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Director of Anti-Hunger Initiatives / YMCA of Middle Tennessee

Please apply online before June 14, 2019

TITLE: Director of Anti-Hunger Initiatives
DEPT: School Age Services CENTER: Youth Development

Position Summary: Consistent with the Christian mission and vision of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, under the direction of Vice President of School Age Services, the Director of Anti-Hunger Initiatives is responsible for the strategic vision and implementation of anti-hunger initiatives. S/he must be able to cast the vision of anti-hunger initiatives, garner internal and external buy-in; lead strategic initiatives across department, and build capacity for implementing programs with fidelity.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Support the YMCA mission and models the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
• Models and puts into practice behavior that supports inclusion and diversity
• Provide leadership, implementation and direction of the Anti-Hunger Initiatives of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee
• Provide direct supervision of Food Program Coordinator and Food Program Assistant
• Work collaboratively with site staff, administrative staff, families, and children to ensure anti-hunger programming is implemented in accordance with the Y’s standards; assist with the coordination, training, and monitoring of staff to align to departmental goals
• Maintain current partners, build new partnerships, and help establish the YMCA as a positive, reputable anti-hunger and healthy living partner within the community
• Actively engage with YUSA Anti-Hunger Initiative programs and represent the YMCA of Middle Tennessee’s anti-hunger work nationally, state-wide and/or locally
• Perform functions of financial administration and programmatic performance evaluation; to include, but not limited to: preparation of timely submission of grant applications and reports, development and adjustment of associated budgets, coordination of budgeted funds among multiple program sites, screening and processing requests for expenditures, and working with Sponsored Programs to ensure the timely application of reimbursement from the grantor
• Ensure compliance with the rules and regulations administered by the grantor; oversee and respond to special audits conducted by grantor within timelines given
• Hire, train, and monitor program staff who implements services and programs to ensure compliance with grantor(s) guidelines
• Help set relevant policies and provide technical support to site staff and administrative staff to ensure all grant requirements are both understood and operationalized across the organization; surface and address issues of risk, non-compliance and pro-actively work with administration to provide strategic interventions
• Responsible for management of vendor relationship; including but not limited to, preparation of bids/proposals, negotiating rates and contracts within required timelines, as well as ongoing communications to ensure quality and compliance

• Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA
• Superior supervisory skills and an enthusiastic personality with the ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers
• Must be highly organized with the ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks and multiple deadlines
• Must have strong attention to detail
• Strong interpersonal/communication skills and the ability to relate to diverse groups of people from all social/economic backgrounds
• Must present a professional image and possess conflict resolution skills, critical thinking, problem solving and demonstrate sound judgment, initiative, versatility, and independent thinking
• Must be highly organized with the ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software programs, as well as the ability to use most office equipment is required
• Minimum 18 years of age
• Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred
• Must possess knowledge and experience with federally funded anti-hunger initiatives (i.e., CACFP, SFSP)

Certifications Required:
• Before start of 1st shift: New Hire Orientation training
• Within 30 days of hire: CPR/First Aid/AED
• Within 60 days of hire: Listen First Training
• Within 1st week of hire: Complete Fun Company on-boarding training

Information Security and Sensitivity Conditions:
• This position requires elevated security permissions (administrative) to one or more systems which store or maintain sensitive and/or confidential information
• This position requires access to sensitive and confidential information
• All system activity performed by individuals working in this position is subject to periodic system audits
• This position may be subject to privileged information such as organization changes, staffing changes, security events or other sensitive communications and is expected to keep sensitive or confidential information protected and private.
• Failure to comply with any security and/or sensitivity related duties as defined in this section will result in disciplinary action which may include termination

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand; walk on uneven surfaces; sit; handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. The employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level is usually minimal to moderate.