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Food Systems Coordinator

Food Services Coordinator

LOCATION: Rutherford


Rutherford Health Department is accepting applicants for a Food Systems Coordinator. Responsibilities include addressing the improvement of food security in Rutherford County and increasing access to healthy foods, specifically fresh fruits and vegetables, and leading the Healthy Corner Stores initiative. The candidate will also move forward the work of the Rutherford Food Network, which can potentially become a Food Policy Council, lead meetings, give presentations, and maintain regular email communications and social media promotions.


High school diploma or equivalent is required. The candidate must be familiar with rural food systems, food insecurity, food access/food justice issues, public health, and community building. S/he will possess excellent networking, community relations, conflict resolution, organizational, administrative, facilitation and writing skills as well as demonstrate leadership, self-motivation and ability to coordinate work with collaboratives, neighborhood groups, and government officials.

The candidate must have strong computer skills and be proficient in frequently used programs such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc., social media and email systems. Must also provide own cell phone for work use.

S/he must be able to work within a flexible schedule and be able travel. Use of own vehicle is required and must have a valid driver's license.

Knowledge of the Rutherford County community is preferred.

Candidates residing in Rutherford County are preferred.


This is a part-time position under a 1-year contract; 25 hours per week.

Travel over 30 miles will be reimbursed at a rate of $0.535 per mile. This does not include commute to and from work, but would include travel to meetings, job trainings/workshops.

HOURLY PAY RATE: $16.00 per hour.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.



To apply for this position, submit the required NC state application (PD-107) to the Rutherford-Polk-McDowell District Health Department Personnel Department, 221 Callahan-Koon Road, Spindale, NC 28160. Applications can be downloaded at www.rpmhd.org/hr/employment and faxed to (828) 287-6059. This position will remain open until filled.

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