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Programs Specialist (Digital Engagement & Programs)

Chicago, IL, USA
Full-time

Coordinate and support the 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 measureable impact.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Support the development and execution of strategies that address the needs of individuals and communities facing hunger, applying a client-focused perspective and an emphasis on equity, diversity, and inclusion. Initial focus of this work will be to provide capacity building support with the network for SNAP and other benefits.
  • Responsible for collaboration with the Digital Specialist to ensure the success of the Google SNAP and other programs.
  • 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
  • Implement processes to capture, store and effectively disseminate programmatic knowledge to internal and external audiences.
  • Develop strong internal working relationships with Digital Marketing, Member Grants, Philanthropy, Finance, Member Services, Government Relations and other departments that support the effective implementation and evaluation of program strategies.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on the issues facing food insecure individuals and families in the United States.
  • Support the implementation of evaluation plans to track the impact of our work and allow for continuous learning. 
  • Maintain 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.
  • Respond to requests for information on national program strategies and current work in the network.
Educational Background: 
BA/BS or relevant experience
Skills/Experience: 
  • 2+ years’ experience in program management, or program development

Foundational Requirements

  • Committed to organizational mission of ending hunger.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Committed to a workplace that values different backgrounds and life experiences and allows everyone to bring their authentic self to work. Builds equity into structures, systems and processes for our employees and the communities we serve.

Required Leadership Competencies

  • Manages for Results – Works to apply a project management techniques to advance various programs.
  • Leverages Functional Expertise – Ability to leverage strong functional knowledge in the areas of training, process development and program development.
  • Collaborates Internally and Externally – Ability to collaborate across a variety of internal departments (member grants, development, finance and government relations) as well as partner and engage with a wide range of stakeholders, including food banks, agencies, key national partners and corporate sponsors.
  • Communicates Effectively – Ability to communicate with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders through both written materials, presentations and conferences.
  • Translates Strategy to Operational Goals – Supports the development of executable strategies that address the needs of people and communities facing hunger.

Required Technical Competencies and Experience

  • Experience working with diversity of community groups and local and national program partners.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Knowledge of poverty-alleviation approaches, including in the fields of food security, financial security, or workforce development Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically as part of a team and within broad coalitions.
  • Familiarity with digital marketing and ability to translate how to optimize this approach to support program outcomes.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications and ability to learn new technological applications.

Organization Info

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Nov 24 2019
Active Until: 
Dec 24 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Feeding America
industry: 
Nonprofit