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Child Nutrition Outreach Coordinator (Part-time)

Mission

Project Bread connects people and communities in Massachusetts to reliable sources of food while advocating for policies that make food more accessible—so that no one goes hungry. In collaboration with key partners, we deploy a two-pronged approach to achieve this goal by providing immediate relief to those who are hungry today and working to eradicate the systemic causes of hunger.

To assist us in meeting our mission, Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger is seeking a part-time Child Nutrition Outreach Coordinator to join our team.

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.

The Role:

The Child Nutrition Outreach Coordinator serves as a member of Project Bread’s Child Nutrition Outreach Program (CNOP) team, supporting the Assistant Director of Child Nutrition in outreach efforts to expand participation in school breakfast and Summer Eats programs in communities throughout Eastern Massachusetts. CNOP’s goal is the help local stakeholders improve access to quality school and summer meals for children in their communities. The Outreach Coordinator is a part-time position working approximately 25 hours per week and reports to the Assistant Director of Child Nutrition, who has overall responsibility for the outreach to Eastern Massachusetts communities.

Please submit resume and cover letter, in MS Word or PDF format, to jobs@projectbread.org

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with and assist the Assistant Director of Child Nutrition with the following (for Eastern MA):
  • Provide support to Assistant Director of Child Nutrition in efforts to increase participation and program improvement for School Breakfast and Summer Eats programs, including outreach, technical assistance and promotion, with a focus on research and reporting
  • Data gathering and community research within Eastern MA to support targeted outreach efforts
  • Assist with weekly, monthly, and annual reporting on deliverables to CNOP team and to Project Bread
  • Maintain up-to-date reporting of progress and key contacts in communities across Eastern  Massachusetts
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of relationships with school districts and community organizations within the Eastern region
  • Special projects – leadership of special projects as assigned by Director or Assistant Director of Child Nutrition. Possible projects include research, data gathering and evaluation, and community initiatives
    • Example: Research targeted communities to identify all key stakeholders and possible collaborative efforts with school food service programs and community based organizations who serve school meals and/or summer meals.

 

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
  • Participate in organization-wide events and meetings and perform other program duties as assigned
  • Participate in one organizational task force

 

Qualifications:

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. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below.

  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred with a minimum of two years of relevant experience (High School diploma/GED will be considered in combination with five years of directly relevant experience)
  • Experience in non-profit or community-based work required, familiarity with school nutrition programs a plus
  • Prior experience in outreach, partnership building, or community organizing
  • Experience conducting outreach or promotion activities, especially within school and community settings
  • Exceptional communications skills
  • Excellent independent judgement and ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong prioritization skills and agility to multi-task and change priorities quickly
  • Significant experience with data collection, analysis and interpretation, and working with large datasets
  • Ability to both think broadly with big picture goals in mind and pay close attention to incremental details and processes
  • Ability to be a self-starter who is comfortable jumping into many different situations and settings
  • Reliable access to a car; travel within Massachusetts is required to visit schools and Summer Eats sites in Eastern Massachusetts (travel is currently on hold due to COVID-19, but will resume when public health and safety allows)

 

This is a part-time position working approximately 25 hours per week with a competitive salary and with benefits as similarly situated employees.

Review of applications will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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. Please contact jobs@projectbread.org if you would like to request special accommodations during the interview process.

Please submit resume and cover letter, in MS Word or PDF format, to jobs@projectbread.org

 

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