252 West 116th Street
Title: Community Nutrition Manager, West Harlem
Department: Community Kitchen and Pantry
Reports to: Director of Community Kitchen and Pantry
Location: West Harlem
Who We Are:
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Primary Purpose of Job
The Community Nutrition Manager plays a lead role in the development and implementation nutritional and programmatic best practices at the Community Kitchen and Food Pantry of West Harlem, including Food Bank's Senior Center. Additionally, The Community Nutrition Manager will oversee nutrition education activities and provide nutrition education to the over 1,000 charities in the Food Bank For New York City member Network. The Community Nutrition
Manager will lead the process for ensuring best practices on food safety and sanitation at Food Bank's West Harlem Community Kitchen.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
• Lead and manage the implementation of nutritional best practices into the Community Kitchen and Food Pantry and apply these practices across Food Bank's member network
• Oversight of the Community Kitchen Garden, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and nutrition and wellness programming for seniors
• Lead all nutrition and programmatic coordination and activity for the Department For The Aging senior program at the Harlem Community Kitchen
• Provide individual and group nutrition counseling to special needs population in Harlem.
• Train and manage volunteers and interns for nutrition and outreach activities.
• Provide assistance with menu planning via development of nutrient-dense, culturally appropriate meals and menu cycles for The Community Kitchen and Food Bank member network.
• Provide procurement support of appropriate nutritious foods for Community Kitchen.
• Lead all aspects of pantry operations at the Community Kitchen and supervise pantry staff.
• Manage on-going evaluation of kitchen nutritional guidelines and best practices.
• Oversee food safety and sanitation at the Harlem Community Kitchen and provide staff training on best practices.
• Manage special projects/events and perform additional duties as assigned.
• Develop quarterly Nutrition Newsletter for distribution to Food Bank staff and blog.
• Develop and provide nutrition education and food safety tools and activities for Food Bank Network; such as nutrition materials, newsletter content, training curricula for dissemination to emergency food providers.
• Collaborate with the Community Nutritionist and the Member Engagement Coordinators to implement best practices in nutrition across the Food Bank member network.
· Other duties as assigned and/or required as organizational needs change
• Our ideal candidate embraces the city of Harlem and is understanding, respectful, and compassionate to the diverse populations we serve.
• Social and economic justice issues and/or community development are important to you and your commitment is readily visible in your education, professional experience, and/or community involvement.
• Possess a proven track record in community nutrition and management, with a solid understanding and dedication to addressing hunger and poverty issues
• Experience working in a fast paced community environment
Bachelor's Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.
2 years direct social service client experience required.
Three to five years of experience in nutrition; working knowledge of the emergency food community preferred.
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
Exhibits leadership and the ability to manage in diverse and changing environments;
Ability to work autonomously on projects or within a team dynamic;
Demonstrated knowledge of cooking and food budgeting;
Effective at conducting trainings and making group presentations;
Excellent organizational and collaborative skills;
Ability to project a professional attitude and manner at all times;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Applications including PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel and Access
Demonstrated commitment to Food Bank’s core values
Demonstrated commitment to continuous process improvement
Minimum Education Required