Health and Nutrition Coordinator


Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP) is a source of direct support for families who live in poverty in Albany, New York.  The majority of program participants are from economically vulnerable families with incomes below 100% of the federal poverty threshold (or $21,960 for a family of three - the average family size of ACAP’s customer population).  For 50 years ACAP has been providing a network of programs that serve the needs of children and families living in poverty.  

Our prominent programs include Early Head Start, Head Start, Energy Assistance and Weatherization, Career Pathways, Healthcare Opportunities Grant, and we support parents through Employment and Dress for Success.  Through its programs, ACAP has created positive change in the lives of children and families in Albany County. ACAP embodies the spirit of hope, improving communities, and making the Capital Region a better place. 

- Responsible for overseeing the administration of the health and nutrition program

- Member of the Management/Administrative Team

- Responsible for ensuring compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), NYS Department of Health regulations, Albany County Head Start Early Childhood Development and Health Service Area Plan, and the goals and mission statement of Albany County Head Start

- Oversee the overall operation of the health and nutrition component including budget development and reimbursement reports

- Participates in development and implementation of staff training days

- Facilitates semi-annual Health Advisory Board meetings

- Informs families and ensures their understanding of Head Start philosophies, policies, and practices

- Coordinates health-related trainings/consultations for parents/guardians, conducting home visits as needed

- Works with appropriate Component Coordinator, Center Services Director, staff, and parents to address specific health problems and provides feedback on Health Assistant’s coordination efforts and follow-up procedures with local service agencies/providers and NYSDOH, classroom observations, and file reviews

- Provide onsite guidance to Site Supervisors and Cook Staff on Health & Nutrition

- Work directly with Nutrition consultant to provide Health + Nutrition Information to appropriate staff

- Prepares required annual and monthly reports and Child Health and Development Service Area Plan

- Participates in the annual program self-assessment and the preparation of program calendar

-  Responsible for assuring program compliance with all health and nutrition Federal Performance Standards


Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Social Work, Early Childhood Education, Public Health, Nutrition, Business Administration, or related technical field is required.  A Master’s degree is preferred.  Also a minimum of four (4) years’ experience working in the field of Human Services, Education, Health & Nutrition, or Community Organization of which at least two (2) years include management experience.  Have a working knowledge of CACFP. An Associate’s degree in a related field AND six (6) years’ experience working in the field of Human Services or Community Organization may be accepted in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree. Have strong interpersonal & communication skills.  Solid PC skills including database entry, word processing, and spreadsheet skills are required.  Bilingual or multilingual abilities a plus.  Possession of a valid driver's license is required. Knowledge of Early Childhood Development, practices and theories, Head Start Performance standards, Day Care regulations, including state and local regulations desired. Total Quality Management/continuous improvement training and experience preferred.


Competitive health benefits; Educational Assistance; Retirement; Paid time off; 403(b) plan. 


40 hours per week, $21.40 hourly with the potential for increase based on performance.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing
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