top of page

Institutional Support Specialist

Institutional Outreach and Support Specialist

Location: Remote

Salary: $55,000


Are you eager to improve the health of millions of people around the world? Do you have a strong desire to improve the food system, hold food companies accountable, and make healthy menus in schools, hospitals, offices, and other critical institutions a top priority on behalf of children, families, and communities everywhere? Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and a relentless drive to achieve results? 


If so, you’ll love working at Balanced. 


Balanced, a 501(c)3 non-profit focused on nutrition and public health advocacy, is seeking an Institutional Outreach and Support Specialist to lead its Institutional Outreach efforts in 2021 and beyond. A first of its kind organization, Balanced organizes advocates and allies across the country to campaign for healthier foods in schools, universities, and hospitals.


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Institutional Outreach and Support Specialist is responsible for the overall strategic and operational execution for all of Balanced’s external food service and institutional partnerships. 


As the Institutional Outreach and Support Specialist, you get to


  • Cultivate relationships and partnerships with food service professionals across a number of institutions including but not limited to schools, hospitals, universities, and offices

  • Work with partner institutions and food service professionals to redesign menus that emphasize more plant-rich meal patterns

  • Help partner institutions overcome common barriers to improving the healthfulness of menus

  • Work with partner institutions and food service professionals to market and promote improved menus

  • Design necessary training resources and materials to distribute to institutions and food service professionals 


This job might be for you if


  • You have experience in institutional food service 

  • You dream of helping create a food system that makes public health a priority and you’re unafraid to boldly advocate for change.

  • You are an enthusiastic leader capable of managing diverse relationships and organizing others to reach a common goal. Initiating and completing projects is right up your alley. You know how to make timely, effective and ethical decisions. 

  • You embody the entrepreneurial spirit. You’re a courageous self-starter who crafts creative solutions and opens doors to new donor relationships.

  • You actively and constantly listen to all constituents, focus especially on partner needs and know how to identify mutual benefits. You communicate excellently and compel audiences through writing and speaking.


The Institutional Outreach and Support Specialist should also excel at building relationships and be a compelling storyteller. This person is someone who proactively seeks opportunities to share Balanced’s work with new audiences and thrives on building networks across multiple, diverse industries such as nutrition and lifestyle medicine, environmental sustainability, public health, animal welfare, and food justice. 


This person should be highly strategic, innovative, and have demonstrated leadership abilities and a track record of getting results. Familiarity and comfort with digital technologies is necessary. Previous experience in public health and/or nutrition related organizations is a plus.  


Balanced employees must be dedicated self-starters who enjoy working from home as part of a collaborative, results-oriented team. Balanced employees must possess a strong competitive drive, sound judgment, and be flexible in rapidly changing work environments.  Working at an early-stage nonprofit requires comfort with ambiguity, a willingness to take risks and the ability to quickly course-correct based on data. 


To learn more about Balanced’s current theory of change and the core values that drive our work, visit


The salary for this position is $55,000 and includes medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as other benefits such as self-managed paid time off and flexible work schedules. The position is remote but must be within the United States.

bottom of page