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Cooking Matters Coordinator Open Hand Atlanta

  • Date Posted November 02, 2018
  • Location Savannah, GA
  • Category Education / Nonprofit
  • Job Type Full-Time
Company Description

At Open Hand Atlanta, we believe everyone deserves access to proper nutrition. No matter your age. No matter where you call home. And no matter your health condition. We aim to promote healthier, self-sufficient communities by delivering  nutrition education directly to where people live, work, and play.  The program increases individuals skills, knowledge and confidence to prepare a healthy affordable meal by focusing on cooking technique, nutrition, and budgeting.

Job Description

 Community Outreach

  • Market program in the community to build awareness, credibility, and demand
  • Lead at 12 Cooking Matters classes in Coastal GA health district (area defined in state contract), as well as cooking demonstrations, and grocery store tours as needed.
  • Identify and formally partner with appropriate community agencies to host Cooking Matters courses and recruit course participants
  • Plan and administer program orientations and training for new satellite site volunteers
  • Work with agency staff to schedule classes and carry out shared expectations and responsibilities for hosting a course

 Program Management

  • Maintain all grant management reports, tracking, database, records, and files
  • Prepare paper-based and electronic reports required by Share Our Strength and other funding sources and monitor the data collected to ensure accuracy and compliance
  • Monitor program expenditures according to budget
  • Prepare funding proposals and foster community relationships
  • Maintain updated satellite program calendar with course schedule, volunteer trainings and orientations and other program related events
  • Participate in national Cooking Matters, department, and agency meetings and in-person, web conference and overnight trainings as required

 Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a health, culinary, or nutrition field, or equivalent experience-  RD or MPH preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to make public presentations
  • Ability to work individually in a self-directed manner and as part of a team in group projects
  • Ability to effectively market a program and pursue outreach opportunities
  • Excellent organizational skills, proven ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work with people from a variety of racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds, with various lifestyles, sexual orientations, and of all ages, including professional chefs, social service providers, volunteers, and low-income participants. 
  • Experience supervising staff or managing volunteers
  • Knowledge of local community services and resources/programs available to populations served by the program
  • Proficient knowledge of computer software (Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Outlook, and Publisher) and ability to learn new systems quickly
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends for the purposes of conducting classes and attending community meetings
  • Ability to travel for training (some overnight)
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Valid driver’s license
Compensation this position is PAID: salaried, less than 50k How to apply Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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