Children’s Nutrition Coordinator

Job Title: Children’s Nutrition Coordinator
Classifications: Full-time, Non-Exempt
Department: Community Partnerships & Nutrition Services
Reports to: Director of Programs & Partnerships
Location: Boise, ID
Supervisory Role: PIP Staff, Interns, Service Learning, and/or AmeriCorps VISTA

JOB SUMMARY:
The Children’s Nutrition Coordinator will work in the Community Partnerships and Nutrition Services Department to coordinate distribution of The Backpack Program, which provides free nutritious meals to chronically hungry, school-aged children on the weekend, as well as coordinating the School Pantry Program, a program which offers a food pantry inside the school ground where families can access food in a safe and familiar environment. In addition, the Children’s Nutrition Coordinator will also coordinate the Summer Feeding Program, “Picnic in the Park”, which allows all children ages 1-18 to receive a free lunch at identified low-income service locations in the Boise-metro area.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide advocacy and support for the foodbank’s mission, objectives, and programs, as well as to our partner agency network and the community at large.
  • Partner with the Registered Dietician & Food Sourcing Manager to develop all children’s program menus.
  • Coordinate the operation of the Backpack Program statewide by overseeing school data reporting & analysis, school enrollment, and distribution of packs.
  • Coordinate the operation of Boise Picnic in the Park by analyzing areas of need as well as overseeing staffing and general program operations.
  • Coordinate the School Pantry Program statewide by analyzing data of available community-based resources and overall needs of the community.

General:

  • Align statewide program processes and procedures to ensure consistent program operation and implementation.
  • Collaborate with the branch Nutrition Education Specialists to ensure schools of identified need have access to nutrition services.
  • Oversee and coordinate the planning and daily operations of Picnic in the Park in Boise including; application and location identification, employee training and oversight, program record-keeping, meal planning, and customer service.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Social Services, Nutrition, or similar fields.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent organizational skills and project management experience.
  • Have a valid Driver’s License and access to an automobile with current auto insurance.
  • Proven competencies in standard office equipment and Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.

PERFERRED SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of food assistance programs, hunger issues, and/or experience with social service agencies preferred.
  • Management of volunteers and staff.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish a plus.

WORKING CONDITIONS
This work is performed primarily in an office environment while sitting at a computer terminal for extended periods of time. Employee will use computer and smart phones extensively. Work may involve periodic lifting and carrying of items that may weigh up to 30 pounds. May work outside normal business hours, such as evenings and weekends, and could require driving frequently due to work performed in the community. Mileage reimbursement will be provided when using a personal vehicle.

Employment Requirement

  • Negative Drug Screen
  • Successful Background Clearance

Disclaimer
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by any person authorized to give assignments.

This position description excludes the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

THE IDAHO FOODBANK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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