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Food Systems Capacity Coordinator
Summary
Title:Food Systems Capacity Coordinator
ID:48
Dept:48-PSM
Location:Spokane
Description

Job Summary

CCS Food For All envisions itself serving in the role of facilitator and capacity builder - helping to galvanize onthe-

ground efforts to grow the food economy and improve food access. In the coming few years, FFA capacity

building will concentrate efforts on maximizing the impact of farmers markets as hubs for improved food access

and drivers for economic growth.

CCS will accelerate markets' food access capacity and economic impact by expanding the tools, skills and

relationships available to organizers, entrepreneurs and customer-community members as they work

collaboratively to realize farmers markets' full potential. The Food System Capacity Coordinator will lead this

effort, managing programs which enhance markets capacity to serve customers using various food benefits,

that increase the entrepreneurial standing of markets in low-income neighborhoods, and which create

collaboration between markets, community organizations and social services.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the essential

duties/responsibilities listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with

disabilities to perform the essential duties/responsibilities of this job.

1. Work with markets to offer enhanced food benefit programming, including SNAP, FMNP and Fresh Bucks.

The coordinator will be responsible for helping markets administer these programs and track and assess

the growth and impact of market sales and food access for all partner markets.

2. Coordinate the distribution of Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers in Spokane County. This

will include working with DSHS and other community organizations to facilitate the promotion for and

distribution of vouchers, and tracking of client participation and program outcomes.

3. Develop and implement vendor recruitment model for low-income area markets, including pilots of a vendor

sales improvement training and a wholesale purchasing incentive initiative.

4. Coordinate with markets and social service agencies to implement a county-wide market promotion

strategy as part of the Farmers Market Access Partnership (FMAP).

5. Participate in meetings & activities with FMAP partners state-wide to identify best-practices and resources

available for partner markets.

6. Develop and implement family-outreach activities model for markets in low-income neighborhoods. Work

with Liberty Park Child Development Center and the South Perry FM in 2014 in this work.

Job Title: Food System Capacity

Coordinator Reports To: Program Coordinator

Department: Food For All (Parish Social

Ministry) Supervises: n/a

FLSA Status: Exempt Dates Reviewed: May 2014

7. Assist in ensuring that the program is in compliance with all applicable contractual, licensing, staffing and

safety mandates.

8. Report regularly to program coordinator on activities, outcomes and challenges.

9. Adhere to the tenets of Catholic Social Teaching and Catholic Doctrine.

10. Perform as a team member to assure that productivity outcome measures are achieved.

11. Perform related functions necessary to support the mission and core values of Catholic Charities.

Job Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must meet the minimum qualifications listed below. These

qualifications are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform this job.

Education/Experience: to perform this job successfully, an individual must have a Bachelor of Arts

degree. Experience in project management and inter-organizational collaboration essential. Experience in

agricultural systems and food insecurity preferred. Experience working with diverse populations preferred.

Certificates/Licenses: To perform this job successfully, an individual must have a valid Driver’s License.
Successfully pass background check applicable to position.

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