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Open Positions

Agency Relations Coordinator

Position Overview

The Agency Relations Coordinator reports to the Agency Relations Manager and shall promote and support Community Food Partners in accordance with OFS’s mission and goals.

  • Respond to phone calls and email inquiries, problem solving as needs arise; badge distribution and monitoring; trouble-shooting electronic donation reporting system.
  • Aid Community Food Partners in meeting standards and criteria, including submission of monthly distribution and donation reports, and addressing compliance issues
  • Coordinate logistics for quarterly meetings of Community Food Partners.
  • Refer eligible Community Food Partners to other OFS programs, when applicable
  • Collect, monitor and compile results from Community Food Partners’ reports
  • Maintain Hunger Hotline information and reports
  • Process initial inquiries about becoming an OFS Community Food Partner
  • Assist with special events: donor, food drives, pop-up pantries as needed
  • Maintain and monitor Community Food Partners’ engagement with the warehouse, including producing distribution and pick-up schedules, procedures and food distribution volumes
  • Maintain accurate contact information for each Community Food Partner
  • Maintain records of current agency 501(c)(3) status and verify annually
  • Contribute ideas to improve support of Community Food Partners
  • Conduct Community Food Partner site visits
  • Perform other duties as assigned
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Child Nutrition Program Associate

Position Overview

The part-time Child Nutrition Program Associate will be instrumental in record keeping and reporting in accordance with grant requirements and state and federal guidelines for three Child Nutrition Programs: Operation Backpack, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). As needed, this position will also assist the Child Nutrition Program Coordinators with program operations. Candidates interested in this position must demonstrate strong skills in Microsoft Excel and accuracy in completing and reviewing data. This position requires roughly 25 hours per week with typical working hours falling between 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday.

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Clinical Registered Dietitian

Position Overview

The Clinical Dietitian will focus on the identification and implementation of -informed nutrition education curricula; provide individual and group nutrition education and counseling for various initiatives, some of which include research studies. The RD will demonstrate a commitment to facilitating and building sustainable healthy eating habits within the community that support the OFS mission and goals.

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Community Nutrition Coordinator

Position Overview

The Community Nutrition Coordinator will plan and execute effective nutrition programming in the community. With a focus on culinary-based programming, the coordinator will support the department goal of building skills and knowledge that lead to sustained healthy eating habits in the community through hands-on cooking classes, recipe tastings, cooking demonstrations, nutrition presentations, and other outreach events.

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Community Registered Dietitian

Position Overview

The Registered Dietitian will provide group nutrition education that addresses disease management and hunger relief through Food is Medicine initiatives and grant funded projects. The RD will demonstrate commitment to facilitating and building sustainable healthy eating habits within the community that support the OFS mission and goals.

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Director of Social Work Services

Position Overview

The Director of Social Work Services reports to the Chief Innovation Officer and shall promote and support clinical and case management services across Operation Food Search’s portfolio of innovative initiatives that address the intersection of multiple systems. The Director of Social Work Services will work as a part of the Policy & Innovation Department and partner with the broad OFS team on cross-departmental initiatives.

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Food Policy Fellowship

Position Overview

Operation Food Search is seeking a graduate-level fellow with a strong interest in public policy and advocacy. The Food Policy Fellowship provides an opportunity to experience the connection between policy research and policy practice within a non-profit setting. This position will report to and work closely with the Senior Manager of Public Policy on policy research and analysis to support OFS’s WIC Innovation Project.

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Grocery Support Associate

Position Overview

The Grocery Team directly assists the MetroMarket Coordinator and MetroMarket Operator in running the MetroMarket grocery store and Produce Delivery. Grocery Supports are involved in a rich variety of tasks and skills including customer service, produce display, quality control, community engagement, maintaining a clean and vibrant sales environment, and assisting with load on/load off. This position is fun and fast paced, requiring high energy, fast learning, a great attitude, and the ability to think on your feet. The job is also very physically active, requiring endurance, the ability to stand for the majority of an 8- 10 hour shift, and the strength to lift up to 25 lbs. Ultimately, this is a perfect entry level position for anyone interested in learning grocery operations, community engagement, nonprofit programming, and nutrition/healthy lifestyle.

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Health Advocate

Position Overview

The Health Advocate reports to the Director of Social Work Services and shall promote and support the Fresh Rx programs in accordance with OFS’s mission and goals. The Health Advocate will work as a part of a multidisciplinary team to directly serve participants in a variety of initiatives that address the intersection of food insecurity and other systems.

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Manager of Policy and Advocacy

Position Overview

The Manager of Policy and Advocacy will be responsible for the development and implementation of OFS’s public policy agenda. This position will manage policy research, government affairs and community engagement strategies to inform system-level change. The Manager of Policy and Advocacy will also assist in the strategic design and growth of the Policy and Advocacy Team. This position reports to the Chief Innovation Officer.

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“I’m the first person visitors see when they come to OFS, and I welcome the opportunity to lift people’s spirits in a way that captures the positive energy here. We are a hopeful place, and I want everyone to feel that.”
—Bridget Brooks, OFS Front Office Administrator

Join Our Team

For more than 40 years, Operation Food Search has been able to serve others because of the dedicated people who have shaped and supported our organization: selfless volunteers, generous donors, outstanding partners and an excellent staff committed to the mission of healing hunger. We are seeking dedicated professionals who share our vision that all children and families in our community have the nutrition, food and skills to live healthy lives.

Group of Employees at OFS

“I was immediately drawn to OFS for how it combats the root of the problem through policy change and innovative programming.  I feel very lucky to be a part of such a knowledgeable and passionate team!”
—Joanne Song, Policy Fellow

Group of volunteers for an OFS donation event

What We Stand For

Operation Food Search prides itself on providing both immediate hunger relief and working on the root causes of hunger. We do this work with passion for its value and respect for those we collaborate with and those we serve.

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Benefits

OFS is pleased to offer its permanent full-time employees several comprehensive insurance benefits, including health insurance, a 401(k) Retirement Plan, nine paid holidays annually, personal days and vacation days. In addition, we support the professional development of our employees throughout the year.

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Diversity and Inclusion

We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in our organization and for all those we serve and collaborate with. Diversity, equity and inclusion work is a continuous process that prioritizes a positive and collaborative work environment where all employees are appreciated for who they are and what they contribute. We value different backgrounds and perspectives as we work to make a meaningful, measurable impact in the region and to ensure all children and families have the nutrition, food and skills they need to live a healthy life.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Operation Food Search does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.