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Youth and Family Programs Coordinator

St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB)


Job Title: Youth and Family Programs Coordinator

Immediate Supervisor: Programs Manager

Employees Supervised: None

General Description/Position Summary:

The Youth and Family Programs Coordinator is an innovative and creative leader on the St. Louis Area Foodbank's Equitable Access Team. This person will develop, implement, and measure the success of the Foodbank's youth and family programs throughout our 26-county region with a focus toward meeting immediate food and resource needs, establishing replicable best practices and ultimately, ending hunger. Additional expectations include serving as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for external partners, piloting new initiatives and ensuring continuous program improvement that improves the health and performance of students and families and advances our vision of a nutritionally secure Missouri and Illinois.


  • Stay abreast of trends and research regarding best practices in youth and family hunger relief especially in schools and on campuses.
  • As Subject Matter Expert (SME), ensure program plans, logic models and tools are up to date.
  • Develop and provide training and support to partners and team members.
  • Pilot, measure and ensure the continuous improvement of all youth and family programs.


  • Oversee and serve as SME for all youth and family programs including School Markets, Campus Pantries, Breakfast Beyond the Bell, the Summer Family Food Program, Summer Ambassador Program, and the Higher Education Anti-Hunger Coalition.
  • Use community feedback, needs assessments and data to determine needs and then develop, pilot and test new initiatives to address them.
  • Ensure replicable program plans, logic models and tools are created and up to date with the latest trends and best practices.
  • Measure the success of all youth and family program activities, ensure they are meeting intended goals and take steps to continuously improve.
  • Incorporate volunteers into all program models and develop standardized orientation, training, and supervision tools so that partners have a roadmap to support them.
  • Have a strong understanding of the Foodbank's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and create orders when needed.
  • Incorporate volunteers into youth program models and develop standardized orientation, training, and supervision.
  • Serve as the Foodbank's SME and point-of-contact for youth and family focused resources and groups.
  • Serve as internal SME for youth and family programs with a focus on educating and training team members, interns and volunteers on the needs, programmatic goals, policies, and procedures.
  • As SME, partner across departments to collaborate on inclusive program models and ensure the availability of products and services to meet the needs of youth and family programs.
  • Assist in executing and updating annual work plan, including budgets, calendars, goals, and tasks.
  • Partner with departmental leadership to craft, refine, and execute the Foodbank's Strategic Direction.
  • Provide oversight and direction to volunteers and interns.


  • Bachelors' Degree from an accredited university required. Master's degree with an 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.
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse individuals and groups on complex community issues.
  • Experience managing grants and meeting set deadlines and deliverables.
  • Prior experience with developing, writing, and executing programs, trainings and evaluation strategies strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience working with youth, youth programs or in a higher education setting strongly preferred.
  • Passion for the Foodbank mission and the ability to demonstrate SLAFB's Core Values: Stewardship, Teamwork, Agility and Respect
  • Excellent oral 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 pre-employment drug screening and criminal background check.


The Youth and Family Programs Coordinator will work a total of 40 hours per week. The hours are Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. This role may be hybrid with work remotely, on onsite at the Foodbank campus, and in the community as needed. However, flexibility will be granted as appropriate.

Occasional weekend (Saturday/Sunday) or evening hours may be required. Meeting attendance may require overnight travel.


The Youth and Family Programs Coordinator will spend significant time in the community, at schools and campuses, in our warehouse and at food distributions. Requirements include:

  • Walking to and from the corporate office to the warehouse, both of which are on the Foodbank campus.
  • Walking on hard concrete surfaces (in the warehouse or in the community).
  • Ability to lift, bend, stoop, pick up and move objects up to 40-50 pounds.


Building a stronger bi-state region by nourishing people, empowering communities and transforming systems.

At the St. Louis Area Foodbank, we are working to create a nutritionally secure Missouri and Illinois where no one goes to bed hungry. With the dedicated partnership of over 600 hunger-relief programs and local agencies - including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and residential programs - we are responding to hunger in communities across 26 counties in Missouri and Illinois by distributing food to more than 400,000 people every year.

Since opening in 1975, and with the tremendous support and generosity of this community, the St. Louis Area Foodbank has grown to become our region's largest food distribution charity dedicated to feeding those in need. Together, we are feeding people and working to address the root causes of hunger for lasting impact every day.


Beyond a great mission, dedicated team members and an incredible opportunity to truly make a difference in our community, you will be generously rewarded for your contributions including:

  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan
  • 403b plan with amazing company match
  • Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision, and more!)

We work hard, play hard and change lives - so apply to join our Foodbank Family!

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. Performance of other duties may be requested. Evaluations will be in part based upon performance of the tasks listed in this job description. St. Louis Area Foodbank has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment.

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