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Project Manager – SNAP Network for Seniors

Hunger Solutions New York, incorporated in 1989, is a statewide nonprofit organization that strives to alleviate hunger in New York State by promoting awareness of hunger, public policies that contribute to ending hunger, and participation in federal nutrition assistance programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), WIC, the Summer Food Service Program, the School Breakfast Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Hunger Solutions New York administers the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP), a statewide SNAP outreach, education, and application assistance network; a targeted SNAP outreach project on Long Island; WIC Help New York, and other outreach programs. As a state and nationally recognized leader on the issue of hunger, Hunger Solutions New York works collaboratively with a variety of state, regional, and national partners to improve policies and programs that contribute to alleviating hunger.

Project Description:
SNAP Network for Seniors is a new project funded by the AARP Foundation and managed by Hunger Solutions New York. The project will create and maintain a dedicated community through which service providers for low-income adults, senior citizens, and people of color can get information, resources and technical assistance to help potentially eligible older adults (age 50+) apply for and receive SNAP benefits.

Project Manager Overview:
The Project Manager will provide overall support for the SNAP Network for Seniors. The Project Manager will be responsible for building and maintaining a network of senior service and other providers and facilitate the exchange of information and outreach resources to increase older adult (age 50+) participation in SNAP, with a focus on underserved seniors, and in communities of color. The Project Manager will manage and execute all aspects of the project including: identifying and cultivating partner organizations; developing and disseminating SNAP outreach and policy content; conducting webinars, presentations and meetings; tracking partner activities; and measuring and reporting on project metrics and outcomes.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The ideal candidate will be focused, professional, creative, disciplined, attentive to detail, and able to manage a varied and time-sensitive portfolio of work. Ability to meet deadlines and ability to work independently and as part of a team will be expected. The incumbent will represent the organization and it’s work externally, and therefore must be professional and knowledgeable about the programs and issues. A working knowledge of SNAP is required; an understanding of poverty, safety net programs, other federal nutrition assistance programs and state and federal anti-hunger efforts is preferred. Hunger Solutions New York and this project is committed to racial equality; therefore, the candidate must possess an understanding of the disproportionate prevalence of hunger in communities of color and a commitment to addressing food insecurity through a racial equality lens. Demonstrated experience in organizing and managing networks or coalitions, strong professional and direct-to-client writing skills, and ability to understand and communicate about policy issues required. Ability to collect, analyze, and report on project data, performance monitoring and evaluation required.

Technical programs used in role include Microsoft Office, CRM programs such as Salsa, online meeting and webinar platform such as Zoom, and survey tools such as SurveyMonkey.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be committed to our mission
  • Must possess 3-5 years of professional experience in non-profit network development, client assistance, or social safety net programming.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Responsibilities:
The Project Manager will manage and execute all aspects of the project including:

  • Use evidence based approaches to network development to identify and cultivate 500 partners to participate in the SNAP and Seniors Network;
  • Develop connections with senior and older-adult serving agencies at the state and regional level to further the reach of the network;
  • Work with relevant staff to remain updated on all SNAP policies related to seniors, including New York State’s Elderly Simplified Application Project;
  • Develop content for client and partner communications including SNAP outreach messaging, policy updates, and technical assistance;
  • Develop integrated system for communication with partners including outreach materials, website content, email updates, social media messages, webinars, presentations and meeting agendas;
  • Track partner activities using CRM program; measure progress toward project goals and adjusting accordingly;
  • Maintain communication with, and develop and submit grant reports to funder;
  • Assisting staff with other types of SNAP outreach and organizing work as needed;
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Additional Information:
Position reports to Director of Communications and Public Affairs. This position is based in Albany at the Hunger Solutions New York, Inc.’s offices, but is operating remotely for the time-being. Position is funded by a 2-year grant from the AARP Foundation.

Salary of mid-$40K, commensurate with experience plus fully paid benefits premiums, including health, dental, life, short and long-term disability, all starting the month immediately following date of hire (except for dental which is third month after date of hire), retirement plan that is matched by the organization (available after 6 months of employment). Other options available. Casual, professional, flexible work environment.

To be considered for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to Jobs@HungerSolutionsNY.org. Please include “Project Manager” in the Subject Line of your email.

Hunger Solutions New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer.