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Cooking Matters Spanish Coordinator

Open Hand Cooking Matters (OHCM) is focused on the low-income population in Georgia who are at risk of hunger and are more susceptible to obesity and other behavior based risk factors and diseases. The Cooking Matters Satellite Coordinator will support the mission of Open Hand/Atlanta providing nutrition education with Cooking Matters’ Share Our Strength 6 week Curricula and cooking demonstrations around Metro-Atlanta.

This full time position is for proficient bi-lingual Spanish Speaking Instructor.

Community Outreach

  • Market program to the Latino community to build awareness, credibility, and demand for programs.
  • Coordinate all Cooking Matters classes, materials, teams, instruction in Metro-Atlanta for Spanish speaking programming.
  • Identify and develop relationships in Latino/Spanish-speaking communities around the Metro-Atlanta area with potential community agencies to host Cooking Matters courses and recruit course participants.
  • Undertake site visits at prospective community agencies in the Latino Community
  • Work with agency staff to formalize partnerships, schedule classes, and carry out shared expectations and responsibilities for hosting a course.
  • Develop and distribute outreach materials in Spanish

Program Management

  • Administer paper surveys to participants and upload to database.
  • Partner with Program Manager in maintaining updated program calendar.
  • Manage class budgets and reporting for class materials and supplies.
  • Assist with maintaining program inventory.
  • Program Promotion: attend Cooking Matters events and assists in the planning
  • Translate written materials to Spanish as needed.
  • Assist and develop material for trainings.
  • Participate in national Cooking Matters, department, and agency meetings and in-person, web conference and overnight trainings as required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and have a passion for engaging with Latino/Spanish speaking communities around public health and food security through direct education. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s degree in a public health, culinary arts, nutrition, or equivalent field.
Proficient knowledge of computer software (Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Outlook, and Publisher).
Experience managing volunteers.

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to make public presentations in English and Spanish and ability to effectively communicate and present program information to the public.

Requires ability to work with people from a variety of racial, cultural, and economical backgrounds with various lifestyles and of all ages, including professional chefs, social service providers, volunteers, and low-income participants.

Ability to perform simple math calculations as it applies to program reporting. Ability to solve practical problems and transfer current knowledge to new situations. Ability to enter data into a relational database, utilize Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and Outlook).


The employee is regularly required to sit at a computer, answer the telephone, use hands and arms to write, file, and perform other office duties. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, drive a car, and lift and/or move 25 pounds. The employee must be able to talk, hear, and see.
A valid driver’s license and own transportation is required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate but constant. Must have ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends for the purposes of conducting classes and attending community meetings and ability to travel for trainings (some overnight).

The usage of cell phones is restricted to break time only. Headsets are not allowed while performing duties due to safety issues and impairment of necessary communications with staff and volunteers.

Open Hand is a drug free and substance abuse free work environment. Random drug testing may be conducted by an external, neutral tester on all employees. Any perceived use of drugs or reporting to work under the influence of alcohol may be grounds for immediate dismissal.

Open Hand is committed to sponsoring a comprehensive benefits program for all eligible employees. In addition to receiving an equitable salary and having an equal opportunity for professional development and advancement, you may be eligible to enjoy the following benefits which will enhance your job satisfaction:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 403B
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Short Term/Long Term Disability
  • Legal Shield/Identity Theft Protection

Open Hand is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law. Open Hand complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled employees.

Open Hand Atlanta is committed to employment equity and invites resumes from all qualified applicants to be sent to

Working with Open Hand Atlanta

Open Hand is one of the largest community-based providers of home-delivered meals in the country, also providing nutrition education and counseling to help our clients better manage their health. We are dedicated to using food and nutrition as tools to empower individuals to live independently and with dignity, and enjoy an improved quality of life.


We put our mission first. We are passionate about building a healthier community. Through people-centered services and partnerships, we create access to healthy meals and nutrition education, empowering our clients and the community to achieve personal goals for health and wellness.

We honor our staff & volunteers as our most valuable resource. Our people-first culture is part of our DNA.  Investing in our employees & volunteers ensures that our clients & customers will receive the very best care.

We pursue innovation. We pride ourselves in being resourceful, determined, bold and creative in bringing forth solutions to societal challenges.

We embrace diversity. We are collectively stronger through our inclusive environment that respects different perspectives, cultures and backgrounds.

We act with integrity. How we achieve our mission is as important as the mission itself.  Truth, transparency, respect!

We pledge accountability. As individuals and as an organization, we make responsible commitments to our community and to each other.  We deliver results, not empty promises.

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