Orlando, FL • Health and Hunger Strategies Department

Job Type
Full-time

Description

Director of Health and Hunger Strategies

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is looking for a strongly mission-driven individual to be our new Director of Health and Hunger Strategies. This position is based in Orlando, FL leading the Health and Hunger Strategies Department promoting nutrition and health programming. If you have substantial leadership experience in Healthcare Administration or Nonprofit Management in the area of Food and Nutrition, we would like to hear from you. We are looking for someone with exceptional partnership and relationship building abilities who is able to be innovative and strategic in developing programs that address food insecurity in our community.

Second Harvest offers competitive salary and full benefits including medical insurance, dental and vision coverage options, retirement plans, paid holidays and generous paid time off every year.

About Second Harvest

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization that collects, stores and distributes donated food to more than 625 feeding partners in seven Central Florida counties: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Volusia, and Marion. Last year, with the help of numerous donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank distributed nearly 68 million meals to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers and Kids Cafes.

In addition to providing food and prepared meals to our neighbors facing hunger, Second Harvest also transforms dozens of lives directly every year. Economically-challenged adults who graduate from our 16-week culinary training program are placed in ‘better than minimum wage’ jobs that set them and their families on a path to self-sufficiency. Yet another important activity helps connect people who are eligible to receive SNAP food assistance benefits with the resources they need to access the program and get help. We also operate several root cause initiatives addressing food insecurity and work with community stakeholders in addressing those areas.

Department Overview

Second Harvest Food Bank’s Health and Hunger Strategies Department is responsible for ensuring that the right kind of food gets into the hands of people experiencing hunger, where they are and when they need it, in a safe and equitable manner, through our network of partner feeding programs, schools, healthcare partners, and community partners in the seven counties we serve: Brevard, Orange, Osceola, Volusia, Seminole, Marion, and Lake Counties. We do that by building and leveraging relationships in the community, fostering the capacity of a large diverse network of partner feeding programs, assessing community needs, utilizing data in decision-making and evaluation, working collaboratively internally and externally, maintaining a spirit of innovation, as well as engaging in advocacy. Our work with the healthcare sector is a key component of our strategy to address the root causes of hunger while improving community health at-large focusing on nutrition and health outcomes and using food as medicine.

A client-centered perspective that promotes respect and dignity for people experiencing hunger, a reliance on data and measurement to evaluate our work, and coalition-building to maximize our effectiveness underpins all of our work. The Health and Hunger Strategies Department is part of an interdependent system at SHFB comprised of Operations, Finance, Marketing and Development, and our Community Kitchen programs.

The Director of Health and Hunger Strategies leads the development and support of strategies to address Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) that are central to food insecurity. The Director of Health and Hunger Strategies is an integrated part of the team that represents SHFB to community stakeholders to increase healthy food access, raise awareness of food insecurity as a public health issue, promote and facilitate nutrition education, and ultimately build a healthier and more food secure community. The Director of Health and Hunger Strategies reports to the Chief Health Systems and Financial Officer.

Work Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00–5:00PM; Some flexibility will be needed

Job Summary

The Director is responsible for leading the department’s efforts to fight FI related to SDOH with an emphasis on promoting nutritional choices and educations available through our network of partners and developing new healthcare related partnerships. The role also leads the department’s efforts to expand the organization’s visibility regarding the impact that proper nutrition and access to healthy foods has on healthcare costs and health outcomes. To accomplish these goals, the Director uses research findings, relationship building, and works closely with the Health and Hunger Programs team, Food Services, Grants, Finance and Development teams at Second Harvest.

Job Responsibilities

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida has partnered with the healthcare field since 2014. The Director of Health and Hunger Strategies plays a critical role in helping Second Harvest identify, prospect, and navigate new partnerships, as well as maintain good relationships in current engagements in a changing business environment.

Partnerships. Works with the executive team and Health and Hunger Programs to set overall new strategy related to healthcare opportunities and collaborates with the Program/Food Service teams to design specific programs.
Community Relations. Develop and maintain key external relationships with entities such as managed care organizations, health systems, hospitals, and community-based organizations; continue to build on and strengthen our presence in all communities, especially historically underserved and culturally diverse communities. Supports client growth through facilitating referrals and partnerships to benefit FI population.
Programs Oversight. Develop strategies around promoting and providing nutrition education through our network of partners. Provide oversight of our health and hunger programs and SNAP-ed contract.

Requirements
Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience Required

Commitment to understanding and supporting SHFB’s mission; shows compassion and an appreciation for hunger issues
Mission-driven individual who believes in our vision to inspire and engage our community in ending hunger
Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration or related field, Business, Social Work, Nonprofit Management or related field
Minimum of five years managerial experience in a fast-paced healthcare or nonprofit setting, preferably in healthcare administration, social services or nonprofit focused on food and nutrition
Strong communication skills that inspire, influence change, and strengthen partnerships across a diverse array of stakeholders
Strategic mindset with an ability to think and focus on both the near- and long-term
Experience in developing programs/project management
Knowledge of implementation and/or management of state and federally funded programs
Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking ability resulting in positive outcomes
Superior time management skills with the ability to work effectively under deadlines
Proven success in working in a collaborative organization
Experience working collaboratively in Central Florida or other communities
Appreciation for challenges inherent in low-income, culturally diverse and frequently minority communities
Lived experience of poverty or hunger is a plus

Desired Skills and/or Certifications

Master’s degree in Health Services Administration or related field such as Social Work or Nonprofit Management
Experience working with HIPAA Compliance
Proficient in Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook. Tableau
Commitment to values of equity and justice
Bi-lingual

To apply: If our values (Service, Integrity, Stewardship, Respect, Accountability, Collaboration, and Diversity) are YOUR values, we might be the place where you belong. In our organization, the culture is one where words like those on the graph above are heard. Work for us: Second Harvest Food Bank accepts resumes for open positions only. Please visit https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/All/ddf80c2b-d6dc-4c42-9952-1bf30b194faa/Second-Harvest-Food-Bank-of-Central-Florida-Inc - reference this CFEC Job Posting when applying.

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To apply: If our values (Service, Integrity, Stewardship, Respect, Accountability, Collaboration, and Diversity) are YOUR values, we might be the place where you belong. In our organization, the culture is one where words like those on the graph above are heard. Work for us: Second Harvest Food Bank accepts resumes for open positions only. Please visit https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/All/ddf80c2b-d6dc-4c42-9952-1bf30b194faa/Second-Harvest-Food-Bank-of-Central-Florida-Inc - reference this CFEC Job Posting when applying.

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Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
72521
01-10-2023
2023-03-11 13:45:00
Orange County
Orlando
Florida
Responsible for leading the department’s efforts to fight FI related to SDOH with an emphasis on promoting nutritional choices and educations available through our network of partners and developing new healthcare related partnerships. Orlando, FL.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida