Careers at Manna

Community Wellness Manager


Job Overview and Requirements Interested in using your love of food and nutrition to improve community health and wellness?  Eager to use your leadership, organizational, and communication skills to contribute to food security? Do you want to be challenged at work, learn new skills, work in an organization that values equity and community engagement, have a lot of fun, and make a significant impact?  Manna Food Center is seeking a Community Education Manager to increase participants’ knowledge of healthful food, likelihood of making budget-friendly healthier food choices.

Our Story: Manna Food Center has been providing food assistance to residents of Montgomery County, MD for nearly 35 years.  Through food distribution programs, nutrition education, and local advocacy Manna is creating a community where all people at all times have access to safe, sufficient, nutritious food in order to lead fulfilling lives and contribute to making Montgomery County a place where all live in dignity.  For the past 6 years Manna has prioritized nutrition as part of our strategy for a hunger free Montgomery County.

We are in need of an experienced Community Education Manager who can work with the rest of the Programs team to shape and implement an ambitious strategic plan. The Program Manager is responsible for planning and implementing the community wellness programs at Manna.  The Manager will also create and execute monitoring and evaluation strategies to ensure that program objectives are met.

Reports to
: Director of Programs, Jenna Umbriac

Essential Responsibilities

Integrate wellness education appropriately into all of Manna’s food security activities.

Create and/or acquire engaging, appropriate wellness education curricula for clients of diverse ages, cultural backgrounds, and/or literacy levels in English, Spanish, and other relevant languages.

Collaborate with and support the Mobile Kitchen Coordinator

With Mobile Kitchen Coordinator, develop and share recipes that offer healthy meal options on a limited  budget.

Utilize available commercial kitchen space at Silver Spring United Methodist Church and other community partners to offer hands-on cooking education classes and demonstrations during pantry distributions and to the community at-large.

Develop, monitor and evaluate outcomes of wellness programming.

Cooperate with Development and Communications team to inform stakeholders of Manna’s programs and successes via social media and other channels

With assistance from Volunteer Manager, recruit and manage volunteers as needed to meet program goals.

Work with Development and Communications team to ensure accurate program goals, statistics, and outcomes are incorporated into grant applications and reports to support revenue generation and sustainability.

Regularly provide opportunities for health education to co-workers via employee wellness program.

Our Hiring Process

We will accept and review resumes with cover letters until the position is filled.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to

If your resume wows us, you will be contacted to schedule a phone interviews and finalists will be invited to attend an in-person one-hour interview before we make a formal offer.

Manna Food Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Requirements

Compensation and Benefits

Salary range of $40,000-$50,000 with the opportunity for an annual merit-based raise.  Salary negotiable and based on experience.  Full-time, non-exempt position, working 40 hours per week. We believe in work-life integration and are committed to keeping the workload in alignment with the true hours worked. 10 days of paid vacation, 10 paid holidays (including employee’s birthday), 3 paid personal days, and 10 days paid health leave yearly

Upon successful completion of 60 days of employment, we offer an optional employee health plan and, after 90 days, the option to invest in an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) with Manna matching employee contributions up to a maximum of three percent of pay.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds. The employee must be able to stand continuously for up to 3 hours at a time. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Environmental Conditions

While packing and distributing food, the employee may be exposed to a wide array of environmental conditions including extreme heat and cold, rain, snow and ice.  The employee must be able to work in these conditions for up to 3 hours at a time.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification and are subject to change at any time. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Manna is an Equal Opportunity Employer.