Food Access Coordinator

SFC is seeking a Food Access Coordinator to provide oversight, coordination, and technical assistance for the planning, implementation,and administration of food access benefits programs.

Organization:

Founded in 1993, with roots dating back to 1975 as Austin Community Gardens, Sustainable Food Center (SFC) is involved in every step of our local, Central Texas, food system. Our mission is to transform the food system to nourish our health, land and livelihood.

Why work at SFC?

At SFC, we are passionate about our work and share a commitment to expanding access to locally grown food raised with integrity and care, for all members of our community. Join us if you are driven to build and create lasting change that supports people and the planet.

We’re on a journey

SFC is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity on our staff and in our community. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels comfortable bringing their full, authentic selves to work. To that end, we have organized multiple all-staff trainings, created internal working groups that celebrate our diverse community, and integrated equity principles into every aspect of our work.

We uphold the following Core Values.

Connectedness:

  • We are community-focused and believe that relationships are powerful tools for building community.

Equity:

We support the right of all people to grow, access, sell, and consume healthy and culturally-appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and regenerative methods.

Sustainability:

  • We know humans have a profound responsibility to treat our planet with care and respect, and we are committed to ensuring that diverse species may thrive on Earth for generations to come.

Job Description::

This is a full-time position at 40 hours per week.

The Food Access Coordinator provides oversight, coordination, and technical assistance for the planning, implementation,and administration of food access benefits programs including SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), WIC (Women, Infant, and Children), Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), and Double Up Food Bucks at allparticipating Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) sites in the Austin/Travis County area. The Coordinator will work closelywith Outreach and Engagement staff to promote and grow awareness of the program among community partners and program participants. The Coordinator will serve as the Double Up representative with stakeholders and external partners such as state and City of Austin agencies, community outreach partners, partner Market Managers, and market vendors.This person must be able to navigate strict state and federal procedures to create efficient and equitable accommodationsfor diverse, low-income communities. This position works across teams and projects to support the ongoing success of Double Up Texas and SFC vision. This is both an internal administrative and outward facing position that requires supporting outreach events and occasionally working at the SFC Farmers’ Markets and visiting other Double Up Austin sites.

Job Duties:

  • • Work with SFC market’s team to maintain and improve standard operations policies and procedures, training programs, and ongoing compliance with operations policies among staff, vendors, and partners at SFC Farmers’ Markets

    • Ensure timely and accurate transaction data entry and redemption records for SFC and partner markets, prepare data for regular reports

    • Provide compliance monitoring and operational support to partner markets in the implementation of food access programs and identify and lead further training or technical assistance needs among partners when necessary

    • Work with finance and market teams to reconcile all food access benefit redemptions and ensure timely payment to farmers and vendors

    • Ensure all training, monitoring, and record keeping requirements are met for the FMNP

    • Support DUFB Austin outreach and engagement strategy; coordinating flyer distribution, updating/designing marketing and promotional materials, and engaging community outreach partners

    • Contribute to the development and achievement of Double Up Texas statewide strategic objectives

About you:

You enjoy engaging and communicating with a diverse range of audiences. You’re analytical with a high capacity for resourceful problem-solving. You are driven by process improvement and efficiency. You are passionate about addressingcomplex social issues with an equity lens and an entrepreneurial spirit. You have a high degree of initiative, flexibility, creativity, and enjoy working collaboratively to excite collaborators and motivate team members

You will also bring expertise and demonstrated capacity in:

• 2-3 years’ experience in project management required

• Experience working in low-income and multi-cultural settings

• Strong skills with MS Office applications, including Excel, Word, and use of web-based applications

• Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.) strongly preferred

• Experience with data entry, analysis, and reporting preferred but not required

• Excellent communication and administrative skills

• Strong work ethic, attention to detail, and creative entrepreneurial spirit

• Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus but not required

Sustainable Food Center offers an excellent work environment, competitive salaries, full coverage health insurance, 403b matching after first year of employment, generous time off and a flexible schedule. The starting salary for this position is $40,000 - $42,000 with annual opportunities for growth. Starting salary will be influenced by applicants’ qualifications and budget considerations. The position is available starting the first week of January 2022.

Note: Currently, all SFC staff are working from home due to the pandemic.

To apply:

Please submit your résumé, cover letter, and three references to careers@sustainablefoodcenter.org. Use subject title: Food Access Coordinator. In your cover letter, tell us about your lived experience working with diverse communities.

Applications accepted until November 21, 2021. No phone calls accepted or returned.