Child Hunger Manager

POSITION SUMMARY

The Child Hunger Programs Manager is responsible for the day to day operation and planning of all Child Hunger programs throughout the East Texas Food Bank’s 26 county service area including but not limited to: Back Pack, Afterschool Snack, Kid’s Cafe, School Pantry, and the Summer Food Service Program.

About the East Texas Food Bank

The mission of the East Texas Food Bank is to fight hunger and feed hope in East Texas.

The Food Bank’s team is dedicated to building community awareness and creating an efficient food distribution network to eliminate hunger in East Texas. Staff is committed to embodying the Food Bank’s values in all activities. Relationships are based on collaboration and respect. Resources are leveraged in a manner that is strategic and cost effective in order to achieve the Food Bank’s mission and goals.

Established in 1988 by a small group of local citizens, the East Texas Food Bank addresses the critical issue of hunger in East Texas. Nearly two decades later, the Food Bank has expanded its scope of services building on partnerships with hunger-relief organizations while at the same time bringing new programs and services to alleviate hunger. The Food Bank procures, sorts, inspects, processes, and distributes food and other grocery products to hungry people through a network of community- and faith-based organizations throughout 26 counties. The Food Bank provides information about the region that is used to educate public and governmental officials about the nature of and solutions to the problem of hunger. The Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, will continue to expand and extend its programs and services to communities all across the region.

ESSENTIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS
  • Supervise and manage all Child Hunger Programs staff and direct their work according to the goals and objectives of the department.
  • Educate local communities on the issues of childhood hunger and its effects in their community.
  • Recruit, train, and develop local community partners to operate and support the East Texas Food Bank’s various Child Hunger programs.
  • Train program partners with regard to program requirements and guidelines as well as food bank ordering, pickup and delivery procedures to ensure smooth transactions between program partners and the food bank, including food safety.
  • Maintain quality relationship with Texas Department of Agriculture with regard to Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Program and stay up to date on all of the programs’ changes and requirements.
  • Maintain and improve all program manuals, standard operating procedures, and training materials.
  • Ensure that growth in Child Hunger Programs is connected to the strategic plan’s goal to increase service in underserved counties.
  • Continue to evaluate each program’s effectiveness in meeting the need, serving our mission, and research new ways to fight childhood hunger.
  • Provide guidance and recommendations with respect to youth-friendly, nutritious meal and inventory planning
  • All other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related experience.
  • 2 years experience in nonprofit program management or direct program services, preferred.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Goal oriented with a strong respect for deadlines.
  • Must be able to successfully network
  • Technologically proficient.  Intermediate skill level in Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and ability to quickly learn new software systems.  Specific knowledge of client databases & inventory software a plus.
  • Self-starter, self-directed, and self-motivated.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, technical, and time management skills.
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to create products from ideas and document processes.
  • Ability to successfully manage, teach and motivate others to maintain a cohesive team environment.
  • Ability to compassionately work with diverse people.
  • Ability to multi-task.
WORKING CONDITIONS

This position works in an office environment but also requires travel by car approximately 25% of the time to various outdoor distribution locations.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.

East Texas Food Bank is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified candidates may email resume and cover letter to Human Resources at HRDir@easttexasfoodbank.org.