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Assistant Director of Health Care Partnerships

About Project Bread

Project Bread is the leading statewide organization committed to preventing and ending hunger in Massachusetts. Project Bread provides access to affordable, healthy food for the 1 in 11 families – and 1 in 9 children – facing food insecurity in our state today. While providing immediate relief to those who are hungry today, we also work to prevent and ultimately end hunger by prioritizing programs that are proven to break the cycle of poverty and advocating for systemic solutions. 

 

Project Bread is a vibrant organization with a deep commitment to creating positive social change. We work in a fast-paced environment that values learning and an entrepreneurial approach. Knowing its importance to the success of our work, Project Bread is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse staff team and community, including groups that are traditionally underrepresented among our sector leadership. We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. Please be sure to submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization. We appreciate your time and will review and respond to all applications received.

 

About Flexible Services

In 2020, MassHealth launched the Flexible Services Program pilot.  Through this program MassHealth members are screened for various social determinant of health on an annual basis.  And if they are food insecure, homeless or at risk of homelessness, accountable care organizations (ACOs) may use Medicaid resources to provide nutrition and housing related supports.

 

Project Bread has partnered with three ACOs to provide nutrition support services to their members.  Our partners refer members who are food insecure and have a medical diagnosis. Upon receipt of referrals Project Bread Nutrition Services Coordinators conduct an initial assessment with each member to understand their circumstances and determine which services are needed.  Project Bread can offer grocery store gift cards, kitchen supplies and appliances, transportation assistance, cooking classes and one-on-one nutrition counseling.  Additionally, we can provide referrals from medically tailored, home-delivered meals and assistance with applications for federal nutrition assistance programs like SNAP.

 

Through this program MassHealth hopes to reduce cost of care, decrease utilization of the emergency department and improve health outcomes.  Additionally, Project Bread aims to improve food security and diet quality of the members it serves.

 

Supervisor: Senior Director of Health Care Partnerships
 

Supervises: Nutrition Services Coordinators, consultants and interns

 

Salary: $70,000 - $75,000

 

Role: The Assistant Director will work closely with the Senior Director of Health Care Partnerships to manage, evaluate, and advocate for the flexible services program.  The Assistant Director will work closely with the Senior Director to create an inclusive team environment in which all team members are able to thrive.

           

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Active supervision of 4 Nutrition Services Coordinators, chef consultant, and interns as needed.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact and manage relationships with two accountable care organization partners
  • Serve as the primary point person with our transportation vendor
  • Assist with management of Salesforce platform and functionality of API
  • Planning and organization of team wide professional development
  • Assist with client support during staff vacations (gift cards and phone calls)
  • Oversight of nutrition education programming
  • Assist with ongoing program improvement through special projects:
    • Improvement of the program completion process
    • Clear guidance related to provision of non-food resources
  • Assist with program monitoring and evaluation
  • Assist with development of advocacy agenda
  • Perform other related tasks as needed.

 

Organizational Responsibilities and/or Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the annual Walk for Hunger, including working as event staff the weekend of the Walk, attending pre-Walk events as assigned, and supporting Walk for Hunger fundraising efforts.
  • Provide administrative support to other Project Bread departments as needed.
  • Participate in organization-wide events and meetings and perform other program duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications/Experience/Attributes:

There are innumerable ways to learn, grow, and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant.

We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. That said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below.

 

  • 2+ years of experience supervising staff.
  • 2+ years of program management experience.
  • Ability to collaborate and foster an inclusive team environment.

 

 

  • Experience with direct service in low-income communities.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Experience working in diverse environments with people of different backgrounds.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Sense of humor.
  • Patience and empathy.
  • Must have reliable access to transportation.
  • Background in nutrition, public health or social work preferred.
  • Preference for ability to speak Spanish, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole or Portuguese.

 

For the safety and protection of Project Bread Staff & Constituents we do have a COVID-19 Vaccine Policy that requires all staff to be fully vaccinated per the CDC definition.  Accommodation requests will be considered through our normal request process. 

 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We will begin reviewing applications April 8.

 

Please apply here by completing our application form and uploading a thoughtful cover letter and resume.

 

Project Bread is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services. Knowing its importance to the success of our work, Project Bread is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse staff team and community, including groups that are traditionally underrepresented among our sector leadership. Please email jobs@projectbread.org if you would like to request special accommodations during the interview process.

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