The Central Texas Food Bank is working hard to close the hunger gap and we want you to join us! Our mission is “to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger”. We are accomplishing this not only with our amazing programming and fundraising events but by hiring motivated, mission-driven employees who have the drive to end hunger.
The Central Texas Food Bank is looking for a dynamic Health Initiatives Specialist in our Community Health and Nutrition Department. This position is responsible for actively engaging community health care providers through multiple initiatives, including the development of the Food Insecurity Screening Initiative and will explore the development of additional health programs and initiatives including the establishment of the clinic or hospital-based food pantries and chronic disease prevention and/or management programs. Reporting to the Director of Community Health and Nutrition, you will help to shape the vision for the Food Bank’s health initiatives and our relationships and engagement with the broader health care community in Central Texas.
As a Health Initiatives Specialist, you will be
- Building relationships with potential, new, and current partners in the medical community and inspire them to deepen their relationship with the Food Bank.
- Promoting food insecurity screening to new clinics through effective outreach, including nutrition education and food assistance interventions.
- Developing and leading presentations and providing training and support to clinics with this screening.
- Spearheading the evaluation methods with partner clinics that have adopted different approaches to screening and intervention.
- Attending conferences, meetings and other events in the healthcare arena as a Food Bank representative.
- Serving as a health care partnership consultant to Food Bank Partner Agencies, Diabetes Box Program Sites, and future clinic/hospital-based food pantries.
- Ensuring that all our client intake information and data entry and management practices are in line with HIPAA and Food Bank standards.
You are a great candidate if you have
- Bachelor's degree from a college or university with major coursework in community development, public health, healthcare, or social work.
- Two years of combined experience in the healthcare industry providing program design, training, relationship management and/or direct service to patients.
- Knowledge of the healthcare system in Texas and at the community level.
- Strong relationship building skills and good relationships with health care providers from past work experiences.
- An understanding, familiarity, and sensitivity to hunger and poverty issues.
- Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to speak on different subjects to diverse audiences.
Bonus points for
- Community Health Worker certification or willingness to achieve Community Health Worker certification post-hire.
- Having worked independently with minimum supervision.
- The ability to be creative and flexible at the moment, and asks lots of questions.
- Understanding the motivations and drivers of other systems, communities and individuals, and using that information and data to achieve program goals.
- Organizing and managing multiple projects under aggressive timelines in a fast-paced environment.
- Having been in a role that has handled confidential information, where good judgment and discretion were necessary.
- Proven demonstration of using data to make sound decisions.