Hiring Food Access Program Coordinator | Food for Seniors Program

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Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS), a local non-profit organization serving families and individuals in need since 1976, offers fifteen diverse programs and services at two facilities in Sacramento. A staff of more than 80 and several thousand volunteers accomplish SFBFS’ mission of assisting families in need by alleviating their immediate pain and problems and by moving them toward self-sufficiency and financial independence. For more information, please visit http://www.sacramentofoodbank.org

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

SFBFS is hiring a Food Access Program Coordinator to oversee our Food for Seniors program. This program aims to increase the consumption of healthy foods among Sacramento County residents who are 60 years old and older. The ideal candidate is passionate about SFBFS’ mission and is ready to help lead our community to better health.    The Food Access Program Coordinator is responsible for the following: · Oversee program logistics for SFBFS’ Food for Seniors program. This includes:  o Expanding SFBFS’ Food for Seniors program through the implementation of a new grant. o Developing and maintaining relationships with existing partners and cultivating partnerships with additional senior-serving organizations and housing complexes. o Training partner organizations on program requirements. o Conducting site visits of Food for Seniors distribution locations to ensure products are being distributed safely and according to program requirements. o Collaborating with the Food Access Programs Manager on the evaluation of program activities. o Managing monthly statistics for the Food for Seniors program. o Keeping accurate records of program activities and assisting in the completion of reports.

· Represent SFBFS at meetings and presentations related to the Food for Seniors program.

  • Attend SFBFS’ staff meetings and recommended trainings.
  • Participate in community outreach events, as needed.

· Assist with other SFBFS programs and activities, as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Passion for nutrition and/or food access issues
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of related work experience in program implementation
  • Ability to:

o Work with a diverse community

  • Work independently with limited supervision

o Respond to unanticipated events

  • Maintain accurate records

o Safely lift or carry items weighing up to 40 pounds. · Detail-oriented, excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to multi-task

  • Leadership skills and excellent decision-making abilities
  • Willingness to cross-train and learn other positions within the organization
  • Reliable transportation and a valid California driver’s license and insurance
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint)
  • Successfully pass background/fingerprint check

ADDITIONAL DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish desired
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Education, Social Work, Public Health, or other related field

· Experience working on food access issues

  • Food handler certification

· Knowledge of Sacramento County

POSITION DETAILS:

o Location: Position is based primarily at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services’ campus in North Sacramento.

  • Full-time; non-exempt hourly position with comprehensive benefits.      Typical schedule is 40 hours a week Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.;      occasional weekends, nights and holidays are required to support SFBFS’      mission.

Applicants must include resume, cover letter, three professional references and SFBFS’ Employment Application (found on www.sacramentofoodbank.org under Employment) to employment@sacramentofoodbank.org by February 24, 2017 for consideration.    No phone calls please.

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