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We're Hiring!

posted Sep 29, 2014, 7:44 AM by Leslie Naramore   [ updated Sep 30, 2014, 8:22 AM ]

If you're interested in this position and you're qualified, please apply by emailing your resume to leslie@wgap.ws. No walk-ins please. Position will be open until October 20th.

Position Description  

Department Coordinator, Nutrition Program


Non-Exempt / Full Time

Pay Grade:   Level  7

Supervised by:

Executive Director


Summary of Position:

The primary purpose of this position is to perform management level work for the Nutrition Programs, other assigned programs, and related services from multiple funding sources for Skamania and/or Klickitat Counties. The work is primarily administrative (though it may involve occasional warehouse work) and involves planning, budgeting, contract compliance, grant application completion and coordination of projects for several diverse programs and funding sources.


Qualification Requirement:

Education and Experience – A Bachelor’s degree in a related field AND four years experience in program management with supervisory duties OR an equivalent combination of education, job training, and experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position requirements.


Position Requirement – Must be able to relate in a positive manner with program clients.


Other Requirements – Current valid Driver’s License and Insurance

                                     Washington State Criminal Background Check          

                                     First Aid Card (can be acquired within 6 months of hire)                                             

 HIV/AIDS training card (can be acquired within 6 months of hire)

                                     Contract required training and certifications (can be acquired within 6 months of hire)


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities -

Knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws and regulations regarding the operation of assigned programs.

Knowledge of grant requirements and fiscal/policy constraints regarding grants.

Knowledge of rules, procedures, and operations to complete a variety of interrelated assignments.

Knowledge of how to select pertinent information and apply it to situations/problems requiring abstract solutions.

Effective leadership and decision making/negotiation skills.

Computer skills including Data entry, Word and Excel.

Ability to supervise, train, assign tasks, and evaluate the work of employees and volunteers.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

Ability to speak publicly.

Ability to operate Forklift.


Physical Requirements –Position involves standing and/or sitting for more than two hours

                                           Position involves operating motorized vehicles and equipment

                                           Position involves periodic lifting, not to exceed 50 pounds without more than one person


Conditions – Usually work will be in an office environment but may sometimes be in non-standard workplaces. Usually work is five – eight hour days, but occasionally may require evenings or weekends due to program activities. This position will require in area and out-of-area travel for meetings and training.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

A. Oversees, provides, and supervises others providing Nutrition Program Services and assures completion of all tasks associated with meeting the program requirements.


B. Oversees, provides, and supervises others providing Commodity Supplemental Food Program Services and assures completion of all tasks associated with meeting the program requirements.


C.  Oversees and maintains The Emergency Food Assistance Program and assures completion of all tasks associated with meeting the program requirements.


D.  Oversees and maintains the related Volunteer  Program, including recruiting and training volunteers. Maintains welcoming work environment and ensures that adequate volunteers are available and scheduled where needed.


E.  Oversees and maintains the Rainbow Valley Volunteer Program, including recruiting and training volunteers. Maintains welcoming work environment.


F. Completes/submits program contract applications and monthly, quarterly or annual reports to various funding sources including but not limited to Emergency Food Assistance Program, National Food and Shelter Board Programs, Office of Commodity Redistribution Commodity Food Program, Community Development Block Grant Nutrition Program, and WGAP’s internal reporting system and tracking program, CSST.


G. Monitors the collection and maintenance of client records for compliance with the confidentiality/privacy policy of the organization; case management records; and other program related information to assure compliance with program guidelines and contracts. Determines client eligibility based on individual program requirements which may vary. Oversees client information being input into CSST correctly.


H. Develops and maintains a Department Budget from multiple funding sources including personnel costs. Oversees the Department Budget including revenues and expenditures. Responsible for requesting budget adjustments.


I. Provides and/or coordinates individual project management including but not limited to project audit completions, work plans, cost estimates, timelines, scheduling and subcontracting services.


J. Plans and carries out objectives, resolves conflicts that arise and coordinates the work of others as necessary. Ability to recognize change as needed and implement new programs and advancements from ground up.


K. Takes action based on individual characteristics and/or circumstances to resolve issues.


L. Oversees the maintenance of vehicles and equipment.


Non-Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

A. Attends and participates in meetings as deemed appropriate by Supervisor.


B. Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor or Executive Director.