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Programs Coordinator

The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) is seeking a full-time programs coordinator to assist with the implementation and execution of programs focused on military families, service members, and veterans. This position is a remote opportunity with an expectation of traveling roughly one weekend per month.

MFAN is a nonprofit with a simple mission: connect military and veteran families to resources designed to serve them.

In coordination with the programs manager, you will take what is lived by our advisors and learned through research and bring the right people and organizations together to respond. This role spans across the programs department. In this capacity, you will be responsible for executing project management plans that will enable MFAN to impact the lives of as many families as possible, beginning with the core area of food insecurity.

We are looking for a candidate who is detail-oriented, and who doesn’t miss a deadline. Someone who is a self-starter excels at managing time and projects and is equally comfortable working independently or with a team.

The candidate must have previous experience in food distribution, food safety, and/or working at a food bank.

Main responsibilities:

  • Manage the execution of MFAN’s food distribution events in Washington, Texas, Virginia, and North Carolina
  • Identify appropriate partners and vendors to support food distribution events
  • Ensure appropriate documentation and contracts are maintained for all vendors in accordance with MFAN policies
  • Coordinating the logistics for day-of execution of food distribution events on location
  • Support relationships as a point of contact for key event partners and maintain alignment with food distribution goals
  • Provide updates on a consistent basis to the team and key partners regarding food distribution events
  • Quickly adapt and adjust to scheduling and target changes to fit the needs of the event, program, team, and partner
  • Support existing and emerging programs as directed by the programs manager and director of programs
  • Lead project management activities across assigned programs
  • Identify opportunities to connect military families to resources offered by MFAN partners
  • Work with local partners to enable their support of military families in key areas of focus (e.g., food insecurity, housing, financial readiness)
  • Collaborate with external relations team to identify program participants who can tell the story of programmatic impact
  • Support other MFAN programs and team members on an as-needed basis
  • Adhere to MFAN branding and style guidelines as laid out in the employee handbook


  • The candidate must have previous experience in food distribution, food safety, and/or working at a foodbank
  • A passion for understanding and supporting military families
  • Highly organized with superior attention to detail
  • Highly effective in written and verbal communication
  • Solution-oriented with the ability to maintain organizational priorities
  • Proven self-starter with strong interpersonal and time management skills
  • Proven ability to complete projects according to outline scope and timeline
  • Project management experience preferred
  • This position must be able to lift more than 30 pounds without assistance and stand for 30 or more minutes at a time with limited breaks in between
  • Only candidates in the 48 contiguous states will be considered

Candidates are expected to have a dedicated workspace and access to a computer and high-speed internet,  and work during MFAN’s core hours 8 am – 5 pm ET, Monday through Thursday, 8 am – 2 pm on Friday. Occasional weekend and after-hours work will be expected.  This position is expected to travel 8-10 weekends per year.

If you are ready to hit the ground running, want to contribute to a meaningful mission, and thrive in an exciting, fast-paced environment, we want to hear from you

Interested candidates should send a cover letter explaining interest in the position and resume to The application will remain open until the position is filled.

MFAN is an equal opportunity employer.


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