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Food Systems Coordinator – Golden, CO

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Jefferson County Public Health is currently hiring a Public Health Strategic Initiatives Coordinator. This position provides you the opportunity to work for a county that thrives on working collaboratively and overcoming challenges. We are seeking a game changer, someone that loves what they do and is motivated to share their knowledge with those that they work with.

Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is seeking an adaptable individual with leadership skills to join our team as a Food Systems Coordinator. This is a two-year, grant funded position and is part of a regional Denver metro collaboration funded by the Cancer, Cardiovascular, and Chronic Pulmonary Disease (CCPD) Program from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The Food Systems Coordinator will work with the Jeffco Food Policy Council (FPC) and community members, elected officials, policy makers, partner organizations, entities involved in all aspects of the local and regional food systems, and JCPH and County staff to eliminate food insecurity and hunger in Jefferson County through policy, systems and environmental changes. The Coordinator will also work in collaboration with staff from the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) and Tri-County Health Department (TCHD), addressing food insecurity and hunger on a regional basis.

Creating health equity, which means everyone has the opportunity to attain their highest level of health, is a guiding principle of Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH). All positions within the agency are expected to contribute toward achieving health equity in Jefferson County. JCPH is committed to the diversity of its staff, as well as providing culturally responsive programs and services that help to reduce health inequities in Jefferson County. As such, JCPH welcomes and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds and abilities to apply for positions within the agency.

About Jefferson County Public Health:

Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is committed to promoting health and preventing injury and disease for the residents of Jefferson County, Colorado. Public health is what we as a society do collectively to prevent illness and premature death and promote health in our neighborhoods and communities.


JCPH Mission

Promoting and protecting health across the lifespan through prevention, education and partnerships for all people


JCPH Vision

Healthy People, Healthy Places


Guiding Principles

  • Respect: We approach all people with esteem, understanding, dignity and empathy.
  • Equity: We approach all people with fairness, impartiality and a willingness to help others.
  • Collaboration: We work collectively for the mutual benefit of the community through the sharing of information, responsibility, resources and ideas to achieve our mission.
  • Trust: We act with benevolence, integrity, transparency, reliability and competence.
  • Innovation: We empower our staff to develop ideas, measure processes and improve methods to achieve our vision.

Read more at JCPH About Page!

Must have valid driver’s license, if you are from out of state, you must obtain a valid Colorado driver’s license within 30 days of hire date and you must not have any major violation conviction in the past three years.

Must provide immunization record at time of hire, or prove immunity, to comply with departmental Communicable Disease Control Policy

Offer of employment contingent on criminal history and MVR check and education verification.

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