Produce Perks Midwest​ is a regional nonprofit that pioneers solutions to address inequities within our food system. Our work increases affordable access to healthy food, supports farmers and​ ​strengthens local economies – in our most underserved communities.


Title: Program Coordinator, part-time (approximately 25 hrs/week)

Reports to: Statewide Program Manager

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Date: July 2019


Produce Perks Midwest (PPM) is seeking to hire a Program Coordinator for the Produce Perks program, Ohio’s nutrition incentive program. Produce Perks provides a $1-for-$1 match for SNAP/EBT customers shopping at participating locations. This position will facilitate coordination of on-going operations, development, and growth of nutrition incentive programs throughout Ohio. The Coordinator will assist the Statewide Program Manager in management and expansion of the Produce Perks program at direct-to-consumer markets and grocery stores throughout Ohio. This position will require some travel within Ohio. The Coordinator will report to the Statewide Program Manager.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate Program Operation, Expansion & Implementation
    • Serve as a point of contact for Produce Perks program operators to connect with resources and best practices, and to troubleshoot challenges
    • Assist in development and implementation of annual trainings and provide technical assistance related to program operation
    • Ensure compliance and completeness of all data into ​FM Tracks ​data collection platform
  • Manage Produce Perks application process and identify potential expansion sites
  • Support program development
  • Communications, Outreach & Program Promotion
    • Support coordination of statewide promotion efforts including implementation and evaluation of annual promotional campaign
    • Regularly update website/social media with relevant information to ensure it is effectively serving consumers, program operators, and partners
    • Produce monthly e-newsletters and other communication initiatives
    • Coordinate regular communications with program partners
  • Program Evaluation
    • Assist in development and production of quarterly and annual program reports
    • Conduct focus groups of program users
    • Conduct site visits

Additional Responsibilities:

  • General Support & Program Sustainability
    • Participate in weekly staff meetings and monthly calls
    • Support planning/coordination of quarterly network meetings & monthly calls
    • Support overall program expansion efforts, including Produce Perks pilots at retail grocery venues and fruit and vegetable prescription program (PRx) pilots.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Working knowledge of farmers’ markets and local food, and healthy lifestyle practice
  • Passion and vision for healthy, equitable food system development
  • Strong oral/written communication skills; ability to speak in front of small groups and public settings
  • Effectively coordinate with others remotely
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work independently and with diverse populations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, Google Docs, Dropbox, and social media
  • Highly motivated, creative person with strong attention to detail and ability to work independently
  • Flexible schedule
  • Punctual and dependable

To Apply:

  • Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references as one PDF attachment to
  • Please title email subject line: StatewideProgramCoordinator_[first name][last name].
  • Applications will be considered until July 19, 2019.