Associate Director of Community Nutrition

Job Type

Full Time




39 Broadway
New York
United States


Food Bank For New York City

For 35 years, Food Bank For New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Food Bank takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities, while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provides food for more than 61 million free meals per year for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank For New York City’s income support services, including food stamps (also known as SNAP) and free tax assistance for the working poor, put more than $110 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence. Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 50,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet and active lifestyle on a limited budget. Working toward long-term solutions to food poverty, Food Bank develops policy and conducts research to inform community and government efforts.


The Associate Director of Community Nutrition leads the development and implementation of nutritional best practices and related programmatic activities across Food Bank For New York City’s member network of pantries and soup kitchen agencies as well as the Community Kitchen and Food Pantry. This person also provides oversight and support to nutrition education activities and associated budgets for Food Bank’s network of emergency food distribution programs (member network).

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee programmatic activities within SNAP-Ed funded Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables nutrition education program including providing leadership and supervision to a team Community Nutritionists; Evaluate wholesale and donated products to ensure an emphasis on the most nutritious products meeting organizational standards are procured; Create and lead nutrition education activities throughout Food Bank’s emergency food distribution network; oversee Nutrition Resource Management workplan activities related to the Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance program (HPNAP); Oversee Green Sidewalk produce distribution programming inclusive of nutrition awareness and education


  • Build recognition of Food Bank as field expert in nutrition education for emergency food providers and their clients by developing and providing nutrition education and food safety tools and activities for Food Bank Network such as newsletters, training curricula, etc;
  • Provide leadership, supervision and support to three nutritionists in Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables, a state funded program designed to prevent overweight/obesity and reduce long term chronic disease risks through the promotion of increased fruit and vegetable consumption
  • Oversee implementation and organizational adoption of nutrition and food policy; ensure foods distributed are in accordance with the highest nutritional standards
  • Conduct site visits to ensure quality of programming, budget management, and nutrition standards are met for HPNAP pantry packages
  • Assist with menu and pantry food planning via support of food procurement and development of nutrient-dense, culturally appropriate meals; provide on-going evaluation of nutritional guidelines;
  • Serve as the organizational public health nutrition expert
  • Assist with administration of HPNAP grants include food and seed grants
  • Train and manage volunteers and interns for nutrition and outreach activities;
  • Manage special projects/events and perform additional duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred;
  • Registered dietician required;
  • Two years of direct social service client experience required;
  • Three to five years of managing a team in innovative programs;
  • Three to five years of experience in nutrition. Working knowledge of the emergency food community preferred;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Applications including PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel and Access;
  • Capable of lifting up to 40 lbs to include boxes, equipment and/or supplies.



  • Exhibits leadership and the ability to manage in diverse and changing environments;
  • Possesses a proven track record in program management, with a solid understanding and dedication to addressing hunger and poverty issues
  • Demonstrated experience developing policy and/or programs that address diet-related chronic disease through prevention efforts
  • Experience working in a fast paced community environment
  • High level of analytical, data interpretation, and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to lead by example by /developing and managing a high-performing team
  • Adaptable, well-organized, and an upbeat, positive leader who handles pressure well
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills with proficiency in Microsoft office tools 
  • Ability to work autonomously on projects and within a team dynamic;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cooking, dietetics, public health strategies and food budgeting;
  • Demonstrated ability to engage diverse audiences for training and group presentations;
  • Excellent organizational and collaborative skills;
  • Comfortable working in various urban settings and with diverse populations;
  • Ability to project a professional attitude and manner at all times;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to gather, synthesize and analyze data;
  • Commitment to reflect and uphold Food Bank’s core values and dedication to continuous improvement.

Level of Language Proficiency

English Required Spanish is a plus

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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