Our success in ending hunger in San Luis Obispo County relies on the people who work for our organization. If you would like to be a part of building a healthier community where nutritious food is available to all, please consider joining our team of talented and dedicated individuals.

Job Title: Children’s Programs Coordinator
Department: Administration
Supervisor: Children’s Programs Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Temporary Position (April-August); 30-40 hours per week

Job Overview:

The Children’s Programs Coordinator assists the Children’s Programs Manager in the operations, logistics, and coordination of all county-wide summer programs serving children and teens. In San Luis Obispo County, over 46,000 residents are food insecure that means 1 in 6 people face hunger, 40% are children.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Summer Breakfast Bag Program

  • Assist in planning breakfast foods that meet the nutritional needs of children/teens, each bag providing one month’s worth of breakfast foods.
  • Maintain active communication with summer breakfast bag site staff distributing the bags monthly (approx. 25 sites). Track the number of bags distributed to each site. Visit distributions and collect pictures/quotes for grant reporting.

Summer Meals Program for Children and Teens

  • Provide training, technical assistance, and logistical support for existing and new breakfast, lunch, and snack sites throughout San Luis Obispo County (approx. 28 sites/summer). Collect pictures/quotes for grant acknowledgement and reporting.
  • Plan snack and breakfast menus, prepare order forms, and schedule deliveries for participating snack and breakfast sites.
  • Assist in required site visits to file complete reports for each visit. Collect daily counts from each site and submit monthly claims for reimbursement to the California Department of Education.

Summer Children’s Farmers Markets

  • Assist CPM in overseeing Children’s Farmers Market sites both new and existing throughout San Luis Obispo County (approx. 20 sites). Visit markets and collect pictures and quotes for grant acknowledgment and reporting.

Knowledge, Skills, Talents, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects with strong attention to detail; ability to handle interruptions, maintain focus, and produce accurate work.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to build positive relationships with staff, community partners, and children/teens.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or 1-3 years of relevant field experience in nutrition education, school foodservice, social services, or related field.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s License
  • Must have a reliable vehicle, clean driving record, and proof of insurance
  • Must be willing to travel throughout San Luis Obispo County

How to apply

  • Submit a cover letter and resume to Heather Donovan, Children's Programs Manager, directly via email <>.
  • Please email Heather with questions. No walk-ins.
  • View full position description: PDF

Our mission is to work with a network of community partners to alleviate hunger in San Luis Obispo County and build a healthier community.