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Director of Government Affairs

Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger is a leading statewide organization committed to ending hunger for Massachusetts residents of all ages. In collaboration with key partners, we deploy a two-pronged approach to achieve this goal:

Project Bread is a vibrant organization with a deep commitment to creating positive social change. We work in a fast-paced environment that values learning and an entrepreneurial approach. Knowing its importance to the success of our work, Project Bread is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse staff team and community, including groups that are traditionally underrepresented among our sector leadership. We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. Please be sure to submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization. We appreciate your time and will review and respond to all applications received.

To assist us in meeting our mission, Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger is seeking a Director of Government Affairs to join our team. The Director of Government Affairs will lead Project Bread’s advocacy and public policy work, support our SNAP (food stamps) outreach in six health centers and provide content area expertise in local, state and federal anti-hunger efforts.

Supervisor: Vice President of Programs & Policy

Supervises: Manager of Public Policy and Research (who also oversees 2 SNAP Enrollment Coordinators) and public policy interns as necessary

The Role: The successful candidate for this role will be an inspiring leader with a passion for system-change to end hunger in Massachusetts. The candidate will bring a strong legislative background and strategic vision to supporting Project Bread’s efforts to combat child food insecurity and improve child nutrition across the Commonwealth.

Primary Responsibilities:

Government Relations

Public Policy Agenda

Grassroots Advocacy


Secondary Responsibilities:

Qualifications:
There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below.


Review of applications will begin November 26th and continue until the position is filled.

Please submit resume and cover letter, in MS Word or PDF format, to jobs@projectbread.org.

Project Bread is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services. Knowing its importance to the success of our work, Project Bread is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse staff team and community, including groups that are traditionally underrepresented among our sector leadership. Please contact Paul Higgins at jobs@projectbread.org if you would like to request special accommodations during the interview process.