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Multilingual Nutrition Services Coordinator (Two Positions)

Multilingual Nutrition Service Coordinator (Two Positions)

We seek to hire two Coordinators with different language skills.

  1. A Coordinator who is fluent (written and verbal) in Vietnamese.
  2. A Coordinator who is fluent (written and verbal) in Spanish.

 

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 2018, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts received a five-year waiver from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare to improve the ways in which MassHealth provides care to its members.  Among many other elements, includes funding for a pilot Flexible Services Program.  Through the Flexible Services Program, accountable care organizations (ACOs) may pay for health-related social needs like nutrition and housing supports.

Project Bread has partnered with multiple ACOs.  Through these partnerships we receive referrals from community health centers and primary care practices for individuals who are both food insecure and have a medical condition.  Upon receipt of referrals Project Bread staff conduct assessments and develop individualized service plans.

To assist us in meeting our mission, Project Bread is seeking a Nutrition Services Coordinator to join our team.

Supervisor: Director of Health Care Partnerships

Supervises: N/A

Role: The Nutrition Services Coordinator will respond to referrals. The Coordinator will develop service plans customized to meet the individual needs of each client so that they can access the healthy foods needed to best manage their health conditions. This position will primarily work with members remotely, but the role will include in-person visits on an as needed basis (post-coronavirus).

To ensure that the team of Nutrition Services Coordinators can best meet the needs of our clients we seek individuals who speak the same languages as those who are referred to the program.  Therefore, we are currently hiring two Coordinators. 

  1. A Coordinator who is fluent (written and verbal) in Vietnamese.
  2. A Coordinator who is fluent (written and verbal) in Spanish.    

       

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Meet with clients by phone and in-person (post-coronavirus) to identify their individual barriers to healthy food access.
  • Design nutritional service plans to meet the needs of each client: this may include provision of food vouchers, transportation vouchers, and household kitchen items; connections to SNAP, WIC, School Meals, and other foods assistance programs; as well as community based programs such as community meals, medically tailored meals, food pantries, and others.
  • Maintain connections with clients to ensure that the designed service plan is meeting their needs and adjust as appropriate.
  • Maintain accurate records in Salesforce.
  • Meet with health center staff to ensure ongoing communication is effective and timely.
  • Promote usage of Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline.
  • 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.

  • High school diploma with 3+ years of experience.
  • Database experience (Salesforce preferred).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Experience working in diverse environments with people of different backgrounds.
  • Customer service, public service preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Sense of humor.
  • Patience and empathy.
  • Fluency in Spanish or Vietnamese.
  • Must have reliable access to transportation.
  • Registered dietitian licensed in Massachusetts (preferred).

 

Applications are will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We will begin reviewing applications Feb 1.

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

These positions are funded through Dec 2022 (end of the current waiver).

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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