Sunday, February 7, 2010

Government Relations Manager at Food & Friends

Government Relations Manager at Food & Friends
Founded in 1988, Food & Friends provides freshly prepared meals, nutrition support, and friendship to people living with AIDS, cancer, and other life challenging illnesses. Our team of fifty employees and thousands of volunteers deliver meals and hope to the doors of people living in the District of Columbia and fourteen counties across Maryland and Virginia. There is no charge or income qualification for our services, which are rendered solely on the basis of medical need.
We seek a Government Relations Manager. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Government Relations Manager will coordinate Food & Friends’ relations with a broad range of local, state, and federal funding sources in support of existing and new funding streams. Specific responsibilities will include developing an annual strategy to meet or exceed public funding budget goals, cultivating and stewarding relations with public funding decision makers, managing relationships with government relations consultants, representing the organization at various public funding meetings, identifying new public funding opportunities, and regularly updating organizational leadership on public funding initiatives. Requires regular travel throughout the Washington Metro region.
The successful candidate will have a BA/BS and at least two years of public funding, public policy, advocacy, or related experience. Familiarity with government funding policy pertaining to HIV/AIDS, cancer, nutrition programs, and/or public health a plus. Additional qualifications include knowledge of public grant procurement and management procedures, ability to cultivate and steward relations with external constituents, superb communication skills, ability and willingness to give public presentations, and an appreciation for diversity. Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record. Offer of employment contingent upon a pre-employment drug test.
Food & Friends provides a competitive salary and generous benefits. Our staff enjoys a high quality, diverse work environment that includes short Fridays, regular staff luncheons, and casual dress. Food & Friends is Metro accessible.
To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
Mr. Lucas Ginn
Food & Friends
219 Riggs Road, NE
Washington, DC 20011
Fax: 202-635-4263
Food & Friends is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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