- Responsible for overseeing the completion of the day to day NOW Intake Referral Process.
- Build and nurture relationships with NOW Pantries, assisting in establishing evidence-based Good Food Practice for the NOW Program at each NOW Pantry.
- Train NOW Pantry Coordinators in the use of the shared database.
- Assist in ensuring that NOW Pantries are following all partner requirements, including submission of paperwork and data entry.
- Develop and maintain an ongoing list of Healthy Living Classes that fit with the core nutrition and wellness curriculum for NOW participants. Build collaborative relationships with Healthy Living Class Instructors, with partner Primary Care Physicians referring offices, and with partners across the medical and food system in Kent County.
- Coordinate the work of specific projects related to the NOW Program.
- Assist in coordinating Community Outreach Events for the NOW Program.
- Commitment to work in an ecumenical, faith-based ministry.
- Experience and Education in the area of dietetics, nutrition education, kinesiology, or health sciences.
- Excellent organizational skills, with accuracy and attention to detail.
- Excellent written and verbal communication.
- Experience facilitating large and small group presentations.
- Team player with the ability to work independently.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs: Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
- Bachelor's degree preferred.
- General Office Environment with extensive computer use required.
- Must occasionally move or lift over 25 pounds.
- Minimal local travel and occasional travel for conferences.
Disclaimer: The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities of the NOW Project Coordinator. Other duties will be discussed as necessary for the well-being of the organization. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Volunteer as a one-on-one mentor for individuals as they transition from the nutrition program, adapting skills learned to their daily lives.
Using our cooking curriculum, partner with one of our CSA to Pantry sites to provide hands on cooking and conversation with CSA participants.
Support our community organizing work centered on food systems with our CSA to Pantry participants. Help facilitate discussions using our Food Systems 101 curriculum.
Work to help establish our pop-up food pantry farmers markets throughout Kent County.
Promote Culture of Health principles in charity food by supporting Access’ efforts with the Pantry Network of West Michigan.