Community Health Coordinator – Meridian

Job Title:  Community Health Coordinator                         
Classification: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Department: Community Initiatives
Reports to: Director of Community Initiatives
Location: Meridian, ID                                    

Job Summary:  This position will collaborate and engage in efforts to foster relationships that support community health and health equity through partnerships with healthcare organizations, IFB community partner network, community stakeholders, and vulnerable communities. Requires a clear understanding and connection to the health needs of Idaho communities, and forward thinking to develop or connect IFB services and programs as needed.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain strong working relationships and partnerships with healthcare providers and organizations.
  • Deliver educational presentations to health organizations and community stakeholders about IFB and the relationship between food security, nutrition and health.
  • Identify and implement programming that will have a positive impact on both health outcomes and food security.
  • Identify opportunities within the healthcare sector to increase access to nutritious food for patients identified as food insecure.
  • Promote the co-location of IFB programs and services with healthcare providers and other appropriate organizations.
  • Carry out or collaborate on program strategies/initiatives, conducting assessments as needed, evaluating outcomes, impact and potential for replication across the state.
  • Create and/or provide resource materials, training and support to the Idaho Foodbank community partner network regarding partnering with healthcare providers in their community.
  • Support and promote food equity and cultural competency throughout IFB programs statewide and in collaboration with community stakeholders.
  • Deliver and support education to IFB staff about the relationship between food security, nutrition and health, and about food equity and cultural competency.
  • Create and support content creation for internal and external communication platforms.
  • Maintain current knowledge of community and public health related policies, initiatives, research, and local and national news related to social determinants of health (SDOH) and food insecurity.
  • Sees connections and opportunities in existing and new relationships.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree; health education, public health, or social services preferred
  • Experience and commitment to serving low-income individuals and families
  • Knowledge of healthcare industry, food assistance programs, hunger issues, and/or experience with social service agencies preferred
  • Must be strong independent worker as well as be able to work as a partner of a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Strong leadership and collaboration skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and project management experience
  • Experience at collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data
  • Ability to make presentations and develop reports that includes data and technical information
  • Proven competencies in Microsoft Office products, including internet, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and standard office equipment
  • Must have skills in training and/or facilitation of meetings
  • Excellent customer-service skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Travel required within counties served by organization/programs
  • Fluency in English, and Spanish strongly preferred

 

Safety:

Must be able to pass ServSafe Certification for safe food handling

  • Commit to upholding policies, principles and best practices for food safety. 
  • Understand the personal responsibility to follow all safety policies and health rules, programs and procedures, to report all unsafe acts, environment or behaviors immediately and to always report safety issues, incidents or accidents immediately.

Job Requirements:

Have a valid Driver’s License and access to an automobile with current auto insurance. Must be able to provide an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record to meet insurance eligibility requirements.

Employment Requirement

  • Negative Drug Screen
  • Successful Background Clearance

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 30 pounds. May work outside normal working hours and drive own vehicle for various projects on a daily basis.

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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