Job opening: Children’s Programs Coordinator

Job opening: Children’s Programs Coordinator (New Orleans Facility)

Coordinates and provides administrative support to the Child Feeding Programs, School Pantry, and Backpack programming. Monitors children programs to ensure they are operating within SFSP, CSFP,  other program, grant, and federal guidelines. Develops and maintains relationships with community partners to support the company’s outreach efforts.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Serves as primary contact for all partnerships related to children’s programming
  • Under supervision of the Programs & Innovations Manager, develops, implements, and evaluates child hunger initiatives
  • Manages Kids’ Cafe & Summer Feeding logistics such as: calculating daily meal projections, gathering information from sites (on-line, email, phone, etc.), meal records and data management
  • Communicates effectively with the Kitchen Logistics Coordinator to ensure the community kitchen as all relevant information to properly supply partners with meals
  • Monitors SFSP Special Nutrition Program Sites and attends all applicable training sessions
  • Assist Nutrition Coordinator with on-site management of “Healthy Communities,”, school pantries, and backpack
  • Recruits and manages volunteers providing wraparound support services for school pantry/healthy communities
  • Manages logistics and operations to ensure school pantry and backpack partners receive their product in a timely manager
  • Assists in the development of strategies and proposals to ensure that children’s programs are able to readily adapt to future growth and scope
  • Ensures compliance and provides administrative support across all programs including: maintaining program materials, school pantry and backpack inventory, databases, records, and files
  • Assists with the preparation of reports and other funding sources and monitors the data collected to ensure accuracy and compliance
  • Performs community outreach functions to build awareness, credibility, and demand of programs
  • Cultivates and maintains positive relationships with schools and charitable community organizations
  • Complies with all SHFB policies and procedures.
  • Maintains a professional and courteous demeanor at all times; shows good judgment and discretion.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned to meet company needs 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor’s degree in public health or other health-related degree preferred and/or social service background specializing in program development.

Experience: Strong administrative and compliance experience. Familiarity with grant writing, federal processes, and compliance. Experience working with a wide range of people including professional chefs, social service providers, volunteers, and economically-challenged participants.

Skills and Capabilities:

  • Capable of working independently with minimum supervision.
  • Able to manage projects and time while demonstrating attention to detail, accuracy, and the meeting of deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to make effective public presentations.
  • Skilled at overseeing groups and delegating appropriate tasks.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow written instructions with the ability to “think on your feet.”
  • Knowledge of local community services and resources/programs available to populations served by the program.
  • Ability to effectively promote a program and pursue outreach opportunities.
  • Intermediate-level knowledge of MS Office applications, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends to conduct classes and attend community meetings.
  • Ability to travel locally with the willingness to work in the field on a regular basis; occasional travel for overnight trainings.
  • Must have own transportation, valid driver’s license, and current auto insurance.
  • Commitment to company mission and values.

Allowable Substitutions: Combination of education, experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and competencies for the position may be substituted for experience. 

How to Apply:

  1. Email resume and cover letter  to jobs@secondharvest.org.
  2. Type “Children’s Coordinator ” as the only content in the subject line of your email. 

 

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