Farmers Market Expansion Project Coordinator

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Portland, OR, United States
  • Dec 19, 2017
Part time Consulting Project Manager Public Health Quality Consultant

Job Description

JOB CODE: OHA17-0604

CLOSING DATE/TIME: 01/08/18 11:59 PM

SALARY: $23.91 - $34.90 Hourly

JOB TYPE: Limited Duration

LOCATION: Portland, Oregon

AGENCY: Oregon Health Authority-Public Health

This is a limited duration position with intermittent hours ranging from 20 to 40 hours per week depending on workload and is currently scheduled through the end of the 2017-2019 biennium.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division, Nutrition & Health Screening Section (NHS) in Portland, OR is recruiting for a Farmers Market Expansion Project Coordinator (Program Analyst 2) to staff, coordinate and implement the 2017-2019 biennium expansion of the Farm Direct Nutrition Programs (FDNP).  The Oregon Farm Direct Nutrition Program (Farm Direct) provides WIC families and low income seniors with checks to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits, vegetable and cut herbs directly from local farmers.

What will you do?
You will work closely with WIC team members and community advisory groups to determine and implement priorities that ensure expansion funds are fully utilized and targeted participants have access to fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruits. You will also collaborate with local internal and external partners to facilitate the planning process for the Farm Direct Nutrition Programs (FDNP) expansion.

You will develop an implementation process for mini-grants to be distributed to local partners to address infrastructure needs associated with FDNP expansion. In addition, you will work with the Nutrition and Health Screening (NHS) Evaluation Team to gather participant input on the barriers of using and redeeming FDNP benefits. Finally, you will evaluate the project and identify best practices to ensure full utilization of FDNP benefits.

What's in it for you?
Your experience in planning and managing complex project support activities, plus your excellent communications skills are highly desirable and the key to success in this position. We offer full medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year. We invite you to apply today!


Public Health Administration


A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences AND two years of experience coordinating or administering a program related to farmers markets and/or food access.
Any combination of experience or education equivalent to five years of experience coordinating or administering a program related to farmers markets and/or food access.


  • Experience working with farmers markets and local farmers
  • Experience working with a diverse group of partners 
  • Knowledge and experience in project management and project-management software
  • Experience gathering data to support program improvement recommendations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as this position will be making presentations across the state
  • Experience working effectively and collaboratively with a project team
  • Ability to be flexible, since assignments and projects may change
  • Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment


Please visit the following link to complete the online application:


Cyndi Phipps-Roman

Senior Recruiter



$23.91 - $34.90 Hourly