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Regional Partnership Coordinator

Job Description

Purpose of Position

RPCs are responsible for recruiting, creating and maintaining strong partnerships between the FBOI and our partner agencies and program partners in addition to achieving distribution goals for their assigned territory. The objective of this position is both increasing the capacity of current partner agencies to serve food-insecure people in their communities and developing new relationships with prospective agency and program partners. This position acts as liaison between FBOI and our partner agencies and programs, and is responsible for all aspects of compliance monitoring. Up to 75% travel is required for this position.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Schedules and conducts monitoring visits for each emergency feeding agency and program annually.
  • Ensures continued eligibility and compliance of current and prospective agencies for Food Bank partnerships.
  • Assists agencies in meeting operational standards; follow-up on agency concerns and issues.
  • Conducts orientation for new agency staff and training on expectations, statistics reporting, logistics and ordering using Primarius.
  • Provide agencies with ongoing support and training as needed or required.
  • Completes required administrative tasks in a timely manner, meeting all deadlines.
  • Develops the tools necessary to monitor agency performance and track trends, to be used to create and implement strategies, in consultation with supervisor, to support the mission of the FBOI.
  • Identifies barriers that prevent an agency from fully utilizing FBOI (space issues, volunteer issues, financial issues, Board of Director concerns).
  • Identifies agency needs and barriers that prevent the agency from meeting their community’s needs; communicates agency needs to the appropriate staff at FBOI.
  • Works with agencies to define goals and plan strategies to meet goals.
  • Seeks out and develops new relationships with prospective agency partners.
  • Seeks out and develops new relationships with prospective program partners.
  • Identifies gaps in service to people in need and works to add agencies or programs, when appropriate, to help meet the need.
  • Analyzes agency/program data, identifies trends, and develops strategies for increased distribution, in consultation with supervisor.
  • Coaches new and existing agencies in industry best practices.
  • Organizes networking meetings for agencies.
  • Contributes to the content of monthly partner newsletters.
  • Assists in planning of annual partner agency conferences.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Outstanding outreach, marketing and customer service skills
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record; access to dependable transportation
  • Ability to travel throughout regional territory up to 75% of the time.
  • Ability to set own priorities and work independently
  • Ability to explain and/or train others on relatively complex concepts
  • Professional written, oral communication, and presentation skills
  • Intermediate Microsoft office programs and computer skills, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or at least one year sales experience preferred.
  • Previous experience working with community based, nonprofit organizations, strongly preferred.

Physical Demands

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.

Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, lift and carry up to 50 pounds, perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.

Conditions may include working inside and outside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.

Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, automobile, floor jack, and fork lift.

How to apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to Matt Unger at munger@foodbankiowa.org to apply. Please no phone calls.