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Cross Regional Specialist, Afterschool & Summer Meals  

Reports to: Director, Family Government Nutrition Programs  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-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 Cross Regional Afterschool and Summer Meals Specialist will play a critical role in achieving the mission of the CAFB to create access to good, healthy food in every community. This position will support the work of the ASM team through the administration of federal child nutrition programs; working with the regional Maryland, DC and Virginia Afterschool & Summer Meals Coordinators & Specialists to schedule and oversee completion of site reviews and continuity of materials such as trainings, SOPs, and guidelines across regions; Ensuring that the master site review schedule meets federal compliance requirements, that all are completed in a timely manner, and will record and review completed site review paperwork; Supporting the development of a cross regional ASM partner site outreach and expansion initiative, including identifying key partner sites, qualities, and locations, and conducting outreach to strategically expand ASM program.

Essential Functions:

Program Administration- 50%

  • Creates and monitors master site review schedule for MD, DC and VA

  • Conducts federally required site visits as needed for program compliance and delegates visits to regional coordinators

  • Provides practical and technical support to sites in-person, by phone, and email.

  • Coordinates with other regional Afterschool and Summer Meals Coordinators & Specialists on tasks as assigned and determines best practices to improve the child nutrition programs

  • Oversees development and upkeep of team SOP documents

  • Develops tools to streamline practices and organization across regions

Community-based Site Management- 50%

  • Strengthens relationships with sites by providing onsite support during site visits, or referring questions to the appropriate regional staff

  • Plans and co-leads support trainings for Link2Feed, our client intake software, as needed

  • Determines best practices for ASM team outreach and program impact

  • Supports the development of ASM team outreach strategy and process

  • Builds relationships with community partners to expand reach of ASM team


  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Position Requirements
  • At least AA degree +1-3 years of work experience in a related field

  • Must have reliable transportation


Other Skills, Abilities:

  • Knowledge of DMV community and federal nutrition programs strongly preferred

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work professionally with a diverse constituent base

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks

  • Presents a professional appearance and demeanor

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Requires standing, sitting, typing, and driving


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
  • As required by the duties and responsibilities of the position.


  • This role reports to the Director, Family Government Nutrition Programs


  • Normal working hours are 9am to 5pm Monday - Friday
  • Hybrid schedule available


  • Compensation is $52,000 to $58,000 annually

NOTE: Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

WE OFFER: At Capital Area Food Bank, we understand that great people make a great organization. We value our people and offer employees a broad range of benefits including competitive compensation and benefits, free onsite parking, complimentary shuttle to metro, professional development, growth, and volunteer opportunities, fun work in a diverse environment

Application Process:

  • Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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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