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Strategic Initiatives Manager

Department: FOOD PROGRAM
Location: New York, NY

FLSA: Exempt/Overtime Ineligible

Benefits: Eligible

Hours Per Week: 40/Full-time

Met Council is Americaís largest Jewish charity dedicated to serving the needy. We fight poverty through comprehensive social services and by treating each client with compassion, integrity, and respect. Our programs are staffed by experts who help over 325,000 clients each year and advocate on behalf of all needy New Yorkers. Our services include 100% affordable housing at 21 locations, family violence program, Holocaust survivor assistance, geriatric social work, crisis intervention and the largest free kosher food distribution program in the world. Our network of 120 food pantries, affordable housing sites, and JCCs provide services directly in neighborhoods across New York City.

Position Summary:

In addition to delivering critical access to emergency food for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, Met Council is constantly pursuing new ways to elevate and enhance our service delivery and operations. Through our Food Programs Strategic Initiatives team, we have the opportunity to incubate and expand successful pilot projects that have the potential to benefit our entire network.

The Strategic Initiatives Manager will serve as a functional project leader, coordinating the work of our internal teams to oversee and guide new and existing innovative projects. By design this portfolio will evolve.

Initial projects may include:

Principal Responsibilities:


  • Must have 2-3 years experience managing people or small teams
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Forward thinker
  • Ability to execute and implement large-scale projects
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects
  • Comfort with technology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple complex tasks simultaneously
  • Significant experience with community stakeholders

Skill and Education:

  • College degree or equivalent work experience
  • High level of computer literacy and comfort learning new software independently
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with collaboration tools and customer relationship management tools, including Salesforce a plus
  • Additional languages a plus

Compensation: $70,000 per year.

Benefits: Major medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; pre-tax commuter benefits; FSA; 403(b) with employer contribution; plus generous vacation, sick leave, and holidays.