Food Bank Name Central Texas Food Bank
Austin, TX
Post Date July 5, 2017
Job Title Health Initiatives Manager
Description Health Initiatives Manager position available in Austin, TX
Opportunity Type Job
Job Responsibilities

Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates Breastfeeding Peer Counselor and AmeriCorps VISTAs. Oversees the expansion of the Breastfeeding Peer Education program through a texting pilot to test the feasibility of an area wide program. Builds relationships with partners and potential partners in the medical community; inspire them to deepen their engagement with the Central Texas Food Bank and other nutrition education efforts. Promotes the food insecurity screening to new clinics through effective outreach. Develops and leads presentations; provide training and support to clinics as they implement food insecurity screening tool. Continues to refine and improve the food insecurity screening approach to responding to hunger in a clinical setting. Identifies and creates opportunities for participating health care providers and other partners to collaborate around this work. Facilitates models of deeper nutrition education and food assistance interventions aligned with clinics that have implemented patient screening and assistance. Facilitates the evaluation of a variety of types at clinics that have adopted different approaches to screening and intervention. Represents Central Texas Food Bank at conferences, meetings and other events, particularly in the health care arena. Works with the Community Health and Nutrition Manager and other team members and staff to develop work plans and goals; successfully implement coordinated outreach and training plans. Serves as a health care partnerships consultant to Food Bank Partner Agencies, Diabetes Box Program Sites, and future clinic/hospital based food pantry by leading program development and implementation, troubleshooting, training, technical assistance, and other support. Oversees the development, implementation and expansion of a healthy pantry initiative across the Food Bank’s network of Partner Agencies. Oversees program work plan, budget, grant reporting, evaluation, and other related administrative duties. Ensures that client intake, data entry, and data management are conducted according to HIPAA guidelines and food bank standards. Performs additional duties as assigned by Supervisor in support of the goals of the Central Texas Food Bank.

Application 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). Major course work in At least four years combined experience in health care and education, outreach, organizing, relationship management, program design and training. Minimum of one year supervisory experience of full-time paid staff. Successful completion of a Community Health Worker formal training program such as from a college or other education institution is preferred but not required. Willingness to undergo post-hiring Community Health Worker training. Strong relationship building skills are a must. Good relationships with health care providers from previous work experience preferred. A current, basic understanding of the organization and delivery of services in the health care system in Texas and on the community level is required. Commitment to the Food Bank’s mission: addressing the immediate need for food assistance and addressing the root causes of hunger and an eagerness to learn about the strategies and requirements of doing both.

B. Knowledge and Skills

Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. In particular, the ability to understand and organize detailed information and to write about or talk extemporaneously on that information to diverse audiences. Ability to work cooperatively under pressure with a diverse range of people. Must be a self-starter, self-motivated and able to work well independently identifying resources and opportunities but see and develop the potential for collaboration with other partners. Creative and flexible – asks questions, learns quickly and is able to customize and tailor food insecurity screening to meet the needs of partners with different processes and capabilities. Understanding of the motivations and drivers of other systems, communities and individuals and the ability to use that to achieve program goals. Highly organized and detail-oriented, with the ability to manage multiple projects while adhering to deadlines in a high-energy, fast-paced environment. Exercise good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential information. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and non-profit software. Ability to work effectively with other Food Bank staff, volunteers and community partners. Strong analytical ability to utilize program data to inform program development. Ability to successfully manage regular communications with and provide excellent customer service to Food Bank program partners. Ability to keep up-to-date records and comply with daily reporting requirements.


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, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.

Deadline August 4, 2017
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About the Organization
Additional Information

The Central Texas Food Bank is committed to nutrition and community health. The Food Bank demonstrates this commitment at multiple levels by implementing a range of strategies and programs that range from community-level engagement to implementing programs and services across our 21-counties. The Food Bank recognizes that building strong relationships with health care partners is critical to addressing client health needs. The Health Initiatives Manager sets the direction for Food Bank health initiatives and builds the Food Bank’s relationships and engagement with the broader health care community in Central Texas. This position is responsible for actively engaging the network of Partner Agencies and community health care providers through multiple initiatives, including the Food Bank’s existing Breastfeeding Peer Education Program.  The Health Initiatives Manager will lead the development of the Food Bank’s Healthy Pantry Initiative, the Food Insecurity Screening Initiative and will explore the development of additional health programs and initiatives including the establishment of clinic or hospital-based food pantries and prescription food boxes.


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