The Nutrition Education Manager manages programming designed to help member agencies and clients maximize Food Bank food product and gain tools to make healthy choices with limited resources. This key position is responsible for administering nutrition education programs and developing curriculum and educational materials for community members in Alameda County.
As a member of our Food, Agency and Nutrition Services team, this individual will create and present workshops and hands-on cooking skills to youth, adults and seniors in community-based organizations and schools. The Nutrition Education Manager will promote consumption of fresh produce through food demos, recipes and innovative programs. In partnership with the Operations team, this position will provide nutritional expertise about the ordering and purchasing of food from USDA and other outside vendors. The ideal candidate for this position will also have experience implementing programming and policies to combat diet-related conditions such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension.
Established in 1985, the Alameda County Community Food Bank is a fast-growing, multi-faceted organization at the forefront of hunger‐relief efforts in the Bay Area. This year, the Food Bank will distribute more than 24 million pounds of food through an extensive network of 275 food pantries, soup kitchens and other community partner organizations – as well as our own innovative programs to address the needs of underserved neighborhoods.
One of the Bay Area’s preeminent nonprofit organizations, the Food Bank serves 1 in 6 Alameda County residents and employs a program-based approach toward eradicating hunger. Major initiatives include food sourcing and distribution, dynamic nutrition education programs, an extensive CalFresh outreach program, and a robust advocacy program that promotes and protects anti-poverty policies with local, state and federal legislators. The Food Bank has been awarded Charity Navigator’s highest rating – 4- stars – for five consecutive years.
-Degree in nutrition, health education, public health or community nutrition preferred.
-Experience developing and teaching nutrition education curriculum in community settings.
-Knowledge of and experience with issues related to hunger and poverty.
-Previous experience managing government or grant funded programs and ensuring reporting requirements are met.
-Knowledgeable in food safety practices.
-Knowledgeable in working with community-based organizations.
-Experience motivating, training, and supervising a small team.
-Strong organizational, interpersonal and customer service skills.
-Ability to manage, organize and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines.
-Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
-Ability to initiate and manage projects.
-Experience working with people from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds.
-Strong computer skills in working with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
-Effective verbal and written communication skills.
-Valid California Driver’s License, ability to drive own car, and possess a clean driving record.
-Bilingual in English and Spanish highly preferred. Bilingual in English and Cantonese, Mandarin or Vietnamese language also a plus.
This is an exempt position, with a starting salary of $50k. We offer an outstanding benefit package to include medical, dental, supplemental insurances, a matching 403(b), EAP and FSA as well as vacation, sick and holiday pay. This position is about 30-40% in the community and 60-70% in the office.
If you meet these qualifications, please apply electronically by sending your resume with cover letter & two 1-2 page writing samples (1 for community audience and 1 for professional audience) to:
Nutrition Education Manager