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Manager, Government Affairs (Washington DC/Hybrid)

Feeding America
Washington, DC
  • Expired: March 10, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.

Work. Serve. Thrive.

Imagine a place where your talent can make a meaningful difference in peoples' lives. Working at Feeding America is a uniquely rewarding experience in which our employees work together as vital parts of a much larger mission. We are innovative, mission-focused, diverse, collaborative, values-driven and focused on results.

Feeding America is the nation's second largest charity and the leading domestic hunger-relief charity in the United States. Our mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.

Learn more about Feeding America here.

This position is based out of Feeding America's Washington DC office location. At Feeding America, we believe in offering a flexible work environment. Employees can be in the office an average of 2 days a week (when not travelling for work) and work from home on other days. Employees also have access to a 30-day "work anywhere" program during the course of each calendar year that can be combined with PTO and/or holidays.

The Opportunity

The Manager, Government Affairs will use a wide range of analytic, written, and communications skills to help develop Congressional and Administration support for Feeding America federal priorities through legislative and administrative actions to increase resources for those facing hunger and the Feeding America network. The manager will lobby at the federal level for policy and funding support for ending hunger, including through legislation, federal policies and actions that reduce domestic hunger, with special emphasis on federal nutrition programs. The manager will also work to increase awareness and knowledge of Feeding America as the leading authority on hunger and hunger-related issues. This position requires frequent (20-40%) travel.

Salary Range: $68,000 to $85,000+ Based on Experience


* Work with the Director, Government Affairs and Director, Congressional Relations for strategic legislative direction to lobby committees of jurisdiction in Congress and the Administration to gain support for Feeding America's mission and legislative policy priorities to end hunger.

* Manage and support the development and execution of Feeding America's campaigns to strengthen SNAP, TEFAP, and child nutrition programs, including Farm Bill, Child Nutrition Reauthorization, and annual appropriations bills.

* Manage meetings with members of Congress, Administration officials, coalition partners, and stakeholders to advocate for Feeding America's legislative policy priorities to end hunger.

* Lobby at the federal level to increase support in Congress and the Administration and federal agencies for policy priorities and funding to address hunger.

* Represent Feeding America at events with Congress, the Administration, legislative forums, speaking engagements, conferences, coalition meetings and similar events and serves as a subject matter expert on the issues facing food insecure households in the United States.

* Plan and execute Congress and Administration briefings, webinars, hearings, and roundtables to increase knowledge and awareness on the issues of food insecurity, federal nutrition programs and Feeding America's legislative policy priorities to end hunger.

* Represent and strengthen Feeding America's external coalition partnerships with organizations that can help strengthen support for addressing hunger, with an emphasis on increasing support among the private sector, food and agriculture industry, and major elected official associations.

* Work in collaboration with Feeding America colleagues to develop resources to support legislative outreach, including one pagers, factsheets, talking points, and additional legislative analysis resources to educate members of Congress, Administration officials, and stakeholders on Feeding America's mission and legislative policy priorities to end hunger.

* Manage and steward relationships and contracts (as relevant) with national and local partners, consultants, and researchers, and represent work at internal and external conferences, meetings, and events.

* Monitor media and research outlets, listservs, and other communication sources for information of relevance to nutrition assistance programs, budget policy, hunger, and poverty and to track legislative trends.

Required Experience and Qualifications:

* Strong understanding of the federal legislative and congressional committee structure.

* 4-5 years of relevant job experience

* Strong preference for candidates that have direct experience with the food bank network or direct experience as congressional staff working on nutrition programs.

* Excellent oral and written communication skills.

* Committed to organizational mission of ending hunger.

Foundational Requirements

* Mission Focused: Demonstrates a commitment to Feeding America's mission through work and action. Is committed to people keep people facing hunger at the center of our work and strives to translate this commitment into action on a daily basis. Willing to advocate for people facing hunger and serve as an ambassador for Feeding America inside and outside of work.

* Embraces Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Demonstrates a personal commitment to valuing different background and life experiences through word and action. Takes personal actions to build an inclusive culture that ensures everyone can fully contribute based on their unique talents, skills and perspectives and feels welcomed and valued. Commits to driving equitable solutions to address root cause issues by incorporating an equity framework in their daily work. Committed to continuous personal EDI development.

Required Leadership Competencies:

* Drives Change: Offers suggestions for improving processes or change plans. Discusses concerns with leadership in a productive manner, then regardless of outcome, embraces changes. Reaches out to key stakeholders to understand their perspectives, overcome resistance, and gain buy-in. Speaks positively about changes and helps others understand how to be successful during times of change.

* Continuously Improves: Develops solutions that incorporate new ideas and best practices from other departments or outside the organization. Leverages continuous improvement tools and mindset when designing and implementing projects and processes. Shares and applies learning from both successful and unsuccessful ideas to inspire creative thinking.

* Inspires, Motivates, and Influences Others: Creates an environment where people feel positive about the organization, colleagues, and the mission. Identifies and recognizes good performance. Shares credit for team accomplishments and sincerely thanks others for their contributions. Influences decisions by presenting a logical and compelling case.

* Operates with Integrity: Builds trust by consistently operating with honesty, openness, and authenticity. Anchors actions and decisions in our mission. Consistently treats others with fairness, dignity, compassion, and respect. Demonstrates courage of convictions while respecting the views of others. Supports organization/department decisions in words and actions. Openly takes responsibility for mistakes, corrects them, and apologizes when appropriate and necessary.

Feeding America recognizes and values diversity. Our goal is to attract, develop, retain, and promote a talented diverse workforce where all employees feel a sense of belonging and contribute to a culture that values differences, ideas, and experiences. We intentionally seek out diverse perspectives and skills on our teams, knowing that it makes us stronger as an organization and better equipped to serve our neighbors in need. We encourage individuals from historically under-represented communities and individuals with lived experience of hunger to apply.

Feeding America


Washington, DC
20599 USA



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