Health Promotion Coordinator 2024-25

Position Status




NHC Position Type

Capacity Builder

Position Summary

The primary purpose and role of the NHC member is to build relationships with Healthy Pantry Initiative (HPI) pantries, providing enhanced and additional opportunities for engagement and learning. The member will help increase, improve, and make more sustainable direct services to pantry coordinators and the people they serve by:

  • Organizing health promotion campaigns and materials (including print, digital, and video media) in collaboration with the Food Bank’s Marketing & Communications team and with guidance from the Site Supervisor to highlight national health awareness months, such as American Heart Month, American Diabetes Month, National Nutrition Month, etc.).
  • Developing and disseminating a monthly health and wellness e-newsletter to HPI pantries to share information and resources, including best practices, recipe recommendations and other health promotion materials.
  • Collecting and disseminating high-quality chronic disease prevention materials from trusted sources (i.e. American Heart Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, etc.) and resources to expand current health promotion offerings.
  • Hosting annual or (bi-annual) communities of practice with food pantry coordinators and volunteers from HPI pantries to highlight achievements and facilitate collaborative learning.
  • Additionally, member will collaborate with fellow NHC members to share information about GPCFB programs (food pantries and distributions as well as other federal nutrition assistance programs, including SNAP, child nutrition, and senior nutrition programs). This may involve sharing food assistance outreach materials or identifying potential referral partnerships with NHC host sites or distributing healthcare outreach materials provided by NHC host sites. Food pantries and other foods distributions are potential touch points for healthcare providers to connect with populations experiencing food insecurity. Sharing materials is one additional way to extend the reach of healthcare and food assistance programs.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identifying and disseminating chronic disease prevention materials from trusted sources (i.e., AHA, ADA, AND, CDC,etc.), collecting and disseminating outreach materials, developing and disseminating monthly health and wellness e-newsletters for food pantry coordinators, implementing health promotion strategies at food pantries including nudging and education.
  • Developing new program or services to address community needs.
  • Building relationships with community partners.
  • Developing/implementing surveys, focus groups, interview guides, observations, or other data collection tools to identify opportunities for improvement in service delivery.
  • Developing communications messages/strategies.
  • Planning, scheduling, and/or convening working groups.

Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate

  • Self-starter.
  • Flexible.
  • Multi-tasker; able to balance.
  • Community engagement/outreach skills.
  • Able to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and identities.

Knowledge Required for the Position

  • Knowledge of AmeriCorps/Health Corps member requirements.
  • Skill with Microsoft Office or other software for a variety of data processing operations involving a range of problem solving, record keeping, correspondence, and service tracking options.


  • The supervisor assigns service activities, advises on changes in procedures, and is available for assistance when required.
  • The supervisor assigns service activities in terms of project objectives and basic priorities and is available for consultation in resolving controversial issues.


  • The member independently plans and carries out the projects and selects the approaches and methods to be used in solving problems.
  • Completed projects are reviewed very generally to determine that objectives have been met and are in compliance with policies and regulations.


  • Guidelines are generally applicable, but the member independently makes adaptations in dealing with problems and unusual situations.


  • The facts or conditions of the service position are clear cut, predictable, and apply directly to the assignment.
  • The member must develop new techniques, methods, or approaches to complete service position assignments.

Special Considerations

  • Unusual physical demands involving climbing, lifting, stooping, and reaching, etc..
  • Involves unusual service hours, including evenings, weekends, or long shifts.
  • Personal vehicle required.
  • Position offers flexible hours/service formats for members who may need them due to childcare commitments, probation/parole requirements, or other obligations. 

Language Proficiency Requirements

  • Proficiency in a language other than English is not required.

Criminal History Check Requirements Beyond NHC Standard Checks

In addition to NHC Standard Checks, all NHC Pittsburgh members are required to complete and pass criminal history checks for Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute/Diversified Care Management (DCM). Great Lakes/DCM is a third party vendor contracted with the Allegheny County Health Department (operating site for NHC Pittsburgh) to distribute NHC Pittsburgh member stipends. NHC Pittsburgh members are onboarded to Great Lakes/DCM system only when the checks have been completed and the member has passed those checks.  Along with these checks, select Host Sites require their members to be Vaccinated against COVID-19. 

The checks that all NHC Pittsburgh members would be required to complete and pass for Great Lakes/DCM are the following: 1) Act 33 (Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance), 2) National Sex Offender Registry Clearance,  3) Act 34 (Pennsylvania Criminal History Clearance, and 4) Act 73 (FBI Criminal History Clearance - ONLY completed via Identogo PA).

NHC members do not have to pay for the completion of these checks. Great Lakes/DCM will distribute payment codes for the Act 33 (Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance) and Act 73 (FBI Criminal History Clearance which is conducted through Identogo PA ( PA FBI fingerprinting agency). The National Sex Offender Registry Clearance and Act 34 (Pennsylvania Criminal History Clearance) will be completed by Great Lakes/DCM upon receiving requested information that members will be asked to submit.  


Requires Personal Vehicle