Washington, DC

Managing Director, Family Economic Opportunity, Share Our Strength

The Organization

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. In our work, the team at Share Our Strength believes in some specific values.

We strive to be bold; we have a clear mission and ambitious goals. We believe everyone has a strength to share and we try to mobilize people. We demand a diversity of ideas, people and communities, which leads to stronger solutions. We believe in always being inventive – trying new things and challenging the status quo. Last but not least, we value doing good work and have a good time while we’re at it.

Share Our Strength
Managing Director, Family Economic Opportunity

Position: Managing Director, Family Economic Opportunity
Company: Share Our Strength
Location: Washington, DC (preferred)
Reporting Relationship: Senior Vice President, Family Economic Opportunity
Website: https://www.shareourstrength.org

Position Overview
The Family Economic Opportunity initiative is focused on generating and implementing innovative solutions to ending hunger and poverty in the U.S. and abroad. The Family Economic Opportunity team will work collaboratively across the organization to design creative initiatives and programs to address the root causes of intergenerational cycles of poverty as well as the structural inequities that create, sustain, and perpetuate food insecurity.

Within this exciting and incredibly impactful new initiative, the Managing Director of Family Economic Opportunity will join the team to serve as the right-hand executive to the Senior Vice President and to direct and manage the Family Economic Opportunity department on a day-to-day basis.

For this internally-facing role, the Managing Director must be adept at program management while being keenly aware of the intersectional design and implementation components of the Family Economic Opportunity initiative. Cultural acuity and relationship management with all stakeholders connected to Family Economic Opportunity will be critical.  The Managing Director will be a co-visionary with the SVP with their focus on programs and operations.

The Managing Director must be entrepreneurial and able to drive significant momentum and change management with this cross-functional build. The Family Economic Opportunity work is a significant priority for the organization and benefits from substantial support from all levels of the organization. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Direct the department’s planning and accountability work aligned with Share our Strength’s organization-wide processes, including board meeting preparation.
  • Develop and recommend plans, timelines and resources needed to achieve the Family Economic Opportunity strategic goals.
  • Advise and serve as a thought partner to the Senior Vice President, helping to integrate new insights and innovations to the department’s work.
  • Oversee and direct key phases of Family Economic Opportunity strategy development; staff the Advisory Council.
  • Direct and manage the effective execution of Family Economic Opportunity initiatives, programs, and projects, including facilitating and managing the department’s cross-functional collaboration to achieve milestones and goals.


  • Serve as executive liaison for Family Economic Opportunity team to various Share Our Strength departments including revenue, marketing and communications, and human resources, along with peer program teams.
  • Supervise Family Economic Opportunity staff and manage the growing team. Work with the Senior Vice President to assess the team’s capacity and develop long-term staffing plans for scaling.
  • Expand revenue generating activities to support existing program operations and planned program and audience expansion.
  • Continue to build the department’s talent and systems infrastructure.
  • Cultivate a culture of teamwork aligned with organizational values.
  • Guide the Program Associate’s work in operations, including fiscal management.

Required Qualifications and Experience
The Managing Director must be a passionate advocate for Share Our Strength’s mission and have a deep dedication to the non-profit sector as well as the alleviation of poverty, domestic and international healthcare issues, and access to food.

The organization seeks a highly credible, proven, proactive, dynamic, and dedicated leader with a minimum of five years of management experience in the non-profit sector with particular focus on community economic development, economic mobility, financial inclusion, public policy, or social justice with a total of at least 10-15 years of relevant work experience. They should have the ability to provide innovative leadership within a renowned non-profit organization.

Specific Qualifications Include:

  • A minimum of 10-15 years of relevant experience related to the intersection of economic mobility and inclusion programs or an equivalent combination of experience and substantial technical knowledge of public health, nutrition, and/or early childhood; including five years in a management role;
  • Ability to articulate a vision and key strategies, along with the skills necessary to develop buy-in from an Executive Team, colleagues in other departments, and internal team members;
  • Significant experience crafting integrated strategies and leading implementation, including setting measurable goals and managing execution to achieve results;
  • Ability to “connect the dots” between strategies and tactics in this body of work to other programmatic strategies and broader organizational goals;
  • Direct experience leading a multi-year program or operational build, encompassing staffing, systems, and financial management.
  • Ability to manage multi-faceted projects and the capacity to perform well independently in a fluid, dynamic environment;
  • Experience supervising and coaching high-performing staff and project teams, leading them to achieve established goals, encouraging professional growth and development, and promoting a productive environment of engagement and collaboration;
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion;
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written), including presentation skills. A demonstrated ability to talk about the work and mission to wider groups.
  • Strong analytical, budget /financial management planning, strategic planning, time management, and organizational skills required.

Key Relationships

  • Team & Staff:
    • Senior Vice President, Family Economic Opportunity (direct line manager)
    • Senior Program Manager
    • Program Manager (Advocacy Consultant / Field Team)
    • Partnerships Manager
    • Program Associate (Operations / Communications / Grants)
    • Tom Ford Fellow
    • Management & Strategy Consultants ad hoc

A bachelor’s degree from a relevant field from an accredited institution is required. A master’s or advanced degree is a plus.

The anticipated salary range for this position is $150,000 – $170,000. Share Our Strength offers its employees excellent benefits including paid time off, health and dental insurance.

Please apply directly to the Korn Ferry application portal. You may direct any nominations or inquiries to the Korn Ferry search team via ShareOurStrength.MDFEO@kornferry.com

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.


Please apply directly to the Korn Ferry application portal


Nominations and inquiries may be directed to the Korn Ferry search team via ShareOurStrength.MDFEO@kornferry.com

Nominations and inquiries may be directed to the Korn Ferry search team via ShareOurStrength.MDFEO@kornferry.com


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