Program Coordinator

Columbus, Ohio
29 May 2019
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26 Jul 2019
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The Cooking Matters program teaches hands-on cooking and nutrition classes designed to give at-risk-of-hunger individuals and families the tools needed to purchase and prepare healthful, delicious meals on a tight budget. Courses are held at community program sites around the state. The Cooking Matters Program Coordinator will ensure day-to-day operations and delivery of services to meet Cooking Matters program responsibilities. Together with state and regional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) staff, determine a regional strategic plan to maintain the Cooking Matters Program and to manage program implementation. Coordinate marketing, outreach, and site visits to community agencies; identify, coordinate, schedule, and evaluate community-based sites for Cooking Matters classes to ensure all agencies comply with Cooking Matters and SNAP-Ed guidelines; manage class logistics including communication and planning with SNAP-Ed program assistants; train SNAP-Ed staff to coordinate and deliver Cooking Matters classes; maintain inventory of culinary equipment at both the state and regional level; conduct classes locally and regionally as needed; compile monthly reports gathered by program assistants and enter required information into the Share Our Strength database; partner with community sites and attend meetings as needed which may include some evenings and weekends; maintain database of demographic and behavioral data; perform basic data analysis for SNAP-Ed, Share Our Strength, and funding stakeholders; write Cooking Matters annual Plan of Work for the subsequent fiscal year to be submitted with state SNAP-Ed Plan; write and produce reports for SNAP-Ed Cooking Matters stakeholders at the local, state, and federal level. This is a grant-funded position which is renewable annually by the sponsor and by OSU Extension.