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PUBLIC POLICY COORDINATOR

MONTANA FOOD BANK NETWORK INC


Job Details:

Job #:10292991
Salary:$28996.00
Location:5625 EXPRESSWAY MISSOULA, MT 598081666
Open Date:06/26/2017
Close Date:07/14/2017
Duration:Over 150 Days
Openings:1
Hours:Full time; M-F from 8-4:30
Benefits:Paid leave, employee health insurance, HSA contribution

Job Description:

Seeking a PUBLIC POLICY COORDINATOR to assist the Policy Department in increasing access to public nutrition programs, as well as in providing statewide education and outreach on issues related to hunger in Montana. Must have BA/BS; Master's degree and/or experience in similar work preferred and having a valid driver's license with some travel. Ongoing Policy Department Efforts: * Assist Chief Policy Officer with general Policy Department activities in order to further progress in meeting goals and following mission. * Assist with biennial Client Hunger Survey by conducting surveys, entering data, analyzing qualitative data. * Assist with the planning and facilitation of biennial Community Engagement meetings to improve understanding of issue of hunger in Montana. * Assist with client story collection efforts for compilation of biennial Montana Voices story report. * Monitor research regarding access barriers, best practices, and participation trends of public food programs at both the state and national level. * Provide education on the status of hunger, and increase awareness of hunger issues. Child Nutrition Program Expansion: * Compile and analyze program participation data to identify high-need gap areas for public food programs including but not limited to Summer Food, SNAP, and School Breakfast. * Utilize program data to develop materials and reports to educate the public, policy makers, and community leaders about poverty, hunger, and program participation. * Provide direct assistance to communities interested in starting or expanding a Summer Food or School Breakfast; develop resources such as best practice guides to support program expansion. * Create, update, and distribute outreach materials throughout the state. Advocacy: * Assist the Chief Policy Officer prior to and during State Legislative sessions by engaging PAs, organizing sign-on letters, developing sample materials, and implementing other advocacy strategies. * Assist the Chief Policy Officer in federal advocacy efforts by participating in Congressional meetings and communication, maintaining an understanding of relevant federal legislation, and supporting identified advocacy strategies. //JH

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