Public Health Perspective. Provides an assertive public health perspective that informs and
directs Food Bank programs, including Mobile Food Pantry, BackPack, and Kids
Farmers Markets. Provides guidance on procuring nutritious foods by the Food
Bank and participates in Food Acquisition Team meetings.
Nutrition & Health
Standards. Actively participates in the development and
communication of the Food Bank’s nutrition policy and menu ranking project.
Ensures food inventory is appropriately categorized according to the
nutrition ranking system. Works with Community Impact Department to ensure agencies
meet the NYS Department of Health HPNAP Minimum Nutrition Standards.
Health & Food Security
Education. Educates the Food Bank, network partners, and general
public on the social determinants of health, the link between hunger and
health, and the positive impact of access to nutritious foods on
Nutrition Education. Facilitates nutrition education workshops for agency personnel, Food
Bank staff, and agency clients. Develops and disseminates nutrition resources
(e.g., recipes) and regular nutrition
and health-related communication to agencies.
Collaboration with JSY. Partners with JSY nutritionists to create, implement, and evaluate
the JSY Healthy Pantry Initiative (HPI) at food pantries.
Food Safety Education. Develops, conducts,
evaluates, and documents food safety
trainings for partner agencies. Provides technical
assistance to agencies on practices related to food quality, safety, and
sanitation. Ensures food safety supplies are available to partner agencies.
Communication & Learning Resource Development. Works with the Development & Community Engagement Department to
communicate key public health concepts to the media, especially those related
to food-insecure households. Collaborates to create eye-catching and
effective learning resources with Food Bank branding.
Project Development &
Management. Explores and oversees innovative projects, such as
healthcare partnerships with community organizations that increase access to
healthy food, nutrition education, health screenings, and other benefits to
food-insecure households, especially those that are most vulnerable such as
seniors, rural households, people with underlying health conditions, people
of color, the disabled and veterans.
Data Management &
Evaluation. Collaborates with Community Impact Manager on project
data collection and evaluation to inform communication, education, and
Planning. Works with the Director of Health and Nutrition to establish the
department’s annual workplan goals and strategic plan.
Community of Practice. Participates in local, state, and national learning groups focused on
health and food security, including Feeding America initiatives.
Food Bank Wellness. Organizes and supports internal Food Bank wellness projects.
Project Management. Participates in conference calls and meetings with
statewide Nutrition Resource Manager (NRM) staff from other Food Banks and
HPNAP Contract Manager. Completes all relevant HPNAP reports. Oversees the HPNAP Seed Grant Project.
Additional Responsibilities. Other duties as
TITLE OF DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Director of Health & Nutrition
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday
Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira, NY 14903
FROM HOME: Eligible with supervisor approval