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Hackensack Meridian Health Coordinator, Food Security in Edison, New Jersey

Coordinator, Food Security

Job ID



Social Determinants


HMH Hospitals Corporation

Job Location


Position Type

Full Time with Benefits

Standard Hours Per Week




Shift Hours

8:30am - 5pm

Weekend Work

No Weekends Required

On Call Work

No On-Call Required

Holiday Work

No Holidays Required


How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health, our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.

The Food Security Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing, and delivering nutrition education and policy, systems and environmental change interventions that increase access to fresh food, with a focus on supporting limited-income community members throughout the three region Hackensack Meridian Health network service area. The Coordinator will develop and manage multiple food security initiatives focused on building partnerships that increase food accessibility. The position contributes to local, network wide, state and national recognition of the Hackensack Meridian Health network as an essential partner in the region wide efforts to reduce food insecurity.


A day in the life of a Food Security Coordinator at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:
Develop and implement food access education, policy, and environmental change interventions that increase access to fresh food in targeted populations.
Lead Medically Tailored Meals (MTM) distributions where needed, including supervising and coordinating volunteers and working with contracted food service partners, community-based program partners, and program participants.
Update and implement changes to SDOH Food Security program policies, practices, and materials to reflect best practices in population focused food program delivery.
Engage with program target populations via surveys, focus groups, and conversations to evaluate programs and ensure they support targeted community needs.
Analyze data collected for the food security program generate reporting of program metrics to key stakeholders.
Maintain and update project plan in support of project operations.
Engage across teams to ensure integration with the electronic directory of community resources.
Prepare reports and documents as needed or requested.
Other duties as assigned.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience working in a leadership capacity with volunteers and community members.
Experience promoting, collecting data and preparing impact reports for a food security program.
Proficiency with computer software applications such as email and Microsoft Office.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, organize, and use time effectively.
Demonstrated experience working successfully as a team member.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:
Experience working with diverse communities using a strengths-based approach.
Knowledge and understanding of local needs, community resources, and partners.
Strong commitment to social and environmental justice and working towards improving food systems and poverty issues.
Experience working effectively and sensitively with a wide range of community members.
If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

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Meridian Health is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action and will not discriminate in the recruitment or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status and any other category protected by federal or state law.