School Partnerships Program Manager

School Partnerships Program Manager

Do you have strong operational experience in managing programs and budgets to provide resources to others in the community? Do you have exceptional skills in building and maintaining relationships with partner organizations and internal departments? Can you evaluate data and make strategic decisions to direct the best outcomes for programs serving our community? Are you able to communicate effectively with people within and outside of the organization? Would you be comfortable talking with students about health and nutrition in a classroom setting? You may be a great fit for our School Partnership Programs Manager role!

School Partnership Programs Manager – Community Impact – Orlando

This is a full time position located in Orlando, within our Community Impact Department.

Department Overview

A part of the Community Impact Team, the School Partnerships Program increases food access for kids and teens at schools through student and community engagement. Under this department, Second Harvest leverages community partnerships to develop on-campus food pantries at schools, distribute weekend packs of food through the Kids Snack Pack program and deliver fresh, healthy produce through the Fresh Market program. With a person-centric approach, the School Partnerships Program strives to eliminate stigma while improving access to and awareness of healthy food resources for students and their families in our service area.

Work Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

50% Travel to program locations: 50% normal office conditions

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Director of Community Impact, the School Partnerships Program Manager is responsible for the development maintenance, and ongoing evaluation of School Market, Fresh Market, and Kids Pack activities. We ensure a safe, community-centered and equitable distribution of food at partnering sites in Brevard, Orange, Osceola, Volusia, Seminole and Lake Counties. The School Partnerships team also works closely with our larger Community Impact team to determine which partner agencies would be ideal program sites for initiatives such as nutrition education or nudges. The position is responsible for helping to foster and nurture new and existing community relationships that lead to sustainable streams of funding, volunteers and other support for the School Partnership Programs.

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Opportunity type
Programs / Agency Relations / Clients
Job responsibilities

Strategic Planning & Development

Develop, implement and evaluate program strategy to alleviate hunger, enhance choice and engage students
Coordinate with Agency Relations team to identify potential partners and target geographic gaps in food resources
Explore and evaluate innovative programs that address youth hunger and health, such as nutrition education and nudges
Coordinate with the Finance Department’s Grants team to identify funding opportunities and develop cohesive project proposals
Create and execute on opportunities for sustainable funding through new community partners
Explore opportunities to collaborate with within and across departments, where appropriate
Leadership & Advocacy

Onboard, train and supervise direct reports, supporting team capacity to meet goals and objectives
Participate in relevant Feeding America subject matter groups and local community meetings to both learn and share best practices for school-based programming.
Engage in and contribute content to annual Second Harvest Partner Network Conference
Assist in the preparation and presentation of needs assessment activities for Second Harvest’s service area
Advocate for Second Harvest and Childhood Hunger Programs at external conferences and other community functions
Training & Communications

Develop and conduct all necessary program training and partner monitoring as needed
Routinely review program agreement expectations with partners to ensure food safety and program compliance
Work with the School Partnerships team to generate tools (toolkits, flyers, newsletters, video tutorials, etc.) to communicate with program partners

Logistics, Tracking & Budget Management

Track program income and spending with an emphasis on management of multiple program budgets and grants in collaboration with Grants and Finance teams.
Organize and maintain detailed partner records per Feeding America and Second Harvest requirements
Communicate regularly with Operations and Warehouse teams concerning all program logistics
Data Collection & Evaluation

Oversee data collection, evaluation and dissemination to appropriate internal and external stakeholders
Work in partnership with the broader Community Impact team to assess and implement evaluation tools (surveys, interview protocols) to assess program reach, barriers and opportunities
Capacity Building & Process Improvement

Coordinate with Health and Hunger Strategy Specialist to advance healthy markets across the network
Coordinate with Data Analyst to identify strategic areas for program growth and process improvement
Assess partner capacity and offer technical support to enhance client choice and student engagement
Networking & Stewardship

Coordinate with Development team to highlight storytelling opportunities and engage sponsors
Contribute program-related content for Second Harvest blog, internal newsletters and other areas
Engage with local organizations and coalitions to develop robust sponsor network
Other duties and tasks as assigned

Application qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Non-Profit Management, Public Health, or other related field
Two or more years directing, coordinating or overseeing a dynamic, multifaceted program with diverse stakeholders
One or more years working with children, teens and young adults in a consistent capacity
One year or more years developing, administering and reporting on grant-funded projects
One or more years of full time supervisory experience
Technologically savvy across multiple platforms
Ability to seamlessly collaborate with internal and external staff and volunteers
Ability to effectively communicate both written and verbally to various audiences
Ability to stay organized, manage time wisely and meet deadlines
Commitment to values of equity and justice

Desired Skills and/or Certifications

Experience in hunger-relief advocacy or social justice
Personal or lived experience with food insecurity or poverty

How to apply

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About the organization

If you don’t know about The Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, let us start by saying this is a BIG operation! We are a private, nonprofit organization that collects, stores and distributes donated food to more than 550 feeding partners in six Central Florida counties: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia. Last year, with the help of numerous donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank distributed nearly 75 million meals to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers and Kids Cafes.

In addition to getting food to those in our community facing hunger, Second Harvest transforms dozens of lives directly every year through several innovative programs. Economically-challenged adults who graduate from our 16-week culinary training program are placed in ‘better than minimum wage”’ jobs that set them and their families on a path to self-sufficiency. We provide assistance to connect people who are eligible to receive SNAP food assistance benefits with the resources they need to access the program and get help. We collaborate with many social service agencies to address the broad spectrum of needs facing many members of our community.