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Innovation and Learning Manager

Congressional Hunger Center
Washington, DC, District of Columbia 20001
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time


Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) is on a mission to develop, inspire, and connect leaders, and advocate public policies that create a food secure world. We envision a world without hunger and poverty where every person can achieve their full potential because equitable systems exist to achieve financial freedom and full access to healthful, affordable, and culturally appropriate foods.

Our program work consists of:

  1. Leadership Development – We provide leadership development opportunities for hunger fighters to connect policy with practice, learn together in peer cohorts, apply an equity lens to their work, and make meaningful contributions to the fight against hunger in the U.S. and overseas. Our flagship programs include the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program and the Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program.
  2. Network Building – We facilitate collaboration across our network of 550 fellowship alumni and 300+ partner organizations and work at the intersection of hunger and its root causes. We break down silos and engage a broad range of allies who have a vested interest in ending hunger.
  3. Advocacy – We are a one-stop shop for policymakers in need of accurate, field-based information, and expertise on hunger and its root causes.

Woven into all of the work we do is a commitment to equity. We want to ensure that people who have experienced hunger and poverty are active leaders in designing, implementing, and evaluating community solutions and public policies. We also believe that leaders at the field and policy levels must collaborate and share knowledge in order to effect the systemic changes required to end hunger and poverty.


Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Innovation and Learning Manager has primary responsibility for training design and delivery, evaluation, and program innovation.

In the area of Training Design and Delivery, the Innovation and Learning Manager:

  • Codifies CHC’s leadership development philosophy and learning approach
  • Designs and executes leadership development training curriculum in collaboration with program managers
  • Serves as lead facilitator during in-person and online training
  • Develops and manages CHC faculty of trainers and facilitators, including alumni coaches
  • Researches effective practices in adult learning to ensure CHC is best in class

In the area of Evaluation/Applying Lessons Learned, the Innovation and Learning Manager:

  • Designs CHC program evaluation framework, in line with CHC’s Leadership Capabilities model
  • Determines how best to capture program data (when, where, from whom, and how)
  • Oversees development and revision of data collection instruments
  • Puts in place process and timeline for analyzing and reporting out on program data
  • Identifies ways for CHC to better share its impact and lessons learned

In the area of Program Innovation and Improvement, the Innovation and Learning Manager:

  • In consultation with program managers, prioritizes areas for program improvement annually
  • Collects data and user input to design new systems and approaches (e.g., recruitment and selection tools, implementing leadership capabilities, blended learning opportunities, alumni mentoring program)
  • Develops requirements for new systems or approaches
  • Works with program managers to prototype, test, evaluate, and scale program improvements



The Innovation and Learning Manager:

  • Is creative, flexible and tech savvy;
  • Has excellent written and verbal skills;
  • Is self-aware and has strong people skills;
  • Is efficient and enjoys designing systems to support efficiency across programs and areas of responsibility;
  • Has a commitment to CHC’s mission and vision;
  • Thrives when working under deadlines, has strong project, and time management skills; and
  • Is able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously without sacrificing attention to detail.


An equivalent amount of training, education and experience will be considered.

  • At least 5 years of related job experience in the areas of adult learning, organizational development, training design, project management and/or evaluation;
  • Excellent listening skills and a keen ability to identify problems;
  • Strengths as a facilitator;
  • Interest in leadership development, food security and hunger (domestic and/or international) and a thirst for ongoing knowledge;
  • Ability to work with common computer software (MS Office applications) and within cloud-based platforms (Salesforce, Smartsheet);
  • An appetite for and working with diverse communities across race, class, ethnic, political, and geographic boundaries;
  • Ability to perform as an energetic, flexible, and self-starting team player with a direct, honest, and respectful approach to problem solving;
  • Ability to foster collaboration and contribute to a strong sense of community among staff, board, and colleagues outside CHC;
  • Bachelor’s degree required.


  • Education
  • Organizational Development

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