District of Columbia
Since 1984, Share Our Strength® has led the fight against hunger and poverty by inspiring and organizing individuals and businesses to share their strengths. Today, through the No Kid Hungry and Cooking Matters campaigns, Share Our Strength is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need. No child should go hungry in America – we’re on our way to making that a reality and we want you to join us. We’re bold, creative, always open to new ideas and 100% dedicated to our mission. If that sounds like you, we’d like you to consider becoming part of our team.
The Associate, No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices will be responsible for providing communication, administrative, strategic and technical support to the Center for Best Practices team. This position requires an energetic, detail-oriented, and organized individual who can thrive in a fast-pace, ever changing environment.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Manage email communication from the Center by maintaining a communications, webinar and training calendar, leading development and dissemination of a monthly e-newsletter and additional emails to the Center’s network.
- Assist with the creation of the Center for Best Practices presentations (often using PowerPoint) for various audiences, including staff, state anti-hunger partners, state agency staff, elected officials, and corporate partners.
- Ensure cross-team communication and collaboration to ensure staff are aware of the Center’s needs, priorities, resources, events and vice versa.
- Support the administrative and budgetary needs of the Center.
- Assist the Center staff with the coordination and logistics of conferences, trainings, meetings, webinars, and conference calls, including securing meeting sites, negotiating contracts, coordinating participant travel and lodging, preparing agendas and other products, taking minutes at the meetings and managing follow-up action items.
- Work with organization’s marketing, communication and development teams to provide information about childhood hunger and support specific projects.
- Maintain and update Center for Best Practices website, including tracking website metrics and recommending strategic upgrades.
- Collaborate with the CBP Team to ensure staff are trained on how to utilize the website as well as make updates and changes.
- Conduct basic research in the area of childhood hunger and child nutrition programs to support Center leadership.
- Ensure the successful coordination of internal strategy and team meetings, including developing agendas, coordinating speakers, etc.
- Coordinate with HR to ensure that when needed, the Center has interns and other supports to help team members carry out their jobs and tasks
- Present on behalf of the Center at internal team meetings and new hire onboarding trainings.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree and three or more years of work experience in a professional environment;
- Exceptional attention to detail and highly organized;
- Strong project management skills;
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and proactively in a fast-paced environment, lead projects, meet multiple concurrent deadlines, and organize time and priorities;
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills, and intuitive interpersonal skills;
- Command of Microsoft Office, including superior command of PowerPoint;
- Experience with website management, posting, editing and tracking website analytics is a plus;
- Familiarity with MailChimp (or similar e-mail marketing system) and GoToMeeting is a plus;
- Experience in developing and executing project budgets using Microsoft Excel;
- Ability to collaborate and work well as a member of a team;
- Impeccable integrity and discretion;
- Strong work ethic; and,
- Passion for and commitment to ending childhood hunger.
Minimum Education Required