Economic Partnerships Manager

Food Bank
Economic Partnerships Manager

Houston Food Bank’s Food for Change department utilizes food as a catalyst to connect clients to programs and services that address the fundamental causes and consequences of hunger. The Economic Partnerships Manager works with education, housing, financial capability, and workforce development organizations to improve the economic health of families and help move HFB towards its vision of "a world that doesn't need food banks". This position is responsible for maintaining and managing smooth operations of all day-to-day Economic Partnership functions including the supervision of staff activities. This position identifies and develops partnerships with organizations that can leverage food resources to help families achieve long-term financial health and security. facilitates partnership meetings, oversees and/or supports collaborative projects, and serves as a liaison to the Houston Food Bank. This position will work closely with departmental team members and be proficient in understanding the different topical areas related to education and economic projects. This position will demonstrate strong leadership, judgment, and priority-setting to successfully implement and develop a range of education and economic projects. This position is responsible for maintaining and managing relationships with various community collaborators and provides exceptional customer service and support to all internal and external stakeholders. Staff in this position must be passionate about helping others and believe in HFB's mission of Food for Better Lives.

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Coordinate and develop Food for Change Economic Programming:
Recruit organizations that provide programming in FFC economic focus areas (e.g. education, financial capability, housing, workforce development, etc.) to participate in FFC economic programming (e.g. – Food Scholarship).
Establish and develop relationships with FFC partners, FFC pantries, researchers, and service providers to successfully implement FFC economic programming.
Improve system to successfully distribute food resources to economic program participants, along with the FFC partner(s) and FFC team members.
Improve system to identify and collect relevant data from FFC economic partnership projects to show the impact of combining food resources with programming, along with the FFC partner(s), and FFC team members.
Coordinate internal activities with key staff members to effectively support the goals of each FFC economic partnership project. This includes identifying and sourcing the right product for economic program participants, coordinating logistics, and measuring the impact of food distributions.
Create, develop, and standardize FFC economic programming processes and procedures.
Develop, coordinate, and deliver FFC economic program orientations and trainings.
Compile and present FFC reports and findings to Houston Food Bank leadership.

Develop Food for Change collaborations and related community initiatives:
Coordinate activities associated with FFC economic collaborative initiatives.
Attend and actively participate in relevant community partnership groups and meetings.
Represent Houston Food Bank in a variety of settings, and conduct presentations at community events, meetings, and conferences.

Maintain a system to efficiently document FFC economic partners, projects, and relevant pantries.
Maintain paper and electronic records of FFC economic partners, projects, and relevant pantries.

Organizational Objectives and Culture:
Actively demonstrate PACT (Purpose, Accountability, Courage, Transparency) organizational values.
Maintain professional relationships with FFC team members and other Houston Food Bank staff.
Communicate clearly and effectively while leading and contributing as a productive member of the FFC team.
Provide support to other team members with relevant tasks and contribute to problem resolution on different projects.
Attend relevant meetings, adhere to deadlines, and participate as a vital member to collectively advance organizational, departmental, and team-level objectives.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Adhere to PACT values. (Purpose: Using our strengths passionately to contribute to our mission. Accountability: Choosing to rise above one’s circumstances and demonstrating ownership to achieve results. See It. Own It. Solve It. Do It. Courage: Standing up for what’s right and taking action. Transparency: Doing things openly and honestly.)
Supervisory Responsibility (Yes/No): Yes
It is the policy of the Houston Food Bank to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants for employment and employees in compliance with federal, state, and local laws. This means that the Houston Food Bank does not discriminate on the basis of a person’s race, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, national origin, age, military and/or veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws. This Policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, training, promotion, termination, layoff, leaves of absence, and compensation.

Application qualifications

Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in the Social Sciences, Business, Education, or a related discipline.
3-5 years of related experience.
Program Evaluation Experience.


Comprehensive benefits package.

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