vision are guided by core organizational values, including hospitality, stewardship, interdependence, learning, justice, and transformation.

Organizational Background

The Nashville Food Project (TNFP) was born from the idea that good food is a matter of basic dignity. Since its start in 2007, TNFP has served thousands of Nashvillians facing food insecurity. In 2011, TNFP was incorporated as an independent nonprofit, shifting the focus of its meals program toward a collaborative partnership model and launching an urban agriculture program. Today, TNFP continues to connect people to nourishing food and to each other through vibrant urban agriculture projects, made-from-scratch meals, and food shared with local partners working to disrupt cycles of poverty.

Position Summary

The Director of Community Engagement is an external-facing role that leads TNFP’s community engagement efforts and brings together a diverse group of volunteers, partners, and community members to support the work of the organization. Reporting to the Chief Program Officer (CPO), the Director of Community Engagement (DCE) is responsible for developing and overseeing the organization’s volunteer engagement efforts; building and stewarding its network of local partners; and curating events, workshops, and other offerings that engage community members and partners toward realizing the mission of TNFP.


Volunteer Engagement

Partnership Development


Position Requirements



Application Instructions

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter outlining your interest in our work and mission to Please include "Director of Community Engagement" in the subject line. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by Friday, November 17, 2023.

In all aspects of its work, The Nashville Food Project strives for a culture of inclusivity and fairness without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by law.

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