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Ohio Program Manager


Canton, Ohio, USA

JOB TITLE: Ohio Program Manager

REPORTS TO: Board Chairman and Program & Outreach Director

POSITION TYPE: Full-time, including some nights and weekends 

TRAVEL: The individual in this position will travel throughout the United States approximately 10% in order to visit projects, attend meetings, and manage partnerships

LOCATION: Stark County, OH


About the Foundation: 

For over 28 years, the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation has taken a leadership role in funding unique opportunities that provide solutions to issues related to the community, education, and the environment. By funding cutting-edge research, informing and engaging the public, and linking diverse interests to pursue common goals, our work lays the foundation for thriving and healthy communities. 

The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation is a private family foundation created by Herbert W. Hoover, Jr., who succeeded his father and grandfather as president of The Hoover Company in Canton, Ohio. As an early conservationist, Herbert W. Hoover, Jr., devoted his energy and resources into protecting water resources from oil and gas development, specifically in south Florida where he was instrumental in the creation of Biscayne National Park. With offices in Canton, Ohio and Miami, Florida, the Foundation focuses on the link between these locations – water, the world’s most precious resource.

Position Overview:

The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation seeks an Ohio Program Manager who is passionate about curating community, innovation in education, and water and ocean conservation. The Ohio Program Manager will be the Foundation’s direct, on-the-ground representative in Ohio. The Manager will be responsible for developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with nonprofit partners and universities in Ohio, working with the Program and Outreach Director to create programs in Ohio, and ensuring all projects funded by the Foundation within Stark County and Ohio run smoothly by providing programmatic and administrative support to such projects, as needed. Finally, the Ohio Program Manager will maintain the Ohio office and manage the needs of visiting grantees, staff, and board members while in Ohio.


  • Communication, Outreach, and Internal Content Management
    • Creation and oversight of social media calendars for Foundation projects in Ohio
    • Develop and maintain relationships with media outlets in Ohio
    • Ensure that all resources, information, documents, photos, videos, etc., are saved using Dropbox in an organized manner that will allow for the transfer of knowledge year after year
    • Oversee and create content for the HWH Foundation website
    • Create and maintain strategic partnerships within Ohio
  • Board Governance
    • Create board meeting materials, including agenda and meeting minutes
  • Grantmaking
    • Develop and maintain relationships with Ohio universities’ faculty and presidents
    • Assist with the management of HWHF’s online grant management portal, including opening grant cycles; distributing determination letters; ensuring grantees timely file annual reports; and sending correspondence to grantees
    • Represent HWHF at community events
    • Provide support to ongoing HWHF projects in the Ohio community
    • Work with the Program and Outreach Director to create Ohio programs
  • Office Management
    • Manage the Ohio office, including order supplies
    • Sort and distribute mail at the Ohio office
    • Create and maintain filing system at Ohio office
    • Supervise maintenance of the HWHF vehicle in Ohio 
    • Provide transportation assistance to other staff and Board Members visiting Ohio, as needed
    • Check and oversee maintenance and repair of all security features, radon alert systems, and water quality systems at the office
    • Supervise the housekeeper, landscaper, and other necessary contractor work
  • Strategic Management 
    • Develop an annual strategic plan to accomplish Foundation goals
    • Develop metrics to assess programs’ success


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in a field related to science, education, finance, or administration
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations preferred
  • High moral character
  • Passion for environmental or marine science, education, and community building
  • Respect for the Hoover legacy in Stark County, OH
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Professional demeanor
  • Ability to utilize and learn remote office equipment and software, such as Dropbox, Microsoft Office, online grant software, online time management software, and online task management software
  • Entrepreneurial “can do” and problem-solving attitude
  • Ability to work independently while coordinating with a remote team
  • Strong written communication and public speaking skills
  • Ability to work in a small team and be adaptable in a rapidly changing environment while maintaining effectiveness 
  • Persuasive, highly articulate, and good at “selling” ideas and gaining support and commitment for initiatives from individuals and organizations 
  • Strong operational management acumen, including the ability to analyze budgetary information, assess organization needs and problem solve


The Ohio Program Manager will work from the Ohio office located in Canton, Ohio; however, all internal communication is done via the phone and internet, as staff are not located in one place. The Ohio Program Manager must be independently motivated and willing to organize their own time and goals while working remotely. 

COMPENSATION: The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and benefit program.


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