OIC of Rocky Mount
Rocky Mount, North Carolina • Edgecombe County
February 01, 2022
January 13, 2022
JOB TITLE: Program Coordinator (NCPCN) (Grant funded seasonal position)
DEPARTMENT: Integrated Health Services
FLSA: Full-Time; Exempt
HIRING RANGE: $40,000 to $45,000/annually
The Program Coordinator supports the overall efforts of the joint pilot program led by NCPCN and OIC. The Program Coordinator will support the success of this initial pilot program by acting as the primary point of contact for participants, both students and families, with support from the OIC. The Program Coordinator will lead the initial observation of student behaviors and meal choices and the following implementation of the test strategies designed by the research team and technical expertise partners. Tasks may include lunch observation, one on one screenings and educational meetings with students, parent follow-up, presentations to school meal staff, and more as identified and recommended by the technical expertise partners.
The Program Coordinator will have significant responsibility regarding student’s participation in the program. This position will lead students through the learning process aimed at leading to better food choices to impact overall student health. The Program Coordinator will assist the research team, working directly with the OIC representatives and NCPCN Executive Director, to collect data and share feedback with the team throughout the course of the pilot. The Program Coordinator will have excellent communication and people skills coupled with a strong organizational aptitude. This individual joins in promoting the overall health of the students, the pilot schools, and Edgecombe County Public School System by joining this pilot program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Attendance during the normal work hours is an essential function of the job to ensure work goals are met and customers are served.
● Conduct orientation to formally approve student participants, review study details with participants and their families, and receive all necessary documentation to allow study to begin.
● Lead observation of students and school meal programs as directed by the research team.
● Share initial findings with the research team to assist with the development of test strategies to implement over the course of the pilot.
● Assist with the implementation of strategies as outlined by the operational timeline. Examples of strategies may include presenting on healthy food to students, joining students for lunch to discuss their choices, one-on-one meetings with students and or family meetings to discuss choices and preferences, meetings with school lunch staff to discuss meal presentation and process, and more.
● Report back to project partners on the findings and success of each test strategy throughout the duration of the pilot project.
● Adjust approach as needed, directed by partners and content experts, as the team works to analyze findings in real-time to adjust strategies to ensure success.
● Oversee data collection to be used in the final evaluation and reporting.
● Support students and their families throughout the duration of the pilot, acting as a trusted resource and team member.
● Act as the student and family liaison for the research team, sharing concerns, learnings, and successes along the way.
● Assist in managing the day-to-day of the pilot project, supporting the NCPCN Executive Director in achieving success in the pilot program.
Bachelor’s Degree required. Masters or currently on the path to pursue a Master’s degree in a related field preferred
Candidate must be adept at building rapport and trust with people from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Docs/Sheets/Slides, etc.
Appreciation of the impacts and importance of healthy food choices
Flexibility in work schedule
Ability to travel between pilot school locations
Ability to work independently and in cooperative team settings
Highly self-disciplined and detailed oriented
Ability to manage multiple tasks
Exceptional problem-solving skills
OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES
Deep commitment to racial equity
Flexibility, energy, and stamina, needed to help guide a pilot program
Ability to build relationships with a diverse staff, students, and parent community
Openness to feedback and direction
Strong written and oral communication skills
Experience working with students in rural areas a plus
Teaching, social work, or nonprofit background a plus
Experience managing client relationships, data, and preparing regular reports preferred
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