Metropolitan Denver Development Coordinator, Cooking Matters

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Job description

Since 1984, Share Our Strength® has led the fight against hunger and poverty by inspiring and organizing individuals and businesses to share their strengths. Today, through the No Kid Hungry and Cooking Matters campaigns, Share Our Strength is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need. No child should go hungry in America – we’re on our way to making that a reality and we want you to join us. We’re bold, creative, always open to new ideas and 100% dedicated to our mission. If that sounds like you, we’d like you to consider becoming part of our team.

The Cooking Matters Colorado Program Coordinator works closely with the Cooking Matters Colorado Program Manager on agency relations to promote, schedule, and deliver the program’s signature six-week cooking and nutrition courses and grocery store tours to participants residing primarily in metro Denver. This role includes implementation of and data collection of policy, systems, and environmental change work in alignment with SNAP-Ed and National priorities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Proactively identify ideal partner agencies, especially those serving priority audience and establish and maintain positive working relationships with those agencies clients and food retailers.
  • Contribute to the promotion, support of implementation and data collection of policy, systems and environmental change work in alignment with SNAP-Ed and National priorities.
  • Coordinate high quality courses and tours in the Metro area: serve as the liaison with community partners, maintain regular communication with volunteer team, address and elevate unexpected programmatic challenges as they arise.
  • Determine needs for each individual Cooking Matters program and complete preparations, including gathering equipment, supplies, and groceries within the parameters of program budget, and arrange for transportation of all supplies and materials.
  • Fill the nutrition instructor or culinary role as needed.
  • Coach volunteers on gold standard course and tour delivery, including offering regular constructive feedback. Ensure a positive volunteer experience, and maintain ongoing relationships with individuals to increase satisfaction and retention rates. Provide recognition to volunteers for their efforts.
  • Complete program administration, including evaluation and financial reporting in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Facilitate volunteer trainings, including support in scheduling, preparing for, and communicating with volunteers about trainings and provide volunteer instructors with training and materials needed to teach classes and coach them to implement key objectives and adhere to national program guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experienced coursework and/or credentials in Culinary or Nutrition/Dietetics preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and willingness 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 participants.
  • Quick problem-solving skills and flexibility to complete ad hoc tasks.
  • Ability to public speak and teach in front of large groups of people.
  • Ability to balance a variety of tasks simultaneously.
  • Experience with volunteer management.
  • Proficient computer skills including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Driver's license and car required.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.
  • Spoken and written Spanish preferred.

Please apply with your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. No Calls Please.

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