Senior Nutrition Programs Manager

Food Bank
Senior Nutrition Programs Manager

Responsible for successful leadership and administrative management of nutrition programs focused on alleviating senior hunger. Ensures the delivery of quality programs according to all relevant policies, guidelines, and procedures. Leads program development and evaluation. Oversees recruitment, training, hiring, retention, and recognition of staff and volunteers; budget development and expense control; required program reporting and compliance; and program outreach and promotion in the community. Ensures that programs result in greater food security and quality of life for participants. Requires filling in for meal delivery and grocery delivery on an ongoing basis. The ideal candidate will have a willingness to pitch in and help wherever needed.

End date
Opportunity type
Job responsibilities

PROGRAMS SUPERVISED: Meals on Wheels, Senior Grocery


• Develop, implement and evaluate all aspects of FFLC’s senior nutrition programs
• Foster an inclusive and safe learning environment for volunteers and participants
• Participate in strategic and long-range program planning and evaluation
• Develop annual program goals and objectives
• Directly supervise the fiscal, case management, administrative, and food preparation responsibilities of paid staff
• Accurately track and submit monthly and annual reports of impact and statistics
• Provide information for grant applications, grant reports and other reports, as needed
• Negotiate and manage multiple federal, state and local contracts
• Maintain membership in state and national Meals on Wheels Associations

• Meet regularly with senior nutrition programs staff to give guidance and direction, addressing problems as they arise
• Maintain a cohesive team environment
• Review and sign all staff timecards, purchase requests and employee expense sheets

• Ensure staff and volunteers provide a safe and caring environment
• Check in regularly with Programs & Services Director to report problems and resolve issues

• Create and administer annual program budgets
• Monitor expenses and ensure that programs operate within budget
• Monitor multiple and complex funding streams
• Compile and submit all monthly billings, claims, and financial reports required by multiple funding streams
• Work in conjunction with Senior & Disability Services on annual fundraising campaign for
Meals on Wheels
• In coordination with Development staff, lead revenue-generating events, activities, and donor acknowledgement
• Solicit in-kind donations as needed

• Ensure that volunteer and program needs are being met
• Create strategies and support for long-term volunteer retention
• Maintain comprehensive volunteer records
• Ensure volunteers receive staff support, training, and clear communication during their hours of service
• Develop and participate in volunteer appreciation and recognition activities

• Educate the public about hunger and food security issues
• Oversee and provide outreach within the community, including presentations at conferences and workshops
• Maintain strong community partnerships
• Serve as a link between FFLC and other organizations to stay well-informed of best practices and innovative ideas
• Attend and serve on community coalitions and groups related to senior hunger and related issues

• Ensure FOOD for Lane County’s compliance to contractual guidelines and procedures of all programs supervised
• Adhere to all applicable federal, state, and Oregon Food Bank regulations regarding food safety, storage, and handling
• Maintain accurate and updated program files
• Maintain a strong positive relationship with Senior and Disability Services
• Maintain Meals on Wheels social media accounts

• Represent FOOD for Lane County with knowledge and respect
• Attend monthly all-staff meetings, Programs & Services Team meetings, and other meetings as appropriate
• Represent FFLC with community-based organizations and on committees related to food insecurity and/or senior hunger
• Coordinate purchasing and repackaging pet food for “Kibble on Wheels”
• Perform other tasks as requested by supervisor

• Strong management and administrative skills gained through a minimum of one-year in program leadership required
• Experience in social science, nonprofit management, or related field required
• Experience working with programs that serve low-income, diverse and multicultural clients
• Supervisory experience required
• Demonstrated ability to prepare program budgets and monitor expenses, especially with complex and multiple funding streams and mechanisms
• Computer proficiency, especially with Microsoft Office suite of programs
• Ability to collect, compile, analyze, and disseminate data and statistics
• Actively demonstrate FFLC’s values of compassion, inclusion and collaboration
• Possess a current Food Handler’s Card and Serv-Safe certification, or willingness to obtain required certifications within six months of hire
• Safe driving record, valid Oregon driver’s license, current vehicle insurance and ability to use personal vehicle for FFLC business, and qualify for insurance coverage with FOOD for Lane
County’s carriers
• Ability to safely lift 40 pounds repetitively and stand for long period of time while working in the kitchen
• All offers for employment are contingent on a satisfactory background check

FFLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected under local, state or federal law.

How to apply

To apply, please submit your Application, Cover Letter and Resume. Please note incomplete applications that do not include all required documents (Application, Cover Letter and Resume) will not be considered for an interview.

You can find an application for employment by visiting our employment page on our website at: We are accepting applications for this position until 8:00 AM on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

About the organization

FOOD for Lane County is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit food bank founded in 1984 and dedicated to eliminating hunger by creating access to food. We accomplish this by soliciting, collecting, rescuing, growing, preparing and packaging food for distribution through a network of 157 social service agencies and programs; through public awareness, education and community advocacy; and through programs designed to improve the ability of low-income individuals to maintain an adequate supply of wholesome, nutritious food. These programs include emergency food boxes, shelters, meal sites, rehabilitation facilities, nutrition education, gleaning and community gardens. We serve a diverse population of people living on limited incomes including children, families, seniors and single adults.