Alabama: United Way Food Bank seeks Program Coordinator

17 Nov

TITLE: Program Coordinator—Produce in Pantries

SUPERVISION: Reports directly to the Assistant Director

SUMMARY: The Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the development of a new initiative at the food bank aimed to increase fresh produce distribution in Jefferson County food pantries and member agencies to improve the health and well-being of lower income Jefferson County residents.

The Program Coordinator for Produce in Pantries is a temporary grant-funded 13 month position through the Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant.

SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Organize all aspects of the program including identifying possible sources for produce procurement, donations, and other
possible avenues outside of traditional food purchasing.
Serve as the direct point of contact and food bank representative for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW)
Grant, serving as the food bank’s primary liaison between the food bank and Jefferson County’s Health Action Partnership.
Develop relationships with the local food systems community to advance the produce in pantries initiative.
Collaborate with the food bank’s Agency Relations Coordinator in the development of resources, providing technical
assistance including meal planning, preparation and cooking.
Ensure the adherence to all CPPW guidelines and expectations, including achievement of milestones outlined in the CPPW
Community Action Plan according to the timeline.
Work closely with the Assistant Director and Executive Director to develop a detailed Mobile Pantry Produce Delivery
Program for Jefferson County.
Research successful strategies for increased produce distribution nationwide, determine best practices and identify ways to
implement them locally.
Serve as the primary recruiter and facilitator for produce in pantries stakeholder task force.
Assist in any additional needed responsibilities related to the fresh produce initiative at the food bank.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelors Degree, a minimum of three years’ professional experience with nonprofit agencies.
An understanding of the food system impacts locally and nationally. Must have the ability to work independently with minimal
supervision.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Local food system experience including production, distribution, and marketing is a plus. Proven
success in program development and implementation is ideal.

SALARY: $28,000-33,000

SEND COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO BY DECEMBER 6 TO:
Mary Michael Kelley
Assistant Director
107 Walter Davis Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
NO PHONE CALLS OR EMAILS PLEASE

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