Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) is now seeking applicants for a full-time, two-year grant funded position to coordinate a pilot project with corner stores in Seattle and South King County.
The person selected will implement a pilot business incentive program to encourage food businesses, in particular grocery stores in low income areas, to improve access to healthy food and beverages. This program is part of the Seattle-King County Public Health Department’s “Communities Putting Prevention to Work” (CPPW) grant, a two-year, $26 million project funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Using best practices of national models, building on the success of local initiatives and engaging community partnerships, OED is creating a pilot project to engage corner stores in the Southeast Seattle, Seattle Central District, Southwest Seattle and South King County to increase the amount of healthy food available through retail outlets in these under-served communities.
The Healthy Food Business Coordinator position is based in OED and is a part of OED’s Business Services Team.
Click here to download the full job description, which also includes information on how to apply. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 15th.