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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.

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

Project Associate, Community Nutrition - Retail Site Focus (Philadelphia)

The Project Associate will implement SNAP-Ed-approved nutrition programming in retail settings, as well as food access points and community sites, with the aim of reaching SNAP-eligible adult audiences. The Project Associate will implement approved policy, systems, and environment (PSE) approaches in assigned sites with the goal of increasing access to healthy, affordable food. The Project Associate 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.

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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Project Associate, Community Nutrition - Community Site Focus (Philadelphia)

The Project Associate will implement SNAP-Ed approved nutrition programming in Philadelphia community sites, as well as retail settings and food access points, with the aim of reaching SNAP-eligible adult audiences. The Project Associate will implement approved policy, systems, and environment (PSE) approaches in assigned sites with the goal of increasing access to healthy, affordable food. The Project Associate 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.

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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Senior Accountant (Philadelphia/Hybrid)

The Senior Accountant performs essential accounting and financial service functions for the organization. These functions include preparing general ledger entries, developing reports, performing cash management duties, supporting accounts payable processes, assisting with monthly budgeting and financial forecasting, supporting annual audit process and performing payroll processes, as well as improving procedures, analyzing and interpreting data, and working with staff across departments.

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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Contract Accounting Manager (Philadelphia/Hybrid)

The Contract Accounting Manager will perform the accounting and financial service functions for the organization’s programs that are funded by grants or contracts. In coordination with The Food Trust’s Development and programs staff, this position provides fiscal service and support for both program and fiscal personnel.

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.

See below for The Food Trust’s currently available internship opportunities.

Development & Communications Internship: Spring/Summer 2023

The Food Trust is looking for an enthusiastic and committed intern to volunteer to support the Development and Communications teams in their myriad efforts to tell the stories of our organization’s programs, staff and communities, and garner support for the organization. This internship position provides an ideal opportunity for an individual interested in public relations, marketing, social media, design, content strategy, writing and editing, donor relations and management, event planning, sponsor management and/or grant writing to hone their skills in a friendly, mission-driven environment. 

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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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