Healthy Exchange Project Manager

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Posted On: Friday, 8th June 2018
Category: Social Services
Location: New York, NY
100 Gold St #3300, New York, NY 10038
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

About Project:

GrowNYC’s Healthy Exchange Project provides the framework for making healthy, regional food accessible to all New Yorkers by overseeing GrowNYC’s work to promote and accept SNAP/EBT. Health Bucks, the  Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Checks, WIC Vegetable and Fruit Checks, and Greenmarket  Bucks. Healthy Exchange enables GrowNYC’s goal to provide all New Yorkers with access to fresh, local, nutritious food. The Healthy Exchange Project Manager reports directly to the Greenmarket Assistant Director and oversees all operations related to nutrition benefits and food access at farmers markets, with particular attention to SNAP.


Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the logistics, promotion and acceptance of all market currencies including EBT tokens, Debit/Credit tokens, Health Bucks, FMNP, WIC CVV, Greenmarket Bucks, etc.
  • Develop protocols, policies, and procedures to guide program operations at market
  • Partner with city government and community-based organizations to implement and manage special programs to enhance food access at Greenmarkets
  • Conduct project evaluation, including compiling reports and project statistics
  • Manage grant reporting and invoicing for Healthy Exchange projects
  • Directly supervise Healthy Exchange Project Coordinator and oversee market managers in their implementation of Healthy Exchange at markets
  • Coordinate with partners to organize SNAP screenings and nutrition education at Greenmarkets
  • Work with the publicity team to manage the Healthy Exchange communications strategy including on website and social media platforms
  • Assist with revenue generation strategies and grant writing for the project
  • Oversee project budget
  • Secure partnerships to obtain Americorps staff and other volunteers during the season
  • Convene other GrowNYC programs running food access initiatives, e.g. Youthmarket & Fresh Food Box and provide technical assistance to ensure smooth and consistent operating strategies

Ideal Qualifications. The Healthy Exchange Project Manager must possess the following skills:

  • Bachelors degree required, Masters preferred
  • 1-3 years project management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage staff
  • Ability to analyze descriptive program data and present results for diverse audiences 
  • Understanding of SNAP and other nutrition benefit programs
  • Experience working in the diversity of NYC neighborhoods
  • Precision, accuracy and timeliness in reporting
  • Outstanding written and oral communications skills, experience with grant writing preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Ability to follow directions, work as a team, and manage others

To Apply:

Submit cover letter, resume and three references to Pam Knepper, Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. People of color and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace. GrowNYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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