Utah State University

Program Coordinator II - Food Security Program

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/24/2023 4:43 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Program Management & Support
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Nutrition Dietetics & Food Sciences
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences at Utah State University is seeking a Program Coordinator for the (SNAC) pantry. This position will serve the USU Student Nutrition Access Center (SNAC) pantry, established in 2013. The SNAC pantry has experienced tremendous growth since its inception, with student visitation increasing from 44 visits to over 10,000 visits/online orders annually. The SNAC pantry resides within the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences. This position will oversee all aspects of the SNAC pantry, from personnel management and sourcing donations to high level budget planning.


The Program Coordinator II will report directly to the Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences’ Department Head.  This individual will train and direct hourly/student employees, graduate students, and volunteers.


  • Supervise the day-to-day operations of the SNAC Pantry
  • Maintain SNAC schedule
  • Coordinate Pantry pick-ups from Cache Community Food Pantry
  • Schedule Utah Food Bank deliveries
  • Manage and train student volunteers, work-study students, AmeriCorps members, interns, practicum students
  • Maintain online pantry record system
  • Submit orders for pantry stocking and supplies
  • Oversee budget, including commodity purchasing and new equipment purchases
  • Direct student feedback survey efforts, evaluation of services each semester
  • Direct physical improvements of the pantry space
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with community partners and businesses
  • Assist with AggieFunded campaigns and other grant writing and fundraising efforts
  • Oversee on-campus promotion and awareness campaigns
  • Assisting with the implementation of university-approved research projects evaluating effects of SNAC on student food security levels
  • Work with other campus-based departments and divisions for promotion and program development
  • Develop a Basic Needs resource and referral program in collaboration with Student Money Management Center, CAPS, Student Hardship Fund, married student and family housing
  • Expand SNAC programming to include educational offerings for entire student body
  • Present work at annual conferences such as the Utah Higher Education Food Summit
  • Communicate with the gleaning program to receive produce
  • Maintain and update SNAC policy manual, cash handling manual, and food safety procedures
  • Run reports for outreach, ethnicity, and class level statistics


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field plus two years of relevant work experience; or a master’s degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education plus experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One-year related experience with food security and distribution programs.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience in the Microsoft Office suite.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, analyze, and make decisions related to program content.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 11/2022


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