Child Nutrition Partnerships Coordinator

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Website Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Expands access to food resources for students by working with partners to create, organize and maintain food distribution systems serving students. The Coordinator primarily plans, implements, improves, supports and oversees food resource programs which include backpacks, weekend food programs, school food pantries and other similar distribution programs specifically for young people and their families. The Coordinator supports procurement, sourcing and coordination of food resources available to Child Nutrition Operators across the Food Bank’s 11-County service area in Southwestern Pennsylvania, while working to increase program access in this region.  Coordinator works as a member of a team to achieve the goals of the Child Nutrition Team and the strategic plan of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with key internal and external program stakeholders to develop and implement new food resource models serving students.
  • Learn national best practices and use data-driven analysis to ensure sustainable, partner-based models for distribution.
  • Work closely with our regional Child Nutrition Outreach Coordinators to coordinate, support and evaluate county-specific plans for implementation of child nutrition food resource programs.
  • Initiate, develop, and maintain partnerships with organizations to assess community needs and guide partners on how to lead execution of high-impact food resource programs in our communities.
  • Coordinate all new partner on-boarding requirements including eligibility determination, program enrollment, pre-approval visits, agreements and training.
  • Provide on-going training, regular monitoring and technical support to ensure partners operate in compliance with all applicable program regulations and maintain a high level of customer service to all stakeholders.
  • Lead large groups of volunteers and ensure positive experiences for clients, volunteers, partners, and staff at program sites.
  • Work with Operations staff to select products and plan orders to ensure efficient and cost-effective utilization of resources in program execution.
  • Deliver presentations to a variety of audiences to raise awareness about food insecurity and the role child nutrition programs play in alleviation of hunger.
  • Ensure program compliance with standards of the Food Bank, Feeding America, PA Departments of Agriculture and Education, USDA, and other applicable oversight entities.
  • Gather information for grant reports and proposals that support child nutrition work
  • Collect and organize required paperwork and data from partner organizations.
  • Maintain accurate, complete and updated programmatic records and files.
  • Support team and Food Bank projects to continuously improve operations and strengthen service provided to our partners.
  • Respect the geographic and cultural diversity of organization partners and individual participants.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in a related field.
  • A minimum of three years of programmatic experience in a related field.
  • Demonstration of strong motivation to end hunger and commitment to viewing the problem of hunger in a holistic context, including considerations of public health, social justice, diversity, equity, and the cultural importance of food.
  • Ability, experience and willingness to respectfully work with diverse populations, including the ability to engage with and build trust among people living in under-resourced communities.
  • Ability to make presentations and develop and deliver information to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Possess an attitude of collaboration for working with community organizations and schools.
  • High quality customer service skills (exhibit objectivity, empathy, calmness and helpfulness)
  • Attention to detail and follows through on tasks.
  • Strong project management experience, including demonstrated organization and time-management skills, strong critical and analytic reasoning skills, and ability to handle large amounts of data efficiently and effectively.
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Automobile and valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License are required.  Work related travel is reimbursed at the federal reimbursement rate.
  • Must be able to lift or move up to 50 pounds.

Certificates: PA State Police Background clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, Federal Criminal History Record Information (FBI Report), Food Safety Certificate required within 90 days of employment.

Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities, duties, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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