Youth and Family Programs Manager

Youth and Family Programs Manager

FOOD For Lane County (FFLC) is seeking a dynamic individual capable of taking on multiple responsibilities and oversight of several programs and projects, as well as the ability to form new partnerships that are in line with our mission of alleviating hunger in Lane County. This person manages all aspects of The Summer Food Program and other smaller projects within FOOD For Lane County including but not limited to: Cereal for Youth, the Snack Pack Program, and other food distribution projects.

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

Overall Program Leadership

- Develop, implement and evaluate the programs and projects under your supervision
- Foster an inclusive and safe environment that demonstrates the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging for volunteers, staff and participants
- Participate in strategic and long-range program and project planning and evaluation
- Develop annual program goals and objectives; track and report outcomes
- Directly supervise the fiscal, administrative, service provision, and food preparation responsibilities of staff in the Summer Food Program
- Accurately track and submit monthly and annual reports of impact and statistics
- Provide information for grant applications, grant reports and other reports, as needed
- With FFLC’s Volunteer Coordinator support, coordinate volunteer participation in program implementation
- Coordinate food purchasing, work with FFLC’s Operations Teams to manage and track inventory
- Coordinate partner onboarding, contract development and maintenance, site monitoring and communication with other FFLC departments

Supervision and Management
- Hire, train, and supervise Summer Food Program Staff
- Promote a positive work environment with a high level of focus on FFLC’s values of compassion, collaboration, and inclusion
- Ensure staff and volunteers provide a safe and caring environment
- Check in regularly with supervisor to report problems and resolve issues
- Budget and Fiscal Responsibility
- Create and administer annual program and project budgets
- Monitor expenses and ensure that the programs and projects operate within the budget

Education and Outreach
- Promote programs and projects as a way to educate the public about hunger and food security issues
- Oversee and provide outreach, including presentations at local businesses, civic organizations, and religious organizations
- Maintain strong community partnerships

- Represents FOOD for Lane County with knowledge and respect
- Attends All Staff Meetings, Programs & Services Team meetings, and other meetings as appropriate
- Performs other tasks as requested by supervisor

Application qualifications

- Strong management and administrative skills typically gained through a minimum of one year of program leadership
- Bachelor’s degree in a social science, nonprofit management, nutrition, related field, or other equal relevant experience
- Knowledge of issues regarding food insecurity
- Experience working with programs that serve low-income, diverse and multicultural clients
- Ability to respond to the needs of others using good judgment, leadership, and acting in a sensitive and compassionate manner
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- Strong presentation and training and/or public speaking skills; strong story-telling ability to relay clients’ stories to demonstrate impact
- High level of computer proficiency, especially with Microsoft Office suite of programs
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
- Possess a current Food Handler’s Card or willingness to obtain required certifications within two months of hire
- Ability to respond quickly to staffing adjustments and site emergencies, requiring the use of a cell phone
- Current Oregon driver’s license with good driving record, current vehicle insurance, reliable transportation and ability to use personal vehicle for work-related business required (mileage reimbursement is available)
- Bilingual English/Spanish helpful but not required
- Ability to safely lift up to 40lbs, to walk on uneven ground and withstand cold temperatures
- All offers for employment are contingent on a satisfactory background check


Paid Time Off, Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401(k) matching, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program

How to apply

How to Apply: Please visit FFLC's website to submit all application materials electronically. You can find our FFLC application and instructions on how to apply on our website at

Applicants must submit the following: Completed FFLC Application, Cover Letter, and Resume.

If you would like to submit your application materials by mail, please reference the position you are applying for above the address on the envelope addressed to:

Programs & Services Director
FOOD For Lane County
770 Bailey Hill Road
Eugene, OR 97402

We will review applications as they come in. The position will remain open until the position is filled.

About the organization

FOOD For Lane County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit food bank founded in 1984 and dedicated to reducing hunger by engaging our community to create access to food. We accomplish this by soliciting, collecting, rescuing, growing, preparing and packaging food for distribution through a network of 170 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.