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 Program Manager will be responsible for supporting the implementation of our No Kid Hungry California campaign in the north San Joaquin Valley region (Stockton, Fresno, Merced areas) working collaboratively with local partners and local and national stakeholders, managing grant deliverables, maintaining data and grant impact reporting, and working cooperatively with our California development team to raise the funds to support the campaign as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Conduct outreach to school nutrition directors, principals, superintendents, teachers and boards of education in school districts with underutilized breakfast programs to increase program participation;
- Collaborate with school staff and manage primary strategies to ensure successful implementation of new school breakfast programs to increase students’ access;
- Manage specific incoming and outgoing grants to support school breakfast efforts including scheduling, budgeting, event planning, and communications;
- Provide technical expertise and assistance for schools and school districts;
- Work with local and county organizations to assess their needs around the school breakfast program; identify strategies that can assist them in expanding and sustaining their programs, and attend local program-specific meetings as necessary;
- Advise on messaging for programs and initiatives and ensure consistency with the organization’s communication priorities;
- Prepare presentations, agendas, and progress reports;
- Support the California Director with coordination of Partnership campaign meetings and managing workgroup meetings specific to certain nutrition programs, including the preparation of agendas, minutes at the meetings and the management of follow-up action items;
- Manage aspects of events to promote the work of the campaign;
- Collaborate with other Share Our Strength staff, particularly on the Field, Advocacy, Grants, Measurement, Planning and Analysis, Development and Communications teams;
- Work with Share Our Strength’s Center for Best Practices staff to identify training needs and solutions for partners;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree required;
- Three or more years relevant work experience in education, grassroots organizing, advocacy, public policy, community development, social justice, or related field;
- Knowledge of school nutrition programs or experience working with educational systems strongly preferred;
- Experience working with community leaders;
- Experience in data driven decision-making;
- Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships in culturally-diverse communities;
- Excellent organizational skills;
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and proactively in a fast-paced environment;
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
- Highly effective within a fluid, entrepreneurial environment;
- High energy and a demonstrated passion for our work;
- Bilingual Spanish speaking, preferred;
- Willing and able to travel throughout the state of California (about 60%), particularly the north San Joaquin Valley region.
Please apply with your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. No Calls Please.
Minimum Education Required