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Nutrition Education Coordinator 

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Reports to: Nutrition Education Manager

The Nutrition Education Coordinator maintains a portfolio of nutrition program sites where they ensure smooth food distributions and culturally relevant nutrition education. The NEC is responsible for ensuring that the nutrition education provided at program sites is consistent and of high quality, including writing lesson plans, delivering mock lessons to programs staff, training team members and nutrition ambassadors to present the nutrition education lesson plans, and providing individual coaching to the participants as needed. The Nutrition Education Coordinator is committed to the mission of Second Harvest Bank and demonstrates this through a strong work ethic and a dedication to SH’s core values; working with the rest of the Programs Department to help break down the food insecurity cycle in our community

Nutrition Education Specialization:

  • Establish cooking clubs as a way of cultivating deeper food literacy in the community

  • Deliver skills-based nutrition education and cooking education presentations, provided in a bilingual presentation (Eng./Spa.)

  • Work with the Nutrition Education Manager to create community-specific nutrition curricula and materials to promote SH Cooking Clubs, including bilingual nutrition education resources such as flyers and PowerPoints

  • As appropriate, use Popular Education as a framework to engage with the community and deliver nutrition education

  • Promote consumption of fresh produce and healthy foods through food demonstrations, recipes, workshops, and innovative programs

  • Conduct engaging nutrition education at designated sites; collaborating with Nutrition Education Program Manager as needed for training and development

Program Site Portfolio:

  • Manage operations and logistics at designated portfolio sites, ensuring a smooth distribution experience for participants

  • Build community and relationships with site volunteers and participants connecting to common values

  • Communicate any program-site-related issues with the supervisor and/or team to collaborate on solutions

  • As needed, collect data (demographics, participant, or volunteer surveys) at sites within the portfolio in order to contribute to shared knowledge

  • Collaborate with supervisor on attendance goals at designated sites; work collaboratively with the team to boost attendance or close sites that are under specified cut-point

External Partnerships:

  • Attend and represent the Programs Department and SHFB in a professional manner at external meetings assigned by the manager

  • Build a strong network with outside agencies to provide a diverse range of resources to support community health during food distributions

  • Build and maintain a farmworker network, focused on healthy nutrition

  • Build and maintain a network for the unhoused community, focused on healthy nutrition

  • Collaborate on special events with other organizations as a way to foster collective impact, as approved or assigned by your manager

Customer Service:

  • Serve as the face of the Food Bank; representing the organization with a high level of customer service, both in the office and in the community

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships and deal tactfully and cooperatively with staff members, volunteers, agencies, community organizations, participants, and potential donors

  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with people of different racial, ethnic, and cultural groups, different backgrounds, and lifestyles, demonstrating knowledge of, and sensitivity to, their needs.


  • Prepare correspondence, attendance tracking, reports, forms, and schedules in a timely manner; proofread typed and other materials for accuracy, completeness, and correct language usage

  • Generate performance reports for grant compliance; create or collect supporting materials and documentation for grant proposals and applications

  • Participate, as needed, in special SHFB food bank events to educate the community and promote the goals of the food bank and its nutrition program

  • Other duties as required

Position Requirements

Training and Experience

  • Experience working with under-resourced/served communities, or experience working in government, nonprofit or faith-based organizations

  • Nutrition education and culinary experience preferred

  • Experience with community outreach and engagement

  • Bachelor’s OR Associate’s degree in Education, Sociology, Psychology, Community Studies, Social Work, Public Health, or another related field; OR two years of college course work OR equivalent education and experience equal to two years of experience for one year of education/course work OR High school diploma and equivalent experience.

  • Ability to present information to a wide range of audiences in an inclusive and engaging manner


  • Comfortable communicating respectfully with people from different racial, ethnic, and cultural groups, and from diverse backgrounds and lifestyles; sensitivity and understanding of diverse, socio-economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of residents in the community-at-large

  • Experience with community engagement and knowledge of community resources (governmental, community, and social service organizations and their functions)

  • High degree of flexibility, ability to multitask, and meet strict deadlines

  • Strong personal computer skills, including spreadsheet and word processing to generate files and manipulate data, utilizing spreadsheet and word processing tools.

  • Correct English and Spanish usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation

  • Basic filing and record-keeping methods and procedures

  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of participant information

  • Promote SHFB and/or program to prospective participants and or the community

Physical Requirements

  • Able to safely lift or carry items weighing up to 25 pounds

  • Able to hear normal conversations and speak clearly in person and on the phone

  • Able to see and read documents

  • Able to walk up and down stairs

  • Requires some outdoor work, frequent standing and sitting throughout the day


  • Bilingual English/Spanish required. Bicultural strongly preferred

  • Must be able to work evenings and some weekends in order to best reach the community

  • Must have access to a motor vehicle, as well as valid auto insurance coverage, for occasional driving on the job

  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record, as documented by a current MVR (will be obtained by the Food Bank’s insurance carrier)

  • It is the responsibility of all SHFB personnel to participate in our Food Safety/Food Defense programs

  • In instances of a federal, state or locally declared emergency, Second Harvest is typically considered an essential service and emergency responder; all of its employees may be called in to perform regular or emergent duties.

Benefits: For the employee: free dental and vision insurance (shared cost for dependents). Free life, long-term care, long-term disability, and AD&D insurances. Shared cost medical insurance: Kaiser and Blue Shield. Eligibility begins on the first day of month following 30 days of employment (i.e. if you are hired June 20th, you are eligible starting August 1st). This benefit package is valued at an average of over ten thousand dollars a year.

  • First year: 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, and 10 holidays.

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan: Second Harvest matches employee contributions up to an annual cap.

  • Employee Assistance Program

Job Details: This is a full-time, regular, non-exempt position with a competitive hourly salary, of $23.70-$ 25.80/HR DOE. Evening work is required and occasional weekend work may be required.

To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter at

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Pay Range $23.70-$25.80/hr DOE  
Close Date 12/19/2022  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Watsonville  
About the Organization Second Harvest Food Bank provides over 10 million pounds of food assistance annually, to over 75,000 people per month, through its network of 200 member agencies and programs. By increasing access to healthy food, Second Harvest is making a profound impact towards growing a healthier community.  

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