We’re hiring a Summer Meals Program Monitor


Reports to: Community Impact Health Program Officer
Department:  Community Impact
Classification: Non-Exempt/Part-Time/Temporary
Date: 05/18/2017
Deadline to apply: 06/02/2017


Reporting to the Community Impact Health Program Officer, the Program Monitor 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 1,300 children per day in Sacramento, Placer and Yolo Counties. The Program Monitor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating summer meal sites and ensure that summer meal sites are operating in compliance with USDA and Summer Food Service Program regulations. This position is a part-time, 10 week temporary position. 


  • Attend mandatory Summer Food Service Program training.
  • Become knowledgeable in all aspects of the SFSP regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Monitor SFSP program sites to ensure compliance with all federal and state requirements for the SFSP as set forth by the USDA and the California Department of Education.
  • Visit assigned SFSP sites according to monitoring schedule. Observe staff performance and SFSP participants to ensure USDA policy and procedures are being followed. 
  • Complete all monitoring documentation as required by the USDA and the California Department of Education. Ensure that all monitoring documentation is recorded neatly and accurately and submitted to the Healthy Meals Program Coordinator in a timely manner.
  • Address any and all noncompliance issue findings with site staff. Notify appropriate United Way staff as soon as reasonably possible of any noncompliance findings.
  • ssue written reports and corrective action for any noncompliance issue findings from program monitoring visits. Ensure that corrective action is completed in a timely manner.
  • 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 a 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 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 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.


  • 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.