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Food Security Impact Manager

Seattle, WA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Manager
Full time
1 - 2 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree
$71,000 to $80,000 per year

Published on 1 Nov 2021

Expires on 1 Nov 2021

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Food Security Impact Manager

Job Announcement – Food Security Impact Manager

United Way of King County works to build a community where all people have homes, students graduate, and families are financially stable. Our culture fosters collaboration, teamwork, open communication, leadership, integrity, and accountability.

With our unwavering focus on racial justice for all, we hope to achieve racially equitable outcomes in King County and beyond. We believe that having staff, volunteers, and supportive community members who represent diverse backgrounds and circumstances will help us more effectively accomplish our mission. We aim to a create a welcoming and inclusive work environment, and we also strive to have a diverse staff and particularly encourage Black and Indigenous people, and people of color to apply and join our team.

We are an Employer of National Service: AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Job Summary:

United Way of King County is committed to ensuring everyone has access to healthy and culturally appropriate food. We do this by leveraging federal nutrition programs, partnering with emergency food providers, and working on policies and programs that promote food justice.

The Food Security Impact Manager leads our Community Food Fund, DoorDash Home Delivery, and Emergency Food and Shelter Programs. The position is responsible for stewarding these programs and building new relationships to reduce hunger and racial disparities. The role also supervises a minimum of one staff and indirectly supervises AmeriCorps members. Additional staff may be added to the team.

This is a grant funded position that is currently expected to go through March 2023. The annual recruiting salary range is $72,500 - $75,500 DOE. This position is open until filled; first consideration will be given to applications received within two weeks of posting. 

* Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required for this role (verification will be requested prior to employment).

Essential Duties:

Community Food Fund (50%):

  • Leads design and implementation of $4-5M grant making initiative to increase food security among people impacted by the pandemic.
  • Manages RFP process to select grantees in partnership with local government and food security expert (both lived experience and programmatic experience).
  • Manages subgrantee contracts, technical assistance, evaluation, and compliance with federal guidance.

DoorDash Home Delivery Program (25%):

  • Leads strategy for scaling and sustaining DoorDash Home Delivery Program to serve 5,000 households weekly.
  • Develops new and stewarding existing partnerships.
  • Ensures that the DoorDash Program is reducing food insecurity among BIPOC led families by developing strategies to increase culturally appropriate meals.
  • Manages DoorDash Program Coordinator and other staff responsible for program implementation.
  • Partners with Development and Brand departments for steward relationships with individual donors and foundations. Identifies public and private grant opportunities. Leads grant writing, reporting, and compliance efforts.

Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) (15%):

  • Serves as liaison between United Way Worldwide EFSP team, Local Board, and Grantees.
  • Leads distribution of federal EFSP funds including managing RFP process, technical assistance, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Manages EFSP Local Board including engagement of Lived Experience Coalition.
  • Engages partners, grantees, and community leaders in developing an equitable distribution of EFSP funding.

DISCLAIMER: This job position performs other assignments and performs other duties as assigned. The contents of this job description may change as deemed necessary by United Way of King County.

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the food security system, including how food effectively reaches low-income community members, and a strong passion for helping alleviate hunger in our community.
  • Demonstrated experience managing staff in fast-paced work environments requiring quick decision-making, continuous flexibility, and frequent communication and collaboration across departments.
  • Proven significant experience coordinating, implementing, and scaling social service programs with demonstrable success.
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity through developing and implementing strategies that reduce racial disparities for low-income families; experience successfully challenging racist systems and policies; and unwavering commitment to advocating for racial justice.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage complex relationships with stakeholders both internally and externally, including experience cultivating collaborative relationships with government agencies, community organizations, and nonprofit boards.
  • Demonstrated effective coaching, supervision, and team leadership skills, along with excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Proven experience securing and managing complex federal grants through to funds distribution and leading grant making processes (including the RFP process).
  • Proven ability to multi-task, leverage effective time and project management skills, and independently plan projects from inception to execution.
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills, including excellent public speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal nutrition programs, public benefits, and financial stability best practices.
  • Intermediate level proficiency in MS Office and MS Excel.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience is required.  Must have two years’ experience in project/program management, supervision, volunteer coordination, or relevant field. Prior knowledge of hunger and nutrition initiatives required, along with grant management experience.

UWKC is an equal employment opportunity employer, and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.  United Way of King County values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color to apply.

Additional Information:

United Way of King County is an exceptional workplace that can provide you with:

  • Opportunities to work with smart, passionate, and enthusiastic team members and volunteers
  • Ongoing collaboration with diverse staff and other constituents
  • A desirable culture of high-performance expectations and accountability
  • Exciting and challenging work
  • Opportunities to help solve the community's toughest problems
  • Competitive pay that is commensurate with demonstrated successful performance and experience
  • Many other benefits that we are happy to discuss with you

Application Procedures:

Please apply online via the following link. You will be asked to upload your resume and provide a cover letter as well as complete the UWKC application. 

 https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=UWOKC...

***Applicants MUST apply at the UWKC Career Center to be considered for this position.***

COVID-19 Update:

Protecting the health and safety of our communities is a top priority.  Due to the circumstances surrounding the pandemic, all interviews will be conducted remotely for the time being.  We will provide candidates selected for interviews with all the required instructions.  If you are hired for the position, you will start off working remotely. United Way of King County values workplace flexibility. Our office is currently closed, and staff are working remotely until October 18, 2021. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation as well as the overall health of our community and we may adjust the office opening date as needed. When our office does reopen, we will offer a hybrid approach combining in-office work and remote work for our staff.

* Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required for this role.