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Program Manager and Community Liaison, National Contact
Who We Are
Hispanic Federation (HF) is the nation’s premier Latino nonprofit membership organization. Founded in
1990, HF supports Hispanic families and strengthens Latino institutions through grant making and direct
services in the areas of education, health, immigration, civic engagement, economic empowerment and
the environment. Values that drive our work include equality, fairness, diversity, and empathy.
Hispanic Federation was selected as one of 15 organizations to participate in the Food Workers Relief
(FFWR) Grant Program sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture. Hispanic Federation
will be working with 39 of its partner organizations to distribute the payments to frontline farmworkers
and meatpacking workers. Including the FFWR grant, Hispanic Federation is on track to provide more
than $75 million in COVID-19 related relief, working with over 400 nonprofits in 41 states, Puerto Rico,
the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia.
Who We Seek
Hispanic Federation seeks a Program Manager and Community Liaison to work closely with diverse
community-based organizations serving farmworkers and meatpacking workers. The Program Manager
will serve as the point of contact for CBOs receiving grants from HF to execute community outreach. The
Program Manager will ensure compliance with government regulations and proper execution of
program deliverables for granted organizations.
The successful candidate will have experience with community outreach and understand the needs of
CBOs working in rural areas within the United States, and more specifically in regions where HF is
operational. The candidate must possess a strong attention to detail, have experience with reporting
and providing clean and usable data for grantmaking.
The position is funded for the duration of the FFWR Grant Program, approximately December 2024.
Position Location: New York City, Chicago, Illinois
Reports to: National Director for Economic Mobility
Job Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide exceptional customer service to CBO partners. Build and maintain mutually trusting
relationships with and among partners including community organizations, businesses, etc.
that are critical to a successful program implementation.
• Serve as the main point of contact for subgrantee community-based organizations,
providing support as CBOs work to complete their grant deliverables and ensuring they are
on track to meet all outreach goal.
• Support CBO team members executing farmworker and meat plant worker outreach;
provide training, peer learning groups, application learnings and technical assistance as
needed and support members with questions around best practices; audit intakes and
provide feedback on procedures.
• Review applications submitted by subgrantees to ensure completeness and accuracy,
provide feedback on incomplete or incorrect applications.
• Track and manage data provided by subgrantees, request additional information as needed.
• Drafting reports summarizing project results for local markets including opportunities,
challenges, and progress.
• Develop and enhance processes and procedures to effectively manage daily operations
including internal and external user guides/resource manual.
• Support on-boarding of new staff from CBOs working on the program
• Collaborate with other program managers/community liaison to share, learn about, and
collect locally relevant content that improves the program.
• Support senior leadership in measuring local CBO engagement, developing strategies to
achieve the program’s goals.
• Work across the program to identify data collection gaps and client’ stories for the impact
report. Support research and evaluation efforts tied to identify investment impact.
• Support programmatic and organizational tasks as requested
Required Skills and Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five (5) years of experience overseeing programs and
not-for-profit operations, community organizing, and/or community outreach.
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively – managing expectations across
• Ability to manage data and set reporting parameters to demonstrate program efficacy.
• Be results-oriented with high energy and exhibit an exceptional ability to work well both
independently and with others.
• Ability to work on nights and weekends.
• A willingness to travel is required, having a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive is
• Self-starter with ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and adapt to evolving situations.
• Ability to work well with a diverse group of staff and volunteers.
• Excellent, well-developed verbal and writing skills are essential.
• Strong commitment to Hispanic Federation’s mission and core values.
• Bilingual in English and Spanish. Writing skills in Spanish preferred.
• Project management experience desired
• Represents the Hispanic Federation and its programs in a positive manner to both internal
and external contacts.
Position salary starting at $55,000 and salary is and is commensurate with experience. Compensation
comes with a robust benefits package with a fully subsidized medical, dental, vision insurance after 2
months, 403(B) retirement plans with a company match after 6 months, and access to flexible spending
and pre-tax commuter benefits.
First year employees of the Hispanic Federation receive a PTO package with 15 days designated for
vacation, 4 Personal Days, and 8 Sick Days annually.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:
HF will adhere to all local, state, and federal vaccine requirements. HF requires vaccination against
COVID-19 for all employees. Reasonable Accommodations based on a qualifying disability, medical
necessity or sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable law will be considered upon
Please email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with “Program Manager and
Community Liaison” in the subject line. No telephone calls, and only selected candidates will be
This is a full-time position based in our Chicago or New York City Office and will be required to report to
the office on a consistent basis. The position may require travel to partner sites around the United
States to visit partner organizations.
Hispanic Federation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against actual or
perceived race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, creed, disability,
marital status, sexual orientation and/or other protected categories
Job posted: 2023-08-29