Healthy Meals Program Assistant


Reports to: Healthy Meals Program Manager
Department: Community Impact 
Classification: Non-Exempt / Part-time/ Temporary
Date of listing: 4/29/2019
Position start date: May 20, 2019


Reporting to the Healthy Meals Program Manager, the Program Assistant is a key member of the United Way’s Healthy Meals Program team. Launched in September 2014, the United Way Healthy Meals Program aims to provide healthy, nutritious and well-balanced meals in after school and summer programs across United Way California Capital Region’s service area. Currently, the program serves healthy meals to over 1,000 children per day in Sacramento, Placer and Yolo Counties. The Program Assistant is responsible for preparing monthly claims, attending program meetings in the region, assisting with monitoring visits at all sites, and ensuring sites are in compliance with program policy and regulations. This position is a part-time, 4-month temporary position. 


  • Attend mandatory training of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) training
  • Assist with preparing monthly claims for the California Department of Education
  • Perform monitoring visits to site locations in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, and Amador counties
  • Complete all monitoring documentation as required by the program. 
  • Ensure that all monitoring documentation is recorded neatly and accurately and submitted to the Healthy Meals Program Coordinator by due dates
  • Report any and all noncompliance issue findings with program manager
  • Assist in preparing program documentation by performing such tasks as entering data, creating spreadsheets, and assembling site materials
  • Assist in preparing the monthly meal menus
  • Willingness to travel to program meetings throughout five counties
  • Function as a positive and contributing member of the United Way team
  • Maintain positive working relationships with program partners and stakeholders
  • Perform other duties as assigned


High school diploma required


  • Fast mover and thinker with high level of creativity and thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Working knowledge of United Way and its mission
  • Follow complex verbal and written direction 
  • High level of energy and dynamic personality
  • Hard worker with outstanding work ethic 
  • Willingness to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, including the ability to communicate well in a variety of settings with a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to use independent judgment and make sound decisions
  • Ability to build and retain quality relationships
  • Ability to effectively coordinate and collaborate with other organizations and volunteers
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook is required
  • Work in an office environment, lift and move objects up to 40 pounds such as large binders, books, boxes, and small office equipment


  • Communicate with staff, volunteers, donors, agencies, companies and other customers by telephone, email, and in face-to-face, one-to-one or group settings
  • Use telephone, laptop, computer, monitor, mouse, keyboard, printer/copier, calculator and standard office equipment
  • Sit at a desk for extended periods of time
  • File and retrieve documents from a manual filing cabinet
  • Lift and move objects up to 40 pounds such as large binders, boxes, books and small office equipment
  • Have sufficient finger/hand coordination and dexterity to operate and adjust office equipment such as telephone, computer, printer/copier and calculator


Possession of an appropriate California operator’s license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles, and adequate automobile insurance; possession and maintenance of a good driving record (as evidenced by freedom from multiple or serious traffic violation for at least a two-year duration) that does not contribute to an increase in UWCCR insurance rates.

To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to  Only resumes with a cover letter and resume attached will be considered. No phone calls please.