Senior Managers, Policy

12 Oct, 2021


Senior Managers, Policy

Share our Strength
Washington, DC

Since 1984, Share Our Strength® has led the fight against hunger and poverty by inspiring and organizing individuals and businesses to share their strengths. Today, through the No Kid Hungry and Cooking Matters campaigns, Share Our Strength is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need. No child should go hungry in America – we’re on our way to making that a reality and we want you to join us. We’re bold, creative, always open to new ideas, and 100% dedicated to our mission. If that sounds like you, we’d like you to consider becoming part of our team.

The Senior Policy Managers will be responsible for identifying opportunities for federal, state, and local level policy change that increase access to the federal nutrition programs and address hunger and poverty. The Senior Policy Managers will help to lead the development and articulation of the organization’s anti-hunger/poverty policy priorities and provide key analysis and support needed to pursue those including: developing policy reports and resources; providing technical assistance and policy expertise to partner organizations; identifying policy trends; and tracking current legislation and policy changes to identify best practices.

These two roles are preferably based in Washington, DC, but could be fully remote for the right candidates. Range for offers: $84,000-$91,900.


<p “margin-left:=”” 200px”=””>DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Shape existing and develop new policy priorities based on evidence, data, and equity principles.
  • Analyze and draft federal, state and/or local legislation, regulations, and other policies intended to expand participation in the federal nutrition and other anti-poverty programs.
  • Develop resources to support federal and state nutrition and anti-poverty legislation efforts and share best practices including sample legislative language, case studies, testimony, bill summaries, comment letters, briefs and impact reports.
  • Analyze and synthesize research and data used to support policy change in partnership with Research and Data team staff.
  • Provide technical assistance and policy expertise to No Kid Hungry campaigns and other public and private partners that are pursuing state or local legislation.
  • Participate in coalitions and meetings with advocates, lawmakers, government officials, and other stakeholders to pursue Share Our Strength’s federal and state policy priorities.
  • Work with the Advocacy team led by the Director of Government Relations and Advocacy to ensure that resources and technical assistance align with organizational policy goals and priorities.
  • Partner with colleagues to support Share Our Strength’s work to be an inclusive organization that advances equity, and ensuring this value is embedded in the organization and throughout our work.

<p “margin-left:=”” 240px”=””> <p “margin-left:=”” 240px”=””>QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5-8 years’ work experience with a focus on anti-poverty and/or anti-hunger/nutrition policy, research, or advocacy.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of state or federal level policy; experience working on social policy issues preferred.
  • Knowledge of nutrition programs or other anti-poverty programs, especially SNAP, preferred.
  • Ability to use and synthesize data and research for policy analysis and advocacy.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills, including the ability to identify and work through challenges, underscored by strong judgment and emotional intelligence.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently on multi-step, detail-oriented projects in a fluid environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including experience presenting to high-level audiences.
  • Demonstrated interest in anti-hunger and anti-poverty issues.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently.


At Share Our Strength, we value an individual’s diversity of backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives. A hallmark of our history, culture and values has been the organization’s desire to bring together motivated, intelligent, and talented people to work together to find and implement solutions to end hunger and poverty in the U.S. and abroad. We each come to Share Our Strength with a unique background, but together we form a team that yields amazing results. This shared value of encouraging and embracing diversity in our organization fosters a workplace and culture that is highlighted for its innovation, open expression of ideas, and collaboration. With a strong shared commitment to the organization’s mission, and a unique blend of individual strengths, we are all working toward ensuring that every individual can live a healthy and productive life.

All shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email from,, or – please monitor all of your email folders for messages from those domains!

Recruitment Scam Warning

Unauthorized individuals claiming to work for Share Our Strength (or No Kid Hungry, Cooking Matters, or Community Wealth Partners) have extended fake, and often unsolicited, employment offers to individuals. These scams use legitimate job boards, networks, and social media platforms and may use an unauthorized Share Our Strength, No Kid Hungry, Cooking Matters, or Community Wealth Partners logo, employee name, and/or title.


Share Our Strength does not extend offers of employment without application to positions on our careers website or without interviews. Share Our Strength posts all career opportunities (contract, full- and part-time roles, Youth Ambassadors, internships) on our careers page and on recognized industry-specific websites, including LinkedIn, Idealist, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Handshake, and a few others. Offers of employment from Share Our Strength (or No Kid Hungry, Cooking Matters, or Community Wealth Partners) never come from free or personal email domains (,, etc.). Share Our Strength does not require individuals to release personal data—personal contacts, social security number, tax documents, or banking information—early in the interview process. Share Our Strength will never request financial information for an applicant to secure a job as an employee or a contractor.


If you’re unexpectedly offered a position with Share Our Strength, No Kid Hungry, Cooking Matters, or Community Wealth Partners that raises a red flag:

  • Verify the legitimacy of a job by visiting our Careers page.
  • Report that suspicious job ad or email; contact and include as much detail as possible.
  • DO NOT SHARE personal information until you have verified that the offer/position is legitimate.


COVID-19 Vaccination Policy


Share Our Strength is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our staff. In order to maintain this safe workplace, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families; our partners and visitors; and the community at large. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.


Except as set forth below in the section titled “Exemptions,” all Employees (which, only for purposes of this policy, include full and part-time regular staff, AmeriCorps, temporary employees, and interns) must be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. An individual is considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after receipt of the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (e.g., Pfizer, Moderna) or two weeks after receipt of a one-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson). Share Our Strength may also require that employees receive any booster shots ultimately recommended by health authorities.


Employees will be notified by HR as to the timeframe(s) for having the vaccine(s) administered. Only vaccines that have received an Emergency Use Authorization or have been fully approved by the FDA or World Health Organization shall qualify. COVID-19 vaccinations are generally available free of charge, regardless of whether an individual has health insurance or not. Share Our Strength can provide informational resources where Employees without insurance may receive the vaccine at no charge.

All Employees will be paid for time taken to receive vaccinations. Employees are to work with their managers to schedule appropriate time to comply with this policy. Before the stated deadlines to be vaccinated, Employees must provide proof of vaccination or have been approved for an exemption pursuant to the section below. For virtually all Employees, documentation will consist of the Employee’s vaccination card. If other documentation is used, it should only include proof of vaccination and not other medical or genetic information (e.g., family medical history).

If an Employee is unable to provide proof of vaccination or a reasonable accommodation cannot be provided, the Employee may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.


Employees in need of an exemption from this policy due to a medical reason or because of a sincerely held religious belief must submit a completed Request for Accommodation form to HR. Employees who plan to request an exemption as a reasonable accommodation should submit the Request for Accommodation form at least ten days before the stated deadline to be vaccinated in order to avoid becoming non-complaint with this policy. Share Our Strength will assess whether such Employees are eligible for a reasonable accommodation in accordance with the Organization’s policy as well as federal, state, and local law. Share Our Strength will also keep any medical information obtained in connection with a request for a reasonable accommodation confidential in accordance with, and to the extent required by, applicable law, regulations and guidance.

Additional Information

This policy is an essential component of Share Our Strength’s overall strategy and commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy is designed for use together with, and not as a substitute for, other measures to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace. Additional information regarding the Organization’s COVID-19-related health and safety policies and procedures can be found on StrengthNet.

This policy will remain in effect until further notice. The Organization reserves the right to modify this policy at any time in its sole discretion. Please direct any questions regarding this policy to HR.

Job posted: 2021-10-12