The Food Trust seeks Project Coordinator

DESCRIPTION

The Food Trust is a nationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions. Headquartered in Philadelphia, The Food Trust works with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers and policymakers in the city and across the country to develop a comprehensive approach to improved food access that combines nutrition education and greater availability of affordable, healthy food. More information about The Food Trust is available at www.thefoodtrust.org.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Food Trust is seeking a dynamic and qualified Project Coordinator, will implement approved policies, systems and environment (PSE) approaches in assigned neighborhood locations with the goal of increasing access to healthy, affordable food in a variety of recovery houses and with returning citizens. The Project Coordinator will implement nutrition lessons and work with partnered groups to improve the health of SNAP eligible individuals and of the environments in which these individuals live. The Project Coordinator is responsible for establishing and maintaining community partnerships to ensure programmatic objectives are achieved. This includes but is not limited to delivering SNAP-Ed approved programming, identifying new sites for nutrition education programming and finding ways to connect this work internally within The Food Trust.

ESSENTIAL Functions

•        Provide nutrition education lessons and/or training and materials at a variety of sites to reach SNAP eligible participants including but not limited to recovery houses and sites that serve returning citizens.

•        Incorporate policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) approaches, in coordination with nutrition education, to improve the health of the community

•        Identify sites as needed to host and implement nutrition education classes and provide a variety of effective nutrition education programming utilizing facilitated group dialogue and other evidence-based approaches including, but not limited to: cooking demonstrations, store and farmers market tours, and other direct instruction that promotes living a healthy and physically active lifestyle.

•        Collaborate with staff, project partners and community organizations to develop and implement programming at recovery houses and sites that serve returning citizens in Philadelphia.

•        Apply cultural competence to identify appropriate programming resources and sites.

•        Conduct outreach within assigned neighborhoods to promote programming.

•        Assist with the development and evaluation of programming. This includes supporting data gathering from community partners and members for studies the team is working on and administering program surveys to community participations.

•        Collect and track programming information in all required tracking documents as defined by management.

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