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Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

Sr. Manager Federal Programs

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee


Job Summary

What you’ll do: Senior Manager of Federal Programs serves as key liaison to Senior Director, Community Impact on all matters pertaining to federal programs. Oversees team that executes all aspects of federal programs. Primary responsibilities include program integrity and administrative workflow of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) At Risk Afterschool Meal Program, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This position supports and fosters our deep commitment to diversity and inclusion, which is the foundation for creating a culture of belonging for all personnel.

Job Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

• Manages and directs five federal programs to include timely & accurate application submission, staff training & monitoring, accurate recordkeeping, adherence to program rules, audit participation, and submission of monthly claims & reports.

• Ensures required caseload for CSFP is met, increasing numbers of partners are trained in SNAP outreach, and manages TEFAP allocation & bonus requests.

• Executes day-to-day operation of any given federal program as needed.

When & Where:

• Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm. Occasional evenings and/or weekends may be required for meetings or special events. Occasional duties may be necessary, as well as responding to issues, outside of normal working hours (e.g., disaster response, community events, etc.).

• Travel: Occasional daytime travel required, up to 15% of work week within the local service area. Current driver’s license with copy of current auto insurance and acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) results required.

• Flexibility: our flexible work program is a strategic tool to achieve organizational goals, empower employees to do their best work and foster engagement by supporting high performance, business continuity as well as wellbeing and work-life-balance. WorkFlex arrangements are complex, specific to individuals and roles and include the following options: alternative schedule, compressed week, reduced/ part-time, job sharing, remote day and telecommuting.

• Essential business/ first responder: In instances of a federal, state or locally declared emergency, Second Harvest is typically considered an essential business service and emergency responder. All employees may be required to perform regular or emergent duties on-site. Employee safety is balanced with business and community necessity. Some positions are more likely to be required onsite than others.

• Responsible for team of five and directly supervises two: Federal Programs Manager and Client Outreach Manager.

• Maintains a strong service orientation in responding to the needs of all partners in our service area.

• Represents Second Harvest to various audiences including individual and corporate donors, volunteers, peer non-profits, as well as community groups and meetings.


Is this you?

• Education: Associate degree required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

• Experience: 2+ years of related experience and/or training required.

• Skills & Capabilities: Demonstrated knowledge of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) At Risk Afterschool Meal Program, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program guidelines and requirements.

• Job Family Competencies: Coaching and developing others. Result orientation and execution. Quality improvement. Project Management.

• Other requirements: our pre-hire process requires acceptable results from the following: professional reference feedback, criminal background, Motor Vehicle Record and a pre-employment drug test. Current Driver’s License and automobile insurance are also required. Criminal backgrounds are evaluated on a case-by-case basis considering several factors (timing, frequency, severity and job relation).

Additional Information


What Second Harvest has to offer:

Work with a purpose: As one of middle Tennessee’s largest nonprofits, our local hunger relief work is uniquely rewarding, hands on and solutions oriented. We are innovative, mission-focused, diverse, collaborative, values-driven and focused on results. A career with Second Harvest ensures that you not only earn a paycheck, but also help your local community through meaningful work. If you are passionate about serving your neighbors in need and are committed to our mission of ending hunger, we invite you to join our 120+ person team in the fight against hunger, as we work to achieve our vision of a hunger free community.

Award winning workplace: we are a best-in-class workplace because we are passionate and people focused – we listen, respect, care and challenge each other, so that our neighbors can count on us. Our employees have identified us among The Tennessean’s Top Workplaces eight times based solely on employee surveys and feedback. We are invested in our team and offer frequent whole-person wellness opportunities through our Harvest Wellbeing Program. We focus on staff physical and mental health, financial empowerment, personal and professional development as well as social and community engagement. There is ample opportunity to be engaged, have work-life-balance and grow with Second Harvest.

Compensation & Benefits: Second Harvest is proud to offer rich and affordable total compensation packages. Total compensation for full-time employment includes many benefits, in addition to base pay. The paid days off policies include: 10 holidays, 15 vacation, 12 sick and personal time, as required by law. Traditional benefits offered include medical (employee-only coverage paid 100% by employer) dental and vision. Additional available benefits include annual bonus potential, annual performance reviews with potential merit pay increases, flexible work, retirement (with a generous employer match), disability insurance (short and longterm), life insurance as well as long-term care insurance.

DEIB & Equal Employment Opportunity: we celebrate and value diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We are intentionally working to diversify our team so that our employees reflect the diverse communities that we serve. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply! Our goal is to attract, develop, retain and promote a talented and diverse workforce in a culture where all employees will contribute to their fullest potential. We provide equal employment to all applicants and employees regardless of race, religion, color, gender, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or other legally protected characteristics.

How to Apply

Think this sounds like a role and workplace where you would thrive? Apply now!

You can express interest in joining our team, in any of the following ways:

1. Online: employment application on our website: s Resume and cover letter can be uploaded with applications on the website as well.

2. Email: Resume and cover letter can be sent to our Human Resources team at

3. In person: applications can be completed by visiting us on-site at any of our distribution centers, locations can be found on our website:

Thanks for your interest in working for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee – we love it here and think you will too!


  • Date Posted: April 14, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Start Date: 04/28/2022
  • Working Hours: M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm