Community Food and CACFP Coordinator

  • Full-time
  • Belfast, Me
  • $20.54/hr USD / Year
  • September 11, 2022

EMPLOYER: Waldo Community Action Partners



Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) is seeking a Community Food and CACFP Coordinator!

The Community Food and CACFP Coordinator is responsible for community, agency, and program initiatives responding to food insecurity and community needs. The position is responsible for furthering the Agency’s mission by increasing visibility in the community and establishing community partnerships and connections to address needs around food insecurity. The position is responsible for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and provides support in the areas of food and nutrition to our Early Childhood Programs. The Coordinator ensures compliance with nutrition regulations for CACFP. This position is the designated liaison and support for childcare providers who select WCAP as their CACFP sponsoring organization.

Duties Include but are not limited to:

Overall Responsibilities
1. Responsible for agency and program initiatives responding to food insecurity.
2. Responsible for the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
3. Responsible for managing programs and initiatives within established budgets and fiscal guidelines.
4. Collects and manages data and submit performance reports for program initiatives.
5. Participates in new grant opportunities and enhancement of existing programs/services.
6. Ensures and supports compliance with the requirements of CACFP.
7. Monitors local food insecurity needs and respond appropriately.

Personnel Management and Support:
1. Provides technical assistance and support for Early Head Start Cook staff.
2. Coordinates and/or provides professional development opportunities for food service staff.
3. Conducts annual CACFP training for all key CACFP and Early Childhood staff during annual pre-service or as needed during the program year.
4. Plans and coordinates nutrition and food service training held during annual pre-service.
5. Provides support and assistance to staff located in school sites as may be needed for meal service and nutrition components of programming.

Community Projects and Events:
1. Is the agency liaison with other local organizations and community groups working to address food insecurity issues including, state and local food pantries, community groups, community garden projects, soup kitchens, Community Food for Children, Public Health and other community-based efforts.
2. Develops, collaborate and coordinates WCAP’s response to meeting food insecurity issues in Waldo County.
3. Coordinates across programs including Transportation and ECP to ensure community food needs are meet and coordinated.
4. Coordinates CACFP program for WCAP classrooms and local childcare providers.
5. Develops, collaborates, and coordinates educational materials for community education on food and nutrition.
6. Coordinates community projects and initiatives, including Heroes 4 Hunger, Neighbor for Neighbor, Head Start for Hunger, and other community efforts to address food insecurity.
7. Plans, coordinates, and implements Summer food Service Program (SFSP) initiatives.
8. Plans, coordinates and implements General Public and WCAP’s Early Childhood Program food distribution activities.
9. Plans, coordinates and implements food delivery and supports for shut in Seniors and veterans.

Operations and Oversite:
1. Places orders through contracted food and kitchen supply vendors and makes local food, supply and equipment purchases followed established procurement procedures.
2. Issues purchase orders and purchases supplies as necessary within content area.
3. Provides for and coordinates staff needs for community initiatives.
4. Provides for CACFP provider and/or parent training needs and other nutrition component purchases that may arise.
5. Reviews and processes food service operation reports, including weekly and monthly production reports, meal counts, and attendance records.
6. Monitors quarterly kitchen sanitation and safety checks to meet CACFP and childcare licensing requirements.
7. Processes all monthly CACFP claims for Early Head Start Centers and sponsored CACFP providers and prepares final report and claims for submission to DHHS.
8. Maintains program nutrition forms to ensure adequate program monitoring and compliance.
9. Tracks and manages program data and reporting for all program initiatives.

Internal Coordination and Collaboration:
1. Participates as a member of the Community Services team, including coordination meetings, program development, ongoing monitoring, and quality improvement activities.
2. Coordinates and collaborates with Early Childhood Leadership Team to support food and nutrition activities.
3. Coordinates and collaborates with Transportation Department to support Community food and nutrition activities.

Child & Adult Care Food Program Support:
1. Manages recruitment of licensed childcare providers.
2. Develops orientation packet for training newly sponsored providers.
3. Provides new, ongoing training, and annual training for sponsored providers. Provides technical assistance to sponsored providers as appropriate.
4. Meets CACFP monitoring requirements of 3 visits per year per home; this may include evening and/or weekend visits for homes that provide meals during these hours.
5. Ensures compliance of State and Federal CACFP requirements in all sponsored homes.
6. Reviews and prepares annual CACFP Agreement to WCAP CEO for renewal in July.
7. Provides ongoing CACFP support as requested by providers.
8. Manages CACFP budget.
9. Ensures monthly reporting of meals served and CACFP and CN budgets to ECP Policy Council.



General Requirements: • Must be able to pass a physical examination and TB screening. • Must have adequate transportation, a valid driver's license and meet WCAP's insurance requirements. • Must meet WCAP’s background clearance requirements. • Valid Criminal Record History Check (CHRC) through DOE. - Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have an approved medical/religious exemption on file and complete weekly testing.


Experience and Skill Requirements: The following experience and skills are considered essential: • Two years of community food and nutrition experience. • Experience working with families and or early childhood settings preferred. • Supervisory experience preferred. • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills. • Strong written and verbal communication skills. • Grant writing experience preferred. • Budget planning and development skills. • Strong communication, organizational, observational, and meeting facilitation skills. • Skills in planning, organizing and coordinating events and/or activities. • Basic computer literacy skills and ability to work in computerized data-based tracking systems. • Ability to interpret rules and regulations. • Must be flexible and able to work with multiple staff members and community partners. • Proficient skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Education Requirements: The following education requirements are considered essential: • Bachelor’s Degree in social services, health, nutrition or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed above. • Registered Dietitian or Nutritionist a plus. • SERV SAFE Food Managers Certification required within the first three (3) months of hire. ** All requirements and skills are considered to be essential, unless otherwise indicated. A detailed job description is available on our website: Please submit a completed WCAP employment application also available on our website to: Human Resources, WCAP, PO Box 130, Belfast, ME 04915. This position will remain open until a suitable applicant is found. WCAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Pay Rate: $20.54/hr

How to Apply:

Contact: Bonnie Speck
Phone: (207) 338-6809

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