Project Description: The Healthy Opportunities Pilot (HOP) is an innovative, new approach to addressing the upstream social determinants of health and reducing the need for clinical interventions by using Medicaid dollars to pay for services related to transportation, food, housing, and interpersonal safety. This Medicaid pilot program was developed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) with a goal to improve the health of Medicaid members and save on costs for treatment of clinical illnesses by investing in evidence-based interventions. NCDHHS is supporting Healthy Opportunities Pilots in three areas across the state, including an 18-county region in Western North Carolina (WNC). As part of this pilot, MANNA FoodBank is establishing a new program and project team to support our partner network with implementation and management of services to be provided to Medicaid members who are food insecure.
Position Summary: The Project Manager will manage all aspects of the project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and control of the food services domain for HOP in WNC. In collaboration with and as support to Impact Health, the HOP Network Lead in WNC, and the MANNA FoodBank Network, the Project Manager will provide technical assistance, training and support to food service partners; assess capacity and gaps across the region and recruit organizations to close those gaps; and facilitate collaboration with in-network and out-of-network partners to increase project agility as it scales in the region. The position will oversee quality assurance, risk management, data reporting/analysis, and cost management across the project; and lead collection and sharing of lessons learned and best practices. The position will manage innovation, development, implementation and evaluation of the project, as well as manage the work with partners at the local, regional, state and federal level.
Oversight of Other Persons/Positions: Interns and volunteers as needed.
MANNA embraces a philosophy that recognizes and values diversity by creating an environment of mutual respect, transparency, and sharing of different opinions and ideas. MANNA’s goal is to attract, develop, retain, and promote a talented and diverse workforce in a culture where all employees will contribute to their fullest potential. The celebration of inclusivity and diversity is essential to helping MANNA achieve its mission to involve, educate, and unite all people in the work of ending hunger in Western North Carolina.