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Leah’s Pantry is hiring a subject matter expert to be a key spokesperson for our products as well as provide product development guidance and support to our internal teams.  This position is for an experienced Registered Dietitian.  To begin, the work will involve 30-40 hours per month in San Francisco. The schedule is somewhat flexible between the hours of 9am-5pm.  Some work can be done from home and some will require attendance in our San Francisco office or at partner sites throughout the city.  Possibility for role to expand over time.

Compensation: $28-32/hour. This role is not eligible for vacation pay or health benefits.  San Francisco sick leave does apply.  A portion of this position will be paid through SNAP-Ed funding.

Position Role and Responsibilities (Monthly)

  • Communicate clearly with external partners and clients.

  • Supervise accuracy of nutrition messaging.  As part of program leadership team, work to develop and refine messages appropriate for Leah’s Pantry program audiences, such as seniors, youth and partner agency staff.  Oversee integration of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines updates across all products.

  • Supervise nutrition content on EatFresh.org:

    • Update content as necessary via Drupal content management system (CMS)

    • Answer questions submitted via Ask a Dietitian on EatFresh.org

    • Conduct nutrition analysis on recipes and provide suggestions as required to achieve compliance with nutrition guidelines

  • Train Leah’s Pantry educators and partner agencies on nutrition education messaging via internal and external trainings.

  • Train staff and partners on recent changes to nutrition messages, content or other relevant info through monthly updates

  • Facilitate nutrition and cooking workshops in low-income communities using the Food Smarts Curriculum.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, climb stairs, and sit for extended periods of time.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or related field required. Must have R.D. registration.

  • Demonstrated experience in public health nutrition (outside of an internship): chronic disease prevention and nutrition education in low-income and ethnically diverse settings.  Experience in a clinical setting alone is not sufficient experience for this position.

  • Experience with SNAP-Ed a plus.

  • Excellent written communication skills.  Writing sample required.

  • High comfort level with technology products.  Leah’s Pantry uses Microsoft Office products, Google Docs, Dropbox, web-editing tools (Drupal CMS and Squarespace) and collaborative project management platforms (Slack and Trello).  Candidates should be tech-savvy and interested in learning to use new tools.

  • Bi-literacy preferred in either Spanish or Chinese language (Mandarin or Cantonese).

  • Local travel required.  Applicants must have access to a car with a clean driving record.

  • Demonstrated competency in cooking

  • Demonstrated competency in oral presentation

  • Demonstrated competency in learner-centered group facilitation

  • Background check required

  • Food Safety Manager certification preferred (but not necessary)



  • Passion for health equity.  Interest in healthy food systems, food security strategies, and innovative solutions for nutrition.

  • Reliable, friendly and collaborative.  Teamwork comes naturally to you.  Ability to embrace the flexible mindset required to be successful in a small but busy organization.  Sense of humor a must!

  • Responsive to internal and external communication.  Able to stay organized in an environment with multiple projects and shifting priorities.

  • Life-long learner.  Eager to learn new things, in new ways, from a wide variety of people.

Leah's Pantry is an equal-opportunity employer.


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