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SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator

Department: Programs
Location: Dallas, TX

Founded in 2003 in Chicago, Common Threads was created to bring health and wellness to children, families and communities through cooking and nutrition education. By integrating preventative health programs into school districts and community organizations, Common Threads not only helps combat the rising number of diet-related diseases, but also cultivates a culture that embraces a healthier lifestyle and celebrates diversity through food. 

The organization envisions a community of learners that embraces healthy cooking, healthy eating and healthy living as both a life choice and a human right.

Common Threads currently operates nationally in major cities including Austin, TX; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; San Antonio, TX; El Paso, TX Chicago, IL; Jacksonville, FL; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; New Orleans, LA; New York City, NY; Pittsburgh, PA and Washington D.C. During the 2017-18 school year and summer, we provided hands-on cooking skills to more than 100,000 students, worked with over 500 schools and partner sites and served more than half a million healthy meals and snacks.

Common Threads is committed to reaching 1 million children by 2020 and hopes to eventually make its programs an integral part of childhood education for all. To learn more, visit

Program Coordinator Position Overview:

Common Threads is seeking a Program Coordinator for Dallas, TX. The Program Coordinator is responsible for building relationships with elementary schools and community based organizations, while also managing the implementation of Common Threadsí in-school and after-school programs. They are also responsible for maintaining a high quality of implementation, scheduling, auditing and communication with school administrators and staff, community partners, and the Common Threads team. There will be travel within the city to partner schools and a training trip to the Austin Headquarters once a year.                                                             

Program Coordinator Responsibilities: 

  • Manage school partner relationships in city including:
    • Recruit new schools for partnerships per grant goals
    • Work with school administration and teachers to schedule and implement Small Bites, our in-school nutrition program
    • Manage specific program pieces such as rosters, curriculum and surveys
  • Oversee quality of programming regarding curriculum and school relationships (frequent class visits are required)
  • Work with a part-time Study Coordinator to return surveys to Evaluation Manager
  • Coordinate and conduct Healthy Teacher Trainings and Small Bites classes in schools
  • Provide support for Common Bytes access and set-up for usage in classes
  • Utilize our CRM to track all program data
  • Primarily will work Monday- Friday, but some night and/or weekends may be required

The above statements are intended to describe the essential job functions of this role and are not an exhaustive list of all duties performed by personnel occupying this position.


  • Bachelorís degree preferred. Education, Program Management, Public Health, Nutrition Professional background preferred.
  • Knowledge of nutrition and cooking preferred
  • 3-5+ yearsí experience in not-for-profit organizations preferred
  • Experience coordinating or conducting trainings and professional development sessions
  • Experience working with a CRM preferred
  • Ability to work within a mission-driven environment to develop professional and respectful relationships with people both internal and external to Common Threads
  • Ability to work independently and remotely with confidence and outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong organizational, time management and logical thinking skills; must be task-oriented
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skill set
  • Possess positive, upbeat energy and a passion for wellness, food access, tolerance and awareness, and making a positive impact on society
  • Comfortable multi-tasking and adapting role and communication style depending on the task
  • Must have access to a car and willing to travel locally
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Position reports to SNAP-Ed Manager located in Austin, TX. This position will work from their home office.

Position receives 11 paid holidays, 3 weeks of PTO (earned prorated over the year), is eligible for full benefits on the first day of the month after 60 days of service. Eligible for 401(k) participation and match after one year of service.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a home office as well as in schools and organizations in the community. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as a computer, phone, and files.

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use close vision, distance vision, and be able to adjust focus; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift and/or move supplies weighing up to 25 pounds.

Common Threads EEO Statement

Common Threads provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. Common Threads expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

How to apply: Submit resume and cover letter here: No phone calls please. Serious applicants only, incomplete applications will not be considered. No third-party firms.

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