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Cooking Matters Satellite South Georgia Coordinator

Open Hand Atlanta
South Georgia / Hybrid remote in South Georgia region.
Salary: $36,536.00 per year + benefits
Closing date
Feb 16, 2023

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Focus Areas
Agriculture / Food / Nutrition
Job Function
Health / Medical, Program / Project Management
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
25 - 50%
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Job description


About Open Hand Atlanta:

Open Hand helps people prevent or better manage chronic disease through Comprehensive Nutrition Care, which combines home-delivered meals and nutrition education as a means to reinforce the connection between informed food choices and improved quality of life. With an annual budget of $11 million and a distribution of more than 1.5 million meals per year, Open Hand is one of the largest community-based providers of home-delivered meals in the country. "More than a meal", the organization provides nutrition education and counseling programs to help clients manage their health and prevent further complications. Open Hand is dedicated to using food and nutrition as tools to empower individuals to live independently and with dignity

Cooking Matters Satellite South Georgia Coordinator

Open Hand Cooking Matters (OHCM) is focused on the low-income population in Georgia who are at risk of hunger and are more susceptible to obesity and other behavior based risk factors and diseases. The Cooking Matters Program will support the mission of Open Hand/Atlanta providing nutrition education with program management and evaluation of the state-wide SNAP ED work.


Program Coordination:

  • This position is a hybrid with 50% working from home and 50% traveling and working with South Georgia's communities.  The Ideal Candidate will live in the South GA region (Tifton/Valdosta) area.
  • Maintains responsibility for managing multiple tasks and projects simultaneously while assessing need for nutrition education and obesity prevention programming in Georgia.
  • Coordinate with program partners, satellite coordinators, and facilitators to document qualifying information and need for direct education, policy, systems, and environmental programming.
  • Coordinate with program partners and satellite coordinators to identify class locations, transportation of participants and delivery of produce to participants if necessary
  • Schedule and deliver “lunch and learn” presentations to existing and potential partners across the South Georgia region
  • Review SNAP Ed programs to ensure adherence to PSE objectives including but not limited to outreach, registration, session implementation, curriculum development, data collection, and reporting.
  • Community outreach- Organize PRx program presentations using data from Tifton and Valdosta, with scaffolding provided by work in Atlanta

Program Evaluation

  • Pull programmatic reports and conduct ad-hoc analysis to monitor courses.
  • Informing programmatic improvements across the state to ensure compliance with Share our Strength’s guidelines and gold standards.
  • Maintains program tracking and outcomes tracking to support meeting the SNAP Ed outcome measures and objectives.
  • Utilizes the databased to provide recommendations for program improvements.
  • Maintain computerized and physical files for all program participants.
  • Aggregate data to prepare and submit reports of service activities requested by SNAP Ed and other funders on time.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree in Public Health preferred

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to make public presentations
  • Ability to work individually in a self-directed manner and lead team on group projects
  • Working proficiency of evaluation terms and concepts, ability to analyze data sets, and write reports based on data analysis
  • Ability to work with people from a variety of racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds, with various
  • lifestyles, sexual orientations, and of all ages, including professional chefs, social service providers, volunteers, and low-income participants.
  • Proficient knowledge of computer software (Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Outlook, and Publisher) and ability to learn new systems quickly
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends for the purposes of conducting classes and attending community meetings
  • Ability to travel for trainings (some overnight)
  • Working vehicle, vehicle insurance, and valid driver’s license

Open Hand is committed to sponsoring a comprehensive benefits program for all eligible employees. In addition to receiving an equitable salary and having an equal opportunity for professional development and advancement, you may be eligible to enjoy the following benefits which will enhance your job satisfaction:

Pet Insurance
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Short Term/Long Term Disability
Legal Shield/Identity Theft Protection
Domestic Partnership Benefits
Associated Credit Union


Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program (Non Profit Workers)
Active Wellness Committee
Get Fit Challenge
Access to Staff Registered Dietitians
Community Garden
Good Measure Meals Employee Discount
Discounted YMCA Gym Membership
Volunteering Opportunities


Open Hand is a drug free and substance abuse free work environment. Random drug testing may be conducted by an external, neutral tester on all employees. Any perceived use of drugs or reporting to work under the influence of alcohol may be grounds for immediate dismissal.


Open Hand is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law. Open Hand complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled employees.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $36,536.00 per year


  • Day shift

Work Location: Hybrid remote in South Georgia region.


Open Hand helps people prevent or better manage chronic disease through Comprehensive Nutrition Care™, which combines home-delivered meals and nutrition education as a means to reinforce the connection between informed food choices and improved quality of life. 

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181 Armour Dr NE
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