Youth Policy Institute

Food & Nutrition Coordinator - Temporary

Job Locations US-CA-Hollywood
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Temporary Full-Time


YPI’s Los Angeles Promise Zone Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) project will partner with Old Grove Farm Share to operate six CSA sites in the LA Promise Zone, an area with high need for increased access to locally grown, healthy fruits and vegetables. The Food and Nutrition Coordinator will assist with achieving the program goals which include increase access to healthy food for low-income residents, promote healthier lifestyles, and support local farmers/producers. The Food and Nutrition Coordinator will be responsible for: outreach activities, education of CSA program to the community and participants, recruiting and enrolling participants into the CSA program, conducting educational workshops to participants and community stakeholders, and enrollment of participants into Cal-Fresh Program. The Food and Nutrition coordinator will be responsible for the tracking of client’s involvement in program, conducting surveys, collection and tracking of payment, and reporting requirements.


  • Coordinate CSA member recruitment efforts by building relationships with community service agencies, helping the selected communities understand the CSA program, and speaking to interested groups and individuals about program eligibility (i.e. YPI subsidy, food stamps, using EBT to pay for services, etc.).
  • Conduct marketing and outreach to families on program, working with schools to set up workshops and enrollment activities, cultivate and engage clients into program and other YPI services.
  • Learn and maintain up-to-date knowledge about available health, nutrition and CSA resources for families.
  • Plan and develop community based activities for parents.
  • Design and implement educational workshops for CSA participants and community members.
  • Willingness to become familiar with farm produce and collaborate on the creation of nutrition education materials for CSA members and program 
  • Coordinate communication between farmers, CSA sites, schools, participants and collaborative partners.
  • Communicate with CSA participants and other stakeholders to gain community support for the program and to solicit input and continuous program improvement.
  • Develop CSA Cooking Club and coordination of a CSA Recipe Cookbook with participants.
  • Conduct pre/post assessments and document CSA participants access and consumption of fruits and vegetables by tracking this through YPI’s Efforts to Outcomes database software.
  • Cash management and maintenance of accurate financial protocols of program (i.e. tracking of EBT records, tracking of sales, bank deposits, etc.).
  • Travel between multiple sites required, therefore access to a reliable vehicle is required.
  • Assist in other Health & Wellness Departmental initiatives, projects and activities as assigned.
  • Handle other duties as assigned.
  • Represent the mission and vision of the Youth Policy Institute.


  • Bachelor degree required plus an additional 1-2 years of related experience in program coordination.
  • Interest in local/sustainable agriculture, social justice and working with low-income communities.
  • Familiarity and experience with coordination of similar food and nutrition educational programs, Community Supported Agriculture experience preferred.
  • Ability to work independently, build collaborative relationships, and experience working in low-income/multi-cultural communities .
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication required.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the SNAP/food stamps program is a plus.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • 1-2 years of experience in facilitation of workshops, trainings, and/or classes preferably geared towards parents.
  • Be knowledgeable on creating and facilitating lesson plans.
  • Strong computer skills and complete knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) internet and research skills.
  • Bilingual Spanish required.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task and prioritize.
  • Demonstrates ability to work in diverse groups, commitment to building relationships with families and the community.
  • Be flexible, must be available to work flexible schedule (some mornings, some evenings).
  • Must have reliable transportation for travel in between multiple sites within a work day. Must be able to provide proof of acceptable driving record (H-6 printout) and proof of auto insurance coverage.
  • Must pass a criminal background check (Live Scan fingerprinting) prior to beginning employment.
  • Must present proof of negative Tuberculosis skin test (TB) prior to beginning employment.
  • Represent the mission and vision of YPI.

** Temporary position ends May 23, 2018.


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