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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.

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.

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]. No phone calls, please.

This opening was posted on August 2, 2021

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

Fall Internships

The PositionS

The Hunger Center is currently accepting applications for the following internship positions (this list will be kept up-to-date to reflect open positions):

  • Domestic Program Intern – Intern will support the Emerson Program team with Mid-Field Training planning and implementation, assisting with policy site recruitment, providing communications support, and overall programmatic support. Tasks may be added or removed based on program needs.
  • International Program Intern – Intern will support the Leland Program team with 11th class orientation planning and delivery, Support completion and deployment of 11th class Leland Fellows’ food security curriculum, providing communications support, and overall programmatic support. Tasks may be added or removed based on program needs.
  • Development Intern – The Fall 2021 Development Intern will work with the Hunger Center’s Development team on implementing its fundraising strategy for the first quarter of the new fiscal year and the 2021 End of Year Giving Campaign. This role will involve assisting with fundraising outreach through written and verbal communication to the Hunger Center’s donor base, assisting in event planning logistics for the Hunger Center’s Fall donor appreciation reception, and designing email and social media fundraising messages for our year end fundraising campaign.

Please note that all internships are remote-friendly with the option of in-person up to two times a week.

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 July 1st, 2020. Once an assignment is confirmed, an internship plan will be created. College credit may be available.

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 August and December. A stipend of up to $1,500.00 will be provided to each intern, payable at the start and end of the internship.

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 reviewed on a rolling basis as of Thursday, August 5; applicants are encouraged to apply promptly. List of available positions will be updated as they are filled.

This opening was originally posted on August 6, 2021