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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.

Check out our open positions

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

Seasonal Farmers Market Program Staff (Philadelphia)

The Food Trust runs several farmers markets throughout the city, and we are seeking outgoing, friendly, energetic, committed individuals to oversee their operations and make sure they run smoothly, as well as operate wireless point-of-sale systems and complete related administrative tasks.

  • Part-time and per diem roles available
  • Seasonal (June-November)
  • Spanish speakers highly encouraged to apply

 

Learn about our Part-Time role Learn about our Per Diem roles

 

Seasonal Community Outreach Staff (Philadelphia)

The Food Trust is seeking enthusiastic individuals to provide community outreach at and around our farmers markets and other programming sites. Neighborhood residents encouraged to apply!

  • Part-time (20 hours/week)
  • Seasonal (May-October)
  • Focus on citywide community engagement

 

Learn about our Citywide Community Engagement role

 

Project Coordinator, Farm to School (Reading, PA)

The Food Trust is recruiting a Reading, PA-based Project Coordinator to effectively communicate SNAP-Ed objectives at their assigned sites. In this role, the Coordinator will:

  • Teach fun lessons to children and their families about healthy eating, gardening, cooking and staying active
  • Help make schools healthier by ensuring students and families can easily access delicious and healthy food through school gardens, local foods and farm stands
  • Support school teachers with integrating nutrition education into their daily lessons
Our ideal candidate is:
  • Passionate and excited about connecting with kids and families in and out of the classroom
  • Friendly, approachable and enjoys building relationships to make positive changes in schools and communities
  • Reliable, efficient and able to juggle multiple tasks

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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Program Manager, Nutrition Incentives (Philadelphia)

The Food Trust is seeking a full-time Program Manager based in the Philadelphia area to manage the Food Bucks and Food Bucks Rx programs, a regional effort that provides incentives for fruit and vegetable purchases in multiple food retail and healthcare settings. The Program Manager works closely with local businesses, healthcare systems, and community partners to ensure successful implementation and launch new programming. In addition, the Manager collaborates with other nonprofit, community and government entities on project implementation and evaluation, and is expected to represent The Food Trust in a professional manner. The position includes time in the office working on program administration and data analysis, as well as time in the community conducting programming, partner recruitment and outreach.

Our ideal candidate has:
  • Experience in a nonprofit setting and/or familiarity with SNAP, nutrition incentives, food retail, nutrition, healthcare or other social services
  • Strong interpersonal skills as well as written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to travel throughout southern NJ and eastern PA
  • 4-6 years of related work experience in a professional setting (required)
  • Spanish language proficiency (preferred)

 

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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Grant & Contract Accountant (Philadelphia)

The Food Trust is recruiting a Grant & Contract Accountant to perform the accounting and financial service functions for the organization’s programs funded by grants or contracts. These functions include: preparing financial projections and budgets; actual vs. budget reporting; ensuring grants and contracts are compliant with private, local, state and federal fund requirements; billing and collections; journal entries; and financial grant reporting for internal and external clients. The position will coordinate with the Development department and program staff on new grant and contract applications. This position provides fiscal service and support for both program personnel and fiscal personnel.

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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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 Food Trust is seeking an intern or unpaid volunteer (with the opportunity to receive credit from their institution) based in the Philadelphia area to support the Food Bucks and Food Bucks Rx programs. This position includes both in-person and remote responsibilities, available between 8-20 hours per week.

Internship activities could include:

  • Scanning barcodes from redeemed Food Bucks and Food Bucks Rx paper coupons
  • Inputting data into Excel and/or Google spreadsheets
  • Preparing Food Bucks + FB Rx distribution packets
  • Attending learning meetings or partner meetings
  • Recruiting survey participants and administering surveys
  • Creating flyers and promotional materials for the Food Bucks program
  • Analyzing data to evaluate programming
  • Conducting research to make recommendations to improve, innovate, or digitize our nutrition incentive programming

Desired qualifications:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate school program
  • Excited about improving access to fresh food
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Skilled collaborator and team player
  • Reliable and detail-oriented
  • Tech-savvy and quick to learn new software applications
  • Ability to work 8-20 hours a week
  • Ability to work in a hybrid environment (1 day per week, Wednesdays, in the Philadelphia office, and remote otherwise)
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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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