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Regional Partnership Coordinator

Mission: We provide food for Iowa children, families, and seniors to lead full and active lives, strengthening the communities where they live.

Vision: A hunger free Iowa.

Core Values: Collaboration; commitment; compassion; courage; creativity.

Job Purpose
RPCs are responsible for building strong relationships with partners and retailers in their service region, which will help to meet the needs of food insecure Iowans.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Be accountable, yet foster collaboration. Provide feedback with compassion and accept feedback with courage. Creatively problem-solve and innovate. Commit to the success of all team members.

  • Assess county-wide needs and environments, analyze data to identify gaps and trends, and create a plan to meet food insecurity needs in each county
  • Recruit, train, remove barriers and provide on-going support for agency and program partners to ensure successful collaborative implementation of the county-wide plan
  • Train, monitor, and audit partners to ensure compliance with FBOI, Feeding America, USDA and DHS requirements and regulations
  • Frontline face of FBOI in the county via public outreach and participation in community coalitions
  • Provide support for local retail store donation program and fundraising efforts
  • Establish and maintain standard operating procedures and appropriate internal control safeguards which are relevant to your work responsibilities
  • Incorporate trained volunteers where applicable and beneficial

Critical Working Relationships
The RPC will work in a collaborative manner with the retail store manager, operations coordinator, and philanthropy team to meet FBOI strategic objectives, complete important projects, and fulfill the mission.

Decision Making Examples
SITUATION: The region is beginning to fall below needed levels of food distribution. The RPC has observed a lack of engagement and cooperation from a major partner in the county.

DECISION: The RPC must analyze available data to uncover potential issues. This is a great opportunity to collaborate with other RPC’s for best practice sharing. They should schedule time to have a thoughtful dialog with the partner leader and ascertain the root of the problem and jointly devise a solution. If this partner is not capable of returning to previous distribution levels, the RPC must identify new partners within the county that can either supplement or replace this partner.


  • Commitment to Food Bank of Iowa’s vision, mission and values
  • Professional maturity, good judgment, integrity and honesty
  • Outstanding outreach, communication, marketing and customer service skills
  • Customer service, sales or social services experience
  • Experience working with community based, nonprofit organizations, preferred
  • Ability to spend up to 75% of time out of office working with partners, including occasional out of town overnight stays
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail
  • Intermediate Microsoft office programs and computer skills, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
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 and perceive depth. Conditions may include working inside, working with computers, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van and bus. Equipment used in performing the essential functions include computer and related equipment, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, automobile and fork lift. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The skills & duties listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 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.

To Apply

Send resume or CV and cover letter to Tami Nielsen, Distribution Manager, at tnielsen@foodbankiowa.org. Please, no phone calls.