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People Manager

Project Bread is the leading statewide organization committed to preventing and ending hunger in Massachusetts. Project Bread provides access to affordable, healthy food for the 1 in 11 families – and 1 in 9 children – facing food insecurity in our state today. While providing immediate relief to those who are hungry today, we also work to prevent and ultimately end hunger by prioritizing programs that are proven to break the cycle of poverty and advocating for systemic solutions.

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 People Manager to join our team. This position will help create an engaging, inclusive, and equitable staff culture and manage the human resource function.

Supervisor: Chief Operating Officer

Salary: $60,000 - $70,000

Primary Responsibilities:

Human Resource

  • Support the talent recruitment process including assisting with job description development, recruitment, job posting, dissemination of applicant data, etc.
  • Facilitates the interview and hiring process with hiring managers and interview teams through interview guidance and candidate assessment
  • Coordinates and continually improves upon the onboarding process, engaging the organization in preparing new team members and setting them up for success
  • Ensures and supports staff and supervisor participation in the organization’s performance management system
  • Maintains personnel files including utilizing the HRIS system and leveraging its technological capabilities
  • Supports the adherence to organizational personnel policies

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

  • Promotes the human resource goals to sustain a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment for all staff
  • Supports the organization’s DEI committee and appropriate task forces to identify and institute best practices in DEI and implement staff training


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 most of the qualifications and experiences listed below.

  • A bachelor’s degree in human resources, administration, or related field, or three years of experience in a similar role, or a mix of education and work experience
  • Understanding of human resource, performance management and talent acquisition best practices
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • A self-starter who can manage multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and good attention to detail
  • Comfort and curiosity with technology such as HRIS systems, Microsoft Office, and other platforms
  • Commitment to continually improving human resource practices
  • Ability to support Project Bread’s diversity, equity, and inclusion vision
  • Dedication to ending hunger in Massachusetts

Review of applications will begin on an ongoing basis and continue until the position is filled.

The Project Bread office is in East Boston. While there are various types of remote, hybrid and office-based positions, all staff are expected to occasionally be in the office. 


For the safety and protection of Project Bread Staff & Constituents we do have a COVID-19 Vaccine Policy that requires all staff to be fully vaccinated per the CDC definition.  Accommodation requests will be considered through our normal request process.


Benefits include Blue Cross Blue Shield health and dental, flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, life and long-term disability, contributions to T passes and health club membership, and unlimited paid time off.


Please submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization at .


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. Please contact if you would like to request special accommodations during the interview process.


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