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Manager of Workforce Development  

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 We are so proud to offer an amazing progressive benefit program and highly competitive compensation with Medical & Dental benefits starting Day 1* 401K with a match and an escalating % of contribution. Paid time off & holidays that are exceptional. Free onsite parking in a large lot with an urban garden, a spot for a quick renew. A complimentary shuttle to and from the metro, free beverages and water, company sponsored events, casual work environment *professional development both vertically & horizontally. Volunteer opportunities.

It is an exciting time at the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) as we continue to undertake our mission. We know that creating long term solutions to food security requires more than meals. It requires education, training, and collaboration. 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 CAFB 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. The Manager of Workforce Development will be the subject matter expert for the Capital Area Food Bank’s (CAFB) training and workforce development projects. The Manager will be involved in every aspect of building these pilots – identifying new partnerships, operationalizing the intervention, creating structure and protocols to guide workflows, designing interventions, and work with external consultants to evaluate impact and track performance. Ideal candidates have a working knowledge of federal, state, and local Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) rules and regulations. Candidates understand workforce development infrastructure, business model and outcome measurements. Preferred candidates have experience with direct client case management or the tasks and duties involved with direct services.

Position Requirements

Position Requirements/Essential Functions: 

Project Management – 35%

  • 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 fellows/ interns/ volunteers as necessary  
  • Document best practices in operations, programmatic implementation, evaluation methods to update funder and share with Feeding America network 
  • Use business models and KPI’s to engage potential partners/support alignment of goals
  • Cultivate new partnerships by representing the CAFB in meetings, conferences, and other outreach events
  • Develop presentations for workforce development organizations, government agencies, donors

Project Implementation – 30%

  • Lead the design and implementation of new food distribution programs within workforce & job training 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 stage of life, dietary 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 

Evaluation – 20%

  • Align workforce goals and outcomes with industry standards to include DHS TANF benchmarks and contract structure
  • Align outcome strategies with local government/county, state or federal strategies
  • 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, workforce and poverty alleviation areas of study

Communication - 15%

  • 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


  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred/ commiserate 5 years’ experience in Workforce Development
  • At least 5 years’ experience with project planning and management and demonstrated experience with operational planning, budgeting, implementation, and evaluation
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office programs 
  • 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
  • Sensitivity working with diverse populations 
  • A strong commitment to racial equity
  • Able to navigate the DC metro area by car and/or metro, travel in underserved communities 
  • Per the DC Gov Mandate candidates must be fully vaccinated 

Other Skills, Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge local, state and federal workforce development programs
  • Strong detail orientation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Requires standing, sitting, typing, travel to sites for meetings and site visits

Physical Demands/Working Conditions –

The physical demands and working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sitting: over 2/3 percent of the time
  • Keyboarding: over 2/3 percent of the time
  • Driving: under 1/3 percent of the time
  • Lifting: ability to lift 30 lbs.
  • As required by the duties and responsibilities of the position.
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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