We’re hiring a Program Coordinator


Reports to: Community Impact Health Program Officer
Department: Community Impact
Classification: Full-Time
Post Date: September 14, 2016
Apply by: September 28, 2016


Reporting to the Community Impact Health Program Officer, United Way California Capital Region’s Program Coordinator is a key member of the Community Impact team with high quality and high volume expected output.  The Program Coordinator coordinates a broad range of health related projects that pertain to addressing key areas around child nutrition, food access and insecurity, and overall coordination of the United Way Healthy Meals Program. Launched in September 2014, the United Way Healthy Meals Program aims to provide healthy, nutritious and well-balanced meals in after school programs across United Way  California Capital Region’s service area. Currently, the program serves healthy meals to over 800 children per day in Sacramento and Placer Counties. The Program Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all program functions and for driving program growth. This position is a grant funded position and is contingent upon renewal and expansion of the United Way Healthy Meals Program.


  • Overall coordination of the United Way Healthy Meals Program, which aims to dramatically increase the consumption of well balanced, nutritious meals by children in United Way California Capital Region’s service area.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal and state requirements for child nutrition programs as set forth by the USDA and the California Department of Education. 
  • Ensure program cost effectiveness and compliance with state and federal requirements regarding nutrition, sanitation, safety and record-keeping.
  • Provide regular training sessions for all program partners on topics including: USDA program regulations, meal patterns and nutrition, menu planning, record-keeping, meal counts, purchasing of food and non-food items, sanitation and safety requirements and Civil Rights compliance. 
  • Function as a positive and contributing member of the United Way team.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with program partners and stakeholders.
  • Create new and innovative partnerships to expand the Healthy Meals Program.
  • Responsible for preparing program reports, the monthly CDE claim, renewal of the annual child nutrition application program, compile and submit program year end reports, conduct site monitoring visits and apply for appropriate grants to support the program. 
  • Manage relationship with food service vendors to ensure accurate food orders, timely deliveries and accurate production records. 
  • Develops specifications for and solicits competitive prices and requisitions for all food service contracts, equipment and supplies for the program. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Fast mover and thinker with high level of creativity and thrives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of community development, health and obesity issues and the collective impact model a plus.
  • Working knowledge of United Way and its mission.
  • Self-starter who needs little direction or guidance.
  • High level of energy and dynamic personality.
  • Hard worker with outstanding work ethic and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills.
  • 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.
  • Ability to appropriately represent United Way as a public spokesperson.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. 


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business, public health, or social services or a related field and 1-2 years experience in public health or social services. 
  • Knowledge and experience with child nutrition programs, including but not limited to, the Child and Adult Care Food Program and the Summer Meal Service Program.
  • Experience developing and implementing operating plans and budgets.
  • Experience working with state and federal funding.
  • Salary commensurate with experience 


  • 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.


  • Must certify in writing to never having been actively engaged in working for or supporting any organization dedicated to the violent overthrow of the U.S. Government.