Food Bank Name Central Texas Food Bank
Austin, TX
Post Date July 5, 2017
Job Title Community Development Specialist
Description Community Development Specialist position available in Austin, TX
Opportunity Type Job
Job Responsibilities

Analyze food bank programming to ensure strategic implementation and make recommendations on program modifications as needed. Build strategic relationships with existing food bank program partners and identify new strategic partnership opportunities. Research community needs and identify gaps in service and areas in need of food bank services. Maintain weekly, monthly and annual reports to outline all programs activities and metrics. Provide technical assistance to community-based organizations. Develop program communication materials, proposals, and reports through collaborative writing and editing Keep abreast of developments in hunger relief programming. Develop written and online tools for programmatic use including survey and evaluation instruments. Participate in long- and short-term program development and planning. Develop and effectively manage program timelines to ensure completion of program deliverables. Perform other duties as assigned.

Application Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A. Education, Experience, and Training Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA): Public policy, Social Work, Business or related field required. Experience with program development and implementation. Experience working with volunteers and families of varying socio-economic backgrounds. Community development/community organizing experience preferred. Experience with food distribution programs preferred.

B. Knowledge and Skills Knowledge with providing effective training Ability to organize and manage multiple projects under aggressive timelines. Ability to manage time efficiently and to work independently with minimum supervision Knowledge of office applications including Microsoft Office, Excel, Email, and Internet Research. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential and financial information. Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers in a collaborative environment. Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups on complex community issues. Ability to represent the Food Bank in a professional manner under a variety of conditions. Ability to successfully manage relationships with and provide excellent customer service to food bank program partners, along with managing partner expectations and changing partner needs. Must be detail-oriented, focused on accuracy and able to meet deadlines. Knowledge of federal feeding programs preferred.

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, repetitively lift and carry up to 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, 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, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.

Benefits
Deadline August 4, 2017
How to Apply

Please go to https://www.centraltexasfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/community-development-specialist to apply for this position.

About the Organization
Additional Information

The Community Development Specialist plays a central role in the support and management of the Central Texas Food Bank direct client distribution programs including Mobile Food Pantry, Fresh Food for Families (FFFF), Healthy Options Program for the Elderly (HOPE) and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)


In the first year, this position will benefit from grant support and will focus primarily (approximately 75%) on Senior Grocery Assistance programming and will support ongoing expansion efforts.
Specifically, the Community Development Specialist will support:

  1. building community partnerships and awareness of current programming,
  2. improving and aligning data collection capacity across multiple distribution models, and 3) testing program enhancements that address client access.

The Community Development Specialist will be responsible for identifying needs in our community not yet met through existing distribution models, with an emphasis on senior hunger, and expanding programming to areas of highest need and opportunity. The position will use available community data to understand program impacts and work with program partners to implement new data collection technology. The position will work with current and new partners to build community awareness of Senior Grocery Assistance efforts including HOPE and CSFP, and will assess other CTFB-operated programs to determine if they also address senior needs.

The Community Development Specialist will support the expansion of Link2Feed technology implementation to a select number of HOPE sites in year 1.

The Community Development Specialist will balance internal administrative tasks with outreach across our 21-county partner network.

The Community Development Specialist plays a key role in building strategic relationships with existing food bank program partners and identifying new strategic partnership opportunities.

This position requires excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational and communications skills.

 

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