Colorado Nonprofit Association
Food Systems Program Manager
About Lifespan Local
Lifespan Local’s mission is to cultivate community well-being through partnerships with local residents and community champions. We are a fast-moving, innovative, community-driven organization supporting the health and well-being of the Southwest Denver community through our cross-sector programs and projects. Lifespan also leads the Southwest Food Coalition; a group of residents and agencies working together to address food insecurity and improve food systems.
Lifespan Local was awarded the Healthy Food for Denver’s Kids (HFDK) grant to increase healthy and culturally relevant food access, nutrition education,
and benefits enrollment for families with children ages birth to five in Southwest Denver (SWD) neighborhoods.
The Program Manager will be responsible for contributing to Lifespan’s growing food program and managing the HFDK grant, ensuring all grant
deliverables and action plans are successfully met. This includes program implementation, grant management, and partner relationship building and maintenance.
Essential Job Functions
- Oversee the work of four HFDK subcontractors that provide benefits enrollment, nutrition education, food boxes, and community outreach to SWD.
- Coordinate weekly food distributions for partner sites in a warehouse setting.
- Implement community outreach strategies to increase food access and to gather feedback to improve services.
- Write and format reports for internal and external communication.
- Manage the grant budget and spending strategy with Program Director.
- Prepare monthly invoices and track all program expenses and documentation.
- Manage grant specific data tracking efforts in a timely and accurate manner.
- Manage partnerships with local schools, childcare sites, Family, Friend, and Neighbor networks, and Early Childhood Education Providers.
- Collaborate with new and existing partner agencies and residents to address food access needs.
- Contribute expertise to the various projects of the Lifespan Food Program.
- Support efforts of the Southwest Food Coalition
- Other duties, as assigned.
Education and Skills Requirements
- Bachelor’s Degree or High School Diploma plus 2‐5 years’ experience in program management, public health, and/or community-based work.
- A strengths‐based and person centered approach to community-based work.
- Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills.
- Ability and desire to connect with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Bilingual preferred, Spanish.
- Discretion and confidentiality when dealing with sensitive matters.
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
- A proactive approach to problem‐solving with strong decision‐making skills.
- Innovative thinker, results‐driven, energetic, dedicated, and diplomatic.
- Collaboration skills and team‐building expertise.
- Strong project management, organizational, and time management skills.
- In‐depth understanding of entire MS Office suite.
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
- Ability to organize a daily workload by priorities.
- Valid drivers license and clean driving record.
Typical Physical Demands
Required sitting, standing, bending, and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office
machines such as computers, fax machines, the telephone and other office equipment. Use of pallet jack and warehouse equipment to sort and distribute
May require occasional evening or weekend hours. Requires working in a warehouse setting and delivering resources to food partners with Lifespan’s