Child Nutrition Policy Analyst For Afterschool and Summer Meals Programs

Job Type

Full Time




1200 18th Street, NW, Suite 400
United States


Position Available

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), a nonprofit public policy, research, and advocacy organization that works to end hunger in the U.S., is seeking a Child Nutrition Policy Analyst to support FRAC’s afterschool and summer nutrition program expansion work; to work in selected states and cities to increase participation in the afterschool and summer nutrition programs; and to develop printed and on-line resources to support efforts to increase participation. The Child Nutrition Policy Analyst will report to FRAC’s Director of School and Out-of-School Time Programs.

Working with FRAC’s widespread network of collaborating national, state and local anti-hunger groups and its education, health, and youth development partners, the successful candidate will expand the use of the child nutrition programs, with a primary focus on the afterschool and summer nutrition programs; and will work to improve the programs’ services and accessibility. The ultimate goal is to ensure that millions more children are receiving the food they need, that families obtain the support such programs provide, that child nutrition policies contribute as much as possible to children’s wellness, and that the nutrition programs support low-income children’s development, educational achievement and health. This position offers opportunities to work in coalition with FRAC’s education partners and to gain experience as a program analyst, strategist, coalition builder and project manager.

Organizational Background

FRAC is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve and implement effective public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC engages in research, policy analysis and advocacy, coalition-building, outreach, technical assistance and training, and an array of communications strategies. FRAC works in partnership with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger and food insecurity, and poverty as their root cause.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with state agencies, schools, cities, counties, private nonprofits and others to implement and grow participation in afterschool and summer nutrition programs.
  • Effectively market afterschool and summer nutrition expansion strategies.
  • Strategize around new approaches to expand and improve out-of-school time nutrition programs.
  • Speak at meetings, conferences, and training events, and on webinars to diverse audiences and community leaders. 
  • Work with partner organizations to develop training and resources for their affiliates and members.
  • Provide technical support to state and local anti-hunger advocates.
  • Develop printed and web-based resources for anti-hunger advocates, school officials, and other stakeholders.
  • Assist in the development of reports and outreach materials.
  • Track and analyze participation data and policy.
  • Travel required.

 Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to meet deadlines and achieve goals.
  • Very strong writing, interpersonal, analytical, research, public speaking, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of groups and individuals.
  • Knowledge of the child nutrition programs and other government programs for low-income children preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree, plus at least two years of relevant work experience.
  • Commitment to working for social justice.
  • Experience working with cities, schools, public agencies, and nonprofits.
  • Strong detail-oriented planning and implementation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Understanding of hunger and poverty and their impact upon communities, families, and individuals.


Generous leave, health, retirement and other benefits.

Level of Language Proficiency

Salary commensurate with experience.


Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Send resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (no more than four pages) to:

Child Nutrition Policy Analyst for Afterschool and Summer Meals Programs

Food Research and Action Center

1200 18th Street NW, Suite 400

Washington, DC 20036

Email: (Please include “Child Nutrition Policy Analyst for Afterschool and Summer Meals Programs” in the subject line.)

Fax: 202/986-2525

No phone calls, please.

Opening/Closing Dates

The position is available immediately. It will close when filled. However, FRAC seeks to hire a qualified individual as soon as possible.

FRAC is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the organization.

FRAC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. FRAC is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on age, sex, race, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability or ethnic or national origin.