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Community Nutrition & Health Manager

We are hiring for a full-time Community Nutrition & Health Manager to join the Community Impact Department at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

Who we are
: Since 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, a member of the Feeding America™ food bank network, has been providing food to our neighbors at risk of hunger in Middle and West Tennessee. Our mission is “to provide food to people facing hunger and work to advance hunger solutions.” Last year, we provided more than 36 million meals through our network to 420 Partner Agencies across our 46-county service area. To learn more about our work, visit our website secondharvestmidtn.org and follow us on social media.

What you’ll do:

Summary: The Community Nutrition & Health Manager collaborates with the team to design and implement the Nutrition Outreach Program through working with Partner Agencies to provide nutrition education, cooking classes, and nutrition handouts. Works with Partner Agencies and Program Sites to improve the neighbor experience by helping increase client choice at food pantries. Manages all healthcare partnerships to help address the intersection of hunger and health. Serves as a preceptor for the Dietetic Internship Program, overseeing projects and fostering a culture of learning with interns. Implements Second Harvest Food Bank nutrition policy. This position supports and fosters our deep commitment to diversity and inclusion, which is the foundation for creating a culture of belonging for all personnel.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage all healthcare initiatives to ensure SHFB is addressing the intersection of hunger & health, including maintaining relationships with current healthcare partners, placing monthly orders for clinics, and tracking/reporting necessary metrics for healthcare grants.
  • Collaborate with hospitals, safety net clinics, and healthcare organizations to connect them with community resources working to address hunger and poverty.
  • Work with dietetic interns to implement the Nutrition Outreach Program through providing nutrition education, cooking classes, on-site food tastings for Partner Agencies, Program Sites, and Mobile Pantries.
  • Create innovative and poverty conscious nutrition education materials such as handouts and presentations. 
  • Consult for internal programs and Partner Agencies who request assistance with menu planning, food box packing standards, or have nutrition related questions.
  • Work directly with Partner Agencies and Program Sites to help them increase client choice within their current food pantry models, through assessing barriers, providing solutions, and assessing reasonable levels of choice they can implement.
  • Other duties as assigned.

When & Where: 

Schedule: Typical daytime workweek hours of Monday - Friday, 8 AM – 4:30 PM. Occasional evenings and/or weekends may be required for meetings or special events as well as responding to issues, outside of normal working hours (e.g., disaster response, community events, etc.).

Travel: Occasional daytime travel required, up to 20% of work week within the local service area.


Flexibility: Our flexible work program is a strategic tool to achieve organizational goals, empower employees to do their best work and foster engagement by supporting high performance, business continuity as well as wellbeing and work-life-balance. WorkFlex arrangements are complex, specific to individuals and roles and include the following options: alternative schedule, compressed week, reduced/ part-time, job sharing, remote day and telecommuting.

Essential business/ first responder: In instances of a federal, state or locally declared emergency, Second Harvest is typically considered an essential business service and emergency responder. All employees may be required to perform regular or emergent duties on-site. Employee safety is balanced with business and community necessity. Some positions are more likely to be required on-site than others.

Is this you?

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree required in Nutrition, Food Administration, Dietetics, or related area preferred.  Credentialed Registered Dietitian (RD) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is required for this position, or its supervisor. If one has an RD designation, it is not required for the other team member.

  • Experience: 2+ years of related experience and/or training.
  • Skills & Capabilities: 

- Works cross functionally to design and implement strategic programming that increases nutritious food access across our 46-county service area.

- Plans and implements nutrition education classes and materials for children, adults, and seniors.

- Interacts with persons of various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds for the purpose of nutrition education.

- Public speaking and presentation skills with the ability to provide nutrition information and instructions.

- Precepts dietetic interns, including organizing workflow to accomplish established objectives and training.

- Works as part of a team and collaborates with colleagues.


  • Competencies: Coaching/Developing Others, Results Oriented and Execution, Quality Improvement, Project Management

  • Other requirements: Our pre-hire process requires acceptable results from the following: professional reference feedback, criminal background, Motor Vehicle Record and a pre-employment drug test. Current Driver’s License and automobile insurance are also required. Criminal backgrounds are evaluated on a case-by-case basis considering several factors (timing, frequency, severity and job relation).

    What Second Harvest has to offer:
  • Work with a purpose: As one of middle Tennessee’s largest nonprofits, our local hunger relief work is uniquely rewarding, hands on and solutions oriented. We are innovative, mission-focused, diverse, collaborative, values-driven and focused on results. A career with Second Harvest ensures that you not only earn a paycheck, but also help your local community through meaningful work. If you are passionate about serving your neighbors in need and are committed to our mission of ending hunger, we invite you to join our 120+ person team in the fight against hunger, as we work to achieve our vision of a hunger free community.
  • Award winning workplace: we are a best-in-class workplace because we are passionate and people focused – we listen, respect, care and challenge each other, so that our neighbors can count on us. Our employees have identified us among The Tennessean’s Top Workplaces eight times based solely on employee surveys and feedback. We are invested in our team and offer frequent whole-person wellness opportunities through our Harvest Wellbeing Program. We focus on staff physical and mental health, financial empowerment, personal and professional development as well as social and community engagement. There is ample opportunity to be engaged, have work-life-balance and grow with Second Harvest.
  • Compensation & Benefits: Second Harvest is proud to offer rich and affordable total compensation packages. Full-time employment includes 34+ days off, medical (employee-only is 100% employer paid), dental, vision, 403b retirement (up to 3% match, 5% base, length of service vesting), disability insurance (short and long term) and long-term care insurance.
  • DEIB & Equal Employment Opportunity: we celebrate and value diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We are intentionally working to diversify our team so that our employees reflect the diverse communities that we serve. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply! Our goal is to attract, develop, retain and promote a talented and diverse workforce in a culture where all employees will contribute to their fullest potential. We provide equal employment to all applicants and employees regardless of race, religion, color, gender, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or other legally protected characteristics.

Think this sounds like a role and workplace where you would thrive? Apply now!

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