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Manager of Healthcare Partnerships and Pilot Innovations 

Reports to: Sr. Director of Food, Policy & Impact  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Capital Area Food Bank - DC  
About the Organization It is an exciting time at the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) as we continue to undertake our mission of providing good, nutritious food today and food to enable brighter futures. On an annual basis CAFB distributes about 40 million meals worth of food through a network of hundreds of partners across the DMV. We know that creating long term solutions to food security requires more than meals. It requires education, training, and collaboration across the public, private and social service ecosystems. We are seeking people with strong ideas and a passion to come together to address the complex interrelated issues of food security, poverty, and equity. We are expanding in multiple ways: providing food for today and addressing the root causes of hunger by partnering with organizations that provide critical services like job training programs, health care and education. Food has the power to transform lives and move everyone forward. Find out how on our website at Let us discuss how food is at the center of everyone's healthy life!


The Capital Area Food Bank has entered a new stage of our work where, in partnership, we test a variety of pilot projects to see what service “bundles” make the largest impact, and scale those that are most effective. This position will work closely with the Sr. Director of Food, Policy and Impact to develop, implement and evaluate interventions that couple healthy food with healthcare interventions. The Manager of Healthcare Partnerships and Pilot Innovations will be involved in every aspect of building these pilots – identifying new partnerships, operationalizing the intervention, building internal teams, tracking budgets, and working with an evaluation team to measure the impact of each pilot.

We are seeking a leader who has experience working within healthcare. In partnership with the Sr. Director of Food, Policy and Impact, this person will take lead on our healthcare partnerships. This role will require a professional well-versed in-service delivery in a clinical environment including familiarity with the language, data systems, and dietary needs across a spectrum of diet related illnesses. Ideal candidates are familiar with Food Is Medicine innovations nationally and are ready to contribute CAFB’s local body of research to this effort.



  • Support all aspects of the development and implementation of pilot activities 
  • Manage and track spending in line with budget allocations 
  • Play a coordination role between CAFB staff and pilot partners in implementation of pilots 
  • Supervise and manage the Healthcare & Workforce Pilots Specialist as well as fellows/ interns/ volunteers as necessary  
  • Document best practices in operations, programmatic implementation, evaluation methods to update funder and share with Feeding America network 
  • Support cultivation of new partnerships which will integrate new models of grocery distribution/delivery based on partner needs  

Clinical Expertise:

  • Be able to apply clinical knowledge/ expertise to inform the planning, design, launch and evaluation of food pharmacy programs


  • Lead the design and implementation of new food distribution programs within healthcare settings
  • Work with Food Resources Team, CAFB Dietitian and Sr. Director of Food, Policy and Impact to ensure grocery/food menus meets the specific needs of population served through pilots including foods that address specific diet related disease, stage of life and cultural needs
  • Oversee the implementation of pilot initiatives which involves oversight and coordination with various teams including (but not limited to): Food Resources for the selection and procurement of foods, Operations for the receipt, warehousing, and delivery schedule of foods, and Volunteers for the box packing 


  • Work in collaboration with multiple teams across the CAFB and oversee development of educational materials and resources for a variety of audiences
  • Work with marketing and communications team of the CAFB to speak to success and impact of programs through one pagers, blogs, social media and other vehicles
  • Coordinate meetings to explore or establish partnerships as well as maintain and nourish relationships with long-standing partners


  • Work in partnership with leadership team and external evaluation consultants to support the creation of logic models, performance measures, measurement tools and communication tools to track a variety of outcomes for each pilot project 
  • Research best practices in Food+ areas of focus, including but not limited to, healthcare and poverty alleviation areas of study
Position Requirements


  • Per DC Governemnt mandate the candidate must be fully vaccinated 
  • Master’s degree in public health, nutrition or related field required; Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential, Registered Nurse or background/ work experience in a clinical healthcare setting strongly preferred
  • At least 3-5 years’ work experience, with at least 1-2 years’ experience supervising full-time staff
  • At least 3 years’ experience with project planning and management and demonstrated experience with operational planning, budgeting, implementation, and evaluation of health-focused initiatives especially preferred    
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills 
  • Experience and competency with various data management systems 
  • Ability to prioritize, troubleshoot, and meet tight deadlines 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office programs 
  • Sensitivity working with diverse populations 
  • Strong commitment to social justice 
  • Experience working on food access/ security initiatives and addressing the root causes of health inequities in historically disadvantaged and underserved communities
  • A strong commitment to health and racial equity
  • Able to navigate the DC metro area by car and/or metro; travel in underserved communities 


  • Experience in the development of Internal Review Board Protocols in the healthcare field 
  • Experience with Medicaid or Medicare administration  
  • Experience using social media to engage audiences on social causes a plus
  • Experience developing, leading, and evaluating community-based programming
  • Experience working in multicultural settings with diverse populations   
  • Experience working with diverse audiences  


  • Physical activities involve sitting for 80% of the workday
  • Ability to lift food boxes weighing up to 25 lbs. 
  • Occasionally lifts office supplies up to 20 pounds 


  • Temporarily working hybrid, currently working in the office once a week or as program requires
  • Ability to travel to sites, as needed, throughout the metropolitan area 
  • Some work may take place in our warehouse distribution center, or at our partner agencies
EOE Statement Capital Area Food Bank welcomes and supports a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and for all our employees. CAFB makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, educational status, unemployment status, place of residence or business, source of income, reproductive health decision making or any other characteristic protected by law. Additionally, harassment or discrimination based on these characteristics will not be tolerated at CAFB. To perform the essential functions of this position, reasonable accommodations are available to qualified individuals with disabilities.  

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