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The Food Trust is a national nonprofit with a local feel. Headquartered in Philadelphia with staff across the country, our organization is built on the foundation of three decades of research and evaluation, and we take a holistic, community-centered approach to nutrition security. If you have a passion for healthy food, nutrition education, community engagement or public policy, you might be a great fit for our team.

The Food Trust adheres to the policy of providing equal employment opportunities to all job applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.

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Our Benefits

Generous paid time off and family-friendly, flexible work environment
Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance options

Flexible Spending Accounts (medical, dependent care, commuter)
Retirement savings plan and professional development opportunities

Our Shared Values

Passion & Purpose

We are driven by our belief that nutritious food is a human right, and that eating well is an essential part of good health and happiness.

Diversity & Inclusion

We strive to create spaces where people of all races, genders, ages, religions, identities and experiences are welcome, and all perspectives are valued.

Collaboration & Innovation

We are committed to amplifying communities’ collective resources, and co-creating and advocating for adaptable, sustainable, creative solutions to big problems.

Responsibility & Learning

We listen and learn as we go, and we are accountable to the communities we serve.

Open Positions

Northern Liberties Farmers Market Associate (Part-Time, Year-Round)

  • Part-time (10 hours/week)
  • Year-round
  • Spanish speakers preferred but not required

 

The Food Trust is seeking an enthusiastic individual to support operations and community engagement at our newest year-round market, Northern Liberties Farmers Market, located at 2nd and Germantown in the Piazza Alta courtyard.

Residents of Northern Liberties and surrounding neighborhoods encouraged to apply!

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Project Coordinator, Farm to School (Reading)

The Food Trust is recruiting a Project Coordinator in Reading, PA, to communicate SNAP-Ed objectives at their assigned sites by delivering classroom-based and out-of-school-time lessons to students in grades preK-12, while also engaging teachers to integrate nutrition education activities into their curriculum.

The Coordinator will implement policy, systems, and environmental approaches (PSE) in assigned sites, using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model as a guide in order to cultivate a healthy school/site environment and increase access to healthy, affordable food. The Project Coordinator will also support the management team with staff trainings, program planning, and programming observations as needed.

 

Featured Benefits:

  • Generous paid time off and family-friendly, flexible work environment
  • Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (medical, dependent care, commuter)
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Professional development opportunities

 

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Bilingual (Spanish) Project Coordinator, Community-Based Programming & Healthy Corner Store Initiative (Statewide NJ)

The Food Trust’s dedicated Community-Based Programming staff provide adaptable community-level education and food access work. Through SNAP-Ed, we use an asset-based, trauma-informed lens to provide appropriate, fun, interactive programs to positively affect quality of life, while respecting ethnic, racial and cultural foodways. We work closely with partners on policy, system and environmental changes to help support sustainable community health.

The Food Trust’s Healthy Corner Store Initiative (HCSI) seeks to increase the availability and awareness of healthy foods in corner stores in New Jersey through marketing, training and technical assistance to store owners, a healthy food identification campaign in corner stores, strategic investments in corner store layout to increase store capacity to sell and market healthy items and education and marketing in schools near targeted corner stores. The initiative links corner store owners, community partners and local farmers and suppliers to create and sustain healthy corner stores.

The Project Coordinator will implement the statewide corner store program and SNAP-Ed-approved nutrition programming in retail settings, food access points and community sites with the aim of reaching SNAP-eligible adult audiences. The Project Coordinator will implement approved policy, systems, and environment (PSE) approaches in assigned sites with the goal of increasing access to healthy, affordable food. The Project Coordinator will also serve as a liaison within assigned communities and is responsible for establishing and maintaining community partnerships, identifying new sites for nutrition education programming, and finding ways to connect our work with other departments at The Food Trust. The Project Coordinator will work in collaboration with other nutrition educators on their team to provide nutrition education to reach all ages within the targeted community.

Featured Benefits:

  • Generous paid time off and family-friendly, flexible work environment
  • Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (medical, dependent care, commuter)
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Professional development opportunities

 

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Community Nutrition Coordinator (Reading, PA)

  • Full-time
  • Spanish fluency preferred
  • Driver’s license required

The Food Trust is seeking an educator to teach nutrition programming in farmers markets, corner stores and other community sites in Reading, PA, with a goal of reaching SNAP-eligible adults.

 

Featured Benefits:

  • Generous paid time off and family-friendly, flexible work environment
  • Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (medical, dependent care, commuter)
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Professional development opportunities

 

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Director, Healthy Food Access (Philadelphia/Hybrid)

The Food Trust is recruiting a Director of Healthy Food Access to oversee all healthy food access programming and related activities at The Food Trust. This position will help guide the healthy food access aspect of key Food Trust programming initiatives. The Director of Healthy Food Access provides technical guidance for programs such as Healthy Food Financing and Farmers Markets and related policy and technical assistance work.

A member of The Food Trust’s Senior Leadership team, the Director will work closely with internal staff to ensure strong guidance in programs and will work to connect healthy food access programs with other projects at the organization. In addition, the position will maintain external contact with government agencies, partner nonprofit organizations and businesses, educational institutions, policymakers, vendors, professional colleagues, consultants and members of the community.

Featured Benefits:

  • Generous paid time off and family-friendly, flexible hybrid work environment
  • Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (medical, dependent care, commuter)
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Professional development opportunities
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Internships

The Food Trust offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the year, in a variety of program areas — from nutrition education to policy. Our interns gain valuable experience working in the public health and food access spaces, while furthering our mission of delicious, nutritious food for all.

Please review the internship opportunities below!

Internship: Healthy Food Financing

The Food Trust is looking for an enthusiastic and committed intern to help support the Healthy Food Access team in the implementation of multiple state-level Healthy Food Financing Initiatives (HFFIs). The Food Trust’s Healthy Food Access work combines rigorous research and policy advocacy to forge innovative public/private partnerships that bring grocery stores and other fresh food retail markets to underserved areas. This intern position provides an ideal opportunity for an individual interested in public policy, public health, research, urban planning, food systems and/or community and economic development to learn about the diverse efforts and strategies of a nationally recognized organization while building communication skills and practical experience.

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Internship: Nutrition Incentives

The Nutrition Incentives team occasionally accepts internship applications throughout the calendar year. For more information, please reach out to foodbucks@thefoodtrust.org.

Volunteering

If you have a passion for healthy food education, access and policy, volunteering with The Food Trust can be a rewarding way to get involved with our amazing programs, staff and communities in Philadelphia. Whether you want to volunteer weekly at a farmers market or can spend some time in our office supporting a program, you can become a part of our team. Groups are also welcome!

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