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12.19.22

Project and Communications Associate – Food is Medicine Coalition

About FIMC:

The Food is Medicine Coalition (FIMC) is a national coalition of providers who deliver medically tailored meals and nutrition counseling to people in communities across the country who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves. Medically tailored meals (MTMs) are delivered to individuals living with severe illness through a referral from a medical professional or healthcare plan. Meal plans are tailored to the medical needs of the recipient by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). FIMC is gathered to provide a complete, evidence-informed, medical food and nutrition intervention to critically and chronically ill people in their communities, to advance public policy that supports access to food and nutrition services for people with severe and/or chronic illnesses, to promote research on the efficacy of food and nutrition services on health outcomes and cost of care, to share best practices in the provision of medically tailored meals and of nutrition education and counseling.

God’s Love We Deliver, Inc., the nonprofit medically tailored meal provider in New York City, serves as the fiscal agent for FIMC and all hiring is conducted through God’s Love We Deliver.

About the Role

The Project and Communications Associate collaborates with the Executive Director on national projects covering policy, research, best practices and nutrition, while managing communications for the Coalition. The position collaborates with various Coalition committees to move the work of the coalition forward and acts as project manager on Communications Committee projects.  The position is also responsible for the administration of the Coalition, including scheduling meetings, coordinating internal and external communication systems and managing membership. The Associate helps organize and plan the National Symposium each year, as well as regular membership meetings.

God’s Love We Deliver offers a competitive compensation package which includes:

  • Benefits: Excellent Health, Dental, and Vision insurance at low cost to employees. Option to enroll in pre-tax Commuter Transit, Flexible Spending Account, and Health Savings Account.
  • Retirement Savings Plan: 403B with up to a 2% match each pay period
  • Paid Time Off including
    • 15 Days of annual Paid Vacation Time Off in first year of employment, increasing with length of service
    • 12 days of annual Paid Sick Time
    • 10 paid holidays
  • A rewarding work environment: Supporting our operations providing nutritious meals to New Yorkers living with severe illness.
  • A collaborative work environment: Everyone works together to contribute their talents and their ideas.
  • A fun work environment:  Periodic staff lunches and Happy Hours; an annual staff retreat to focus on team learning and team-building;  a fun Holiday Party to celebrate our staff
  • An inclusive work environment: Celebrating diversity, equity and accessibility, valuing the unique perspectives and life experiences that all employees bring to work.
  • This is a full-time remote position.
  • This is a Full-Time exempt position, paying $62,000-$68,000 annually.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Communications

  • Organize and plan internal Coalition communications including newsletters, meeting reminders and advocacy campaigns.
  • Create policy statements, sign-on letters, op-eds and articles.
  • Represent the Coalition with multiple constituencies.
  • Ensure timely and accurate actions/responses to communications and press requests.
  • Lead social media efforts and manage materials to drive the #foodismedicine campaign.
  • Help manage external communications and public relations consultants.

Projects

  • Research, compile and analyze research on chronic illnesses, hunger, and nutrition to inform policy and programs and increase Coalition visibility and fiscal support.
  • Lead the project management of the Communications Committee projects
  • Help execute the work of other Committees: Clinical, Research, Policy, Healthcare Partners, Operations and more
  • Lead other discrete FIMC projects at managers discretion

Administration

  • Formalize and maintain collaborative systems for Coalition work, such as document sharing, deliverables tracking, project management and messaging systems.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director to manage the membership program for FIMC agencies, including receiving and monitoring applications, processing dues, updating membership and Committee lists and delivering on member benefits.
  • Maintain the Food Is Medicine website and listservs. Plan and schedule webinars and meetings on behalf of the Food is Medicine Coalition.
  • Lead the planning and administration of the annual Food is Medicine Coalition National Symposium.
  • Assist with grant writing where necessary.

About You:

You are highly self-motivated and empathetic, driven by a strong work ethic and deep integrity.  You are inspired by the purpose of FIMC and eager to join others in working to achieve it.  You are seeking a team-oriented environment and have a collaborative approach to work.

 In addition, the right candidate meets the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Communications, Nutrition, or related field.
  • 2-3 years of experience in a communications, policy, government relations, or administrative fast-paced non-profit environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Clear expertise with social media and communications
  • Superior attention to detail; organizational and motivational skills
  • Strong ability to understand research, data and analytics
  • Proficient with technology specifically for webinars, meetings and project management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with superior knowledge of social media platforms.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently, while displaying diplomacy, tact, and discretion.
  • Strategic mindset with an ability to think and focus on both the near- term and long-term.
  • Project Management, coalition and advocacy work is a plus.

Interested in Applying for this Role?