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Title: Food as Medicine Program Manager
Hours: Full-time | 9-5 p.m.
Salary: $62,000-65,000 commensurate with experience
Reports to: Double Up Food Bucks Program Director

What’s the job?

As a passionate advocate for a healthier and more equitable food system, you understand the importance of food as medicine, specifically produce prescription programs to address food insecurity and diet related health conditions. You are well versed in how these programs operate and enjoy staying current with the latest policy and program developments. You like to be challenged and often meet those challenges with innovative ideas and a solutions-based mindset. You are a self-starter, with an eye for detail and nuance, and the ability to take projects from concept to implementation. You’re excited about the growing environment of food as medicine programs and want to be a part of building scalable solutions to make large impacts across the state of New York.

About Field & Fork Network

Field & Fork Network is a fast-growing New York State food and farming non-profit organization that connects communities to innovative solutions that foster a sustainable food system. Our work focuses on four important areas: agriculture economic development, food access, youth development, and healthy neighborhoods. Food as medicine is an innovative approach to food access.

What am I going to do?

  • Work with Field & Fork Network’s Food Access team to develop and implement strategic plans for a produce prescription program, aligning with organizational goals and priorities.
  • Plan, execute and manage a produce prescription pilot project. Develop and implement program protocols and standard operating procedures to ensure program effectiveness and efficiency. Monitor program outcomes and evaluate impact through data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Stay informed about best practices, emerging trends, and evidence-based interventions in the field of food as medicine and produce prescription programs through relevant coalition engagement and research.
  • Build and maintain relationships with healthcare providers, community organizations, government agencies, food retailers and other key stakeholders to grow and enhance the program.
  • Work with the team to identify funding opportunities to support the sustainability and scalability of the produce prescription program. Assist in grant writing and reporting to increase funding for produce prescription program development.

The Skill Set

  • BS or BA degree required in an area such as public health, social sciences, or related fields.
  • 4+ years of experience managing programs in a non-profit environment.
  • Proficiency in Salesforce and Microsoft 365.
  • Exhibits the following competencies:
    • Adaptability: anticipates and recognizes changes and work requirements and is skilled at adapting to those changes, manages competing demands; able to deal with frequent change, delays and unexpected events.
    • Dependability: strong organizational and time management skills enabling achievement of goals on time. Responsive to team.
    • Teamwork: balances team and individual work; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; exhibits objectivity and openness to other people’s views.
    • Creative Problem Solving: uses rigorous logic and methods as well as innovative approaches to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious; uses resources effectively and efficiently and involves others as appropriate.
    • Communicator: translates difficult or new concepts for others to make data and information accessible; can tell the story behind the data; enables problem solving by helping others to understand what the data is saying.

Bonus Points

  • Experience working with health care networks and government agencies related to health, such as Medicare/Medicaid.
  • Master’s degree in public health.
  • Experience with nutrition incentive programs.

What we offer

  • We strive to live and advance Field & Fork Network’s Core Values of:
    • Equity Minded – We honor unique identities and perspectives with dignity
    • Forward thinking – We turn ideas into long-lasting solutions
    • Collaborative – We incorporate diverse voices and ideas
  • Field & Fork Network operates a hybrid model, combining remote and on-site work.
  • Your salary is supplemented with a competitive benefits package including health benefits, paid time off, and 401(k) employer match.
  • Compensation of $62,000-$65,000, commensurate with experience.

How to apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Kate Gorman at kgorman@fieldandforknetwork.com.