Job Description

The Health Equity Partnerships Manager is responsible for managing the development of partnerships with the healthcare delivery system, healthcare project management, and engagement with communities addressing food and nutrition insecurity as a social determinant of health (SDOH) and health-related social need (HRSN).

The primary goal of this position is to work alongside the healthcare delivery system on initiatives and projects supporting localized and state-wide closed loop referral systems (CLSR), communities addressing nutrition-related chronic health conditions in tandem with food and nutrition insecurity and other socio-economic attributes, and coalition-building and/or engaging with existing health-focused coalitions and community efforts. *This role is subject to grant funding.  

This role’s functions may additionally include but are not limited to: development and execution of projects and grants, planning, development, networking, and information-sharing meetings; on-boarding food distribution partners with the closed loop referral system; and is responsible for the management of the relationship between Roadrunner Food Bank and internal and external stakeholders in the role of health and nutrition as it intersects with providing access to food.  

Our Health and Wellness Initiative is geared towards achieving positive health outcomes for community members through collaboration with health-focused partners.  

Primary Responsibilities:

· Manage on-boarding of food distributions partners with a CLSR system and provide continuous coaching and support.  

· Organize and maintain the administrative aspects of Roadrunner’s relationship with a CLSR and oversee the training, coaching, and development of such a system including best practices in response to a referral process and system.

· Development and support of tailored food distribution programs within health-focused organizations including clinics, hospitals, community hubs, behavioral health, and specialty.  

· Maintain a clean and food safe environment in accordance with Quality Assurance guidelines.  

· Engagement with health-focused coalition, groups, convenings, and community efforts towards addressing food and nutrition insecurity for community members managing a nutrition-related chronic health condition(s).

· Support in the management of program data including grant reports, internal and external reporting with colleagues, stakeholders, and donors.

· Generate reports to measure key program activities and provide data and metrics to facilitate evaluation.

· Manage relationship between Roadrunner Food Bank and the healthcare delivery system.

· Provide support on a variety of projects to other HWI staff as needed.  

· Regularly attend weekly staff, interdepartmental, and Healthcare Advisory Committee, Community Member Advisory Council, and Nutrition Team meetings.  

· Participates actively in community collaborations to further the mission of the food bank and the Health & Wellness Initiative

· Support efforts to manage recommendation and improvement process to strengthen food distribution partnerships and activities under the Health and Wellness Initiative Menu of Options

Minimum Qualifications

2-year college degree or equivalent professional development credentials (Professional Certifications)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

· Proficiency in Spanish, preferred

· Previous experience in healthcare and/or public health required.

· Previous experience with community health workers and willingness to become certified as a community health worker required.

· Previous experience with food bank operations preferred or knowledge of charitable food organizations preferred.  

· Previous experience with CLSR preferred.  

· Ability to work collaboratively across functional teams and amongst diverse people and groups.

· Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to interact professionally with the public.

· Knowledge of food safety and proper food storage and handling techniques.  

· Strong organizational and time management skills.  

· Knowledge of Microsoft Suite programs (Excel, Word, Teams, etc.).

Physical Environment  

Primarily Office environment  

Travel throughout southern New Mexico to engage with health-focused organizations and ability to attend meetings virtually

Indoor and outdoor distributions

Extensive computer operation with repeated finger motion

Filing and minimal lifting (~15-25 pounds)


This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give assignments.  

This role description excludes the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All Key Result areas are essential job functions and requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.