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Community Food and CACFP Coordinator

at Waldo Community Action Partners in Belfast, Maine, United States

Job Description

Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) is seeking a Community Food and CACFP Coordinator!

WCAP is a charitable, educational, 501(c)(3) private non-profit organization. It is designed to utilize and mobilize public and private resources to assist low-income Waldo County residents in the alleviation of poverty and address its underlying causes. To learn more about our programs, please visit: https://waldocap.org/

The Community Food and CACFP Coordinator is responsible for community, agency, and program initiatives responding to food insecurity and community needs. The position is responsible for furthering the Agency’s mission by increasing visibility in the community and establishing community partnerships and connections to address needs around food insecurity. The position is responsible for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and provides support in the areas of food and nutrition to our Early Childhood Programs. The Coordinator ensures compliance with nutrition regulations for CACFP. This position is the designated liaison and support for childcare providers who select WCAP as their CACFP sponsoring organization.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Overall Responsibilities:
1. Responsible for agency and program initiatives responding to food insecurity.
2. Responsible for the Child and Adult Care Food Program
3. Responsible for managing programs and initiatives within established budgets and fiscal guidelines.
4. Collects and manages data and submit performance reports for program initiatives.
5. Participates in new grant opportunities and enhancement of existing programs/services.
6. Ensures and supports compliance with the requirements of CACFP.
7. Monitors local food insecurity needs and respond appropriately.

Personnel Management and Support:
1. Provides technical assistance and support for Early Head Start Cook staff.
2. Coordinates and/or provides professional development opportunities for food service staff.
3. Conducts annual CACFP training for all key CACFP and Early Childhood staff during annual pre-service or as needed during the program year.
4. Plans and coordinates nutrition and food service training held during annual pre-service.
5. Provides support and assistance to staff located in school sites as may be needed for meal service and nutrition components of programming.

Community Projects and Events:
1. Is the agency liaison with other local organizations and community groups working to address food insecurity issues including, state and local food pantries, community groups, community garden projects, soup kitchens, Community Food for Children, Public Health and other community-based efforts.
2. Develops, collaborate and coordinates WCAP’s response to meeting food insecurity issues in Waldo County.
3. Coordinates across programs including Transportation and ECP to ensure community food needs are meet and coordinated.
4. coordinates CACFP program for WCAP classrooms and local childcare providers.
5. Develops, collaborates, and coordinates educational materials for community education on food and nutrition.
6. Coordinates community projects and initiatives, including Heroes 4 Hunger, Neighbor for Neighbor, Head Start for Hunger, and other community efforts to address food insecurity.
7. Plans, Coordinates, and implements Summer food Service Program (SFSP) initiatives.
8. Plans, Coordinates and implements, General Public and WCAP’s Early Childhood Program food distribution activities.
9. Plans, Coordinates and implements food delivery and supports for shut in Seniors and veterans.

Internal Coordination and Collaboration:
1. Participates as a member of the Community Services team, including coordination meetings, program development, ongoing monitoring, and quality improvement activities.
2. Coordinates and collaborates with Early Childhood Leadership Team to support food and nutrition activities.
3. Coordinates and collaborates with Transportation Department to support Community food and nutrition activities.

Child & Adult Care Food Program Support:
1. Manages recruitment of licensed childcare providers.
2. Develops orientation packet for training newly sponsored providers.
3. Provides new, ongoing training, and annual training for sponsored providers. Provides technical assistance to sponsored providers as appropriate.
4. Meets CACFP monitoring requirements of 3 visits per year per home; this may include evening and/or weekend visits for homes that provide meals during these hours.
5. Ensures compliance of State and Federal CACFP requirements in all sponsored homes.
6. Reviews and prepares annual CACFP Agreement to WCAP CEO for renewal in July.
7. Provides ongoing CACFP support as requested by providers.
8. Manages CACFP budget.
9. Ensures monthly reporting of meals served and CACFP and CN budgets to ECP Policy Council.

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Job Posting: 769657

Posted On: Jun 17, 2022

Updated On: Jul 17, 2022