Manager, Programs (Senior Hunger) in Washington, DC

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5 - 7 years

Posted 7 weeks ago

The Opportunity

Drive the development and implementation of a range of programs, interventions and other solutions that address the needs of people and communities facing hunger and lead to a clear and measurable impact.


  • In collaboration with the Director of Programs, drive the development and execution of strategies that address the needs of people and communities facing hunger – the focus of this role is on Senior Hunger.
  • Manage project timelines and effective completion of project deliverables.
  • Apply a variety of proven program implementation techniques to advance project goals.
  • Facilitate training and technical assistance to the network and other stakeholders via workshops, technical assistance calls, webinars, and other methods of education and information dissemination
  • Develop and implement processes to capture, store and effectively disseminate programmatic knowledge to internal and external audiences.
  • Develop strong internal working relationships with Member Grants, Philanthropy, Finance, Member Services, Government Relations and other departments that support the effective implementation and evaluation of program strategies.
  • Supervise program staff by providing direction, input and feedback.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on the issues facing food insecure households in the United States.
  • Support the development and implementation of evaluation plans to track the impact of our work and allow for continuous learning.
  • Identify internal and external research and data needs relating to program design and delivery to and work with research team to address.
  • Develop and steward relationships with key national partners.
  • Represent Feeding America program work at internal and external conferences, meetings and events.
  • Respond to requests for information on national programs.
  • Serve on national and interdepartmental committees and task forces as required and assigned.
  • Manage project budgets.
  • Complete special projects as assigned.


  • BA/BS or relevant experience
  • 5+ years' experience in program management or outreach

Foundational Requirements:

  • Manages for Results – Works to apply a variety of proven program implementation techniques to advance project goals
  • Leverages Functional Expertise – Ability to leverage strong functional knowledge in the areas of project management, facilitation as well as expertise on federal nutrition and benefits assistance programs.
  • Collaborates Internally and Externally – Ability to collaborate across a variety of internal departments as well as partner and engage with a wide range of stakeholders, including food banks, agencies, forums, foundations, corporate sponsors, academic partners, and practitioner groups.
  • Translates Strategy to Operational Goals – Ability to take defined strategies and develop plans to advance our efforts and initiatives with our network.
  • Communicates Effectively – Ability to commutive with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders through both presentations and written materials.

Required Technical Competencies and Experience:

  • Strong desire to develop and test new systems, new ways of thinking, and innovative approaches to addressing food insecurity.
  • Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth
  • Understanding of federal nutrition and benefits assistance programs.
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically as part of a team and within broad coalitions.
  • Excellent analytical, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications and ability to learn new technological applications.
  • 15-20% travel required