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Program Coordinator

Up to $44,512 yearly

Produce Perks Midwest

Last Updated: 4/26/22

Job Description

Produce Perks Midwest​ is a 501c3 nonprofit that pioneers solutions to address inequities within our food system. Our work increases affordable access to healthy food, supports farmers and​ ​strengthens local economies - in our most underserved communities.


Title: Program Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Programs, Director of Operations

Grade: Full Time (40 hours/week), Exempt

Location: Cincinnati, OH


Produce Perks Midwest (PPM) seeks a Program Coordinator to support its Produce Perks (PP), Produce Prescription (PRx), and Fruit & Vegetable Coupon programs:

  • Produce Perks is Ohio’s nutrition incentive program, providing a $1-for-$1 match for SNAP/EBT customers shopping at participating locations.
  • PRx connects patients with diet-related diseases (diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular, etc.) to providers that write prescriptions for free fruits and vegetables.
  • The Fruit and Vegetable Coupon program supports low-income families with minor children in the household in purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables at participating locations.

This position will coordinate ongoing program operations and support the development and growth of programming throughout Ohio, with a specific focus on communications and the development of program and outreach materials. This position will require some travel within Ohio, as well as occasional evening and weekend work.


  • Program Operations, Expansion & Implementation
    • Work with graphic designer to develop program materials
    • Assist in the development of training materials
    • Develop and coordinate distribution of program materials
    • Conduct outreach events
    • Recruit and manage program outreach partners
  • Communications, Outreach & Program Promotion
    • Develop and issue monthly program participant e-newsletters
    • Support development of PPM quarterly newsletter
    • Develop social media content, including creation of social media graphics
    • Coordinate marketing campaigns (texting campaigns, direct mailers)
    • Coordinate the distribution of promotional materials
    • Coordinate regular communications with program partners
    • Maintain and develop content for organizational website
    • Develop external communications (press releases, impact reports)
  • Program Evaluation
    • Assist in preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual program reports
    • Conduct program participant surveys
  • General Program Support & Sustainability
    • Participate in weekly staff meetings and monthly network calls

Required Skills and Experiences:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 3-5 years work experience in a relevant field (public health, food systems, nutrition, healthcare, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of farmers’ markets, local food systems, and healthy lifestyle practice
  • Passion and vision for healthy, equitable food-system development
  • Strong written communications skills
  • Experience in communications material development (graphic design, social media, press releases, etc.)
  • Ability to self-direct and prioritize projects
  • Ability to effectively coordinate with remote partners
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work independently and with diverse populations
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, Google Docs, Dropbox, and Salesforce

Basic Working Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Willing/able to travel within the state of Ohio
  • Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation

This is a full-time position based in Cincinnati, OH. PPM currently operates under a hybrid in-office/remote work model; however, interested candidates must have the ability to be present in PPM offices up to 5 days per week. We offer a lively office culture and a supportive work environment. Starting salary for this position is $44,512.

This position requires a criminal background check.

To Apply:

  • Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references as one PDF attachment to Kristin Gangwer, Director of Operations,
  • Please title email subject line: Program Coordinator – First name Last name
  • Applications due by 5 PM on Friday, May 13th, 2022.

PRODUCE PERKS MIDWEST IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND VALUES DIVERSITY AT ALL LEVELS OF ITS WORKFORCE. We are committed to making sure our applicant pool is diverse and reserve the right to extend the application period or seek additional candidates if it is not.

Company Details

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States