Northern Virginia Program Associate (274-783)

The Northern Virginia Program Associate for the No Kid Hungry Virginia campaign will engage in the activities outlined below in coordination with No Kid Hungry Virginia campaign and key stakeholders to increase participation in the federal child nutrition programs in Virginia.
The Program Associate will conduct outreach and provide communications support to schools and other stakeholders working with the federal child nutrition programs in the southeastern region of Virginia (VDOE Region 4). The Associate will work in partnership with First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe's office in the Office of the Governor, and will be responsible for supporting all aspects of the No Kid Hungry Virginia Campaign.
Educate and raise awareness about the School Breakfast Program (SBP), Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), in Virginia among communities, public officials, and community leaders through media, marketing, and targeted mailings/phone calls.
In coordination with the No Kid Hungry Virginia Program Manager, conduct outreach to School Nutrition Directors, principals, superintendents, teachers, Boards of Education, parents , student organizations, neighborhood organizations, community stakeholders and elected and public officials (Mayor, State Legislator, etc.) in school divisions with underutilized School Breakfast Programs in order to raise awareness and increase program participation.
Support sponsor recruitment strategies to increase participation in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
Facilitate opportunities for site expansion among current SFSP and CACFP sponsors.
Assist in the design and implementation of the No Kid Hungry Virginia campaign's SFSP marketing strategy, including earned and paid media opportunities.
Track meetings and all follow-up contact, actions and communications, and maintain information within a sharable database.
Develop uniquely tailored information and outreach materials for targeted localities and audiences as needed.
Collect and compile data from participating schools, summer sponsors, or afterschool sites to track progress and provide impact stories on the program's success.
Promote internal and external grant opportunities to SFSP, CACFP, and SBP stakeholders.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Skills
Experience with federal child nutrition program implementation, outreach, and/or policy analysis preferred.
Experience with state or local government administration preferred.
Exceptional attention to detail and highly organized.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and proactively in a fast-paced environment, lead projects, meet multiple concurrent deadlines, and organize time and priorities.
Skilled in researching, collecting, organizing, and managing data.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills and intuitive interpersonal skills.
Professional experience with digital communications.
Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse populations.
Emotional intelligence and strong orientation towards customer service (internally and externally).
Experience with Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint.
Ability to collaborate and work well as a member of a team.
High energy and a demonstrated passion for our work.
Strong work ethic.
Ability to travel up to 40% of the time.
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