Programs Manager

Programs Manager

This position is responsible for leading, assisting, and collaborating in the overall planning, implementation, and evaluation of all hunger relief programs conducted by the Western Slope's Programs Department, comprised of four areas: Partner Support, Government Programs, Food For Kids, and Outreach. The Programs Manager will act accordingly to meet guidelines/regulations for Feeding America, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Bank of the Rockies, and support and implement Food Bank of the Rockies' strategic plan.

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Opportunity type
Programs / Agency Relations / Clients
Job responsibilities

Essential Functions:
• Lead other WS Programs staff in accomplishing annual goals and providing outstanding service to partners. Model core values in daily behavior and help staff to develop and grow in capacity and capability.
• Maintain thorough knowledge of the functions, operations, and regulations of hunger relief programs governed by Feeding America and USDA/FNS
• Responsible for maintenance and oversite of partner files; manage monitoring and compliance activities in accordance with Feeding America and Food Bank of the Rockies' policies for all existing agencies
• Coordinate with Development staff to ensure compliance methods are in place with grant requirements and evaluations of program outcomes
• Utilize CERES and Link2Feed database to oversee the maintenance of current partner information, check inventory, grants, numbers served, and create monthly reports as needed
• Ensure strong partners are in place through recruiting, capacity building, and providing strong customer service across the Western Slope to meet Meals per Individual in Need (MPIN) goal
• Responsible for Commodities Supplemental Food Program (CSFP): recruit distribution sites; analyze metrics; ensure compliance
• Take appropriate action with any grievances or non-compliance issues in regards to Food Bank of the Rockies' practices, standards, policies, or regulations
• Assists with executing the strategic plan, meeting fiscal year goals and program requirements
• Research, evaluate and compile data using Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap methodology in conjunction with CERES Inventory software system to ensure equitable meal distribution in counties
• Be informed of trends through the Feeding America Network; relationships with outside organizations; networking, and attending community meetings
• Participate in community meetings to build awareness of Food Bank of the Rockies partners and hunger relief programs to increase participation and distribution of food to those facing hunger
• Ensure regular e-communications with all partners and status meetings with top partners
• Other duties as assigned

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here represent those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Sitting and standing for long periods, walking intermittently
• Using office equipment such as computer, mouse, keyboard, printer
• Indoor office environment, occasionally; outdoor work environment frequently
• Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear and taste or smell
• Occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds
• Use specific vision abilities, including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
• Frequently operating and navigating a vehicle within rural communities

Application qualifications

• Strong leadership skills and a passion for developing other leaders
• Able to represent Food Bank of the Rockies with professional poise and work effectively with a wide range of constituents
• Demonstrate compassion and sensitivity in interactions with all communities
• Excellent organizational, time management, and follow-through skills
• Must be self-motivated and possess a strong sense of organization
• Proactive and independent problem solver
• Exercise independent judgment, think critically and strategically, collaborate with others, and follow-through to execute projects and program requirements
• Strong customer service orientation
• Able to work well with a diverse set of people; communicate clearly and concisely, written and orally, to individuals and groups.
• General computer skills are required
• Must have a valid driver's license

Education and Experience:
• High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor's degree preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Minimum 2-4 years experience in roles of progressive responsibility for interpersonal contact
• Prior experience working with low-income communities preferred
• Extensive experience using Microsoft Office Suite and online technologies
• Experience using collaborative tools for file storage and sharing, meeting scheduling, and virtual collaboration preferred


Pay: $50,000 - $54,000
Benefits: Eligible for 6% annual bonus. Medical, dental, and vision, 401(k) Retirement plan with 4.5% company match, PTO, paid sick leave, paid holidays, and a flexible schedule

How to apply

Apply online at

We value diversity and inclusivity and are thus always looking to diversify our staff with an eye toward race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and age, among other areas. Candidates who bring such diversity are encouraged to apply.
Food Bank of the Rockies is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), M/F/D/V/SO.

About the organization

Since 1978, we have put the power of community to work for our neighbors in need, partnering with national organizations, local food pantries, donors, and volunteers. Across Colorado and Wyoming, we work every single day to nourish people and help communities thrive. We ignite the power of community to nourish people facing hunger.

Additional information

Expected Hours of Work: This role is based on the Western Slope of Colorado. This is a full-time, exempt position. Evenings and weekends may be requirements of this position. Some travel is required, roughly 5% of the time.