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Grant Coordinator, Seniors’ Health Improvement Nutrition Education (SHINE)
Constituent Services ＆ Community Programs with NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA)
$70,806 - $81,427 per year
NYC All Boroughs
Last updated on Apr 19, 2023
NYC Aging seeks a SHINE Grant Coordinator to manage the implementation of the Seniors’ Health Improvement Nutrition Education (SHINE) grant that DFTA receives from the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA). SHINE is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) that promotes nutrition education and obesity prevention among low-income older adults. SNAP-Ed interventions will be provided at NYC Aging funded Older Adult Centers (OAC) and at Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC) throughout the five boroughs of NYC.
Reporting to NYC Aging’s Senior Director of Aging Wellness, the SHINE Grant Coordinator duties include but are not limited to:
• Manage all aspects of the SHINE grant implementation including planning, implementation and monitoring of the grant, supervising staff, reporting to NYSOFA, and managing grant budget.
• Develop annual work plan and monitor progress towards achieving work plan goals and grant deliverables to ensure targets are being met.
• Identify NYC Aging-funded nutrition programs that are eligible, based on grant requirements, and coordinate with NYC Aging program staff to select at least 40 programs that will participate in the grant annually.
• Train and supervise Nutrition Educator(s) in implementing and delivering nutrition education workshops, live cooking demonstrations, and other grant activities.
• Develop and implement a food box distribution and a pot gardening program at select sites.
• Liaise with NYSOFA on programming and attend and participate in NYSOFA Webinars and Trainings.
• Compile data, maintain records, and submit reports as required by NYC Aging and the grant.
• Maintain grant budget and track all grant related expenses.
• Solicit bids, submit purchase requests and track purchases for all materials required for grant workshops and activities, including but not limited to printed materials, food demo equipment, and workshop giveaways.
• Implement and deliver nutrition education workshops at older adult centers (OACs) and NORCs, and all other Nutrition Educator functions, as needed.
• Attend grant-related meetings and trainings.
• Other tasks as required by supervisor.
• This position requires travel around the five boroughs of NYC as well as grant-related out of town traveling.
1. A master’s degree from an accredited college in nutrition or in public health; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, including or supplemented by 18 semester credits in nutrition or public health on the graduate or undergraduate level, and two (2) years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in nutrition education.
Special Qualification Requirements
Assignment Level II
To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level II, individuals must have, after meeting the minimum requirements described above, one (1) year as a Nutritionist AL I with the City of New York or at least three (3) years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in nutrition education.
Assignment Level III
To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level III, individuals must have, after meeting the minimum requirements described in Assignment Level I, two (2) years as a Nutritionist AL I and AL II with the City of New York or five (5) years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in nutrition education, at least two (2) years of which must have been in an administrative or supervisory capacity.