programs coordinator

organization

At Wholesome Wave Georgia (WWG), we believe all Georgians should have access to good, wholesome and locally-grown food. Founded in 2009, WWG’s mission is to strengthen local food communities by empowering networks of farmers to facilitate access to and awareness of healthy food choices. In 2009, WWG launched as a state-wide chapter of Wholesome Wave National’s Double Value Coupon Program to double Federal Nutrition Assistance (FNA; i.e., SNAP, WIC) benefits at Georgia farmers markets. Through our Georgia Fresh for Less (GF4L) program, WWG has grown from three partner farmers markets in 2009 to a network of over 60 markets and direct-marketing farms today. WWG launched the Southeast’s first Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program in 2015, connecting low income families with chronic illness to health care providers and nutrition and culinary education. Since 2009, WWG has provided over $1.8 million in healthy food to Georgia’s FNA recipients and in revenue to local farmers through these two programs. For more information, please visit www.wholesomewavegeorgia.org.   

job summary

Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Programs Coordinator assists in the planning, evaluation and execution of Wholesome Wave Georgia’s major programs, Georgia Fresh for Less (GF4L), Fruit and Vegetable Prescription (FVRx), and SNAP enrollment programs. S/he is also responsible for managing relationships with partners and performing administrative tasks to support program effectiveness and efficiency. This position is full time.

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

  • Assist Director of Programs with planning, implementation and evaluation of GF4L, FVRx, and SNAP enrollment programs

  • Ensure programs are being implemented efficiently and accurately through regular quality control checks, phone calls with partners, technical assistance, trainings, and resource sharing

  • On a weekly basis, accurately transpose Excel data from 60 GF4L partner reimbursement reports into one compiled report for use in reimbursing partners and sharing data with funders

  • Assist in evaluation efforts for all programs by cleaning, aggregating, and analyzing partner data when needed

  • Regularly update GANTT charts and timelines for ongoing programs and projects

  • Manage existing relationships with community partners and ambassadors by assisting with trainings, organizing and attending outreach events

  • Assist Director of Programs with execution of annual SNAP Outreach Plan including training interns and staff, collecting data for quarterly and monthly grant reports, organizing and attending outreach events, maintaining technology, and ensuring all policies and procedures are followed

MANAGEMENT

  • Assist Director of Programs with managing 3 graduate student interns

  • Serve as positive role model and mentor for student interns

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent administration skills including strong knowledge and experience with developing and maintaining spreadsheets, collaborative documents, GANTT charts, using Excel formulas, and other project management tools

  • Experience working across disciplines such as community development, sustainable food systems and public health

  • Passionate and knowledgeable about food access for low-income populations and nutrition related interventions to address chronic illnesses

  • Superb organizational and time management skills: able to efficiently and accurately complete several program responsibilities simultaneously

  • Excellent interpersonal skills: demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships and relate well to individuals from varied backgrounds

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills: demonstrated ability to express information effectively in a clear and convincing manner

  • Outgoing, energetic attitude and eagerness to promote programs

  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to a rapidly changing landscape and re-prioritize tasks based on unanticipated projects and demands

  • Ability to quickly come up to speed on existing initiatives and programs and take ownership of tasks, working independently with little guidance

  • Ability and availability to travel long distances independently and represent a statewide organization; Driver’s license and access to a car are necessary

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree, 2-4 years experience in program/project management and implementation

  • Experience with Microsoft Project or other project management software encouraged

  • Familiarity with farmers markets, farms, and other outlets in Georgia’s local food system preferred

  • Knowledge of and experience in health care systems or nutrition related disease interventions preferred

COMPENSATION, TIME AND CLASSIFICATION

  • This position is full time, non-exempt at 40 hours per week

  • This position includes benefits

  • Salary is between $30,000-$35,000, based on qualifications and experience

  • Position will be based out of WWG’s Kirkwood, Atlanta office

TO APPLY

  • Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining background, experience, and interest to jobs@wholesomewavegeorgia.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until January 31st, 2018.

  • Please use subject line “Programs Coordinator”