Community Nutrition Program Organizer

Jul 8, 2024

The Community Nutrition Program Organizer is responsible for advancing the anti-hunger public policy agenda of the Advocacy Department for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer S-EBT. Serving as a Wisconsin based issue expert on these two federal nutrition assistance Programs the Community Nutrition Program Organizer will work to increase participation in these programs through outreach, organizing, education and administrative troubleshooting and public policy change. The Community Nutrition Program Organizer will collaborate with the Department of Public Instruction, Department of Health Services, USDA/FNS, school districts, child and adult day cares, meal providers and other allies for the purpose of eliminating barriers to enrollment and participation and to ease administrative burdens for providers with an overarching goal of ending childhood hunger in Wisconsin.

To apply

Send your resume and letter of interest to [email protected].
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Demonstrate leadership as an issue expert on the SFSP, CACFP and S-EBT.
    • Oversee implementation of SFSP “Milwaukee Model.”
    • Improve program participation in non-congregant feeding options in rural Wisconsin.
    • Utilize data and research to develop and implement ongoing multi-year strategies to improve SFSP, CACFP and S-EBT participation in Milwaukee and Wisconsin.
    • Provide a program of outreach education to school districts, hunger councils and community leaders in communities with historic low enrollment/participation with a goal of increasing participation.
    • Create and disseminate formative documents and official correspondence, including annual program performance reports for dissemination to key community-based decision makers.
    • Organize informational meetings with targeted decision makers and advocates, adopting ongoing multi-year strategies to develop improved program participation.
    • Connect day care providers with high quality meal providers.
    • Identify barriers to program participation and collaborate with the Development Team on infrastructure needs that support program participation.
    • Increase the total number of CACFP participating organizations through progressive and consistent outreach to day cares, homeless shelters and after school programs.
    • Provide or arrange for technical assistance. Introduce potential sponsors and providers of programs to corresponding staff at the Department of Public Instruction, the Department of Health Services, and the USDA Midwest Regional Office.
    • Identify and uphold best practices from other communities (including out-of-state projects with the potential for replicability.)
    • Represent Hunger Task Force in the broader community and with national peer organizations.
    • Maintain accessible, up to date record keeping of work progress.
    • Interact with donors to Community Nutrition Programs providing personal and timely support.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents including business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches, presentations, and respond to questions on controversial or complex topics from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Bilingual Spanish preferred. Ability to speak in front of diverse audiences authoritatively and with confidence.

Other Qualifications

Significant local travel required – must have a reliable vehicle.

Salary Range

$50,000 – $65,000