The School Food Coordinator will accomplish the following:
- Assist the Food Services Division of the School District of Philadelphia with the implementation of priority recommendations including: increased fruit and vegetable offerings, more varied cycle menus, soliciting student feedback on menu choices and quality, and assessing food waste.
- Coordinate with the department’s youth wellness coordinator to assist in the design and implementation of youth advocacy efforts that support the initiative.
- Envision and help implement innovative school food solutions at select schools.
- Manage evaluation partners related to a food waste assessment or other initiatives as required.
- Coordinate citywide efforts to improve access to and quality of foods served before, during and after school in public, private, and/or charter schools.
- Establish and build working relationships with academic institutions, public and private partners; help raise funds for pilot projects.
- Liaise between the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and public and private partners involved in school food wellness initiatives.
- Performs related work as required.
- Masters in Public Health, or other related masters or doctoral degree in public health, public policy, political science.
- Minimum two years working on school-based wellness activities.
- Prior experience with school food policy or advocacy preferred.
Background or experience with research and evaluation preferred.
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- Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Department of Public Health.
Salary range is 55,000 – 62,000 and is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
QUALIFIED APPLICANTS: If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Amanda Wagner, Food Policy Coordinator, at email@example.com. The position will start approximately October 1, 2012 and is a ten month position ending June 30, 2013 contingent on the availability of continued funding.