Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope!

Employment Opportunities

 

Gem Valley Farm Coordinator

JOB SUMMARY

The Food Bank Gardens project and leadership team believe that everyone should have access to healthy, fresh food. Gem Valley Farm, Nutrition, Health and Wellness team works to promote healthy eating patterns and active life styles to improve the health of the community. The Farm Coordinator has primary responsibility for the planning, coordination, implementation, administrative functions, and supervision of all work, activities, and volunteers at the farm

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Target and recruit potential eligible families and/or individuals that would benefit from the program.
  2. Educate those recruited families and/or individuals in all aspects of gardening.
  3. Tend to all aspects of the community garden to include; preparation of land, planting, watering, etc.
  4. Educate and/or collaborate with the SNAP Ed Manager to incorporate the Healthy Living Program.
  5. Teaches basic nutrition, food safety, food budgeting, and physical activity to groups of low-income families with young children linked to SNAP
  6. Provides community outreach to partner agencies, schools, community centers, libraries and organizations in targeted areas to motivate participants to develop healthier eating habits for their families.
  7. Assists SNAP Ed Manager in collecting information to evaluate the overall effectiveness of program.
  8. Ability to represent the Food Bank RGV during weekly Pharrmers Market.
  9. Ability to approach area nurseries and landscape firms for material and supply donations when needed.
  10. Distribute materials and supplies to gardeners throughout the entire growing season
  11. Help coordinate volunteer days with colleges, universities, local business, etc.
  12. Work with the Communications Manager to publicize Gem Valley Farm.
  13. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops.
  14. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  15. Evaluates existing procedures and recommends improvements to the Gem Valley Farm Manager and SNAP Ed Manager.
  16. Performs additional duties as assigned by the Chief Programs Officer.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Honesty, integrity and commitment to fighting hunger in the Rio Grande Valley.
  • Must have clear understanding of and ability to articulate the mission of FBRGV.
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 1 to 2 years’ experience in pertinent field.
  • Personal experience in community service and an understanding of the role volunteerism
  • Ability to supervise staff and volunteers and to delegate responsibilities
  • Ability to train others in various procedures
  • Knowledge of or experience in the operation of gardening tools or machines.
  • General knowledge of growing produce with use of chemicals (herbicides or pesticides).
  • Experience in growing vegetables, fruit, and/or other edible plants.
  • Knowledge of food storage and handling regulations
  • Ability to politely be firm and decisive. Good judgment and discretion
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other staff, volunteers, and agency personnel
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Knowledge of correct way to lift heavy items and physical ability to do so
  • Orientation to detail, accuracy and the meeting of deadlines
  • Ability to present a professional demeanor under a variety of conditions
  • Possession of current Texas Class C driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle. Must have a clean driving record for at least three years prior to employment

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, lift and carry under 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
  • Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, automobile, forklift, electric and manual pallet jack.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.

The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce.

You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description. The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. has the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not a contract for employment.

 


SNAP-Ed Coordinator

 

JOB SUMMARY

The objective of the SNAP-Ed Coordinator is to promote healthy eating patterns and active lifestyles to improve the health of the community. We do this by educating the community through a variety of free classes and demonstrations.

This position performs difficult skilled human support work overseeing the preparation and distribution of nutrition and preventative related materials, maintaining records, assisting in planning activities, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the SNAP-Ed Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Recruits and plans cooking classes that incorporate basic nutrition education concepts as required by the Health & Human Services Commission contract.
  2. Provide nutrition curriculum designed for children and adults for use by member agencies and clients.
  3. Plan and develop or carry out cooking & nutrition classes as needed
  4. Recruits and trains staff, Nutrition Educators and volunteers to teach the approved curriculum at established service sites.
  5. Supervises the record keeping on attendance, participation, and means testing on each participant.
  6. Prepares reports to Feeding Texas and other agencies as assigned.
  7. Develop, maintain, and enhance external relationships with appropriate nutrition and public health organizations.
  8. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks
  9. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  10. Evaluates existing procedures and recommends improvements to the SNAP-Ed Manager and CPO.
  11. Performs additional duties as assigned by the Chief Programs Officer and Chief Executive Officer.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Honesty, integrity and commitment to fighting hunger in the Rio Grande Valley.
  • Must have clear understanding of and ability to articulate the mission of FBRGV.
  • College degree preferred or at least 5 years career experience in pertinent fields.
  • Computer knowledge and familiar with basic Microsoft Software
  • Understanding of nutrition and healthy principals of cooking.
  • Personal experience in community service and an understanding of the role volunteerism
  • Ability to supervise volunteers and to delegate responsibilities
  • Ability to train others in various procedures
  • Ability to politely be firm and decisive. Good judgment and discretion
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other staff, volunteers, and agency personnel
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Knowledge of correct way to lift heavy items and physical ability to do so
  • Orientation to detail, accuracy and the meeting of deadlines
  • Possession of current Texas Class C driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle. Must have a clean driving record for at least three years prior to employment
  • Bilingual English / Spanish
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to represent the Food Bank in a courteous professional manner
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in Business English, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
  • Knowledge and experience with computers, Microsoft Office, etc.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMODATION

This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing and speaking or hearing, frequently requires walking, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions and occasionally requires sitting and reaching with hands and arms; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, using of measuring devices and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.

 The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, In. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce.

 You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description. The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. has the right to revise this job description at any time. 

The job description is not a contract for employment.

 


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