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Project Manager: Contract Position

Remote/Silicon Valley

Job Type:

Part Time

About the Role

The Joint Venture Silicon Valley Food Recovery Initiative is seeking a skilled and experienced Contractor to collaborate on current and future projects.

This role offers an opportunity to contribute to a collaborative and dynamic team, and to research, manage, analyze and implement innovative local projects which ensure that surplus food does not go to waste. Nearly all project work can take place remotely, although some in-person meetings may be required in Santa Clara County.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with interest/experience in project management, meeting facilitation, research, quantitative analysis, basic survey research design/implementation, and/or basic program evaluation. Good interpersonal skills and communication capabilities are essential.

The current contract period will be November 15, 2023 - June 30, 2024, during which time the Contractor will work alongside the Food Recovery Initiative staff. (Read the full posting online for more details).

About the Company

Established in 1993, Joint Venture Silicon Valley is a platform for analysis created and supported by the major sectors (business, government, labor, academia). The analysis emanates from the organization’s research arm, the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies. The Institute catalyzes action by spotlighting issues, convening the region’s leaders, and facilitating a process for collaborative action. For more information, visit

Joint Venture’s Food Recovery Initiative supports organizations, businesses, and governments working to make the most of surplus food and to minimize the environmental impacts of food waste. The Initiative strengthens the local food recovery ecosystem by spurring funding and innovation in the fight against food waste; propagating waste prevention and recovery strategies; and supporting local government programs to better understand, educate, and regulate the food sector. Our recent report, Making the Most of Surplus Food, lays out recommendations to expand existing intervention strategies and to test new ones, built on a solid foundation of expertise, data, and analysis.

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