Program Manager, Tennessee School Breakfast

Job Type

Full Time




United States


A key goal of the No Kid Hungry campaign is to implement changes that will have a lasting impact on addressing child hunger in Tennessee. The Program Manager for Tennessee School Breakfast serves as main contact and manager of the Share Our Strength and Tennessee Department of Education partnership, supporting school breakfast expansion efforts statewide as part of the No Kid Hungry campaign in Tennessee.




School Breakfast:

  • Provide grant and contract management oversight for schools receiving funding from Tennessee Department of Education.
  • Conduct outreach on behalf of grant pool and other school breakfast efforts, engaging district and school staff such as school nutrition directors, coordinated school health coordinators, principals, superintendents, teachers, Boards of Education, parents, and community stakeholders. Assist in developing and distributing outreach materials including toolkits, student surveys, electronic newsletters and other materials to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide technical assistance to schools by referring needs and resources to Department of Education to support schools’ address issues related to implementation of school breakfast,
  • including customizing the delivery model, developing implementation plans, and developing and implementing plans for engaging school stakeholders.
  • Develop and initiate plans to engage key influencers to help accelerate school breakfast expansion, including identifying and recognizing “breakfast champions” (principals, teachers, custodial staff, students, parents, and school board members, coordinated school health coordinators) to serve as peer leaders or spokespeople.


Reporting, Tracking and Organizational Collaboration

  • Make regular site visits to program grantees, identifying challenges and opportunities, and working with Tennessee DOE staff, partners and No Kid Hungry partners to identify technical assistance, trainings and solutions for partners.
  • Assist in evaluation of school breakfast grants from Tennessee Department of Education and monitoring grant use to ensure effective implementations.


Community Engagement               

  • Develop collaborative relationships with local partners, community leaders, elected officials, and key decision makers in public, nonprofit and private sector, including participating in relevant coalition and community meetings, to advance programmatic goals and engage them in campaign efforts.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, and at least 5-7 years minimum experience in school setting, including nutrition programs or education.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with, build collaboration and partnership with school administrators and educators, school nutrition staff, principals, local leaders and non-profit executives.
  • Knowledge of implementation and administration of school nutrition programs or school administration preferred.
  • Ability to lead, work independently and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously, paying close attention to detail on many varied tasks; to exercise good judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions.
  • Quick problem-solving skills and flexibility to do what’s needed.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including Excel and PowerPoint, as well as the ability to quickly learn new software programs and online platforms.
  • Driver's license and car required. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree