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Project Director NGA Foundation

  • Date Posted January 23, 2023
  • Location Washington, DC
  • Category Education / Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

The National Grocers Association (NGA) is the national trade association for America’s 21,000 independent community grocers. Independent community grocers are at the heart of local communities and the U.S. economy, where they provide jobs and boost tax revenue while bringing choice, convenience and value to hard-working Americans. NGA advocates for continued growth and innovation of the field, ensuring a level playing field.


The NGA Foundation is the nonprofit arm of NGA which runs numerous programs supporting careers in grocery as well as technical assistance for government programs. Our work focuses on recruiting, training, and retaining employees and connecting grocers with government programs that will improve their businesses. One program of NGAF is the USDA grant funded SNAP EBT Modernization Technical Assistance Center (SEMTAC), which provides assistance, education, and resources on the SNAP Online Purchasing Program, Mobile Payments Pilot, and other modernization efforts. SEMTAC helps retailers better serve their communities by supporting the process to accept SNAP for online grocery purchases and allowing mobile payments.

Job description

Position Summary

The NGA Foundation is seeking a Project Director to oversee SEMTAC. This is an up to 4-year grant funded position. The Project Director will be responsible for budget creation and oversight, establishing and meeting timelines, and meeting identified deliverables. The ideal candidate is a problem-solver with strong attention to detail who has managed teams before.



  • Oversee the grant budget and revise as needed according to project need.
  • Create a project management plan based on grant deliverables and timelines and manage project to the plan.
  • Directly manages three individuals and has oversight of a team of consultants.
  • Manage relationships with key project partners including USDA.
  • Assist Resource Manager with resource development and responsible for final approval of resources for USDA review.
  • Represent SEMTAC at state retailer association meetings and other events.
  • Draft and review blogs and press releases on project as needed.
  • Respond to and manage incoming technical assistance requests per expertise.


Skills & Experience

  • Problem-solver with exceptional attention to detail
  • Two years managing a team of at least two people
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • A focus on continuous improvement and open to feedback and guidance
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite, Microsoft Teams, customer relationship managers, and a project management software such as
  • Requires bachelor’s degree and at least three years relevant experience in grants, project management, or related field. Alternatively, no degree but six years of experience
  • Preferred experience/interest in food industry/grocery


Salary starting at $60,000 depending on qualifications and experience. 

NGA is an equal opportunity employer offering generous benefits including: partial employee paid health and dental insurance, 11 paid holidays and 1 floating holiday, 20 PTO days per full work year, and a generous 401(k) with a minimum 5% match. Compensation this position is : salaried, 50k-75k Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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