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Who We Are


We are on a mission to develop, inspire, and connect leaders, and advocate public policies that create a food secure world.

We envision a world without hunger and poverty where every person can achieve their full potential because equitable systems exist to achieve financial freedom and full access to healthful, affordable, and culturally appropriate foods.

Our program work consists of:

Leadership Development

We provide leadership development opportunities for hunger fighters to connect policy with practice, learn together in peer cohorts, apply an equity lens to their work, and make meaningful contributions to the fight against hunger in the U.S. and overseas.

Network-Building

We facilitate collaboration across our network of more than 600 program alums and 300+ partner organizations and work at the intersection of hunger and its root causes. We break down silos and engage a broad range of allies who have a vested interest in ending hunger.

Advocacy

We are a one-stop-shop for policymakers in need of accurate, field-based information and expertise on hunger and its root causes.

Woven into all the work we do is a commitment to equity and ensuring that people who have experienced hunger and poverty are leaders in designing, implementing, and evaluating community solutions and public policies. We also believe that leaders at the field and policy levels must collaborate and share knowledge to effect the systemic changes required to end hunger and poverty.

Why Work at the Hunger Center?


The Congressional Hunger Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). People of color, women, people with disabilities, Veterans, returning citizens, LGBTQ people, and gender non-conforming people are strongly encouraged to apply for any open positions.

Current Positions:

There are no currently open positions.

Program Associate, Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

The Position

The Hunger Center seeks a Program Associate for the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship. Reporting to the Program Director, the Program Associate is responsible for supporting the Emerson Program in the following areas: meeting and training logistics, fellow and host organization recruitment and selections, data collection and management, and program administration.

Who You Are

  • You are an energetic, flexible, self-starting team player with a direct, honest, and respectful approach to problem-solving.
  • You have 1-2 years of work experience (summer jobs, internships, or part-time work may suffice) and a commitment to ending hunger, poverty, and racial injustice.
  • You excel at keeping track of details and carrying a project past the finish line, owning the process from beginning to end.
  • You have experience with Microsoft Office applications and cloud-based platforms (e.g., Salesforce, Box, Smartsheet) and will be able to quickly master the administrative tasks required in the position.
  • You demonstrate strong time management skills and can plan ahead, set priorities, and work on projects independently.
  • You are motivated to increase the effectiveness of your team by providing dependable support and consistently finding ways to improve the processes and day-to-day operations of the Emerson Program.
  • You successfully communicate with diverse stakeholders in person, on the phone, in writing, and via video call.
  • You thrive in a team-oriented, multi-cultural, multi-generational environment.
  • You have at least earned an Associate degree (preferred, but not required).

What You'll Do

This is a full-time, non-exempt position based in Washington, D.C. The Hunger Center Is currently a hybrid work environment, with staff going into the office at least once a week. The selected applicant must be willing to relocate to Washington, D.C. by the time they start the position.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Program Administration:
    • Support the program’s administrative needs
    • Serve as a programmatic point of contact for fellows and host organizations
  • Recruitment and Selection of Emerson Fellows and Host Organizations
    • Coordinate recruitment of fellowship candidates
    • Coordinate selections and interview process used to identify potential fellows
    • Support recruitment and selection of host organizations
  • Training and Event Logistics
    • Provide event planning and logistics support for fellow learning events and other programmatic events
    • Support fellows’ virtual learning by recording webinars and researching resources and content experts
  • Program Evaluation and Data Collection
    • Support the collection and management of program data and contacts
    • Manage program files and ensure reliability and availability of data

Compensation

The Hunger Center provides an attractive benefits package that includes employer-paid health, dental, life and disability insurance, a retirement plan that includes an employer match contribution, and a generous paid-time-off policy, including a one-week organization-wide vacation at the end of each calendar year.

The Hunger Center pays salaries that are competitive with nonprofits of our budget size and location. This position is an Associate level role with a starting salary of $50,000.

To be considered, please apply through the webform linked above. People of color, women, people with disabilities, Veterans, LGBTQ+ people, returning citizens, and gender non-conforming people are strongly encouraged to apply. The Hunger Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Candidates are encouraged to apply promptly, as the review of applications will begin immediately. The deadline to submit an application is midnight EDT Sunday, June 26, 2022.

Only applications submitted via the link above will be considered; all other inquiries about the position should be directed to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

This opening was posted on June 3, 2023

Alum Engagement Coordinator

The Position

The Hunger Center seeks an Alum Engagement Coordinator who will support the continued leadership development and advancement of its alums. The coordinator will plan events to highlight our alum network, strengthen connections with alums, and deepen alum integration into our programs, education, and advocacy. The coordinator will report to the Senior Manager, Communications & Engagement.

Who You Are

  • You have 3-5 years of experience in network building and/or event planning for in-person, virtual, and hybrid events, focusing on professional development, advocacy, or continuing education.
  • You work effectively in a team-oriented, multi-cultural, multi-generational environment.
  • You have a proven ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, fluid environment and can adapt to last-minute assignments.
  • You are empathetic and outgoing and can quickly build relationships and work with people with different backgrounds and identities.
  • You can plan campaign logistics and work concurrently on multiple short-term and long-range projects.
  • You have lived and/or learned experience with food security and nutrition, youth and leadership development, agricultural development, and poverty and hunger elimination.
  • You synthesize and act on feedback from multiple parties, comprehend and construct memos, letters, and detailed correspondence, and share information in one-on-one situations and in group meetings/discussions.
  • You are proficient with standard office equipment and Microsoft Office suite, familiar with Salesforce, Box, and other digital and cloud-based tools.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

You will coordinate events showcasing the breadth and depth of the Hunger Center's network of alums of its Emerson and Leland Hunger Fellowships and Zero Hunger Internship and contribute to ongoing professional development and learning for our alum network. You will form and maintain strong relationships with members of our alum network, including volunteers, through a variety of electronic media. You will gather qualitative and quantitate feedback from the alum network to continue to refine our engagement work.

To be specific, you will:

  • Plan and facilitate virtual and in-person events to showcase the expertise, experiences, and perspectives of our alums for various audiences.
  • Plan and coordinate in-person leadership development events for alums in specific metro areas around the United States.
  • Organize an annual alum event/program in Washington, D.C., to highlight best practices in hunger relief work and connect alums with members of Congress.
  • Collect and create content featuring alums for distribution via social media and the Hunger Center's blog, in coordination with Communications and Engagement Senior Manager and Development Manager.
  • Build strong relationships with alums in the U.S. and globally through ongoing outreach.
  • Manage online alum engagement, including serving as moderator of the Hub, an online platform for connecting and engaging alums, and creating targeted social media content and campaigns for alums.
  • Conduct surveys, focus groups, and interviews to gather feedback from alums and analyze it to inform further engagement work.
  • Serve as a liaison to the Alum Council.
  • Maintain alum records and track key performance indicators for alum engagement across the organization.

Compensation & LOCATION

This is a full-time, exempt position based in Washington, D.C. We are primarily remote for now but plan to return to the office a minimum of 1-2 days a week in coming months while maintaining hybrid schedules in the future.

The salary range for Coordinator roles starts at $50,000, with exact salary depending on experience.

The Hunger Center provides an attractive benefits package that includes employer-paid health, dental, life, and disability insurance, a retirement plan that includes up to a 4% employer match contribution, and a generous paid-time-off policy, including a one-week organization-wide vacation at the end of each calendar year.

Please be aware that all Hunger Center employees must be fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus unless a reasonable accommodation is approved.

To be considered, please apply through the webform linked above. People of color, women, people with disabilities, Veterans, LGBTQ people, returning citizens, and gender non-conforming people are strongly encouraged to apply. The Hunger Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Applications will be accepted until our ideal candidate is identified. Candidates are encouraged to apply promptly, as the review of applications will begin immediately. Only applications submitted via the link above will be considered; inquiries about the position should be directed to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

This opening was posted on March 22, 2022

Director, Leland International Hunger Fellowship

The Position

The Hunger Center seeks a Director of the Leland International Hunger Fellowship. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director leads the design of programmatic goals and strategy; fellow recruitment, selection, and advising; host organization recruitment and selection; program budget, administration, and reporting; and strategic partnerships. The Director supervises the Program Associate and advises and supports other staff who lead training and learning, fundraising, alum engagement, and communications.

Who You Are

  • You are an energetic, flexible, self-starting team player, who enjoys finding creative solutions to challenges.
  • You have at least 8-10 years of experience in global food security and public policy, designing and managing programs, coaching young adults, and facilitating nonprofit partnerships.
  • You have excellent strategic management skills, including your ability to set goals, design and manage initiatives, and align program activities with organizational and program goals.
  • You have a passion for global food security and have worked on related policy and programs.
  • You have a commitment to centering racial equity and justice in your work and a desire to create a world where everyone has access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food.
  • You thrive in a team-oriented, multi-cultural, multi-generational environment.
  • You have exceptional communication skills, the willingness to adapt your style to various audiences and platforms, and the ability to effectively synthesize feedback from multiple parties.
  • You have earned a bachelor’s degree (or higher).

WHAT YOU'LL DO

You will lead the recruitment, selection, and advising of a bi-annual cohort of Leland Fellows placed with host organizations in development or humanitarian placements worldwide. You will develop strategic partnerships with host organizations and serve as a knowledgeable source for information about international food security policy and programs. You will provide strategic direction and guidance for the program, ensuring that program goals are met while directing program operations, implementation, evaluation, and reporting. In collaboration with others on the Hunger Center team, you will help fellows learn to see what works in international development—and what doesn't—and how to make the system more efficient, more effective, and more just.

To be specific, you will:

Manage the Program:
  • Devise and implement program policies, reporting, and evaluation. Prepare and monitor program and grant budgets.
  • Promote the Leland Fellowship and the Congressional Hunger Center to external audiences and develop new programmatic partnerships.
Lead Fellow Recruitment and Selection:
  • Establish recruitment and selection goals and objectives for each cohort of fellows; Devise and implement recruitment strategy and plan.
  • Review fellowship applications, create and revise interview protocols, conduct interviews, and select finalists.
Lead Host Organization Recruitment and Selection:
  • Establish goals and objectives for each class of host organizations; Devise and implement a recruitment strategy and plan. Review and evaluate applications, conduct interviews with host organization supervisors to assess the suitability/performance of current host organizations.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with current, past, and potential site supervisors and host organizations and conduct occasional site visits.
Advise Fellows:
  • Track fellows’ workplan progress and provide regular and ad hoc guidance to fellows on workplan, workplace issues, and long-term professional goals.
  • Develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with host organizations and fellow supervisors to accomplish programmatic goals.
Support Training and Professional Development of Fellows:
  • Establish learning and development goals for fellows, including training objectives of in-person and virtual learning opportunities, in collaboration with the Learning Manager.
  • Advise the design of training agendas/virtual learning courses.
Stay abreast of International Food Security Policy:
  • Maintain knowledge of global food security policy and programs and federal policy initiatives relevant to Hunger Center’s international policy agenda.
  • Provide limited contributions to international policy development and advocacy for the Hunger Center, occasionally participating as one of the Hunger Center’s representatives in global food security coalitions and advocacy fora.

For additional information, please see the Job Description.

Compensation & LOCATION

This is a full-time, exempt position based in Washington, D.C. We are remote for now but plan to return to the office a minimum of two days a week in the first quarter of 2022 while maintaining hybrid schedules in the future. This position requires limited domestic and international travel.

The salary range for Director roles starts at $90,000, with exact salary depending on experience.

The Hunger Center provides an attractive benefits package that includes employer-paid health, dental, life and disability insurance, a retirement plan that provides for up to a 4% employer match contribution, and a generous paid-time-off policy, including a one-week organization-wide vacation at the end of each calendar year.

Please be aware that all Hunger Center employees must be fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus unless a reasonable accommodation is approved.

To be considered, please apply through the webform linked above. People of color, women, people with disabilities, Veterans, LGBTQ people, returning citizens, and gender non-conforming people are strongly encouraged to apply. The Hunger Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Applications will be accepted until our ideal candidate is identified. Candidates are encouraged to apply promptly, as the review of applications will begin immediately. Only applications submitted via the link above will be considered.

The Hunger Center has engaged GRS to assist with the recruitment effort for this position; inquiries about the position should be directed to Patrick Shields at [email protected].

This opening was posted on January 27, 2022

Partnership & Outreach Specialist, Zero Hunger Academy

The Position

The Hunger Center seeks a Partnership & Outreach Specialist, Zero Hunger Academy, to recruit partner organizations and support their participation with Zero Hunger Academy, our online hub for free advocacy and education resources. The Specialist will report to the Senior Manager, Communications & Engagement, and support business development, coordinate public engagement campaigns, and evaluate these efforts.

Who You Are

  • You have exceptional communication skills, and love connecting people and organizations to useful resources.
  • You are a flexible, self-starting team player, and enjoy making things run well and finding creative solutions to challenges.
  • You excel at keeping track of details and carrying a project past the finish line, owning the process from beginning to end.
  • You thrive in a team-oriented, multi-cultural, multi-generational environment.
  • You have 3-5 years of experience working in business development, marketing, public relations, sales, or campaigns.
  • You have a commitment to centering racial equity and justice in your work and a desire to create a world where everyone has access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food.
  • You have experience with Microsoft Office applications and cloud-based platforms (e.g., Salesforce, Box, Smartsheet, Trello) and love creating systems to keep project resources organized.
  • You demonstrate strong time management skills and can plan ahead, set priorities, and deliver on projects independently.
  • You successfully communicate with diverse stakeholders in person, on the phone, in writing, and via video call.
  • You have earned an associate degree or higher.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

You will lead outreach to develop new partnerships and help strengthen existing partnerships with organizations who utilize Zero Hunger Academy to educate their stakeholders about the problem of hunger and the critical role that public policy plays in addressing food insecurity. You will coordinate campaigns such as the End Hunger in 30 Challenge. You will collect and analyze data to help us increase usage of Zero Hunger Academy resources and better understand what types of advocacy actions individuals take after participating in a Zero Hunger Academy learning opportunity.

To be specific, you will:

  • Research and develop a roster of potential partner organizations including but not limited to food banks, direct service organizations, student groups, faith-based groups, and corporate social responsibility programs.
  • Conduct outreach to new and returning partner organizations to explore ways they can utilize Zero Hunger Academy resources in their existing calendar or programming.
  • Ensure a smooth onboarding process to promote partner satisfaction, foster partner retention, and increase usage of Zero Hunger Academy.
  • Develop promotional materials to help recruit partner organizations and individuals to participate in public engagement campaigns such as the End Hunger in 30 Challenge.
  • Implement outreach and engagement strategy to promote public engagement campaigns such as the End Hunger in 30 Challenge and provide ongoing support to partner organizations during active campaigns.
  • Design and implement satisfaction surveys for both partner organizations and end users, and analyze satisfaction survey data and implement recommendations.
  • Utilize Salesforce to manage partner cultivation and ongoing relationships and track campaign engagement and key performance metrics.
  • Support development of grant reports to Zero Hunger Academy donors.

Compensation & LOCATION

This is a full-time, exempt position based in Washington, D.C. We are remote for now, but plan to return to the office a minimum of two days a week in the first quarter of 2022, while maintaining hybrid schedules in the future.

The salary range for Specialist roles starts at $50,000, with exact salary depending on experience.

The Hunger Center provides an attractive benefits package that includes employer-paid health, dental, life and disability insurance, a retirement plan that includes a 4% employer match contribution, and a generous paid-time-off policy, including a one-week organization-wide vacation at the end of each calendar year.

Please be aware that all Hunger Center employees must be fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus unless a reasonable accommodation is approved.

To be considered, please apply through the webform linked above. People of color, women, people with disabilities, Veterans, LGBTQ people, returning citizens, and gender non-conforming people are strongly encouraged to apply. The Hunger Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Applications will be accepted until our ideal candidate is identified. Candidates are encouraged to apply promptly, as the review of applications will begin immediately. Only applications submitted via the link above will be considered; all other inquiries about the position should be directed to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

This opening was posted on January 6, 2022

Associate

The Position

The Hunger Center seeks an Associate to support the executive, operations, communications, and fundraising functions of the Congressional Hunger Center.

Who You Are

  • You are a flexible, self-starting team player with a direct, honest, and respectful approach to problem-solving.
  • You have 1-2 years of work experience (summer jobs, internships, or part-time work may suffice) and a commitment to ending hunger, poverty, and racial injustice.
  • You excel at keeping track of details and carrying a project past the finish line, owning the process from beginning to end.
  • You are able to master the administrative tasks required in the position quickly, and have experience with Microsoft Office applications and cloud-based platforms (e.g., Salesforce, Box, Smartsheet).
  • You maintain confidence and protect organizational operations by keeping information confidential.
  • You demonstrate strong time management skills and can plan ahead, set priorities, and deliver on projects independently.
  • You thrive on making things run well and are motivated to increase the effectiveness of your team by providing dependable support and consistently finding ways to improve the processes and day-to-day operations of the organization.
  • You successfully communicate with diverse stakeholders in person, on the phone, in writing, and via video call.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

As the Associate you will provide executive support; meeting and scheduling logistics; finance, operations and contracting support; data collection and management; reporting and research; and, communications and fundraising support.

To be specific, you will:

  • Provide office management support, by:
    • Managing vendor relationships, handling mail, adding and updating Salesforce records, managing the organization’s calendar of events, and taking phone calls and meeting minutes.
    • Serving as the point of contact for day-to-day technology needs, trouble shooting equipment needs and repair, and administering the office phone system.
    • Generating written standard operating procedures and brief video tutorials on the use of organizational platforms.
    • Coordinating the organization’s spring and fall internship program.
  • Provide executive support, by:
    • Maintaining the executive director’s appointment schedule, planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences, and travel and managing associated correspondence and materials.
    • Supporting the organization’s work with the board of directors including developing and/or compiling materials for meetings, communicating and scheduling with board members, coordinating meeting logistics, and generating meeting minutes.
  • Provide administrative and scheduling support to the policy, fundraising and communications functions, including conducting background research for meetings, scheduling meetings with Congressional Offices and prospective or current funders, and collecting content for distribution via social media.
  • Provide event planning and logistics support for the Zero Hunger Internship Summer Seminar Series and other events.
  • Provide support to the finance department by supporting monthly reporting, recordkeeping and procurement requirements.

Compensation & LOCATION

This is a full-time, exempt position based in Washington, DC. (We are remote for now, but plan to return to the office two days a week in September.)

The salary range for Associate roles starts at $45,000, with exact salary depending on experience.

The Hunger Center provides an attractive benefits package that includes employer-paid health, dental, life and disability insurance, a retirement plan that includes a 4% employer match contribution, and a generous paid-time-off policy, including a one-week organization-wide vacation at the end of each calendar year.

To be considered, please apply through the webform linked above. People of color, women, people with disabilities, Veterans, LGBTQ people, returning citizens, and gender non-conforming people are strongly encouraged to apply. The Hunger Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Applications will be accepted until our ideal candidate is identified. Candidates are encouraged to apply promptly, as the review of applications will begin immediately. Only applications submitted via the link above will be considered; all other inquiries about the position should be directed to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

This opening was posted on August 2, 2021

Program Associate, Leland International Hunger Fellowship

The Position

The Hunger Center seeks a Program Associate for the Leland International Hunger Fellowship. Reporting to the Program Director, the Program Associate is responsible for supporting the Leland Program in the following areas: program administration, fellow and host organization recruitment and selections, data collection and management, and event logistics.

Who You Are

  • You are a flexible, self-starting team player with a direct, honest, and respectful approach to problem-solving.
  • You have at least 1-2 years of work experience and a commitment to ending global hunger and poverty.
  • You excel at keeping track of details and carrying a project past the finish line, owning the process from beginning to end.
  • You are able to master the administrative tasks required in the position quickly, and have experience with Microsoft Office applications and cloud-based platforms (e.g., Salesforce, Box, Smartsheet).
  • You demonstrate strong time management skills and can plan ahead, set priorities, and deliver on projects independently.
  • You are able to adapt quickly to time-sensitive requests, sudden priority shifts and periods of fast-paced work.
  • You thrive on making things run well and are motivated to increase the effectiveness of your team by providing dependable support and consistently finding ways to improve the processes and day-to-day operations of the Leland Program.
  • You successfully communicate with diverse stakeholders in person, on the phone, in writing, and via video call.

What You'll Do

As the Leland Associate you will support the Leland Program in the following areas: program administration, fellow and host organization recruitment and selections, data collection and management, and event logistics.

To be specific, you will:

  • Manage the program’s administrative needs and serve as a programmatic point of contact for fellows and host organizations.
  • Coordinate recruitment and support selection of Hunger Fellows and host organizations.
  • Provide event planning and logistics management for programmatic events.
  • Coordinate program evaluation and data collection needs and manage program files to ensure reliability and availability of data.
  • Manage the programmatic calendar and ensure all program components are completed thoroughly and on-schedule.

Compensation & Location

This is a full-time, non-exempt position based in Washington, DC. (We are remote for now, but plan to return to the office two days a week in September.)

The salary range for Associate roles starts at $45,000, with exact salary depending on experience.

The Hunger Center provides an attractive benefits package that includes employer-paid health, dental, life and disability insurance, a retirement plan that includes a 4% employer match contribution, and a generous paid-time-off policy, including a one-week organization-wide vacation at the end of each calendar year.

To be considered, please apply through the webform linked above. People of color, women, people with disabilities, Veterans, LGBTQ people, returning citizens, and gender non-conforming people are strongly encouraged to apply. The Hunger Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Applications will be accepted until our ideal candidate is identified. Candidates are encouraged to apply promptly, as the review of applications will begin immediately. Only applications submitted via the link above will be considered; all other inquiries about the position should be directed to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

This opening was posted on August 9, 2021

Spring Internships

The PositionS

The Congressional Hunger Center is seeking two interns to support our Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program and Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program during the Spring 2022 semester:

Domestic Program Intern

Intern will support the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship team with program organization and administration, with a focus on:

  • The Cohort Policy Learning Event scheduled for February 2022
  • Cohort presentations to lawmakers and staff on Capitol Hill
  • Scheduling Capitol Hill meetings (virtual or in-person) for Emerson Fellows
  • Supporting the documentation and design of the program’s domestic food security curriculum.

Other tasks will be assigned based on program need and intern interest. While not a requirement, applicants with event (virtual, hybrid, or in-person) management and planning experience and/or program evaluation experience (survey creation and data collection) are encouraged to apply.

International Program Intern

Intern will support the Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship team with program organization and administration, with a focus on:

  • Planning, delivery, and logistical support of Fellow cohort learning and other program events
  • Completion and deployment of 11th class Leland Fellows’ food security curriculum
  • Program communications and reporting support
  • Collection and analysis of fellow experience and demographic data.

Other tasks will be assigned based on program need and intern interest.

Desired skills:

  • Event (virtual, hybrid, or in-person) management and planning experience
  • Program evaluation experience (survey creation and data collection)
  • Strong Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Forms) experience

About the Application Process

Internships with the Congressional Hunger Center are designed to align the talents of our interns with the needs of the organization. To be eligible, you must be currently enrolled in college, community college, or a graduate program, or have graduated from one of the above programs no earlier than May 1, 2021. Once an assignment is confirmed, an internship plan will be created. College credit may be available.

Please note that the Hunger Center currently operates using a hybrid-work model. Therefore, applicants should be based in the Washington, D.C., area and be able to visit the Hunger Center office. Specific schedules will be determined based on organizational COVID guidance, supervisor need, and intern availability.

Specific start and end dates and weekly schedule can be flexible to accommodate your course schedule, but all internships are expected to last no less than 125 hours over 10-14 weeks between the months of January and May. A stipend of up to $1,750.00 will be provided to each intern, payable at the start and end of the internship.

About Us

The Congressional Hunger Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that works to make issues of domestic and international hunger a priority to policymakers in the U.S. government, and to raise a new generation of leaders to fight against hunger and poverty.

Our mission is to train and inspire leaders who work to end hunger, and to advocate public policies that create a food secure world. We strive to be a leader in the movement to ensure access to food as a basic human right for all people. We create and nurture a community of innovative and inspiring leaders who act as change agents, bridging the gap between grassroots efforts and national and international public policy to provide access to nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate food.

We accomplish this mission through our advocacy, policy and coalition work, and our three leadership development programs: the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program, Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program, and the Zero Hunger Internship Program.

To be considered, please apply through the webform linked above. People of color, women, people with disabilities, Veterans, LGBTQ people, returning citizens, and gender non-conforming people are strongly encouraged to apply. The Hunger Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

This opening was originally posted on December 13, 2021

 

Learning Coordinator

The Position

The Hunger Center seeks a Learning Coordinator to coordinate the development, design, and delivery of in-person and virtual learning opportunities and training events for the Congressional Hunger Center’s leadership development program participants.

Who You Are

  • You thrive on making things run well, have exceptional project management skills, and love event planning.
  • You are a flexible, self-starting team player with a direct, honest, and respectful approach to problem-solving.
  • You excel at keeping track of details and carrying a project past the finish line, owning the process from beginning to end.
  • You thrive in a team-oriented, multi-cultural, multi-generational environment.
  • You have 3-5 years of experience coordinating projects or managing events, conferences, or trainings.
  • You have a commitment to centering racial equity and justice in your work and an understanding of domestic and global anti-hunger/anti-poverty systems.
  • You have experience with Microsoft Office applications and cloud-based platforms (e.g., Salesforce, Box, Smartsheet, Trello) and love creating systems to keep project resources organized and avoid re-creating the wheel.
  • You demonstrate strong time management skills and can plan ahead, set priorities, and deliver on projects independently.
  • You successfully communicate with diverse stakeholders in person, on the phone, in writing, and via video call.
  • You have earned an Associate degree (or higher).

WHAT YOU'LL DO

As Learning Coordinator, you will serve as the project manager and event planner for Fellowship program trainings, retreats and monthly virtual learning events, taking responsibility for coordinating, implementing, and evaluating the learning opportunities, and handling all event logistics.

You will also coordinate the use of the learning tools and platforms used by the Hunger Center, serving as an onsite administrative expert in the online learning management system and running the 360 Degree Evaluations process/platform.

To be specific, you will:

  • Develop event project plans and oversee timelines, tasks, and roles and responsibilities for staff and external consultants for all learning events, collaborating with program managers and design consultant to finalize the agenda, identify and invite potential speakers/trainers, and produce all event materials.
  • Handle all event logistics, including securing event space and lodging, coordinating event meals and catering, and proving all necessary “day of” event management, including managing all technology needs required for in-person and virtual sessions.
  • Design and manage evaluations of the learning events, producing evaluation summaries, leading after-action reviews, and proposing modifications for future events.
  • Facilitate the 360 Degree Assessment process for fellowship participants, including vendor management, administrative implementation, coordination with program staff, fellows, and trainers.
  • Manage use of the online learning management system, handling the vendor relationship, serving as primary administrative user and in-house expert and uploading materials.
  • Coordinate and document the annual training/ learning event calendar across the leadership development programs capturing event timelines and opportunities for cross-program collaboration.
  • Support the development, documentation and implementation of curriculum – and associated materials and modules - related to the Hunger Center Leadership Capabilities, Domestic & International Food Security; and Racial Equity & Power/Privilege.

Compensation & LOCATION

This is a full-time, exempt position based in Washington, DC. (We are remote for now, but plan to return to the office two days a week in September.)

The salary range for Coordinator roles starts at $50,000, with exact salary depending on experience.

The Hunger Center provides an attractive benefits package that includes employer-paid health, dental, life and disability insurance, a retirement plan that includes a 4% employer match contribution, and a generous paid-time-off policy, including a one-week organization-wide vacation at the end of each calendar year.

To be considered, please apply through the webform linked above. People of color, women, people with disabilities, Veterans, LGBTQ people, returning citizens, and gender non-conforming people are strongly encouraged to apply. The Hunger Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Applications will be accepted until our ideal candidate is identified. Candidates are encouraged to apply promptly, as the review of applications will begin immediately. Only applications submitted via the link above will be considered; all other inquiries about the position should be directed to [email protected]r.org. No phone calls, please.

This opening was posted on August 2, 2021