Child Nutrition Partnerships Specialist

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

http://www.pittsburghfoodbank.org

Website Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

At Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, we’re committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our organization grows and succeeds when all members of the community, where we live and serve, have a seat at the table to help us ensure all of our neighbors have enough to eat. We invite candidates from all diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, etc., to join our team.

Summary of Position: This Specialist expands access to food resources for K-12 youth through backpack programs, weekend food programs, school food pantries and other distribution programs throughout our entire 11-country service area. The Specialist supports procurement, sourcing and coordination of food resources and uses high quality customer service skills to support a range of partners who create, organize and maintain food distribution systems serving young people. The Specialist excels at planning, implementing, innovating and overseeing youth programs in a variety of urban, suburban and rural settings.

This position is a full-time position with a schedule that varies seasonally to accommodate program needs. Preference is given to applicants who reside within our 11-county service area.  The position is not required to be based out of our Duquesne main warehouse; however, the employee will be expected to come into the Duquesne facility at a minimum of 4 days per month.  More on-site time may be required by management at any time. Frequent travel is required throughout our service area to build partnerships and monitor sites as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with internal and external program stakeholders to develop, implement and innovate food resource models serving young people.
  • Learn national best practices and use data-driven analysis to ensure sustainable, partner-based models for distribution.
  • Work closely with the Food Bank’s regional Child Nutrition Outreach Coordinators to support and evaluate county-specific plans for child nutrition 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 new partner onboarding requirements including eligibility determination, program enrollment, pre-approval visits, agreements and training.
  • Provide on-going training, monitoring and technical support to ensure partners operate in compliance with program regulations and deliver high levels of customer satisfaction.
  • Lead volunteers and ensure positive experiences for clients, volunteers, partners, and staff at program sites.
  • Work with the Food Bank’s Operations staff to select products and plan orders which ensure an efficient and cost-effective use of resources.
  • 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 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.
  • Respect the geographic and cultural diversity of partners and individual participants.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of three years of programmatic experience in a related field.
  • Demonstration of strong motivation to end hunger and commitment to addressing hunger in a holistic context, addressing public health, social justice, diversity, equity, and the cultural aspects 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 demonstrated follow-through.
  • Strong 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, PowerPoint and SharePoint.
  • 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: FBI fingerprinting, Act 33 & 34 clearances before start date (paid for by Food Bank); Food Safety Certificate required within 90 days of employment (paid for by Food Bank).

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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