Programs Manager - Special Populations

Programs Manager - Special Populations

The Central Texas Food Bank is working hard to close the hunger gap and we want you to join us! Our mission is “to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger”. We are accomplishing this not only with our amazing programming and fundraising events, but by hiring motivated, mission-driven employees who have the drive to end hunger.

CTFB is looking for a Programs Manager in our Agency Services Department. This position leads a team that works to both develop new, and implement existing, programming that serves CTFB special populations; including Seniors, Veterans/Active Military Families, and College Students. Reporting to the Director of Agency Services, this position plays a key role in building relationships with existing Food Bank Program Partners, identifying new strategic partnership opportunities, as well as tracking and reporting on programming deliverables.

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

As Programs Manager, you will:
Supervise two staff members of the Special Populations Programs Team.
Manage CTFB’s two Senior Programs - the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) and Healthy Options Program for the Elderly (HOPE) – including overseeing day to day activities such as inventory tracking and direct distributions.
Manage the development and implementation of CTFB’s new Home Delivery programming.
Cultivate relationships with existing Program Partners providing them with ongoing outreach and communication.
Identify and develop new partnership relationships to continue to meet program goals and objectives.
Ensure the routine monitoring of Program Partners – reviewing for compliance with national and federal guidelines as well as providing technical and strategic support.
Support the expansion of CTFB’s programming related to serving special populations including active military families, veterans, and college students.
Assist with the creation and day to day management of program budgets, including tracking expenses related to government and grant funding.
Collaborate across departments to achieve program goals in particular with the Operations and Volunteer Engagement Teams.
Serve as a liaison with the Texas Department of Agriculture on behalf of the programs you oversee, including during site reviews.

Application qualifications

You are a great candidate if you are/have:
A Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Public Policy, Social Work, Business or a related field.
A seasoned manager with 2-4+ years of experience supervising regular full-time paid staff, including experience providing effective training, supervision and delegation to others.
Experience effectively developing and cultivating partnerships; from identifying a good fit to evaluating ways to improve an existing relationship.
The ability to organize and manage multiple projects under aggressive timelines. Change doesn’t derail your day, you roll with it.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential information.
High emotional intelligence and ability to work within both ‘the forest’ - vision/direction - and ‘the trees’ – attention to detail - of any project.
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively with both colleagues and volunteers in a collaborative environment.
Think outside the box, are flexible when things change suddenly and are able to stay focused on reaching your goals.
Proficient using Microsoft Office Suite of products including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.
Valid Government Issued Driver’s License and proof of insurance.

Bonus points for:
Past experience working with organizations within the Feeding America network of food banks.
Experience with food distribution programs and/or other program development and implementation.
Knowledge of federal emergency food programs.
· Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, repetitively lift and carry up to 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
· Conditions may include working inside, working outside in various weather conditions such as extreme heat, cold or rain, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
· Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.
The Food Bank’s Programs Team is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming experience for all community members who want to be involved with our hunger-fighting mission. People who have experienced food insecurity or economic hardship and those from backgrounds underrepresented in nonprofit management are strongly encouraged to apply.