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Child Nutrition and Communications Coordinator

New Hampshire Hunger Solutions

New Hampshire Hunger Solutions' mission is to advocate to end food insecurity, improve access to nutritious food, and address hunger’s root causes for all New Hampshire residents. We are working to identify and clear the obstacles that prevent more children and families from benefiting from federal nutrition programs. we work with schools to feed more children at school and advocate to encourage access remove administrative barriers to other federal nutrition programs.


Be part of a highly motivated team working to end hunger in New Hampshire. Together with NHHS’s Executive and Deputy Directors,  advance NHHS’s statewide effort to strengthen meal programs in early childhood and K-12 educational settings, through coordinating with childcare providers, schools, school districts and other community partners. In collaboration with the other NHHS team members, assist schools and childcare programs in building upon their vision to realize the full benefits of equitable and sustainable school meals programs.

 

Communicate messaging and advocacy efforts on social media, local media, and to partners about current efforts of NH Hunger Solutions to end hunger in NH. Identify, create, and disseminate educational resources to partners and maintain NH Hunger Solutions’ child nutrition-related website pages and social media. Participate in local collaborative community food access organizations as needed. We are seeking someone who enjoys being collaborative and creative, and who is eager to work with a variety of partners and to be a strong voice for the mission of NH Hunger Solutions. This is a full-time/exempt, grant funded position for 1 year with potential to be extended depending on additional grant funding. 

Requirements:

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience with at least two years’ experience in related field.
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively, manage complex projects, and build positive relationships with internal and external partners.

  • Proven ability to connect with a wide variety of people and partner organizations through meetings, group presentations, and over the telephone, with a combination of warmth and strength, so that you are able to be of service and carry out NHHS mission and goals.

  • MS Office Suite/Google Suite proficiency.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Strong time management, project management, and organizational skills.

  • Ability to honor confidentiality and to follow protocols for storing and using confidential information.

  • Valid driver’s license & reliable vehicle for in-state travel

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 

Additional Qualifications

Position

  • A basic understanding of the links between nutrition and health, and nutrition and learning

  • Knowledge of and sensitivity toward the needs and concerns of low-income individuals and those serving people struggling to meet their basic needs.

  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of systems, programs, and projects and present recommendations for innovating change.

  • Demonstrated success working with others to make change in a system or institution to advance and promote social and racial justice.

Organizational

  • Commitment to a learning culture where curiosity and ongoing examination is valued and encouraged.

  • Commitment to a team orientation and willingness to give and receive feedback with colleagues

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

  • NHHS will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of their work to the degree we are able to do so.

  • Internal Work Conditions: NHHS does not currently have an office, but we will make every effort to ensure that appropriate office materials and equipment are available and will facilitate meeting opportunities.

  • External Work Conditions: Routine in-state travel to training/meeting sites is required; some availability outside of normal business hours is required.

  • Commitment to diversity, and experience working with diverse groups of people.

  • Sound understanding of, and commitment to NH Hunger Solutions’ philosophy, mission, and vision.

Responsibilities:
  • Support organizational efforts to strengthen and stabilize use of school meal, summer meal, and CACFP programs.

  • Develop expertise in understanding all aspects of school and summer and CACFP meal programs.

  • Help to grow relationships with statewide partners in school districts and community organizations, to build a common language and understanding around the importance of food security for young New Hampshirites.

  • Assist Deputy Director in K-12 school and summer meal team development and management.

  • Assist Deputy Director in K-12 school and summer meal data analysis and evaluation.

  • Update website as needed.

  • Post to and monitor social media messaging created by the NHHS team and respond to comments accordingly.

  • Track impact of communication efforts via social media impressions, clicks, engagements, and comments.

  • Assist with press communications regarding NHHS led advocacy or legislative/policy/program updates.

  • Assist with grant management and development when needed.

  • Assist in administrative office work for Executive and Deputy Directors: help book meetings for Executive Director and Deputy Director, provide note taking during NHHS led meetings, and other light office work. 

  • Provide support for AmeriCorps VISTAs, student interns, and volunteers, as necessary.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

How to Apply:

Please email cover letter and resume to: Jessica Gorhan jgorhan@nhhungersolutions.org or mail to:

97 Western Ave, Henniker, NH 03242 By June 25, 2021

Salary Range:

$35,000-$45,000

Job Location:

Statewide/remote

Date Added: June 2, 2021

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