Advisor, Food Security (P3)

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Advisor, Food Security (P3)

  • Post Date:July 15, 2022
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  • Career Level Officer
    Experience 5 Years
    Gender Both
  • Industry Food and Beverage
    Qualification Bachelor Degree
    Salary Geo 1- NY Metro, DC: Up to $99,000/ year
  • Number of Opportunities 1
    Vacancy Number ADVIS005045
    Location Lexington, KY, USA
Job Description

Staff whose work requires or potentially could require any in-person interaction with Save the Children colleagues, partners, or beneficiaries must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless otherwise required by law. Save the Children complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.


Save the Children’s U.S. Programs (USP) division is committed to ensuring that all children in rural America have a healthy, strong foundation to thrive as learners and in life. Save the Children is seeking an Advisor to support our strategy to combat rural child food insecurity. In this role, you will support program design, innovation and growth for our food insecurity programming. As a member of the national program team you will work closely with state-based program implementation teams to support programming and provide guidance to strengthen capacity to implement best practice interventions. You will also play an important advisory role in collaborating with functional leads to drive growth through fundraising, partnership development, communications and thought-leadership.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Design and Refine Best Practice Models (30%)

  • Develop new, and refine existing, multi-state child food-insecurity projects and initiatives, strategies, and resources to deepen impact.
  • Ensure projects and initiatives are culturally relevant, backed by research and best practice, and aligned to community needs and insights.
  • Establish standards for high quality implementation and determine options for customization. Ensure optimal program delivery, staffing, operational planning and quality.
  • Work with state teams to innovate and adapt approaches to align strategies and meet common goals.
  • Participate in ongoing training and professional learning opportunities; prioritize content-focused development related to promising food security practices, rural child hunger, innovation, and human centered design.
  • Stay current on relevant national standards, best practices, federal nutrition programs, waivers and legislation.

Build Capacity to Implement Programs (30%)

  • Develop and lead onboarding processes for state-based Lead Associates and other staff supporting food insecurity projects; support recruitment and onboarding on an ongoing basis.
  • Develop and deliver trainings, technical assistance, and other resources to state-based food security staff.
  • Build competencies of implementation staff, promoting best practices and ongoing professional development and learning through community of practices and standing TA meetings.
  • Provide technical assistance to support implementation and to identify and resolve challenges.

Collect and Analyze Data (20%)

  • Inform project goals, targets and reach. Monitor the quality of program implementation across states, ensuring projects and initiatives are on track to meet key metrics and deliverables.
  • Collaborate with Monitoring & Evaluation team to oversee data collection and quality control.
  • Analyze and summarize implementation data; contribute to donor reporting.
  • Generate evidence to inform best practices, tools and training guides for knowledge sharing.

Support Growth of Programming (20%)

  • Collaborate with colleagues on the national program team, national policy and advocacy teams, national strategic partnerships team, and state implementation teams to support the cultivation of partnerships and/or relationships with external organizations, donors and other key stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the development of funding proposals, marketing and communications content, donor meetings, proposal reviews, presentations and other external relations that require technical expertise.
  • Prioritize external thought leadership opportunities and conference presentations.
  • Participate in national program team projects and USP work groups, as relevant.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience, plus at least 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience implementing child food-insecurity interventions.
  • Experience working in rural communities.
  • Working knowledge of food-related practices and policies at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Professional proficiency in MS Office suite.
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining and environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Willingness and ability to travel regionally up to 25%.




Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional proficiency in results-based meeting and training facilitation.

This position may require the incumbent to operate a motor vehicle to fulfill certain essential functions of the job.  The incumbent should maintain a valid driver’s license and remain in compliance with any Save the Children policies pertaining to the safe operation of motor vehicles.


Save the Children is offering the following salary ranges for this position, dependent on candidate location:

  • Geo 1- NY Metro, DC, and other locations with labor costs significantly above national average: Up to $99,000/ year
  • Geo 2-Locations around the US National Labor Cost Average: Up to $90,000/ year
  • Geo 3-Locations significantly below the US National Labor Cost Average: Up to $81,000/year

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, base salary of internal peers, business sector, and geographic location.

Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more. 

Click here to learn more about how Save the Children US will invest in YOU!