Program Coordinator - FLIPANY
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Monday, April 14, 2014 08:37 PM

Program Coordinator at FLIPANY
Job Description
Position Available Immediately
FLIPANY’s Vision: A well-informed community that embraces an active and healthy lifestyle.

FLIPANY’s Mission: Empower youth and adults through physical activity and nutrition programs while raising awareness and creating policy changes for healthier, more food secure, communities.

Core Values: Excellence, collaboration, empowerment, passion, cultural diversity, integrity.

Position Summary: Cooking Matters is a program of Share Our Strength, the leading national organization working to end childhood hunger in America. FLIPANY is the Cooking Matters Lead Partner in Florida; the program teaches healthy cooking, nutrition, and food budgeting to low-income people who are most at-risk of hunger and malnutrition.

The Coordinator is responsible for all areas of program management, including delivering classes (and one time food demos), managing program volunteers, collaborating with
community partners, managing satellite partners.

Program service area: Palm Beach and Broward Counties

Major Responsibilities: Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following tasks.
Program Management
• Maintain all program materials, inventory, databases, 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
• Maintain updated 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
Community Outreach
• Market program in the community to build awareness, credibility, and demand
• Seek out support for the program through in-kind, resource, or monetary contributions
• Identify and formally partner with appropriate community agencies to host Cooking Matters courses, one time events, and recruit course participants
• Work with agency staff to schedule classes and carry out shared expectations and responsibilities for hosting a course
Volunteer Management
• Recruit and manage volunteers, including chefs, nutritionists/dietitians, and class assistants
• Plan and administer program orientations and trainings for all volunteers
• Identify opportunities to recognize and show appreciation for volunteers
• Foster opportunities for volunteers to network or build their skills when appropriate
Course Coordination
• Manage communications with course volunteers and host site coordinators
• Collect and prepare materials for classes, including food, cooking equipment, and course paperwork
• Administer participant and volunteer course evaluations and return to the National office
• Teach cooking and nutrition lessons as needed

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in a health, culinary, or nutrition field, or equivalent experience
• 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
• Experience working with low-income populations
• Experience supervising staff or managing volunteers
• Willingness and 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.
• 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 2 times per year for overnight trainings
• Valid driver’s license
Physical Requirements: This position requires being in the field 40% of the time, driving 10% of the time, and working in an office setting 50% of the time. While in the field, frequent lifting, moving, or carrying supplies up to 50 pounds, including use of stairs, is required. General office duties include: computer work (Office), filing, phone communication, social media postings, copying. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable any qualified person to perform
the essential job duties.

TO APPLY: Applicants should send cover letter and resume to:
Lynne Kunins and Kristine Perez-Carrion and
or mail information to 819 NE 26th Street Bld K Ft. Lauderdale FL 33305
FLIPANY is a Drug Free Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer