SPUR seeks a Program Coordinator to manage our project to improve the affordability of healthy food at grocery stores and our overall work to use policy to strengthen the Bay Area food system. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone who enjoys working with people and moving between the worlds of hands-on community engagement, long-term project management, and policy advocacy.
The Food and Agriculture Program Coordinator’s primary responsibility will be the day-to-day operation of Double Up Food Bucks California. This project – which involves partnerships with local public agencies, non-profits, and eight independent grocery stores in Santa Clara and Alameda Counties –provides matching funds so that families and individuals participating in CalFresh can buy even more fresh fruits and vegetables. The project launched in 2017 and the program coordinator will be deeply involved in its continued success.
The Coordinator’s other main responsibility will be supporting advocacy efforts to make healthy food incentive programs like Double Up Food Bucks a permanent supplement to the CalFresh program at grocery stores and farmers’ markets statewide. This will include coalition building with other organizations in California and nationally; advocating SPUR’s positions at meetings with local, state, and federal governmental agencies; and reporting developments in this issue area through articles, policy briefs, and newsletters.