Skip to main content

Nourish NY Associate, Food and Benefits Access

New York, NY

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time

Published on 30 Aug 2023

Expires on 30 Oct 2023

Nourish NY Associate, Food and Benefits Access

Organization Summary:

United Way of New York City (UWNYC) is a nonprofit mobilizing people and organizations to eradicate barriers and create opportunities that improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers. Part of the United Way Worldwide system, one of the world's most recognized charitable brands, we envision caring communities in which all individuals and families have access to quality education and the opportunity to lead healthy and financially secure lives. We strive to model our values in all our relationships, both internal and external: Collaboration, Compassion, Integrity, Accountability, and Superior Performance.


Position Overview:

The Associate is primarily responsible for contributing to the implementation and administration of the Nourish NY program as well as other grants.  The Nourish NY program is funded through the NYS Department of Health in partnership with the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets. While Nourish NY was developed in response to disrupted food supply chains due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has emerged as an important innovation, significantly supporting NYS farms while providing nourishing foods to people experiencing food insecurity.


The Associate will assist in the administration of the Nourish NY program. This includes providing support in the application process, allocations, monitoring, reporting, and building and maintaining positive relationships with the emergency food providers (EFPs) and vendors partnering with UWNYC in this program.  The Associate will also conduct in-person site visits to EFPs to ensure food safety, nutrition, and program compliance. Accuracy, attention to detail, and adherence to compliance guidelines are critical in this role to ensure transparency and accountability in the use of grant funds.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide programmatic and administrative support to Food and Benefits (FBA) unit programs and initiatives.
  • Support the Manager of Grants and Program Administration to achieve the UWNYC Nourish NY goals.
  • Review monthly vendor invoices and reconcile reports and follow up with vendors when invoice information or signatures are missing.
  • Prepare MOUs and agreements for EFPs and vendors, distribute them, track responses, and collect and file signed copies.
  • Monitor EFPs expenditures to ensure that EFPs comply with Nourish program requirements.
  • Serve as point of contact for grantees and other interested constituents.
  • Support local food nutrition education initiatives.
  • Foster positive relationships with EFPs, vendors and other Food and Benefits Access partners.
  • Collaborate with different departments within the organization to gather relevant information and program details that support the administration of grants, especially Legal and Finance as well as other Community Impact areas.
  • Participate in meetings, webinars, etc. related to FBA programs as requested.
  • Conduct in-person site visits to EFPs to ensure food safety, nutrition, and program compliance.
  • Plan, organize, and execute other grants administration tasks as assigned.
  • Maintain comprehensive records of all grant activities and documentation.
  • Present program information to partners in various settings.
  • Assist with Nourish NY efforts more broadly as needed.
  • Plan, organize, and execute special projects as assigned.
  • Use Results Based Accountability framework to track team goals.


Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree.  Work experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Knowledge of and experience within the nonprofit, public health, food or nutrition sector; and/or collective impact a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required, with advanced level of skill in Access databases and Microsoft Excel preferred.
  • Detail-oriented and able to thrive and work independently.
  • Excellent organizational, project management, and time-management skills
  • Relationship-building skills and ability to collaborate with diverse groups of people.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, collaborative, flexible, and good-natured.
  • Positive attitude and a willingness to learn.


Key Competencies:

  • Relationship Oriented
  • Effective Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Cultural Competency
  • Compassion


Salary range:

  • $51,714 - $72,014*
    • The final determination of salary, within this range, will depend on the candidate’s education, skills and experience required for the particular position.


Additional Requirements:

  • Background check 
  • UWNYC is presently on a Hybrid/In-Person work schedule.


United Way of NYC Core Competencies for All Staff


  • Mission Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to the mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities.  This drives their performance and professional motivations.
  • Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before processes and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
  • Collaborator: Understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement
  • Results Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good: creating, resourcing, scaling and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact
  • Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.


How to apply:

Please apply on our United Way of New York City career page. No phone calls or faxes accepted. No phone calls or faxes accepted.

United Way of New York City is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer