Policy, Systems & Environment (PSE) Coordinator

  • New York, NY


: $64,580.00 - $104,060.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


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Common Threads is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is national in scope, with strong roots in each of our 12 major program locations. Now celebrating our 15th year, we are dedicated to teaching children and families about cooking and nutrition education to encourage health and wellness. We equip under-resourced communities with information to make affordable, nutritious and appealing food choices wherever they live, work, learn, and play. We know that food is rooted in culture and tradition so we promote diversity in our lessons and recipes. We believe that adequate and healthy food contributes to well being.

PSE Coordinator Position Overview:

Common Threads is seeking a Policy, Systems & Environment (PSE) Coordinator for Brooklyn and Staten Island, NY. The PSE Coordinator will help the Program Coordinators build relationships with schools and community-based organizations within the Brooklyn and Staten Island boroughs and will be responsible for PSE change support, measurement and reporting. The PSE Coordinator will support online and in-person Healthy Teacher Trainings and will be the point of contact for collaborative partnerships in the community relevant to Common Threads PSE work.

PSE Coordinator Responsibilities:

* Partnership Development

* Build and maintain relationships with schools and community-based organizations

* Support planning process for meeting partnership development goals and targets

* Program Implementation and Outreach

* Assist Program Coordinators with implementation of programming, including Common Threads Healthy Teacher Trainings, Parent Workshops, Small Bites classes and Grocery Store Tours. Programs are implemented in school environments as well as community-based organization sites.

* Oversee quality of programming through observations at partnering schools and organizations

* Data Collection and Reporting

* Conduct and document needs assessments with partnering schools and organizations

* Utilize state level and Common Threads systems to enter all programs, survey and needs assessment data

* Lead and support additional data collection as directed by the NYC Program Manager and SNAP-Ed Evaluation Manager

* Complete research proposals, as needed, for Internal Review Boards and Research Review Boards

* Ensure appropriate documents are obtained and oversee survey administration

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.


* Bachelors degree strongly preferred: Program Management, Public Health, Nutrition Professional and/or Research background preferred

* Knowledge of nutrition and cooking preferred

* 1 year of Not-for-profit experience preferred

* Experience working with culturally diverse audiences

* Experience coordinating or conducting trainings and professional development sessions

* Experience working with a CRM preferred

* Comfortable using written tools for assessing readiness, partner needs and quality of programs

* 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

* Strong skills in written & verbal communication; comfortable multi-tasking and adapting role and communication style depending on the task

* Experience and/or high comfort level working virtually with internal and external team members

* Must have access to a car/public transportation and willing to travel locally 1-2 days per week.

* Computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel, Outlook and Google Drive documents. Experience with other software, including Salesforce, Slack and Asana a plus.

Additional Information:

* Common Threads employees are subject to a background check and fingerprinting prior to employment

* This is a full-time position that will primarily work Monday- Friday, but some nights and/or weekends may be required

* Candidate must attend mandatory training in Albany, NY on December 3-4, 2019 and other virtual or in-person trainings, as required

* This position is grant funded and Common Threads anticipates this funding will be confirmed in early October, which would allow for an expected start date in October or November 2019.

* Candidate should ideally reside in Brooklyn or Staten Island.

* Position reports to the New York City Program Manager with a dotted line to the Evaluation Manager located in San Antonio, TX.


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 occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands/fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


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. In addition to federal law requirements, Common Threads complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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. Improper interference with the ability of Common Threads employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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