We're hiring!

January 16, 2019

Utahns Against Hunger is currently accepting applications for a Child Nutrition Advocate position.

We are looking for applicants who are committed to increasing access to food, promoting racial, social and economic justice in the food system, and addressing structural inequalities and other root causes of hunger and poverty.

How to apply: Email your cover letter and resume to by January 28th, 2019

Download the job description here pdfPDF

Primary Roles & Responsibilities:
The primary role for this position will be to carry out a scope of work for increasing access to the School Breakfast Program state-wide. Other responsibilities will be advocating for and increasing access to other child nutrition programs, including the Summer Food Service Program, and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Help expand participation in Child Nutrition Programs, including working with schools and school districts to increase participation in the School Breakfast Program, and increasing the number of Summer Food Service Program sites.
  • Update and distribute outreach materials, as needed.
  • Work with the executive director to identify emerging policy, legislative, and administrative issues as they relate to child nutrition issues.
  • Represent UAH on appropriate coalitions.
  • Research issues of public policy as needed, primarily related to nutrition and poverty.
  • Assist in the writing of reports on child nutrition program participation, food insecurity, and related issues.
  • Write fact sheets as needed for elected officials, community groups, and partners.
  • Work with national partners to identify best practices in outreach and program expansion.

Other duties include:

  • Assist as appropriate in fundraising activities.
  • Provide information and referral services to clients.
  • Participate as needed in community presentations and information fairs. Attend other meetings as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in related field
  • Knowledge and experience working on child nutrition programs (free/reduced price school meals), SNAP, and other federal nutrition programs
  • Knowledge and experience working on food access
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Able to work independently and take initiative
  • Responsible, independent and open to learning and feedback
  • Team-oriented with a good sense of humor
  • Ability to work with diverse audiences, i.e., elected officials, state administrators and low-income communities
  • Ability to adapt to a sometimes dynamic environment
  • Confident with speaking in front of groups
  • Highly organized with ability to multi-task
  • Familiar with client management databases
  • Familiar with Joomla
  • Experience with Microsoft Office

Must Have: 

  • A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Be able to travel

Compensation: $36,000 to $42,000 DOE, with generous benefits

How to apply: Email your cover letter and resume to by January 28th, 2019

 

Utahns Against Hunger is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for this position, especially candidates of color. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.  We will not discriminate in our hiring on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.