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Senior Program Manager, Dallas

Company: Common Threads
Location: Dallas
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

About Common ThreadsCommon Threads is a national nonprofit that provides children and families cooking and nutrition education to encourage healthy habits that contribute to wellness. We equip communities with information to make affordable, nutritious and appealing food choices wherever they live, work, learn, and play. We know that food is rooted in culture and tradition so we promote diversity in our lessons and recipes, encouraging our participants to celebrate the world around them.Position Overview: Senior Program Manager, Dallas TXCommon Threads is seeking a passionate, results-oriented Senior Program Manager (SPM) to lead our Dallas-Fort Worth program operations. The SPM will lead the overall strategy, program implementation, and relationship management across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In addition, the SPM will build a foundation for sustainable growth and successful program implementation, ensure compliance and engagement with local school systems and local government. An ideal candidate would be an expert in project management, partnership development, programming for elementary, middle and high school students, and quality assurance. This position also oversees a team of a part-time Program Coordinator and Chef Instructors and will have opportunities to further grow the Dallas-Fort Worth team.This is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the Associate Director of Programs based in Dallas. This position offers a hybrid work model that includes onsite (Dallas office) and remote days as determined by the manager with regular local travel to school and community partner sites, and occasional travel outside of Dallas/Fort Worth area.Responsibilities:

  • Partnership Development and Management in Dallas-Fort Worth including:
    • Recruit new schools and kitchens for partnerships per network growth goals
    • Build and maintain current relationships with schools and community-based organizations as part of our focus on Policy, Systems, and Environment
    • Coordinate and facilitate special events at schools, community-based organizations, and other fundraising events representing and being an advocate for Common Threads
    • Work with school administration and teachers to schedule and implement programs
    • Manage specific program pieces such as rosters, curriculum
    • Establish and execute programmatic goals for the market by managing key partners, stewarding relationships, and appropriately documenting in Salesforce (CRM)
    • Manage part-time Program Coordinator and part-time Chef Instructors
    • Conduct frequent class observations
    • Set goals and metrics for success for the Dallas-Fort Worth market
    • Carry out regular check-in meetings to ensure the team are meeting program quality metrics
    • Lead hiring for all Dallas-Fort Worth Program team positions, as needed
    • Manage communications to program staff, main contacts, and volunteers to provide them with clear expectations and to assure that classes run as scheduled.
    • Work in collaboration with the Research & Evaluation team to provide accurate data and reporting, including collection of both pre-and post-surveys, as well as consent forms, attendance forms, and other data collection tools as needed
    • Lead cross-functional national impact projects which drive program improvement and innovation based on available data, feedback, and lessons learned
    • Increase brand awareness of Common Threads and represent CT at community and district events/meetingsThe above statements are intended to describe the essential job functions of this role and are not an exhaustive list of all duties performed by personnel occupying this position. Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree required, master's degree in a relevant field (Public Health, Nutrition) a plus
      • Knowledge of nutrition and cooking preferred
      • 3-5+ years' experience in nonprofit organizations
      • 2-3+ years' experience with direct staff management and supervision of staff
      • Bilingual a plus
      • Experience working with culturally diverse audiences
      • Comfortable using written tools for assessing readiness, partner needs, and quality of programs
      • Strong organizational, time management, and logical thinking skills; must be task-oriented
      • Possess positive, upbeat energy and a passion for wellness, food access, equity, and making a positive impact on society
      • Strong skills in written & verbal communication and adapting role and communication style depending on the task
      • Must have access to car/public transportation and willing to travel locally as needed in Dallas/Fort Worth metro area
      • Ability to work within a mission-driven environment to develop professional and respectful relationships with people both internal and external to Common Threads
      • Ability to work independently and remotely with confidence and outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written
      • Computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel, Outlook, and Google Drive documents. Experience with other software, including Salesforce, Slack and Asana, a plus
      • Experience working with external stakeholders, including donors and board members a plusAdditional Information:
        • Anticipated start date is January 2023
        • Common Threads offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 15 days of paid-time off, 15 paid holidays, 3 floating holidays, medical, dental, vision, Employee Assistance Program, and a 401(K) with company match.
        • Common Threads employees are subject to a background check and fingerprinting prior to employment
        • This is a full-time position that will primarily work Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm, but some nights and/or weekends may be required
        • Candidates should reside within Dallas CountyPhysical Demands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands/fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.Common Threads' EEO Statement:Common Threads provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Common Threads complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Common Threads expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Common Threads' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.How to apply:If you think you meet these qualifications, we'd like to meet you! Submit your application here. No phone calls, please. Serious applicants only; incomplete applications will not be considered. No third-party firms.

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