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We’re Hiring a Network Engagement Manager!

Network Engagement Manager

The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN), a national nonprofit that serves military and veteran families, is hiring a skilled, agile, detail-oriented professional to manage our advisory board and local engagement efforts.

The advisory board is MFAN’s hallmark program, it convenes leaders and influencers in the military family community—from across the country—to discuss the challenges families are facing, and also make sure that military families are connected to the resources available. It was at the advisory board meetings that MFAN’s work on topics like military housing and food insecurity began. A successful candidate will be a blend of visionary, strategist, project manager, communicator, and doer. This role requires someone who is comfortable leading group discussions around complex topics, building consensus, problem-solving, and the innate ability to establish connections with those we serve. Under our director of programs, a successful candidate will bring a blend of experience in facilitation, community engagement, and volunteer management. This is a forward-facing role with growth potential.

We are looking for someone with a “can-do” attitude who has a balance of creativity, problem-solving skills, polish, and project management experience.

Because this is an external-facing role, the network and program manager should have a working knowledge of the military and veteran landscape (public and private sectors), and, most importantly, an authentic appreciation and commitment to understanding and responding to the needs of modern military families.


  • Manage the MFAN advisory board, including meeting planning, interim communications efforts, and ensuring that participation in the advisory board is a valuable experience.
  • Support the planning of food distribution events by connecting with community-based organizations.
  • Work with the director of programs to develop an ambassador program that will further MFAN’s programmatic efforts in the following geographic locations: Fort Hood, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Fort Bragg, and Norfolk.
  • Supervise four local coordinators charged with supporting food distribution events at Fort Hood, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Fort Bragg, and Norfolk.
  • Serve as a conduit between the advisory board and external relations department to ensure that the advisory board is engaged with MFAN communications activities.
  • Represent MFAN in external meetings with a variety of stakeholders from the public and private sectors.
  • Identify opportunities to partner with outside organizations that are highly intentional and elevate MFAN’s brand.
  • Represent MFAN and yourself with care, polish, and authentic commitment to positive outcomes for military families.


  • Experience supervising staff members and volunteers
  • Excellent facilitation and team-building skills
  • Ability to connect with stakeholders and the national and local level to meet strategic communications objectives
  • Proven experience coordinating events and meetings
  • Appreciation for military life and an understanding of the military and veteran organization landscape
  • Polish in all written and verbal communications
  • Facilitation experience and the ability to work with stakeholders to drive collaborative, meaningful impact
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to set and meet deadlines

A successful network engagement manager will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the areas listed above, be able to multi-task and manage multiple priorities, have superior attention to detail, and be polished in all forms of communication. Most importantly, a successful candidate will have a passion for supporting military families, a positive attitude, and be willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work.

This is a remote full-time position with some travel to our community sites. Candidates are expected to have a dedicated workspace, a computer, internet, and a cell phone. Occasional weekend and after-hours work can be expected. If you are ready to hit the ground running, want to contribute to a meaningful mission, and thrive in an exciting, fast-paced environment, we want to hear from you.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements in pdf format to [email protected] no later than May 28, 2021.



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