Nutrition Education Coordinator

The California Association of Food Banks (CAFB) is a membership organization of 43 member food banks from every part of the state with a mission to create a well-nourished California and a commitment to cutting-edge leadership in the anti-hunger community. To accomplish this mission, CAFB focuses on increasing the visibility of hunger and its solutions, assisting Californians in accessing food assistance programs, distributing 140 million pounds of fresh produce through our Farm to Family program, and influencing public policy at the state and federal level. For more information, please visit our website at www.cafoodbanks.org

 Position Overview: The Nutrition Education Coordinator will coordinate, develop, conduct and monitor program activities aimed at increasing low-income families’ access to and consumption of healthy fresh fruits and vegetables (Specialty Crops). This individual will recruit and train food pantry staff and volunteers in utilizing a produce education toolbox which focuses on how to store and prepare fresh produce made available through CAFB’s Farm to Family program. The purpose of the program is to expand access to healthy, safe California specialty crops by improving nutritional awareness and increasing consumption of specialty crops through educational intervention designed to influence long-term consumption and buying habits. 

 Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate all produce education program activities;
  • Develop program materials and training, recruit and train food banks/food pantries; 
  • Provide ongoing technical assistance and training to partner food banks/ food pantries;  
  • Conduct and document site visits;
  • Track program outcomes and budget; 
  • Prepare grant reports; 
  • Respond to state or federal questions in a timely manner;
  • Coordinate professional contract services; 
  • Support evaluation activities; 
  • Assist in the development of project website; 
  • Coordinate nutrition education task force; 
  • As requested, support related Board committees or task forces;
  • Other tasks, as assigned. 

 Qualifications: 

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and responsibilities with specific deadlines; 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish;
  • Strong interpersonal skills; 
  • Professional experience in program development and coordination, preferably nutrition-related; 
  • Computer proficiency, specifically Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel; 
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time (including occasional overnight travel, some weekends and evenings); 
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills; 
  • Experience working with low-income populations, food banks, and/or government contracts; 
  • Valid California driver’s license, good driving record, and access to a reliable vehicle;
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; and, 
  • Commitment to the mission of CAFB. 

 Compensation: $45,000. Benefits include employer-paid health, dental and vision, retirement program, life insurance, and PTO. 

 Availability: This position is grant funded through June 30, 2016 and may be extended if funding is available. 

 To apply: Please visit https://fs10.formsite.com/cafb2/form35/index.html, fill out the web form and attach your cover letter and resume.

Location: 
Oakland, California
Publicaton Date: 
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 12:00am
Company Name: 
California Association of Food Banks
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