Program Manager

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 5 March 2021

Job Description

FARE is seeking a highly skilled and agile Program Manager to develop complex public-private partnerships and translate them into grant applications. Our programming is predicated on a systems approach addressing the multifaceted near and long-term needs of those affected by the social determinants of health and lack of access to adequate healthcare. As a result, a team has been formed whose purpose is to create significant multi-stakeholder partnerships delivering integrated, impactful programs at scale.

Position Summary

This Program Manager role has roughly equal time allocated to program management and new business development. The Program Manager has administrative, technical, and management responsibilities related to the execution of specific programs within the strategic programs’ portfolio. In addition, the Program Manager engages in specific new business activities under the guidance of the SVP, Strategic Programs and collaborates with related internal business units. The Program Manager reports to the SVP, Strategic Programs.

Program Management

The Program Manager will be responsible for designing large-scale public-private partnership concepts and proposals to US government agencies as a primary target. The duties of this position include:

  • Ensuring program deliverables are met and on schedule and that program, activities are compliant with client agreements, government regulations, and FARE policies and procedures.
  • Contributing to the development of program technical deliverables including work plans and annual reports.
  • Managing, monitoring, and reporting on budget expenditures and forecasting.
  • Contributing to the finalization and submission of program work plans, performance monitoring plans (PMPs), and quarterly, annual, and other reports.
  • Managing the relationship with all sub-recipients or subcontractors on a program (or the prime in the event that FARE is a sub).
  • Promoting program success by collecting, writing, and distributing success stories, case studies, photos, and outreach at events.
  • Attending informative events related to the subject matter of a program to network and learn information that could be valuable to program activities.
  • Supporting knowledge management within the practice including the capture and articulation of success stories, best practices, and lessons learned.

New Business

The Program Manager will be responsible for:

  • Contributing to FARE’s new business strategy to grow the strategic program’s portfolio.
  • Identifying and adopting program tools and products and integrating them into new business technical proposals
  • Writing and/or completing specific sections of a proposal following the release of a procurement. The particular proposal section, whether in the cost proposal or technical the proposal will vary from proposal to proposal.
  • Engaging in proactive new business development was appliable, such as developing concept notes and white papers that build on current FARE programs.
  • Researching, writing, verifying, and distributing FARE organizational qualifications and past performance reference material.


· B.A. or B.S. required; a related advanced degree is a plus.

· Experience with USAID, USDA, and/or other donor programs required.

· Minimum of five years of experience in humanitarian development or non-profit organizations.

· Experience backstopping international development programs from the home office of a nonprofit or contractor a plus.

· Experience in new business development in international development.

· Strong budgeting and budget tracking experience.

· Ability to prioritize among multiple competing requests.

· Self-starter, detail-oriented, thorough, and well organized.

· Excellent written and oral communication skills.

· Well-developed interpersonal skills.

· Fluency in English required, additional languages a plus.


  • Research, prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals that comply with funding guidelines, demonstrate strong program design, and present a compelling need for financial support.
  • Ensure the seamless and timely process for all tasks, communication, and reports related to the grant process, including letters of inquiry, proposals, reports, and stewardship activities.
  • Partner with senior leadership and program staff to compile data and metrics necessary for grant submissions.
  • Assess and report back to funders on grant deliverables.
  • Support cultivation and stewardship efforts through the preparation of briefing materials, donor updates, and other efforts.
  • Edit, proofread and assist in writing non-grant narratives, as needed.
  • Assist with special projects, as needed.


  • At least 5 years of experience as a grant writer with a proven track record of securing U.S. government and corporate grants. Knowledge of the United States Department of Agriculture and SNAP landscape preferred.
  • Knowledge of how to research, identify, and match funding resources to meet specific needs.
  • Knowledge of how to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application.
  • Ability to listen carefully to and understand the organization’s needs proactively and respond to those needs in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Methodical, organized, excellent attention to detail, and a stickler for accuracy.
  • Must be able to work under pressure, use independent judgment, and produce a quality product within tight time constraints.
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines concurrently.
  • Proficient computer skills, especially in Excel and Word; familiarity with Salesforce preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: ability to establish and work collaboratively and cooperatively with a variety of colleagues in different departments and office locations.
  • Experience in a public interest, non-profit, or humanitarian organization required

About the Organization

FARE’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments.

Our work is organized around three core tenets:

· LIFE. Support the ability of individuals with food allergies to live safe, productive lives with the respect of others through our education and advocacy initiatives.

· HEALTH. Enhance the healthcare access of individuals with food allergies to state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment.

· HOPE. Encourage and fund research in both industry and academia that promises new therapies to improve the allergic condition.

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