Children’s Nutrition Coordinator

Job Title: Children’s Nutrition Coordinator
Classification: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Department: Partnerships & Programs
Reports to: Nutrition Services Manager
Location: Meridian, ID

This position provides overall statewide coordination of three youth-based programs; the Backpack, School Pantry, and Picnic in the Park food distribution programs. The Children’s Nutrition Coordinator is the contact point for all services in the southwest territory, as well as collaborating with regional personnel for their direct services. This position focuses on equity of programming and product across The Idaho Foodbank’s service area, working closely with branch personnel, inventory control, and operations teams.


1) Inventory Management

  • Analyze, validate nutritional content, and order nutritious foods for the Backpack, School Pantry, and Picnic in the Park programs.
  • Ensure accurate inventory across the state and communicate effectively with the inventory control and operations departments to deliver product statewide in a timely manner.
  • Oversee the data entry and reporting functions for program inventory.

2) Partner Services

  • Recruit, steward, and maintain a high-level of customer service to school partners and external stakeholders.
  • Communicate with partners through a monthly school newsletter as well as regular check-ins.
  • Maintain partner compliance through site visits and evaluation of program services.
  • Ensure quality data through several data systems.

3)Program Development

  • 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.
  • Survey, analyze, and continuously develop programming for children and youth.
  • Retain and track qualitative and quantitative data that enhance statewide knowledge of food insecurity and available resources.
  • Communicate with team members to ensure access of programming and develop statewide improvements.

4) Other

  • Represent The Idaho Foodbank during community projects and participate in meetings and on committees as appropriate.
  • Represent The Idaho Foodbank at meetings or other events as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Social Services, Nutrition, or similar fields.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • 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.
  • Obtain a ServSafe Manager’s-Level certification and commitment to upholding policies, principles and best practices for food safety.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to track multiple systems in relation to government regulations.
  • Management of volunteers and leadership of other 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. May involve periodic lifting and carrying of items that may weigh up to 50 pounds. May work outside normal working hours and drive own vehicle for various projects on a daily basis.

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.