Open Positions

Director of Programs

FLSA: Exempt

Accountable To: Chief Equity and Impact Officer

Organization Overview

Feeding Texas is a statewide network of food banks leading a unified effort to end hunger in Texas. Together with our 21-member food banks, we strive to ensure adequate, nutritious food for all Texans, improve the health and financial stability of the communities we serve, and engage all stakeholders in advocating for hunger solutions. Join us!

The Opportunity

Help us fight hunger by ensuring that our statewide programs have the insights and resources needed to scale impact and demonstrate effectiveness. The Director of Programs is a newly created position to lead our Programs Team, which brings different disciplines and specialties under one roof to support food bank programs that keep people facing hunger at the center. Our programs increase access to community benefits, improve community nutrition, and address the social determinants of health.


The Director of Programs will serve as a key leader of the Impact Department to align efforts, scale solutions, and capture effectiveness and impact of statewide programs implemented across member food banks. Working in close collaboration with the Chief Equity & Impact Officer, Director of Grants Administration, and Manager of Strategy and Operations, this position provides strategic direction, integration, and consistent approaches and frameworks across programs to generate data insights, evaluation, capacity building tools, and trainings to scale success. The Director of Programs will manage three staff.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversees strategy and growth of programs and ensures that the needs of people facing hunger, community stakeholders, partners, and funders are addressed; leads team to generate data insights, detect and define best practices, provide consultation and resources to scale success and expand capacity; support food banks to identify barriers and customize solutions for local success
  • Provides leadership and supervision to the Program Team, including annual work plans and on-going opportunities for staff to contribute richly to the direction and execution of team goals
  • Creates and refines standards of performance across all programs to ensure consistent, high-quality evaluation and goal setting for all member food banks; Develop and implement strategies to maximize synergies among program areas
  • Support staff in ongoing development of projects that prioritize impact-driven objectives, such as regular convenings, site visits, and on-going consultations
  • Cultivate strong relationships with food bank program leadership with shared vision and goals to support program expansion and sustainability
  • Provides on-going coordination with the Feeding Texas Grants Administration Team to ensure timely deliverables, coordinated communication, and excellence in outcomes related to funder expectations, including program milestones, reporting and evaluation requirements, and compliance standards and procedures.

All Feeding Texas staff are expected to develop an anti-racist knowledge base and awareness of racial equity and racial justice strategies, participate in regular anti-racist trainings, and contribute to the development and integration of a racial justice framework at Feeding Texas.

Preferred Qualifications

You are the ideal candidate for this position if:

  • You have seasoned experience developing and scaling program models that address various social determinants of health and result in measurable impact. Familiarity with health equity and equitable access to nutritious food, SNAP, and economic mobility is highly desirable.
  • You have proven skills identifying program success and gaps in service through data insights, trainings, resources, and consultation
  • You are an experienced supervisor able to support a broad spectrum of work – from SNAP access to nutrition education

Skills and Attributes

  • You share our organizational values – Care, Equity, Integrity, Collaboration, and Innovation. Feel free to ask us about them!
  • You are a data-drive strategist, strong communicator and effective project manager who understands how to drive programmatic strategy and solutions across a diverse landscape of organizations, capacities, and opportunities
  • You have a knack for translating evidence into action and localizing solutions through partnerships, consultation, and creation of resources
  • You see connections across different disciplines and enjoy generating solutions and building alignment with people from different fields of practice
  • You are a relationship builder and know how to leverage the power of influence to align multiple teams and organizations around common standards. You can interact productively with our team and network of food bank staff, all while maintaining poise, humility, and humor.

Applicants should also be committed to social and racial justice, with a belief that improving outcomes for all Texans – regardless of their race, place, or class – requires intersectional solutions that correct injustices and promote equity.

Compensation

The salary for this position is $90,950. Feeding Texas offers a competitive benefits package. We strive to provide non-cash benefits that encourage a work-life balance and promote the physical, mental, and financial health of our employees and their families.

Location

Feeding Texas operates in a virtual work environment. We provide the necessary technology, equipment, and other supports to ensure a comfortable and conducive home working environment for employees. All staff must be residents of the State of Texas within 30 days of their start date.

To Apply

Please upload your resume and complete a brief questionnaire here. The form will close at 11:59PM CST on Thursday, December 1st. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We expect to have a candidate selected by the end of December with a preferred start date of January 15.

 

Feeding Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages people with lived experiences of hunger and members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ identified people, gender-nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English.


Director of Grants Administration

FLSA: Exempt

Accountable To: Chief Equity and Impact Officer

Organization Overview

Feeding Texas is a statewide network of food banks leading a unified effort to end hunger in Texas. Together with our 21-member food banks, we strive to ensure adequate, nutritious food for all Texans, improve the health and financial stability of the communities we serve, and engage all stakeholders in advocating for hunger solutions. Join us!

The Opportunity

Help us fight hunger by ensuring that our large portfolio of public grants is administered with excellence! The Director of Grants Administration is a newly created position to build a new team and innovate new processes that strengthen how Feeding Texas monitors, manages, reports, and complies with sophisticated public grants that bring food, health, and economic mobility to Texans facing hunger.

This position brings oversight of our large, public-funded grants under one roof with a strengthened focus to ensure effective project management, efficient processes, and coordination of timely grant deliverables and milestones. This Grants Administration Team will work closely with state agencies, member food banks, and our Finance and Programs Team to project manage deadlines and administrative procedures. The Director of Grants Administration will serve as a key leader of the Impact Department to ensure that our administrative grant processes and procedures are executed efficiently, timely, and in a manner that successfully builds relationships and collaboration with member food banks, funders, and Feeding Texas teams. This position supervises a Quality Improvement Manager and Grant Manager.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversees public fund grant administration, including grant and contract proposal preparation, fiscal process review and budget development, effort management, closeout and reporting oversight, and maintenance of grant management tracking systems. Serves as a liaison between state agencies, our subcontracting member food banks, and key internal stakeholders including Finance and Program teams and ensures that needs of people facing hunger, community stakeholders, partners, and funders are addressed.
  • Provide leadership and collaborative supervision of the Grant Administration Team, including creating annual work plans and facilitating on-going opportunities for staff to contribute richly to the direction and execution of team goals
  • Leads internal and external grant administration communication and coordination to ensure all parties are advised and will support compliance, timely deliverables, and responsive customer service. Ensures activities function within the parameters of funder expectations and ensures effective monitoring processes.
  • In partnership with funders, member food banks, and team, identify opportunities to pivot and respond to changing condition and generate greater value for member food banks

All Feeding Texas staff are expected to develop an anti-racist knowledge base and awareness of racial equity and racial justice strategies, participate in regular anti-racist trainings, and contribute to the development and integration of a racial justice framework at Feeding Texas.

Preferred Qualifications

  • You have seasoned experience in public funding grant administration. Familiarity with managing grant funding dispersed across a network of organizations is highly desirable.
  • You have extensive skills in project management, reporting, compliance, and budget development. Rich experience navigating technical grant requirements while elevating the needs of people facing social needs is highly wanted.
  • You have previous experience navigating technical grant requirements that cultivates responsiveness to the needs of the community and frontline staff

Skills and Attributes

  • You share our organizational values – Care, Equity, Integrity, Collaboration, and Innovation. Feel free to ask us about them!
  • You are a strong communicator and effective project manager
  • You are methodical with a knack for efficiency and trouble-shooting complex systems
  • You are a relationship builder and know how to leverage the power of influence to align multiple teams and organizations around common standards. You can interact productively with our team and network of food bank staff, all while maintaining poise, humility, and humor.

Applicants should also be committed to social and racial justice, with a belief that improving outcomes for all Texans – regardless of their race, place, or class – requires intersectional solutions that correct injustices and promote equity.

Compensation

The salary for this position is $90,950. Feeding Texas offers a competitive benefits package. We strive to provide non-cash benefits that encourage a work-life balance and promote the physical, mental, and financial health of our employees and their families.

Location

Feeding Texas operates in a virtual work environment. We provide the necessary technology, equipment, and other supports to ensure a comfortable and conducive home working environment for employees. All staff must be residents of the State of Texas within 30 days of their start date.

To Apply

Please upload your resume and complete a brief questionnaire here. The form will close at 11:59PM CST on Thursday, December 1st. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We expect to have a candidate selected by the end of December with a preferred start date of January 15.

 

Feeding Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages people with lived experiences of hunger and members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ identified people, gender-nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English.