Food & Nutrition Coordinator
Company: Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC)
Location: San Francisco
Phone: (415) 613-0602

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TNDC develops community and provides affordable housing and services for people with low incomes in the Tenderloin and throughout San Francisco, to promote equitable access to opportunity and resources.

At TNDC, we believe that everyone deserves to thrive. Since 1981 we’ve supported tenants and community members in building transformative communities through Homes, Health, and Voice. Over the course of 41 years, we’ve innovated supportive housing practices with onsite social workers and wellness programming that meet unique community and foster cultural inclusion and belonging. Today, over 6,100 people are housed across our 44 buildings and in a few years we will reach over 10,000 people.

Rooted in the Tenderloin with branches across seven San Francisco neighborhoods and growing, TNDC’s staff of nearly 500 strives to work alongside communities and meet people where they’re at. We believe that only together we can build a future with economic and racial equity.

TNDC values are: Integrity, Excellence, Inclusion, Collaboration and Equity

Under the direct supervision of the Food & Nutrition Supervisor, the Food & Nutrition Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to address food access and community health through operating community pantries and facilitating food and nutrition programming.

*  Establish and maintain culturally relevant food & nutrition programming for but not limited to low-income communities and communities of color.
*  Coordinates and works with the food distribution team and volunteers to operate community pantries.
*  Outreach and engage community members to build partnerships for programming, enroll in programming, and ensure programming is community driven and informed.
*  Develop and facilitate culturally relevant hands on nutrition workshops, recipes, and cooking demonstrations.
*  Participate in community wide and organizational wide meetings aligned with food insecurity.
*  Participate in the development of annual satisfaction survey and community-based research initiatives.
*  Create and maintain a warm, welcoming, and inclusive environment in all program activities.
*  Compliance with all Data collection requirements.
*  Apply TNDC values at work – especially principles and practices of cultural humility and race equity.
*  Other duties as assigned.

*  Demonstrate ability to apply and effectively communicate evidence-based nutrition information.
*  Demonstrate ability to develop food and nutrition workshop curriculum.
*  Demonstrate ability to facilitate food demos and workshops.
*  General knowledge of social, multiethnic, and environmental dimensions within nutrition.
*  Community outreach and engagement skills.
*  Ability to demonstrate organizational skills and time management.
*  Effective written and verbal communication skills.
*  Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
*  Basic knowledge of MS word, excel, outlook, and publisher.

*  Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Health Sciences, Health Education, Public Health, Community Health or other related fields.
Or Associate’s Degree with 2-3 years of experience in food, nutrition, or health education for low income communities of color.

Physical Ability:
o   Must be able to lift 25-50 lbs on a repetitive basis.
o   Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
o   Repetitive motions, frequent and regular movements using the wrists, hands, and fingers.
o   Good Mobility required for bending and reaching.
o   Bilingual in English and Cantonese/Mandarin, Spanish, or Russian.

*  Knowledge or experience living or working in the Tenderloin, Western Addition, or Mission Bay Districts or experience working with low-income communities and/or communities of color.
*  Familiarity with nutrition and local food resources.
*  Interest in nutrition and culinary arts.
*  An interest in (and basic knowledge of) food security in San Francisco/Bay Area.

Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (August 13, 2014), all qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position.