Program Manager, Community Health & Nutrition

Program Manager, Community Health & Nutrition

You will lead a small Community Health & Nutrition team that partners with food banks to implement programs that address the intersection of health and nutrition. Programs include nutrition and cooking classes, healthy pantries, and partnerships with healthcare providers to address food insecurity as a social determinant of health. The team directs a statewide nutrition education strategy across our member food banks and provides programmatic leadership, grant administration, program evaluation, and training to strengthen food bank capacity to support community health.

End date
Opportunity type
Programs / Agency Relations / Clients
Job responsibilities

This position is a unique opportunity to lead the implementation and administration of a statewide program that addresses nutrition and food insecurity and be responsive to the needs of people experiencing hunger, our partners, and our community. The role expands and strengthens the capacity of food banks to implement data-driven strategies, administers program-related contracts and grants, and collaborates with other program directors and managers to integrate community health and nutrition strategies across programs. This Program Manager supervises a Program Analyst and an AmeriCorps VISTA.

The ideal candidate is an effective, data-driven program manager, communicator, and problem-solver with a proactive, organized, and collaborative style. We are looking for someone who is willing to wear multiple hats given our small team and has a knack for translating evidence into action through partnerships and creation of resources.

Job expectations:
• Manages program implementation and ensures that the needs of people facing hunger, funders, partners, and community stakeholders are addressed
• Administer program-related grants and contracts; develops resources and processes to ensure local success of programs and compliance with funder requirements; coordinate with finance team to ensure smooth and timely billing and reimbursement
• Designs and coordinate annual forums and regular trainings to build food bank capacity; identifies facilitators and barriers to scale best practices; advance adoption of program standards to ensure program quality and consistency
• Works with the Chief Impact Officer to direct and evaluate strategies for effectiveness and scalability
• Cultivates relationships with member food banks to increase communication, collaboration, and cohesion towards shared programs and goals
• Works with the Chief Impact Officer, Director of Social Services, and VISTA Program Manager to integrate community health and nutrition strategies across programs
• Provide effective leadership to direct reports through continuous performance feedback, mentorship in program management, and professional development opportunities to develop strong technical leadership

Application qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
The ideal candidate would have:
• Three to five years of full-time professional experience in public health, nutrition, health and human services, or non-profit program management
• Two+ years of supervisory experience of full-time paid staff
• A master’s degree in public health, nutrition, or related field
• Demonstrated skills in program development, monitoring, and evaluation with a track record of success in achieving organizational objectives; familiarity with program evaluation; hands-on program experience, ideally in community poverty, health, or hunger
• Creative problem-solving skills with the ability to utilize quantitative and qualitative data to identify practical solutions
• Excellent communication skills that inspire, influence change, and strengthen partnerships across a diverse array of people
• Experience in soliciting, negotiating, and managing government contracts
• Deep commitment to organizational mission of ending hunger and addressing health inequity

Applicants should also be committed to social and racial justice, with a belief that improving outcomes for all Texans--regardless of their race, place, or class--requires intersectional solutions that correct injustices and promote equity.


Program Manager salary range: $50,000-$66,500 based on experience.

Feeding Texas offers a competitive benefits package. We strive to provide non-cash benefits that encourage a work-life balance and promote the physical, mental, and financial health of our employees and their families.

How to apply

Please submit a one-page cover letter and resume to [email protected] no later than Thursday, June 25, 2020. Please include "Program Manager" in the subject line. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Anticipated August 2020 start date.

Feeding Texas is an Equal Opportunity employer that offers positions with varying skill levels and responsibilities that amplify our mission. We strongly encourage people with lived experiences of hunger and members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ identified people, gender-nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English.

About the organization

About Feeding Texas
Feeding Texas is a statewide network of food banks leading a unified effort to end hunger in Texas. Together with our 21-member food banks, we strive to ensure adequate, nutritious food for all Texans, improve the health and financial stability of the communities we serve, and engage all stakeholders in advocating for hunger solutions. Join us!

Additional information

5-10% in the state of Texas, 5% outside the state

Feeding Texas has a remote work policy that offers employees the flexibility to work in the office or from home. Feeding Texas’ physical office is located at 1524 S IH 35 Frontage Rd Suite 342, Austin, TX 78704.