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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis County
  • Salary: $50,000 - $62,000 per year
  • Organization Type: Human/Social Services

Operation Food Search

About Operation Food Search:

Founded in 1981, Operation Food Search is a hunger relief organization that provides food, nutrition education and innovative programs in order to reduce food insecurity and increase equitable access to food. We serve 200,000 people every month through a network of 330 partners in 40 counties in Missouri and Illinois. We use a combination of immediate food assistance and supportive services, while also working on long-term solutions and systemic changes to help solve the problem of hunger.

Our Mission is to heal hunger with innovative and collaborative solutions that provide food today and help create a hunger-free tomorrow.

Our Vision is a region where everyone has equitable access to the food they need to lead healthy lives.

Our Goals are to:

  1. Meet the immediate need for food for children, individuals and families by providing high-quality nutrition through our distribution network.
  2. Empower long-term skills through nutrition education and by teaching how to shop and prepare healthy food on a budget.
  3. Champion change through advocacy, innovative programs and by addressing systemic inequities.

For more information about OFS, please visit our website at www.operationfoodsearch.org.

Position Summary:

The Grant Project Manager will oversee the strategy and administration of grant programs for Operation Food Search, building relationships with community partners across the region. This will include purposeful growth in pursuing new partnerships with farmers, ranchers, and farming cooperatives, and exploring creative methods to distribute food to high-need areas.

This is a new role at OFS and a great opportunity for prospective applicants who are passionate about making a difference in the community and pursuing innovative methods to do so.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee the purchase process for grants, including bids, delivery, and invoices.
  • Build strong, long-term relationships with strategic partners in the community to ensure program success.
  • Analyze and prepare comprehensive reports for grant projects.
  • Track and maintain data on grant participants, including vendors and community partners.
  • With Operations Specialist, gather data and produce analysis reports on grant programs.
  • Monitor and report on grant program performance to internal and external audiences.
  • Organize and determine proper action plans including the oversight for advanced alerts to OFS colleagues of upcoming deadlines, such as progress reports.
  • Analyze and provide recommendations/guidance on grant programs for preparation of the annual budget and strategic plans.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Equivalent of bachelor’s degree with three years of experience in project management, or;
  • Five years of combined education and/or related experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in grants administration a plus.
  • Experience in project management and/or evaluation.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, with an eye for detail.
  • Flexibility to accommodate different learning styes in trainings and presentations.
  • Familiar and comfortable using the Microsoft Suite; able and willing to learn other software programs.
  • Passion for the OFS mission.

Special Requirements:

  • Occasional travel required for meetings, events, and conferences.
  • Flexibility in working hours for occasional special events after-hours or weekend activities.
  • Willingness to volunteer for other OFS duties that don’t fall under regular job duties.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

  • Sedentary inside office work, as well as travel to off-site community partners and vendors.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Ability to lift at least 20 lbs.

Benefits – FT Positions

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • HRA and FSA
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Vacation and sick time, paid holidays
  • Short and long-term disability income
  • Company paid term life and AD&D insurance
  • Voluntary employee paid term life and AD&D insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Wellness support
  • Potential for student loan forgiveness, if qualified

To Apply: Please submit your application and include your resume at https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/2249968/Operation-Food-Search-Inc/Grant-Project-Manager

Location: 1644 Lotsie Blvd., Overland, MO 63132

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.