Director of Health and Wellness

About Central Texas Food Bank

Looking for a way to make a difference without sacrificing a competitive salary and excellent benefits? Apply to join the Central Texas Food Bank team! We’re looking for highly-motivated people to bring their unique skills to our mission of nourishing our neighbors and leading our community in the fight against hunger. As the region’s largest hunger relief charity, the Food Bank offers a diverse and inclusive workplace, professional development opportunities, and a culture of promoting from within. Our core values, Compassion, Honesty, Accountability, Respect and Teamwork, chart our course.

Position Overview

The Director of Health and Wellness ensures the successful performance of three program areas including Nutrition Education, Client Meal Programs, and CTFB Pantries.  Duties include, but not limited to staff supervision, training and evaluation, curricula development, grant writing, external and internal report submission and capacity building.  This position represents a critical step for the Food Bank in properly addressing health among food insecure clients, helping those clients to live healthier, more stable and self-sustaining lives.  The ideal candidate must possess successful experience in strategy and operational implementation of hunger fighting and social service programming.

Relationships

Building and maintaining collaborative and meaningful relationships is a core component of this position.  Reporting to the Vice President of Client Programs and Services and overseeing a department of 10+ with three direct reports, this position is responsible for the oversight and success of the Health and Wellness teams within the Client Services department.  Proven and demonstrated leadership, professionalism and effective communication skills to achieve goals are necessary for this role.

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, social work, psychology, counseling, or other related field and/or 7 years in a leadership role with similar responsibilities, Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years of program related experience including providing meal planning or nutritional counsel to individuals
  • At least 5 years of relevant leadership and management experience
  • Registered and Licensed Dietitian certification preferred
  • Experience with community nutrition, program planning, management, and evaluation preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of nutrition, food, and food safety. Demonstrated ability with group training or experience in community nutrition or community health education.
  • Progressive career experience developing partnerships and working with community-based organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to think and execute strategically while consistently evaluating processes/practices for improvements.
  • Ability to communicate with, influence, and motivate partners, government officials, community organizations, and other stakeholders to ensure program success.
  • Strong customer service orientation – both organizational and interpersonal. Ability to develop and maintain collaborative and professional relationships.
  • Experience successfully administering multi-faceted client-based programs within budget and on-time.
  • Experience developing innovative client-focused strategies and leading successful execution, in a dynamic, highly collaborative environment.
  • Strong experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of central Texas and its network of services for low-income families.
  • Exemplary presentation, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong moral compass with commitment to improving the lives of those we serve in a dignified environment.
  • Belief in CTFB’s mission, vision, values and culture
  • Display a willingness and desire to work with people from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds. 
  • Display a commitment to service above all else.

Your Responsibilities

  • Develop a high-performance team culture focused on leadership and accountability at all levels, continuous learning, collaboration, measurement, and goal achievement by modeling the way and enabling others to act.
  • Effectively coach team members and provide supportive and developmental feedback to enhance performance. Ensure that team members develop the technical, leadership and professional skills necessary for success. Set performance goals for team members that align to CTFB’s strategy, and evaluate performance against goals on a regular basis.
  • Assist with the creation, operationalization and management of the strategic vision for the Health and Wellness Programs area  to include: Nutrition Education, Client Meal Programs, and CTFB Pantries.
  • Serve as an internal and external expert on nutrition programs, social determinants of health, food as medicine interventions,  and establish a trauma-informed, strengths based client services delivery model
  • Develop train-the-trainer model for our network of partner agencies.
  • Provide meal plans, healthy recipes and resources to improve the dietary consumption.
  • of those we serve and assist in menu planning for children’s, senior and prepared meal programs
  • Develop a “food of the month” club that mirrors the growing cycle.
  • Provide counsel for the medically tailored meals program and guides adherence to dietary restrictions like gluten, peanuts, sugar, etc.
  • Lead internal wellness goals for CTFB team members, helping create a healthier environment and culture of wellness.
  • Represent the food bank at community meetings and liaise with a variety of diverse stakeholders to improve CTFB client services.
  • Meet performance metrics to ensure organizational and programmatic success in reaching out to food insecure individuals and families, connecting them to ongoing nutritional support in central Texas.
  • Meet all scheduled reporting requirements, including but not limited to budgets, audits, grants, funder requests, internal reporting requirements, contract management dashboards, etc.
  • Actively supports organization’s values, goals and objectives by leading by example.
  • Demonstrates support of organizational message without blaming other departments, leaders or providing personal opinions.
  • Other duties as assigned, including utilizing language skills you possess for the benefit of the organization and its clients

Working Conditions

  • Hours of Operation: Generally Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., some evening and weekend hours may be required, especially during peak times, disaster response, or holidays
  • Environment: This position works in a typical office setting. There may be extended periods of sitting, standing and/or bending; listening, talking and/or visual concentration; writing and/or computer use. Occasional work will occur in the warehouse or outside in inclement weather.  The position also requires working independently and with others on a team.
  • Travel: CTFB serves 21 counties in central Texas and often requires same-day travel between counties, using a personal vehicle, CTFB passenger fleet and possibly occasional out of town travel for meetings, special events or meeting for some positions. 

Comprehensive Benefits            

We are committed to service, above all else, in our community and for our team members.  With our commitment to the health and wellness of our team members, we provide a full benefits package to include the following:

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans,
  • company paid short and long term disability insurance plus employee life insurance,
  • 403b retirement plan plus up to 5% matching contribution after one year of service,
  • telemedicine for physical and mental health, 
  • employee assistance program,
  • paid time off including paid holidays,
  • outdoor seating area with a garden view, and an
  • on-site gym with a shower.

In addition, Central Texas Food Bank is designated a Texas Mother-Friendly Workplace AND a Best Place for Working Parents. Grow your career, build your network and develop your talents while enjoying the flexibility of a family-friendly environment. 

Apply For This Job

We all have a role to play in ending hunger. Join our team and discover yours. To apply for this position, simply fill out this short questionnaire, attach your resume and submit.