Senior Nutrition Program Assistant – Arden, WA

DIVISION: Community Living Connections


REPORTS TO: Nutrition Services Program Manager


DATE OPEN: 05/17/2022

STATUS: Non-Exempt

40 hours per week $19.87 -$21.49 DOE


Works under the close supervision and guidance of the Nutrition Services Program Manager.  Provides information, assistance and assessment for adult person’s eligibility for Nutrition Services in Tri-County Area.  Assists with monthly reports, performs data entry and other clerical duties.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinates volunteers for Meals on Wheels delivery, including the scheduling and training.
  • Orders supplies for one kitchen and coordinates with warehouse staff for receiving and delivery.
  • Completes interview with the client and his or her family to assess the client’s eligibility for nutrition services.
  • Provides “follow-up” to the client and his or her family to assure Nutrition Services are appropriate with client’s current needs.
  • Assists with monthly reports as required by funding source.
  • Enters data into computer to update files, statistics and other information; generates reports using word processing and statistical programs.
  • Types and distributes a variety of correspondence and documents including the monthly newsletter; proofreads all work for grammatical composition and spelling; makes copies and collates for appropriate distribution.
  • Assists staff in preparing contract and grant applications and in other relevant tasks appropriate to staff activities and program needs.
  • Assists with special projects, fundraising, data collection and charting for programs.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Skills, and Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of modern office procedures, practices and equipment.
  • Knowledge of modern supervisory principles and practices.
  • Basic knowledge of business English, grammar, spelling, punctuation and composition.
  • Basic knowledge of computerized and manual recordkeeping systems and the ability to maintain them.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment such as computer, typewriter, calculator, copier, etc.
  • Ability to access and egress non-ADA facilities and homes.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of aging, grief and death.
  • Ability to travel Tri-County area year round.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the general public using tact, courtesy and good judgment to provide clear explanations of program policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency staff and the general public.
  • Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions, policies and procedures.
  • Familiarity with program policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of program information.


Required Education or Experience

AA degree in nutrition or relevant field; two years on the job experience preferably in a social service agency;


Any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job.

Required Certifications & Licenses

Preferred Certifications & Licenses

  • Valid driver’s license in state of residence.
  • Auto insurance in the amount required by the State of Washington.
  • Access to reliable transportation.
  • Acceptable completion of a criminal history background check.


Physical Demands & Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone, and keyboard reach.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work.
  • Light to moderate lifting is required.  Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to uphold the stress of traveling.
  • Regular, predictable attendance is required.

The work environment characteristics described are what is encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).
  • Ability to work in a confined area.
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Rural Resources Community Action provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.