Share Our Strength
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No Kid Hungry Texas Program Manager - South Texas area
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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.
A key goal of the No Kid Hungry Campaign is to implement changes that will have a lasting impact to address child hunger issues in Texas. Reporting to the Director, No Kid Hungry Texas, the Program Manager will engage in the activities outlined below in coordination with the No Kid Hungry Texas campaign goals and key stakeholders to increase participation in the school breakfast, afterschool meals and summer meals programs. The Program Manager will assist in ongoing work of the statewide No Kid Hungry Texas campaign, while specifically identifying and implementing the best strategies for addressing child hunger in key communities in the San Antonio and Rio Grande Valley areas.
This contract has a length of approximately one year (projected end date of June 30, 2020), and is a part-time contractor position with no benefits
- Conduct outreach to school nutrition directors, principals, superintendents, teachers, school boards, parents, community stakeholders, and elected and public officials in school districts with underutilized School Breakfast Programs to implement alternative school breakfast delivery models to increase breakfast participation. Assist in developing and distributing outreach materials including toolkits, student surveys, electronic newsletters and other materials to all relevant stakeholders.
- Provide technical assistance to schools to address issues related to the implementation of school breakfast, including customizing the delivery model, developing implementation plans, developing and implementing plans for engaging school stakeholders, and assistance with applying for grant funding.
- Develop and initiate plans to engage key influencers to help accelerate school breakfast expansion, including identifying and recognizing “breakfast champions” (principals, teachers, custodial staff, students, parents, and school board members) to serve as peer leaders or spokespeople.
- Identify and recruit schools in target districts to implement alternative school breakfast delivery models (including breakfast in the classroom, grab and go breakfast, 2ndchance breakfast models).
- Provide grant and contract management oversite for schools receiving funding from Share Our Strength and assist with developing the best service models for each school and monitoring to ensure they are meeting grant requirements.
Out of School Time Programs
- Identify and recruit afterschool programs and summer meals sites in target districts to provide technical assistance, identify local sponsors for community-based programs. Afterschool programs can be school based or community based.
- Develop collaborative relationships with state and local partners, community leaders, elected officials, and key decision makers in public, nonprofit and private sector, including participating in relevant coalition and community meetings, to advance No Kid Hungry Texas programmatic goals and engage them in campaign efforts.
Reporting, Tracking and Organizational Collaboration
- Make regular site visits to program grantees, identifying challenges and opportunities, and working with No Kid Hungry Texas staff and partners and No Kid Hungry Headquarters to identify technical assistance, trainings and solutions for partners.
- Collaborate with other Share Our Strength staff, particularly on the Field, Advocacy, Grants, Center for Best Practices, Measurement, Planning and Analysis, Development and Communications teams.
- Assist in evaluation of project grant applications and monitoring grant use to ensure effective implementations.
- Bachelor’s degree and at least 5-7 years minimum experience in school setting, including nutrition programs or education.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with, build collaboration and partnership with school administrators and educators, school nutrition staff, principals, local leaders and non-profit executives.
- Knowledge of implementation and administration of school nutrition programs or school administration preferred.
- Highly organized with the ability to handle multiple projects and priorities while coordinating work flow in a deadline-driven and service-focused environment.
- Must be proactive and a self-starter with excellent problem-solving and implementation skills.
- Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills: ability to maintain strong professional relationships with a range of groups in-person and by writing and phone, underscored by strong judgment and emotional intelligence.
- Demonstrated interest in anti-hunger and anti-poverty issues.
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong computer skills in MS Office, and ability to quickly learn new programs and platforms.
- Driver's license and car required. Most work will be performed in the San Antonio area or Rio Grande Valley area; however, some travel to other regions will also be expected.
- Spanish fluency strongly preferred.
At Share Our Strength, we value an individual’s diversity of backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives. A hallmark of our history, culture and values has been the organization’s desire to bring together motivated, intelligent, and talented people to work together to find and implement solutions to eliminate childhood hunger. We each come to Share Our Strength with a unique background, but together we form a team that yields amazing results.
This shared value of encouraging and embracing diversity in our organization fosters a workplace and culture that is highlighted for its innovation, open expression of ideas, and collaboration. With a strong shared commitment to the organization’s mission, and a unique blend of individual strengths, we are all working toward ensuring that each child in America has food where they Live, Learn, and Play.
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Contract Length: through June 30, 2020