The Nutrition Education Coordinator manages and implements health and wellness strategies focusing on dietetics and nutrition education. The role expands and strengthens the capacity of food banks to implement data-driven strategies, administer program-related contracts and grants, and collaborates with other program managers to integrate community health and nutrition strategies across the organization.
This position is a unique opportunity to manage the implementation and administration of a statewide program that addresses nutrition and food insecurity and be responsive to the needs of people experiencing poverty, our partners, and our community.
You will uphold our mission: Engage, Feed and Educate.
- Maintain a positive work attitude by acting and communicating in a manner conducive to good interpersonal relations (e.g., helpful, courteous, pleasant) with customers, all public, co-workers and managers, in accordance with the spirit of Second Harvest of the Big Bend’s mission.
- Organize the design and implementation of Nutrition Education Programs into appropriate Programs sites and other Agency Partners.
- Supervise a team of Nutrition Educators, ensuring coordination and collaboration to achieve program goals.
- Assist in the recruitment, training, evaluation, and retention of nutrition team members.
- Assist in the identification, recruitment, and maintenance of community partners, effectively communicating the program mission and goals.
- Assume primary responsibility for multiple projects from planning to completion.
- Coordinate and manage the development, planning, organization, and implementation of nutrition education programs and materials in compliance with SNAP-Ed guidelines and evidence-based resources.
- Coordinate and schedule nutrition education appointments for all Nutrition Educators to ensure all program goals are met.
- Assist in the development, coordination, and delivery of healthy nutrition handouts, recipes, cooking demonstrations and other materials designed to improve the diet quality of those we serve.
- Maintain strong relationships with Dietetic university programs.
- Work with Operations to procure and distribute relevant nutrition nudges, recipes, and other program materials and to implement sustainable nutrition ranking policies and protocols.
- Ensure timely and accurate tracking and reporting, which includes, but is not limited to PEARS (SNAP-Ed Online Reporting), dashboards, weekly reports, compliance with grant guidelines, and narratives.
- Read, understand, and assist in meeting all SNAP-Ed program requirements.
- Represent Second Harvest of the Big Bend in community-based meetings.
- Attend required training outside of Second Harvest of the Big Bend.
- Must be able to travel throughout the Big Bend Region area if company car is not available.
- Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications (knowledge, skills, abilities, competencies)
- Bachelor’s degree or 4 years work experience in related field, nutrition or public health preferred.
- Ability to organize and prioritize work and tasks.
- Pleasant, courteous, professional demeanor.
- Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
- Attention to detail, accuracy, and timeliness.
- Computer proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. The ability to learn and use various software programs dealing with databases and inventory systems.
- Must be self-motivated and work well with people in a team environment, and have the ability to manage time and multiple projects.
- Must be flexible with schedule when issues or emergencies arise.
- Must be willing to assist in disaster response (i.e. Hurricanes, floods, pandemics, etc.).
- Must be able to work outside normal business hours as needed.
- Must be able to travel within our service area several times per week.
- Must be willing to work some late afternoon, night, and weekend hours as needed
The Nutrition Education Coordinator position is a Non-Exempt role with an hourly pay of $19.88-$21.15 commensurate upon experience. Second Harvest also provides a generous benefits package inclusive of paid health, dental and life insurance for the employee. Employees may elect to participate in the Supplemental Insurance and the Simple IRA program. SHBB recognizes 12 paid holidays each year, and employees receive a generous PTO allotment.
The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently must stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop; kneel, crouch, and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust and focus.
The work environment described here represents those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
How to Apply
Qualified applicants may submit your resume and cover letter by C.O.B 5p.m, Friday, January 20, 2023 to HR@fightinghunger.org