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SNAPEd Nutrition Education Specialist

Feeding Northeast Florida
1116 Edgewood Ave N, Jacksonville, FL 32254
Hybrid remote
$38,000 - $45,000 a year - Full-time


1116 Edgewood Ave N, Jacksonville, FL 32254

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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance

Full job description

Feeding Northeast Florida

Job Description

Title: SNAPEd Nutrition Education Specialist

Job Group Category: Exempt

Unit: Nutrition

Direct Reports: None

Reports to: SNAPEd Program Manager

Position Summary:

The SNAPEd Nutrition Education Specialist is a nutrition professional who assists the SNAPEd Program Manager in managing and implementing a health and wellness strategy focusing on dietetics and nutrition education alongside policy, systems, and environmental change initiatives. This position is a unique opportunity to help implement innovative programs that address nutrition and food insecurity and are responsive to the needs of people experiencing poverty, our partners, and our community. The Nutrition Education Specialist will play a key role in expanding and strengthening the capacity of food banks to implement data-driven and evidence-based strategies that empower our neighbors to choose foods that build the foundation for happy, healthy lives.

The ideal candidate is self-directed and data-driven, an effective communicator, and innovative problem-solver with a proactive, organized, collaborative style and a growth mindset. We are looking for someone willing to wear multiple hats, given our small team, who has a knack for translating ideas into action through collaborations and the agile management of resources. The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership by example with peers, internal departments, clients, volunteers, and community partners and will represent the organization and the network within the community with compassion and integrity.

Key Accountabilities:

Under the supervision of the SNAPEd Program Manager, Nutrition Education Specialists will provide localized nutrition and health education in a variety of community settings and environments. Nutrition Education Specialists will assist in the development of nutrition materials, recipes, cooking demonstrations and videos, and other materials needed to reach targeted audiences. Nutrition Education Specialists will be responsible for tracking and reporting required data and feedback from classes and other community interactions and will continuously participate in program improvement and strategic planning.

  • Assist in the design and implementation of Nutrition Education Programs into appropriate Programs sites and other Agency Partners and other health care partner programs.
  • Collaborate with the Nutrition Education and Programs team to provide localized nutrition education and healthy nudges programming across the food bank network and in conjunction with community partners.
  • Assist in the identification and training of possible Nutrition Education partners.
  • Communicate with the Nutrition Education Manager and team to procure and distribute relevant nutrition nudges, recipes, and other program materials and to implement sustainable Foods to Encourage policies and protocols.
  • Assist in the development of tasty, healthful and cost-effective recipes suitable for use in nutrition programs and distribution to food pantries and kitchens.
  • Facilitate cooking demonstrations at community events and partner sites.
  • Build and enhance relationships with agencies. Engage community partners and the general public of the community mission and strategy through presentations. Serve as liaison to community resources for the agency.
  • Maintain strong, empathetic, and communicative relationships with program and organizational staff and volunteers, including Dietetic Interns and other health education students
  • Develop, coordinate and ensure adherence to class schedules and data integrity in conjunction with community partners, internal programs, and contract requirements
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting, including dashboards, weekly reports, paperwork, contract management/fulfillment, compliance with guidelines, spreadsheets, and narratives
  • All other duties as requested and required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in nutrition, public health, education or related field preferred, relevant experience, including lived experience of poverty, may be considered in lieu of education.
  • Minimum three years of full-time professional education, program implementation or other relevant experience. Nonprofit experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills with Microsoft Office Suite of applications particularly Word and Excel.
  • Self-motivated, innovative, and can work with considerable independence within the context of an overall strategy, team environment, and a variety of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and document multiple projects and deliverables from several sources, to complete them accurately and on time, and to maintain agreed upon working hours
  • Excellent communication skills that inspire, influence change, and strengthen partnerships across a diverse array of people; demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; public speaking and/or customer service to groups a plus
  • Deep commitment to the organizational mission of ending hunger and addressing health inequity with demonstrated experience working in low-income, culturally diverse community settings and a basic understanding of the challenges and barriers faced in seeking assistance
  • High level of personal integrity and honesty along with cognitive and emotional flexibility
  • Valid Florida Driver's License and clean driving record required

Applicants should also be committed to social and racial justice, believing that improving outcomes for all Floridians--regardless of their race, place, or class--requires intersectional solutions that correct injustices and promote equity.

Job Specifications (Work Environment):

This is a hybrid position involving virtual and on-premise work with travel throughout our eight-county service area in Northeast Florida. Residency within our Northeast Florida service area is required, as is the ability to travel throughout the service area.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $38,000.00 - $45,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • non-profit: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Professional Education: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Jacksonville, FL 32254