Nutrition Incentive Hub Program Manager

Fair Food Network is a national nonprofit whose mission is to grow community health and wealth through food. A decade in, our work is connecting people to the power of food to improve health, support farmers, ignite local economies, and open opportunities for all. Our work testing and scaling replicable solutions has resulted in big changes in local communities, first through our innovative Double Up Food Bucks program, which today is a national model for healthy food incentives, and now through our Fair Food Fund investing in good food entrepreneurs. Together with our partners, we are pioneering and proving innovations that can be owned locally and scaled nationally, for lasting change in communities across the country.

About the Role

The Nutrition Incentive Hub, created by the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program National Training, Technical Assistance, Evaluation, and Information Center (GusNIP NTAE), is a coalition of partners that supports nutrition incentive, including SNAP incentive, and produce prescription projects. The Program Manager will be responsible for managing and facilitating the coalition’s provision of training and technical assistance to the national field. The Program Manager will play a key role in supporting the Nutrition Incentive Hub’s activities, helping to ensure that the Hub’s training and technical assistance are supporting and enhancing the impact of partner nutrition incentive programs.

This position is full-time and based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A remote position will be considered. The Program Manager will work in collaboration with Program Manager, Rachel Hoh, and report to the Program Director, Noam Kimelman. The expected start date of this position is January 18, 2021.

Key Responsibilities

The Program Manager will work closely with both FFN staff and external stakeholders to:

  • Identify and inventory technical assistance needs from across the national network.
  • Plan projects, create resources, and develop events to meet training and technical assistance needs.
  • Develop methods for collecting and sharing information about the national network including. impact metrics, implementation successes and challenges, and examples of innovation and best practice.
  • Develop and maintain communication channels that facilitate the sharing of best practices between partners.
  • Ensure national partners have reliable, easy access to technical assistance resources and tools.
  • Solicit and respond to regular feedback on technical assistance, including emerging or unexpected needs and areas for improvement.
  • Oversee development of materials in service of learning, resource sharing, and thought leadership.
  • Assist with internal program monitoring and communication, including helping to track implementation progress and status of partner programs.
  • Support requests for reporting updates from other FFN departments.

What You’ll Need

  • 3+ years of relevant professional experience. Experience with nutrition incentives, specifically, is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated awareness and understanding of the inequities that touch the communities we serve. An ability to communicate FFN’s commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Ability to work effectively with remote team members and partners.
  • Demonstrated experience organizing and synthesizing information requests from multiple sources.
  • Strong project management skills. The ability to track on multiple projects and deadlines and manage internal and external stakeholders progress toward project goals.
  • When it is safe to travel, this position will include local and national travel for conferences, convenings, site visits, and other GusNIP-related meetings and activities.

Who You Are

  • Collaborative: You are a “whole is greater than sum of parts” advocate, eager to share learning, resources, and credit. You understand your role in elevating and accelerating a field of smart and hardworking practitioners.
  • Communicative: You produce clear written and verbal communications, and you’re comfortable using webinars, online filing sharing, and other technologies to communicate.
  • Tenacious: You are not satisfied until all goals are met. You are comfortable with ambiguity, and unfazed by multiple and moving priorities. You take responsibility.
  • Organized: You are systematic and detail-oriented, able to track on multiple projects and contacts that are regularly evolving.
  • Growth-oriented: You have a deep desire to learn and grow your skill set. You embrace challenges, learn from criticism, and see effort as a math toward mastery.
  • Mission-driven: You are inspired by Fair Food Network’s mission and want to contribute your professional skills to advance our work.

Compensation & Benefits

This is a great career opportunity in a growing organization. The salary is commensurate with experience and offers a generous benefits package including full health benefits, a 401K match, family leave, an open PTO policy, and professional development opportunities. Funding for this work is secured for three years.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and complete a brief set of questions via the application here. Candidates are able to display interest on an ongoing basis, we will begin reviewing applications on November 12, 2020.

If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to email us at jobs@fairfoodnetwork.org. We look forward to getting to know you!

 

Fair Food Network’s commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our mission is best advanced by contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects the diverse communities that we serve is a priority, and we encourage applicants of all ages, cultures, races, colors, religions, national or regional origins, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or other status protected by law.