The Healthcare and Food Security Specialist will develop strategic collaborations between the Food Bank and organizations in the health and healthcare sectors. The Specialist will work closely with healthcare providers to make food assistance resources easily accessible to food insecure patients. The Specialist will work to ensure that health related education and services offered at Food Bank distributions are high quality and evidence-based. Additionally, the Specialist will participate in and contribute to local, regional and national conversations around best practices for improving food security via linkages to health professional and health care entities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Identify and collaborate with health and health care organizations and entities to help the Food Bank better serve individuals in needs
  • Initiate and maintain strong partnering relationships and communication with individuals and agencies in the health and sectors, including but not limited to health care systems, managed care organizations, hospitals, individual providers such as doctors, nurses, dietitians, dentists, dental hygienists, medical assistants, nursing assistants, home health aides, etc.
  • Deliver presentations about the Food Bank’s programs and activities to a variety of audiences
  • Support the adaptation of food distribution models to meet the needs of healthcare partners and their patients
  • Serve as a resource for the Director of Health and Wellness with analysis of the nutritional balance of Food Bank product inventory mix
  • Coordinate the efforts of internal and external stakeholders to introduce medically tailored food interventions at clinical points of care
  • Communicate across multiple departments within the Food Bank to better serve individuals through linkages to the health and health care fields
  • Work with other Food Bank staff to develop and maintain a vetting process for participants of the Food Bank’s Outside Agency Tabling System
  • Collaborate with the Evaluation Team of the Food Bank to analyze data and prepare written reports on the progress of work, projects and activities
  • Serve as preceptor to dietetic interns providing community nutrition education to the Food Bank’s member agencies and community partners
  • Additional responsibilities as determined by the Director of Health and Wellness

Job Requirements

  • Registered Dietitian
  • Possess Bachelors’ degree in nutrition, public health, or related field
  • Have a minimum of three years of experience within healthcare, social, or human service organizations
  • Ability to work with people from diverse social and ethnic backgrounds
  • Ability to make presentations and develop and deliver information to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Possess an attitude of collaboration
  • High quality customer service skills with an ability to exhibit objectivity, calmness and helpfulness
  • Possess attention to detail and follow through on tasks
  • Have excellent computer skills
  • Able to work evening and weekends as needed during a 40 hour work week
  • Have an automobile and valid Pennsylvania Driver’s license


  • Act 33 & Act 34 Clearances
  • ServSafe Food Safety Certification for Managers required within 90 days of employment
  • Registered Dietitian


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities, duties, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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