JOB OPENINGS

Food Pantries for the Capital District, Inc. (The Food Pantries), is  a coalition of food pantries working together, in a spirit of cooperation, to do together what no one of us could do alone.  Our mission is to serve hungry people in the Capital District through member food pantries.  We support our pantries by purchasing, collecting and delivering food.  We provide a forum for networking, coordination of services, education, and training.

Job Title: Food as Medicine Coordinator / RD

Reports to: Special Initiatives Manager

 

Job Summary:

We are seeking a motivated team player who is enthusiastic about ending hunger and supporting community nutrition by prescribing healthy food as medicine. This is a new position for Registered Dietitians in our fast-growing Food as Medicine (FAM) Program, which provides medically tailored groceries and medically tailored prepared meals to those in need.

 

The Food as Medicine program is designed to increase food security and access to fresh and nutritious foods while providing nutrition education and access to resources. In this role, the Food as Medicine Coordinator will provide oversight, coordination, and technical assistance to providers (pantries) and individuals in the Food as Medicine Program. The Coordinator reports to the Special Initiatives Manager and supports program implementation, and operations as they impact the goals and outcomes of the initiatives.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

Program Implementation & Coordination 

  • Support day-to-day management and implementation of FAM program activities, including but not limited to:
    • Provide recruitment, training, and technical assistance to program partners, including food providers and healthcare partners
    • Prepare, manage, and coordinate distribution of program educational materials
    • Conduct regular site visits to healthcare clinics and food providers
    • Coordinate and attend regular meetings with program partners
    • Evaluate feasibility of technologies for case management and participant tracking
  • Evaluate nutrition of prepared meals and assist with menu development

Program Monitoring & Evaluation 

  • Support program data management, including collecting, reviewing, and analyzing participant engagement and participant survey data
  • Contribute to the development of program reports

Communication & Information Sharing 

  • Manage the participant website with up-to-date nutrition education and resources
  • Engage with national coalitions to drive best practices for evidence-based Food as Medicine programming

Personnel

  • Provide supervision to program interns and volunteers as assigned

 

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Commitment to the mission and vision of the Food Pantries for the Capital District
  • Commitment to equity, and experience and cultural competence working with historically marginalized people and communities
  • Relevant experience working in dietetics, public health, health care systems, nutrition, local food systems, non-profit food programs or related fields; and demonstrated experience in program coordination, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Solid foundation of diet and disease states, including but not limited to diabetes, heart disease, and obesity
  • Ability to execute in both independent and collaborative environments
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, written communication and presentation skills – ability to adapt communication style and content to a variety of audiences
  • Strong organizational and planning skills; willingness to innovate, problem solve and seek innovative solutions
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate when appropriate
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite is required. Experience with Wix, Oasis, WordPress, social media platforms, and design tools are preferred

 

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum Education:  Bachelors degree in nutrition, public health, or related field.
  • Registered Dietitian credential required
  • Minimum Experience: 2 Years -Public Health or Nutrition related experience preferred.
  • Preferred Experience: 5 Years, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Position can be physically demanding – an employee must have the ability to lift up to 50lbs.
  • Position may require employees to sit and stand for extended periods of time

 

The position is based in Albany, NY and we currently operate under a hybrid in-office/remote work model. Position requires a valid NYS (New York State) Driver’s license. Some travel in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, and Rensselaer Counties is required for this position.

 

The Food Pantries of the Capital District does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

Interested candidates should email resume and cover letter to pantries@thefoodpantries.org.