Position Title: FVRx Program Coordinator
Reports to: FVRx Program Specialist
Location: Gallup, New Mexico
COPE’s FVRx Program Coordinator serves as a key member of the FVRx team and works in close collaboration with the other teams under Food Sovereignty, Training and Outreach, and MEQ in order to implement and sustain the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program (FVRx). The position will work to ensure the FVRx Program is inline with COPE’s mission and supportive of our tribal partners. This position requires someone who is highly organized to ensure daily operational tasks are completed and compliance is maintained while simultaneously fostering an inclusive environment. This position must foster and embrace a culture of learning and innovation.
- Coordinate with team to recruit new sites to deliver FVRx in their community / setting.
- Assist the team to provide on-going support and technical assistance to existing sites.
- Collaborate with key stakeholders to recruit new sites / vendors for Food Sovereignty initiatives (i.e. farm to school, farm to table, growers, stores).
- Coordinate with team to schedule meetings, trainings and workshops, development and dissemination of resources, and coordination across COPE teams and other technical resources.
- Assist team with coordination and proactive communication with staff and stakeholders through workshops, emails, in-person meetings and site visits to FVRx programs to support the implementation of FVRx, troubleshoot challenges, and assess ongoing progress.
- Coordinate regular community advisor meetings comprised of former FVRx family participants to obtain ongoing feedback.
- Provide recruitment, training and support to peer coaches.
- Coordinate event planning that entails logistics, participation involvement, evaluation, and communication.
- Provide FVRx training to new/ongoing sites, key stakeholders, and collaborative partners.
- Assist the team in quality improvement of the program.
Program Support (40%)
- Updating, organizing, and maintaining databases (i.e. dropbox, voucher logs, data analytics).
- Updating, organizing, and maintaining listing of sites, community partners, and participants.
- Ensure accurate curriculum and materials are available to team and partners.
- Assist in development of program material and resources.
- Bi-monthly developing and rectifying purchase orders, supply list, and ordering of program needs.
- Process program vouchers.
- Data entry of quality assurance and compliance data.
- Create and manage a database of company inventory.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration, Social Work, Public Health, Public Administration, or related field is required.
- At least two years of relevant experience and a demonstrated track record in similar related area.
- Excellent writing and communication skills is required.
- Experience in developing presentation, resource guides, and communication materials is required.
- Solid computer and database skills including Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, and Microsoft Word.
- Honesty, accountability and transparency with a commitment to social justice.
- Exemplary interpersonal skills: ability to collaborate with effectively with culturally diverse staff with demonstrated poise, tact, integrity, and professionalism;
- Strong analytic, and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated intellectual independence and initiative and willingness to learn new skills.
- Ability to assess priorities and manage a variety of competing priorities in a time-sensitive environment and to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality
- Willing to reside near or in Gallup, NM (location of COPE office)
- Extensive knowledge and experience working with Native American communities, culture, customs and cultural law.
Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment (COPE) is a Native-controlled, non-profit entity based in Gallup, NM. COPE’s vision is to eliminate health disparities and improve the well-being of American Indians and Alaska Natives. COPE works closely with several Boston-based partner organizations, a global non-profit organization called Partners in Health and academic teaching hospital Brigham and Women’s Hospital. COPE has an annual budget of $3.5M and a New Mexico-based staff of approximately 30 individuals. COPE is an American Indian Preference Organization.