Rutgers University- Newark (RU-N), an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise, is seeking a Director, Nutrition & Food Pantry Operations. Reporting to the Executive Director of Student Health & Wellness, the Director is responsible for assessing the nutritional needs and assets of the student RU-N community. With direct connection to college health and wellness, this position will provide leadership and management for the food pantry, increase awareness of food insecurity and basic needs across the campus, and provide direct/indirect nutrition education to students.
The Director's responsibilities include and are not limited to the following:
Develops and manages the pantry budget
Manages the hiring, supervising, and guiding of student employees and volunteers
Increases access to funding for healthy and fresh foods through partnerships, fundraising campaigns, and grants
Works in collaboration with internal and external organizations to benefit the pantry
Works with funders, campus partners, and grants office to find funding opportunities and complete grant applications
Serves on University and local boards and councils to maintain up-to-date information on food security; serves as an internal and external thought leader in this area
Manages pantry inventory, supplies and deliveries
Provides nutrition education to students across the campus through community events and through clinical referrals from Student Health Services, CARE Team, Dining Services and Counseling Center clinicians
Represents the Health & Wellness unit across the University campuses to students and the broader community
Creates and disseminates information regarding nutrition services throughout the University community; must respond to and advocate for diverse student needs, and build support and collaboration within the University community
· Implements and maintains technology solutions to increase access to food and food literacy
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires Master's Degree in Nutrition, Public Health or related fields.
Minimum 7 years experience in clinical and public health settings and a minimum of 2 years experience with food insecurity issues and programs.
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