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.
This role provides nutrition education to the population served by the Central Texas Food Bank including CTFB direct clients, Partner Agencies, and Children’s Programs. Within this position, you will be operating both in-house and in the community at our local and regional partners, providing nutrition education and training. This position represents a critical role within the Food Bank to properly address health among food insecure clients, helping those clients to live healthier, more stable and self-sustaining lives.
Building and maintaining collaborative and meaningful relationships is a core component of this position. Reporting to the Nutrition Education Manager within the Health and Wellness area, this position works cohesively with team members. Additionally, this position will also need to nurture strong connections with colleagues on various teams, especially Empowerment programs, Client Meals, and Network Programs and Services to ensure nutrition education is broadly accessible. Proven and demonstrated professionalism and effective communication skills to achieve goals are necessary for this role.
- Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Health Education or related degree program.
- 2+ years of experience in nutrition education; experience within a non-profit organization preferred.
- Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency required
- Valid food manager certificate or ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment. A valid government-issued Driver’s License and proof of auto liability insurance
- Experience collaborating with coworkers on projects/tasks by helping out where needed; providing an adequate lead time for others to meet deadlines; willing to help out, no matter how big or small the task.
- Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. In particular, the ability to understand and organize detailed information and to write about or talk extemporaneously on that information.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
- Knowledge of central Texas and its network of services for low-income families is preferred
- 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.
- Facilitating nutrition education classes and cooking demonstrations that promote healthy lifestyles and obesity prevention through in-person (on-site and in the community) and virtual instruction.
- Working with the Nutrition Education Manager to hire, train and evaluate semester interns, train new Nutrition Educators, and to conduct outreach in the community and coordinate new partnerships for nutrition education
- Working with the Nutrition Education Manager to extend training opportunities to volunteers and partner agency staff to build capacity and increase nutrition education opportunities throughout the service area
- Working under the guidance of Nutrition Education Manager to adapt or create class curriculum, evaluations (i.e. pre and posttests), and other class materials to meet the needs of clients and SNAP-Ed requirements.
- Completing all necessary preparations for class, including grocery shopping, assembling class materials, and transportation of equipment; Coordinating the food flow process to ensure food distributions as an integral piece of the nutrition education program.
- Meet all scheduled reporting requirements, including timely and accurate submission of monthly nutrition educator report, closed class data and evaluation results for each nutrition education course taught. Maintain daily records of all activities and outreach, utilizing data and client tracking software and spreadsheets. Ensure client confidentiality and HIPAA requirements are upheld
- Creating, testing and analyzing new recipes for Partner Agencies, Food Bank Programs, and class participants that meet the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans requirements.
- Maintaining inventory of all class materials, supplies and incentives and work with the Nutrition Education Manager to inform new orders or replenishment of stock
- Performing weekly ranking of CTFB Inventory using a validated tool that measures the nutritional quality of foods distributed.
- Nurture strong connections with colleagues on various teams but especially with Empowerment Programs, Network Services, Logistics, and Production departments to ensure effective client programming and efficient flow of food; Collaborate with Marketing and Communications team to create articles and promote nutrition education programming via website and social media.
- Maintain a results-oriented work ethic; set and meet predetermined goals regarding classes and outreach activity and deliver client services from a trauma-informed, strengths based service delivery model
- Represents CTFB at community events, food pantry sites, and mobile distributions to assist distribution and offer nutrition education
- Assist in the preparation of reports, data gathering, and completion of goals, metrics and deadlines.
- Commit to supporting CTFB’s mission, vision, values, and culture
- Perform other duties as necessary and/or requested, including utilizing language skills you possess for the benefit of the organization and its clients
- 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. Ability to be flexible with working hours to meet the needs of the program is critical
- 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.
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.