The American Dairy Association North East (ADANE), a non-profit organization is looking for a Youth Nutrition Specialist to service the New York City – All Five Boroughs area of ADANE’s territory of coverage.

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The Youth Nutrition Specialist (YNS) is responsible for working with K-12 schools within the ADANE region to execute programs and actions that have the potential to increase milk and dairy sales throughout the service region market area. The YNS will implement school marketing programs and assist with the development and execution of new innovative methods to also increase participation in school nutrition programs. The Nutrition Specialist will provide consultative support to school nutrition program directors, manage projects, and achieve goals under the overall mission and objectives of ADANE.

Position Salary Range: $70,000 – 78,000 Annually  


  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with, but not limited to, school nutrition directors, school administrators, local/state partners i.e., anti-hunger groups, departments of education and agriculture.
  • Responsible for successful placement of K-12 school nutrition marketing programs.
  • Monitor school nutrition regulations to remain abreast of current events and issues.
  • Develop customized marketing materials to facilitate program placement.
  • Collect, analyze, and evaluate data that supports school nutrition programs.
  • Plan and develop conferences for school district decision makers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition or related field is required.
  • Three (3) to Five (5) years of experience in child nutrition
  • Sales and marketing skills preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s License with a safe driving record and access to a vehicle for business travel.
  • The ability to travel for business up to 50% of the time during the work week is required to fulfill the school marketing program needs.
  • Occasional weekend and overnight business travel required within and outside ADANE’s territory.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to develop, manage and execute clear action plans and projects.
  • Ability to design, develop, implement, and evaluate programs.
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate media activities and promotional events.
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials with excellent attention to detail.
  • Skilled in establishing priorities and working with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to engage in clear and detailed oral and written communication with external and internal clients effectively from a wide range of constituencies in diverse communities.
  • Ability to develop and deliver effective oral and written presentations.
  • Understands and reviews monthly assigned budgets and expenses for programs and projects.
  • Ability to draft routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping in on-line systems and follow procedures.
  • Ability to work across the organization to foster collaboration and ensure overall success of goals.

The work location is a home office. It must be based and located within the New York City, all five boroughs area of American Dairy Association North East’s service territory.

Benefits include Medical, Dental, Life, LTD insurances and 401(k) Retirement Plan.

To Apply:  Please email your resume with cover letter to:

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer