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Feeding America is hiring a
Program Manager, Technology Operations

📍 Chicago, IL

Work. Serve. Thrive.

Imagine a place where your talent can make a meaningful difference in peoples' lives. Working at Feeding America is a uniquely rewarding experience in which our employees work together as vital parts of a much larger mission. We are innovative, mission-focused, diverse, collaborative, values-driven and focused on results.

Feeding America is the nation’s largest charity and the leading domestic hunger-relief charity in the United States. Our mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.

Learn more about Feeding America here.

This position is based out of Feeding America’s Chicago office location. At Feeding America, we believe in offering a flexible work environment. Employees can be in the office an average of 2 days a week (when not travelling for work) and work from home on other days. Employees also have access to a 30-day “work anywhere” program during the course of each calendar year that can be combined with PTO and/or holidays.

The Opportunity

The Program Manager will define, plan, execute, and manage rollout of various technology projects and initiatives according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants to deliver projects according to plan. Projects and initiatives may include new systems development, technical training and/or product training, as well as innovating and improving existing internal systems and processes. Facilitate knowledge transfer through various means, including formal training sessions, documentation development, and overall information organization throughout FANO and our partner network. Provide consulting and operational services to various internal departments to assist teams in meeting defined business goals. Act as a system administrator to many of the tools and applications used by FANO and our partners.

Here at Feeding America national organization, equity is central to our mission and is an integral part of our compensation policies and structures. Historically, systemic racism and sexism in all aspects of our society, including compensation practices, has led to pay inequities that negatively impact people of color, women, and especially women of color. These practices include basing salary offers on previous compensation and negotiating salary offers. As such, we maintain transparent salary ranges and clearly defined practices for how our team, including new hire salary offers, moves through these ranges. You can expect us to offer the best salary up front based on these clearly defined pay practices with little room for negotiation. The salary range listed below represents the starting to mid-point salaries for positions and comparable roles at this level at our organization and candidates should expect to be offered a salary near the starting point of the range that is listed on the job posting. We make exceptions for highly experienced (multiple years of at-level experience) new hires in accordance with our pay practices. Once hired, employees have the opportunity to progress through salary ranges via regular merit increases and step promotions.

Salary Range: $109,000 to $114,000 Based on Experience

Project Management and Process Development
  • Define project scope, objectives and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders while building and growing business relationships vital to the success of the project.
  • Direct and manage project development from beginning to end (develop project plans and associated communication documents, delegate tasks and responsibilities, identify and resolve issues within the project / manage project dependencies, track project milestones and deliverables, deliver progress reports, manage changes in project scope, determine and assess need for additional resources).
  • Define and document key processes to effectively manage applications and systems; identify and define enhancements to existing systems as well as gaps between existing processes and systems and define requirements to align the two.

System Administration and Management
  • Serve as business owner for various collaboration applications and tools, including SharePoint Online, Yammer, Stream on SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and Cisco Webex.
  • Administer and manage Feeding America’s SharePoint Online presence including apps integrated with SharePoint with the goal of continually improving end-user experience and provide support to site owners as needed; chair governance committee to help define and drive policies, approve navigation / taxonomy changes and site creation, and act as overall subject matter expert (SME). Perform search maintenance and optimization for SharePoint Online, including spotlighting key content and developing synonym lists based on usage/search data.
  • Assist with facilitating and maintaining Feeding America’s Yammer community, including defining and documenting processes regarding how content will be created, maintained, and improved, as well as documenting roles and responsibilities.
  • Manage master food bank data for member network and other partners in central CRM tool including process documentation illustrating how data interacts with other systems.
  • Manage account creation processes and inputs into Microsoft Entra ID for new food bank and partner accounts; conduct periodic audits of existing accounts via Azure Account Reviews.
  • Act as SME for all Microsoft 365 apps and provide technical support as needed to FANO staff to assist with understanding and utilization of these resources.

Technical Training and Documentation
  • Develop and maintain Technology new hire program to introduce new employees to common technology tools and applications.
  • Develop resources to facilitate ongoing training of new systems and functionality and manage deployment and maintenance of resources in SharePoint Online. This may include “How To” documentation, quick reference guides, videos, and FAQs; coordinate and present training to staff.
  • Facilitate communications with employees by contributing content to FANO Connection, including FAQs and new features regarding Technology-supported collaboration tools. Continually create effective communications around technical topics and publish content as announcements to share updates or action required items that impact Technology-supported collaboration tools.

Required Technical Competencies and Experience 
  • 5+ years Business Analyst/Project Management experience, with specific experience in defining system design requirements and administering web-based applications as well as managing all aspects of process development and execution.
  • Responsible and motivated individual with an excellent work ethic.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills.
  • Experience with web-based applications, including administration, content management and reporting.
  • Technically competent with various software programs and tools, including Microsoft 365 Suite (such as SharePoint Online, Yammer, Stream on SharePoint, Power Automate, and Microsoft Forms), collaboration platforms (such as Cisco Webex and Microsoft Teams), project management software, CRM systems (such as Salesforce), and ITIL platforms (such as ServiceNow).

Foundational Requirements:
  • Mission Focused – Demonstrates a commitment to Feeding America’s mission through work and action. Is committed to people keep people facing hunger at the center of our work and strives to translate this commitment into action on a daily basis. Willing to advocate for people facing hunger and serve as an ambassador for Feeding America inside and outside of work.
  • Embraces Equity, Diversity and Inclusion – Demonstrates a personal commitment to valuing different background and life experiences through word and action. Takes personal actions to build an inclusive culture that ensures everyone can fully contribute based on their unique talents, skills and perspectives and feels welcomed and valued. Commits to driving equitable solutions to address root cause issues by incorporating an equity framework in their daily work.  Committed to continuous personal EDI development.

Required Leadership Competencies:
  • Communicates Effectively: Conveys clear and effective messages using verbal and written communication within individual, small group, and formal presentation settings. Communicates project/operating priorities and updates to key stakeholder audiences that may include staff, network food bank members, donors, and other groups. Responds positively to requests to share information while maintaining confidentiality of sensitive content. Adjusts message and content based on feedback provided. 
  • Establishes Vision and Crafts Strategy: Develops strategic initiatives and creates a supporting portfolio of projects aligned to department strategy and operating goals. Partners with leaders in other departments to identify strategies for breaking down long-term barriers to achieving critical organizational goals.
  • Leverages Functional Expertise: Uses advanced functional knowledge to shape decisions and plans. Takes initiative to stay current and apply knowledge of own field, including to improve processes, practices, and policies. Regularly offers to share functional expertise with others to help them succeed.
  • Inspires, Motivates, and Influences Others: Shows passion for our mission in a way that energizes and engages others to personally do more toward ending hunger. Finds creative ways to engage and excite staff, food bank members donors, and other key stakeholders to act upon our mission to end hunger. Sincerely thanks people at all levels of the organization for their contributions and provides them with specific feedback about good work. Garners support and influences others by adapting approach and messages aligned to audiences' concerns.
  • Continuously Improves: Pursues opportunities to identify new ideas, scan for best practices, share learnings, and drive continuous improvement. Analyzes current practices, policies, and procedures to find areas for improvement and apply best practices. Reinforces a data-driven, learning, and innovation-focused mindset across the organization through persistent inquiry for and sharing of external practices. Gives others latitude to test new ideas and learn from the experience. 
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💵 Salary: $109,000 - $114,000
📍 Location: Chicago, IL

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