Manager of Child Nutrition Programs

Posted: 04/14/2021

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (Food Bank) is opening a search for a Manager of Child Nutrition Programs to lead the planning, coordination, administrative oversight, and evaluation of child nutrition programs to improve equitable food access for children and families.
The Manager of Child Nutrition Programs role focuses on management of multiple, simultaneous nutrition programs, including Summer Kids Pack Program, Family and Community Supported BackPack Programs, Summer Food Service Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Good Food School Markets for children across our service area. The Manager of Child Nutrition Programs reports to and collaborates with the Director of Programs on planning and development of new child nutrition program initiatives; supervises a Program Coordinator who will support program implementation; and works closely with regional Partner Engagement Managers to identify potential program partners and implement programmatic strategies.
The key responsibilities for the Manager of Child Nutrition Programs include:

  • Collaborate with Director to assess disparities in child nutrition programing and food access, and develop strategies to increase equitable distribution for children and families;
  • Develop networks at the state and local level with state agencies, non-profit organizations, schools, and potential programmatic partners to expand and improve the equitable delivery of child nutrition programs; 
  • Review partnership opportunities and assess viability of potential child nutrition program sites;
  • Assist with the development and implementation of program policies and procedures for existing and new child nutrition programs;
  • Create child nutrition program budgets and forecasts;
  • Collaborate with Director to identify child nutrition program evaluation goals; work with staff to design and conduct evaluations; review reports and recommendations post-evaluation and identify opportunities for program improvement.                
Required Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences/services, public health, non-profit management or related field, or equivalent amount of relevant training and/or experience;
  • Minimum 2 years relevant work, professional, or volunteer role experience in program planning, development and/or evaluation;
  • Experience managing staff or volunteers;
  • Experience with federal child nutrition programs desired;
  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, professionally, and persuasively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to develop rapport with diverse partners, community members and colleagues in a professional, timely, fair, consistent, and confidential manner; ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Strong computer skills including database management, spreadsheet, and word processing skills; especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
  • Ability to understand, draft, enforce, and/or interpret regulations in an accurate, consistent, and equitable manner, requiring discretion and independent judgment;
  • Demonstrates exceptional organizational and time management skills, and ability to analyze information and develop creative solutions and/or alternatives;
  • Proficiency in Spanish or another language (oral and written) desired.
The Manager of Child Nutrition Programs role is full-time and will be based in the Verona location of the Food Bank.  Duties may require work during evenings and on weekends. Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Frequent driving and travel are required to meet and work with public agencies, organizations, and schools.
To be considered for this role, candidates must submit a cover letter and resume, or cover letter and application, to, or mail to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Human Resources Office, P.O. Box 937, Verona, 24482. The positions will be open until filled. Applications received by April 20th will be considered as part of the initial review process.
To obtain an employment application or to learn more about the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank please visit our website at
The Food Bank is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.