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Job Detail: Double Up Food Bucks Coordinator

About Oregon Food Bank:

Oregon Food Bank (OFB) believes that no one should be hungry. Our mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes. 

At Oregon Food Bank, we believe that food and health are basic human rights for all. We know that hunger is not just an individual experience; it is also a community-wide symptom of barriers to employment, education, housing and health care. That’s why we work on two fronts in our mission to end hunger in Oregon: we build community connections to help people access nutritious, affordable food today, and we build community power to eliminate the root causes of hunger for good. 

Oregon Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our organization. Over and above our commitment to non-discrimination, OFB actively seeks to employ members of the community who have experienced poverty or food insecurity and members of historically marginalized groups including racial and ethnic minorities. Please visit our website to read more about our commitment to equity. 

Position Summary:

The Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) Oregon Grocery Coordinator will play a critical role in the rollout and expansion of Oregon’s DUFB program to the grocery retail environment. The DUFB nutrition incentive program provides Oregon residents who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (SNAP, formerly food stamps) with a dollar-for-dollar match to purchase fresh produce. The DUFB Grocery Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the grocery pilot including onboarding, training, ongoing technical assistance, reporting, and relationship management with 6-8 participating grocery partners across the state. 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of a portion of Oregon Food Bank’s DUFB Grocery program partners. Provide excellent technical assistance to grocery stores of varying sizes during all phases of program implementation.

  • Refine in-store processes for all aspects of the program, including: distributing and redeeming SNAP match incentives via integrated Point of Sale (POS) systems; communication and merchandising; and inventory tracking. Collect process feedback and implement suggestions for improving the program. 

  • Lead training for staff at participating grocery stores including designing the accompanying training materials. 

  • Monitor stores for compliance and possible program enhancements. 

  • Act as the point of contact for monthly data collection and reimbursement requests from grocery partners. Ensure reports are submitted on time and review data for accuracy. Provide technical assistance and troubleshooting around data collection methods and requirements. 

  • Assist fiscal staff with reconciling reimbursement documentation with store management if discrepancies are found. 

  • Support relationship management, budget monitoring, report generation, program strategy, program compliance, and partner communications as needed. 

  • Support the implementation of an ambassador program to maximize the impact of the Double Up Food Bucks Oregon program to historically underserved communities by building a cohort of community leaders charged with conducting direct outreach and education to their neighbors utilizing SNAP.

  • Support the expansion of DUFB to new grocery partners that are BIPOC owned and/or providing culturally specific services and food inventory. Build relationships with community organizations to support recruitment of retailers and outreach to historically underserved communities.   

  • Participate in statewide and national forums and networking related to SNAP match programs including the Oregon Community Food Systems Network, and the Fair Food Network. Maintain relationships with other programs across the statewide and national network to develop and shape best practices.

  • Builds relationship with grocery partners and engages them in advocating for the program with decision makers and the general public.  

  • Organizational level responsibilities of exempt employees include:

    • To be an ambassador and a leader for OFB’s vision and mission, a cross-departmental collaborator, and an active contributor to building a movement to end hunger for good. 

    • In consultation and coordination with the supervisor, actively contribute to:

      • cross-departmental efforts

      • work culture activities and programming

      • advisory and consultative groups such as the compensation committee, affinity groups, Equity Ambassadors, Equity Think Tank meetings, among others

      • plan and engage in professional development activities that strengthen your capacity for your specific role as well as your capacity to contribute and advance organizational goals, OFB’s vision and mission.  

  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years demonstrated success in a combination of the following areas: project management, program coordination, training or adult education, and or technology implementation. Or satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects with strong attention to detail; ability to handle interruptions, maintain focus on tasks and produce accurate work.

  • A collaborative and flexible style, with a learning orientation, including excellent judgment, diplomacy, and creative problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to deliver presentations and training that include technical information.  Ability to tailor training and outreach messages to different audiences, from store management to people living on low-incomes.

  • Experience working remotely. 

  • Experience in computer skills and familiarity with software and applications including G-Suite; ability to quickly master new software and online tools.

  • Experience in modeling cultural proficiency and demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and social justice.

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and organize people to take action in support a project or issue. 

  • Organizational level skills and experience for exempt employees include:

    • Disposition and willingness to innovate, problem solve, test, fail and adjust.  

    • Experience in modeling intercultural competence and demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and social justice.

    • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, take initiative, and to maintain confidentiality.

    • Project coordination and organization skills; ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail; ability to handle interruptions, meet deadlines and complete accurate work.

    • Self- directed, meets benchmarks and checks assumptions about the end goal. Clear on personal role in the team, shows willingness to support others to build momentum and share success; comfortable working in an office environment and offsite.   

    • Ability to thrive in a creative, responsive, and fast-paced culture. 

  • Work experience in grocery retail including one or more of the following areas: general management, register / front end systems, systems integration, supply chain and produce sourcing and/or payments processing. 

  • Experience living and working in rural communities. Remote candidates, who live outside the greater Portland metro area, are strongly encouraged to apply. 

  • Professional or volunteer experience within food banking, hunger relief programming and/or community food systems work.

  • Organizational level preferred qualifications of exempt employees include:

    • Multilingual skills at a minimum professional level of proficiency or greater in English and any additional language/s, defined as being able to speak the languages with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations on practical and professional topics.  

    • Multicultural skills of adaptation and integration are strongly preferred.  

      • Adaptation is defined as the capacity to communicate and interact with people of multiple cultures, backgrounds, and styles by incorporating and adapting to the world view and perspectives of others.

      • Integration is defined as being able to “code-switch” or move in and out of one's worldview and help others understand different cultures, backgrounds, and styles to promote diversity and inclusion.

    • Commitment to continued professional development to strengthen capacity to work through an equity lens for equity and racial justice.

    • Strong capacity to consider multiple perspectives, to pivot to respond to emerging needs and lead through organizational changes.

    • Personal living/lived experience of hunger and/or systemic inequity/oppression.   

Wage, Timing, Other Information:

The pay range for this position is $45,000 - $55,000

Work is currently remote through June 2021.

 

To apply: Double Up Food Bucks Coordinator

Applications with be accepted through Sunday, November 15th at 9:00PM PST.

About the job

Location Remote
Portland, Oregon
Field Administrative
Education
Time Full-time
Date 10 November 2020

About the company

Company name Oregon Food Bank
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Info

Form Company
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Contacts

Phone 971-313-8585
Website https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/

Address

Street NE 33rd Dr
City Portland
Street number (1) 7900
Zip 97211
Country United States