City of Boston

Boston Double Up Food Bucks Program Manager

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Office of Food Justice
Regular Full-Time
Boston City Hall
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Brief Job Description (essential function of the job):

Under the guidance of the Director of the Office of Food Justice, the BDUFB Program Manager will work to improve equitable access to nutritious food with respect to affordability, physical accessibility, and cultural appropriateness. The Program Manager specifically manages the implementation of the Boston Double Up Food Bucks program to reduce food insecurity, increase equitable food access.



The mission of the Mayor's Office of Food Justice is to build a food system that is equitable, resilient, sustainable, and just. In pursuit of this mission, OFJ works to expand equitable access to nutritious food with respect to affordability, physical accessibility, and cultural connectedness; support Boston’s food economy; and promote environmentally sustainable and resilient food production.

Building on the work of the city’s previous Office of Food Access, OFJ works to embed food systems and racial equity approaches into existing food access programming, and to pursue whole-of-government strategies, in partnership with GrowBoston, that leverage city resources and partnerships to shift the city and region’s food system, reduce food insecurity and address the food system’s impact on climate.


  • Manages the development and implementation of work plans to collaborate with stakeholders and community partners in addressing food insecurity, improving equitable access to healthy, affordable food, and building community food resources. 
  • Manages development and implementation of the BDUFB program to increase food security in Boston neighborhoods, while building ties to regional producers and supporting a sustainable food system.
  • Works closely with OFJ staff to ensure programs, communications and community engagement efforts are effectively implemented.
  • Develops and oversees a work plan, budget and timeline for the Double Up Food Bucks program. 
  • Convenes and facilitates meetings with City Departments, evaluator, program participants,

    retailers and other external partners to develop and monitor BDUFB initiatives. 

  • Stays current on best practices for addressing food security, improving access to healthy, affordable food and building equitable food systems. 

  • Responsible for data management and analysis, day to day financial operations, grant accounting, grant reporting and evaluation project management for assigned projects. 

  • Assist in planning, implementation and execution of program evaluation in partnership with OFJ leadership, contractors, program participants and program partners.

  • Prepares memos, reports, fact sheets, blogs, and related materials.

  • Meets regularly with the Department Director and Program Coordinator regarding all aspects of program work, including but not limited to confidential matters. 

  • Works in a confidential capacity. Operates independently. Uses independent judgment and discretion to make decisions affecting the department and staff as it relates to unit operations/services and The City Of Boston policy. 

  • Uses independent judgment and discretion to make decisions affecting the department and staff. 

  • Performs other duties as required.


Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • The preferred candidate will have 4+ years relevant experience in program management or program implementation; OR BA/BS with 3+ years of relevant experience OR high school diploma/GED with 6+ years of relevant experience.
  • Interest in food insecurity, social equity, and social determinants of health. 
  • Familiarity and experience with community programming to address food insecurity, increase food access and transform the food system.
  • Critical thinker with strong analytical and creative problem solving skills; assess situations to determine the importance, urgency, and risks, and make timely recommendations/decisions in the best interest of the Office and the residents it serves. 
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external partners, as well as constituents of all backgrounds.
  • Experience working with low-wealth communities require.
  • Familiarity with Boston neighborhoods, community-based organizations, and systems highly preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in how to plan, implement, and evaluate projects and initiatives.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain rapport with internal and external partners and to function as a member of a team. 
  • Ability to work with multilingual populations.
  • Strong writing skills, including the ability to prepare reports, presentations, and accurate records. Excellent verbal communication skills; experience making presentations to diverse audiences and in facilitating meetings. 
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, including developing timelines, meeting deadlines and monitoring progress towards goals. 
  • Advanced knowledge & experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment.
  • Understanding of and commitment to promoting racial justice and health equity. 
  • Demonstrated cultural competence with diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic groups. 
  • Bilingual and/or bicultural applicants encouraged to apply.


Boston Residency Required



Union/SalaryPlan/Grade: MO-7/ Full-time/ non-union

Hours per week: 35


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