The Nutrition Coordinator will plan and implement nutrition education, senior feeding and specialized pantry programming, such as schools and hospitals. Through this work, the Nutrition Coordinator will support our efforts to fight food insecurity across south Louisiana. The Nutrition Coordinator will also be responsible for evaluation to ensure quality programs and responsiveness to community need. (40 hours/week)
Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB) believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to the success of the company; that contribution should not be limited by the work identified, assigned tasks, and overall responsibilities. Each employee is expected to offer his/her talents, expertise, and services whenever necessary to ensure the achievement of company goals.
The Nutrition Coordinator will be integral to the Programs and Partnerships team, overseeing implementation of nutrition education, senior feeding, and specialized pantry programs. Specifically, they will:
• Under supervision of the Program & Innovation Manager, develop, implement, and evaluate nutrition education and child hunger initiatives
• Coordinate and provide on-site management of “Healthy Communities,” collaborative child hunger and nutrition sites, including school pantries
• Direct and lead nutrition education activities, such as, cooking demos and monthly healthy recipes
• Create and maintain a library of nutrition education resources
• In partnership with the Community Kitchen, assist the partnership development for senior feeding
• Coordinate Tulane dietetic interns’ practice in their community nutrition rotation at SHFB
• Recruit, train, and provide good stewardship for nutrition education and child hunger program volunteers
• Train and provide educational opportunities for SHFB partner agencies
• Represent Second Harvest at community meetings as appropriate
• Ensure grant deliverables are met
• Monitor and report on data collected through nutrition and child hunger programs
Education: BS in public health, nutrition, or equivalent degree/training required.
• Program and personnel coordination skills, including one year of work experience in the community.
• Strong program evaluation skills and demonstrated experience, including the development of logic models, evaluation plans and instruments, and analysis of results.
Skills and Capabilities
The ideal candidate will possess many of these professional and personal abilities and attributes:
• Proven success building community partnerships.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to make presentations and develop reports that may include technical information.
• Experience working with and training volunteers.
• Interest in community organizing, community food systems, and hunger/poverty issues.
• Proficient knowledge of English grammar, spelling and usage.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Windows and Office environment (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook) and standard office equipment.
• Ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail, ability to handle interruptions, maintain focus on tasks and produce accurate work.
• Strong problem-solving skills.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Fluency in Spanish.
• Master of Public Health or similar degree.
Allowable Substitutions: Combination of education, experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge and skills for the position may be may be considered in lieu of education and/or experience at the company’s discretion.
How to Apply:
1. Email resume and cover letter (with salary requirements) to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Type “Nutrition Coordinator” as the only content in the subject line of your email.