Manager of Nutrition

Manager of Nutrition

Affirmative Action/EEO statement

GBFB provides equal employment opportunities to all Team Members and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, handicap, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, and training.

No Team Member or applicant will be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination because they have engaged in or may engage in any of the following: (1) filing a complaint of employment discrimination; (2) assisting or participating in an investigation, compliance review, hearing, or any other activity related to the administration of any federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity; (3) opposing any act or practice made unlawful by any federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity; or (4) exercising any other right protected by any federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity.

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Company policy requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and all new hires must be fully vaccinated by the time they start employment. The Company will make reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable law for qualified individuals to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job, unless doing so would create an undue hardship for the Company.

Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

GBFB is considered an essential response organization in times of disaster. As such, Team Members are expected to report to GBFB locations as required, after securing the safety of their families, and may be asked to perform duties that are critical (but outside of their regularly assigned duties) in times of disaster.

Job Title: Manager of Nutrition

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Reports to: Assistant Director of Nutrition Programming

Position Summary

To deliver and maintain nutrition and food safety initiatives at The Greater Boston Food Bank. Provide creative, audience specific nutrition education opportunities with measurable outcomes. Support policy changes related to the quality and nutrition content of food distributed through GBFB. Maintain and grow online tools offered to the public and agency network utilizing Learning Management System and WordPress. Support health and nutrition-related activities.

Position Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Lead program creation, monitoring, and evaluation of health and nutrition-related activities for agency network. Collaborate with other teams to identify and implement health-related programming.
Create and implement online learning modules on topics that include, but aren’t limited to, nutrition and food safety. Track and assess partner agency participation and utilize feedback for module evolution.
Supervise and mentor Dietetic Interns including but not limited to: organize intern schedule, assign duties, coordinate site visits, write evaluations, and communicate with internship directors.
Lead nutrition analysis of incoming inventory utilizing the SWAP system; collaborate with Business Analytics and Food Acquisition to improve reporting.
Collaborate with Assistant Director of Nutrition Programming on Nutrition Policy implementation and subsequent revisions. Identify areas of improvement in product category and material cost type nutrition specifications.
Responsible for planning and executing food safety courses for GBFB staff and member agencies.
Leverage Salesforce reporting structure to ensure member agency food safety training compliance.
Represent GBFB at professional meetings in the community. Engage with embedded community workers.
Oversee creation of nutrition-related newsletter, work closely with Marketing and Communications teams on creating or editing nutrition-specific materials for public consumption.
Maintain current knowledge of research and best practices in the areas of nutrition and food safety; share relevant updates with Community Impact team and make recommendations for action.
Collaborate with Assistant Director of Nutrition Programing on managing Click ‘N Cook, GBFB’s healthy recipe website. Tasks include sourcing and editing recipes, identifying photos, creating blog content, and working with Marketing and Communications team on SEO content.

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Highly organized with ability to work independently and successfully, multi-task, and meet deadlines.
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
Experience with curriculum development with knowledge of adult learning principles.
Experience with public speaking to a wide range of audiences.
Bilingual in Spanish a plus
Mandatory Education and Experience

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in nutrition, public health, or related field required.
Current Registered Dietitian Nutritionist accreditation by the Commission of Dietetic Registration preferred.
3-5 years of experience working in Non-profit / Anti-hunger / Public Health sector.
3-5 years of experience working with diverse populations, age ranges, and group sizes.
At least 1 year of experience in program management and/or evaluation preferred.
At least 1 year of experience supervising interns (or others) preferred
Experience with food service or recipe development preferred.
Certified ServSafe® manager, proctor, and instructor and/or ability to qualify and obtain certification.
Valid driver’s license and access to personal vehicle; and willingness to travel within the GBFB eastern MA service area, preferred.
Maintain all appropriate national and state licenses (ex. RDN, LDN), as needed
Demonstrates the required digital competencies that result in the effective usage of the full range of digital technologies at GBFB.

Physical Demands

Ability to lift or carry up to 25lbs
Ability to sit up to 3 hours at a time
Ability to work within an open air/cubicle environment
Work Environment

This job is primarily performed in an office environment
This job may require work in the community such as with outdoor food distributions, indoor food pantries


Medical and Dental coverage are available to all full-time and part-time employees who work a minimum of 30 hours a week and their dependents effective upon hire date.
Life Insurance provided at no cost, including accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance.
Domestic Partner Insurance
Employer Paid Short Term Disability is provided at no cost to eligible employees and will replace income up to 60%.
Employer Paid Long Term Disability is provided at no cost to eligible employees and pays 60% of base salary should an employee become totally disabled for more than 13 weeks.
Flexible Spending Accounts allow employees to reimburse themselves for certain health care and dependent care with tax-free money from their paycheck.
401(K): New team members are automatically enrolled in the 401(k) on their date of hire and have the option to change the status at any time.
Additional Advantages to Working at GBFB
Flexible Working Arrangement
Normal business hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Based on business need and supervisory approval, Flexible Work Arrangements are available.

Paid Time Off (PTO)
The Greater Boston Food Bank believes that you are the best person to manage your personal time. To make it easier for you to do that, we offer paid time off. You will receive a pool of days that you can take for vacation, sickness, or personal needs.

Paid Holidays
We observe the following holidays during the year:

New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Day
Presidents Day
Patriot’s Day
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving & Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The Greater Boston Food Bank has counseling professionals available to assist employees and their families with work and life issues. The EAP program is designed to provide immediate confidential counseling services and referrals when necessary.

Employee Referral Program
The Greater Boston Food Bank staff have the opportunity to help bring new talent into vacancies through our Employee Referral Program. Successful referrals result in Finders Fees.

Credit Union
Employees and their immediate family members are eligible for direct deposit, share draft/checking accounts, savings accounts and to apply for loans and other financial services.

About the organization

GBFB Overview

Through the compassion and commitment of our supporters, staff, partners and volunteers, The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) takes a bold, innovative and multi-pronged approach to achieve our mission to end hunger here. GBFB is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. We are committed to increasing our food distribution to provide three meals a day to every person in need in Eastern Massachusetts while supporting healthy lives and healthy communities. Our progress toward this goal is documented by town on our interactive map.

The Greater Boston Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization.

Through compassion and action, together we can create a hunger free Eastern Massachusetts.

GBFB Team Members will support the Mission to End Hunger Here. They will live our Team Member Values of Team Member Wellbeing, Teamwork, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Respect, Trust and Our Eastern Massachusetts Community.

GBFB Core Competencies

GBFB Core Competencies summarize the capabilities that are important across all jobs and that we believe collectively contribute to GBFB’s overall success. We believe they support our mission and our values. At the same time, the expected behaviors as they relate to Core Competencies may vary according to the specific job duties, requirements, and level within the organization. Core Competences are usually interpersonal and strategic and are at the heart of how we do our work.

The GBFB Competency Framework focuses on six Core Competencies:

Contributes to a High Performing Team
Builds a Shared Commitment
Empowers Others
Drives Continual Improvement
Communicates Collaboratively
Displays Authenticity and Transparency