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Youth Programs Coordinator

Youth Programs Coordinator

Do you work well with children and have a passion to end hunger?

The St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB) may be the perfect fit for you!

Established in 1975, SLAFB has grown to become the bi-state's region's largest non-profit food distribution charity dedicated to feeding those in need. Comprised of a diverse team of talented and compassionate individuals, employees enjoy working together to make a difference in the lives of the communities served.

SLAFB is currently seeking a Youth Programs Coordinator whose primary purpose is to develop creative and innovative solutions to address hunger and nutrition in underserved locations. Responsibilities include identifying and growing partnerships with schools and higher education institutions to improve the health and performance of their students and families which assists with the advancement of the mission of the St. Louis Area Foodbank.  

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee and coordinate all youth programs with a focus on School Markets/Pantries, Breakfast Beyond the Bell and the Summer Family Food Program.
  • Develop, implement, and measure the success of all youth program activities.
  • Monitor and collect all data from recipients for necessary reports.
  • Incorporate volunteers into youth program models and develop standardized orientation, training and supervision.
  • Serve as the Foodbank's point-of-contact for youth programs and attend meetings with other organizations and groups, providing orientation to new and current partners on policies and procedures.
  • Assist with the development and distribution of program promotional materials.
  • Partner with other program team members to incorporate SNAP outreach, mobile distributions and nutritional elements into youth programs.
  • Partner closely with Agency Relations team to identify sites who meet established criteria.
  • Partner with product sourcing, the warehouse, volunteer center, and drivers to ensure proper quantities of food are available for each distribution and resources are available for delivery.
  • Address client and community concerns as it relates to direct distributions, working with the Director of Community Programs to address more significant concerns or problems.
  • Assist foodbank staff and volunteers with direction and support.
  • Assist in executing and updating annual work plan, including budgets, calendars, goals and tasks.
  • Partner with Foodbank leadership to craft, refine, and execute the Foodbank's Strategic Direction.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • Bachelors' Degree from an accredited university required. Emphasis in Non-profit Administration, Public Health, Education or another social service-related field preferred.
  • 2-5 years previous experience in program management with partners and volunteers of varying socio-economic backgrounds for a non-profit organization strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience working with youth, youth programs or in a higher education setting strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse individuals and groups on complex community issues.
  • Passion for the Foodbank mission and the ability to demonstrate SLAFB's Core Values: Stewardship, Teamwork, Agility and Respect
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient with Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other web-based applications. Experience with or the ability to quickly learn Tableau or other mapping software required.
  • Ability to think strategically while acting tactically.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must have reliable transportation with proof of insurance and be willing to travel within a 125-mile radius.
  • Must be able to pass drug screening and criminal background check.

Special events and other projects related to this position may require evening and/or weekend work. Meeting attendance may require overnight travel.

SLAFB offers competitive compensation, an extremely comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time-off, support for on-going learning and development, casual dress work environment and solid 403(b) retirement plan to promote financial security.

SLAFB is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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