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Program Coordinator

$44,512 – $44,512 yearly

Produce Perks Midwest

Last Updated: 7/19/22

Job Description

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 working with grocery-retail partners. This position will require some travel within Ohio, as well as occasional evening and weekend work.


Responsibilities:

  • Program Operations, Expansion & Implementation
    • Recruit new brick and mortar (grocery-retail) sites and track program participation of new sites
    • Manage program data submitted by grocery-retail sites, working with Data and Evaluation Manager to ensure compliance and accuracy of reporting
    • Provide ongoing technical assistance and troubleshooting to grocery-retail sites
    • Assist in the development and implementation of trainings
    • Prepare, manage, and coordinate distribution of program materials
    • Conduct site visits
    • Support program development and statewide expansion
    • Recruit and manage program partners
    • Support coordination of produce delivery programs
    • Conduct outreach events
  • Communications, Outreach & Program Promotion
    • Coordinate the distribution of promotional materials
    • Contribute to monthly e-newsletters and other communication initiatives
    • Coordinate regular communications with program partners
  • Program Evaluation
    • Assist Data and Evaluation Manager 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
  • An analytical mindset with problem-solving skills
  • An interest in technology solutions including point-of-sale systems and card technologies
  • Strong attention to detail
  • 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
  • Experience working in the grocery-retail sector is a plus


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 at least 1 day 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 Daena Johnson, Operations Coordinator, daena@produceperks.org.
  • Please title email subject line: Program Coordinator – First name Last name

Applications due by 5 PM on Friday, July 29th, 2022.



Company Details

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States