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Healthy Meals Program Manager

United Way California Capital Region
Sacramento, CA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
1 - 2 years of experience

Published on 7 Apr 2020

Expires on 7 Apr 2020

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Healthy Meals Program Manager

Healthy Meals Program Manager

Reports to: Square One Project Director 
Department: Community Impact
Classification: Full-Time

Reporting to the Square One Project Director, United Way California Capital Region’s Healthy Meals Program Manager is a key member of the Community Impact team with high quality and high volume expected output.  The Program Manager coordinates a broad range of health-related projects that pertain to addressing key areas around child nutrition, food access and insecurity, and overall coordination of the United Way Healthy Meals Program. Launched in September 2014, the United Way Healthy Meals Program aims to provide healthy, nutritious and well-balanced meals in after school programs across United Way California Capital Region’s service area. Currently, the program serves healthy meals to over 200 children per day in Sacramento and Placer Counties. The Program Manager is responsible for overseeing all program functions and for driving program growth. This position is a grant funded position and is contingent upon renewal and expansion of the United Way Healthy Meals Program.

•    Develop the long-term direction and overall coordination of the United Way Healthy Meals Program, which aims to dramatically increase the consumption of well balanced, nutritious meals by children in United Way California Capital Region’s service area
•    Maintain positive working relationships with United Way Healthy Meals program partners and stakeholders
•    Ensure compliance with all federal and state requirements for child nutrition programs as set forth by the USDA and the California Department of Education
•    Ensure program cost-effectiveness and compliance with state and federal requirements      regarding nutrition, sanitation, safety and record-keeping
•    Provide regular training sessions for all program partners on topics including: USDA program regulations, meal patterns and nutrition, menu planning, record-keeping, meal counts, purchasing of food and non-food items, sanitation and safety requirements and Civil Rights compliance
•    Supervise healthy meals program staff as well as seasonal staff and AmeriCorps Volunteer
•    Create new and innovative partnerships to expand the Healthy Meals Program
•    Responsible for preparing program reports, the monthly CDE claim, renewal of the annual child nutrition application program, compile and submit program year end reports, conduct site monitoring visits and apply for appropriate grants to support the program
•    Manage relationship with food service vendor to ensure accurate food orders, timely deliveries and accurate production records
•    Develops specifications for and solicits competitive prices and requisitions for all food service contracts, equipment and supplies for the program
•    Perform other duties as assigned
•    Function as a positive and contributing member of the United Way team

•    Fast mover and thinker with high level of creativity
•    Knowledge of community development, health and obesity issues and the collective impact model a plus
•    Working knowledge of United Way and its mission Self-starter who needs little direction or guidance
•    High level of energy and dynamic personality
•    Hard worker with outstanding work ethic and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done
•    Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills
•    Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, including the ability to communicate well in a variety of settings with a variety of stakeholders
•    Ability to use independent judgment and make sound decisions
•    Ability to build and retain quality relationships
•    Ability to effectively coordinate with other organizations
•    Ability to appropriately represent United Way as a public spokesperson
•    High level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
•    Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines 
Knowledge and experience with child nutrition programs, including but not limited to, the Child and Adult Care Food Program and the Summer Food Service Program
Minimum 2 years experience providing direct service or coordinating programs in social service or relevant field
Experience developing and implementing operating plans and budgets
Experience working with state and federal funding
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business, public health, or social services or a related field/Professional experience can be substituted for college or university education 
Salary commensurate with experience

Possession of an appropriate California operator’s license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles, and adequate automobile insurance; possession and maintenance of a good driving record (as evidenced by freedom from multiple or serious traffic violation for at least a two-year duration) that does not contribute to an increase in UWCCR insurance rates.

Must certify in writing to never having been actively engaged in working for or supporting any organization dedicated to the violent overthrow of the U.S. Government.

To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to  Only resumes with a cover letter  attached will be considered. No phone calls, please.