Food Bank Name Philabundance
Philadelphia, PA
Post Date August 4, 2017
Job Title Director, Philabundance Community Kitchen
Description Director, Philabundance Community Kitchen position available in Philadelphia, PA
Opportunity Type Job
Job Responsibilities

Specific Responsibilities Facility Requirements

  • Work with Director, Logistics to oversee the construction process of the new PCK facility including all local, state and USDA requirements.
  • Oversee the overall PCK facility including lease arrangements if applicable.

Strategic Direction & Business Development

  • Work with staff to develop ongoing growth strategy and business plan for the next phase of PCK including expanded job-training, meal production and social enterprise ventures.
  • Develop strategic direction of PCK Meal Production including maximizing current meal contracts. Contracts will provide healthy meals to the vulnerable populations that PHLB serves, provide ample educational opportunities for students as necessary and should contribute a net margin to organizational operations.
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to actively pursue new meal contracts and opportunities serving vulnerable populations including seniors and children.
  • Represent PCK in the ongoing organizational strategic planning and annual operating processes.
  • Oversee ongoing process improvement and SOP development; increase efficiencies without decreasing effectiveness whenever possible.
  • Oversee department budgets and forecasts.
  • Oversee efforts for modeling, scaling or potential program replication to ensure alignment with long-term vision.
  • Work with the Development Department to help increase fundraising opportunities as necessary.
  • Develop or revise ongoing program evaluation and revision as necessary.


  • Work with the Deputy Director, PCK to continue to develop strategically-relevant metrics for job-training outcomes measurement.
  • Oversee monthly and quarterly reporting process of program outcomes and measurement.
  • Oversee monthly fiscal administration, quarterly budget re-forecasting and annual budget process.
  • Work with PHLB finance department to compare ongoing operations to financials developed as part of business plan.
  • Represent PCK in any board related reporting or planning.
  • Participate in PHLB Leadership Team.

Social Enterprise

  • Develop a business plan for a catering social enterprise project. Oversee expansion of pilot project.
  • Work with Deputy Director, Sustainability to identify strategic partners to increase impact and social enterprise opportunities. Oversee operations where PCK can fulfill the processing component of the project.
  • Work to identify external collaborative opportunities where PCK can increase community engagement, sustainability and/or revenue generating programs.
Application Qualifications

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in food service management or related field.
  • At least 10 years of restaurant/food service general management experience.
  • At least 10 years’ experience managing staff.
  • Proficient at developing and presenting a business case.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
  • Experience in curriculum development and implementation.
  • Strong ability in developing and using spreadsheets.
  • Experience leading teams, working independently and in groups.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills,
  • Understanding of adult learning and conflict resolution techniques.
  • Strong public speaking/facilitating ability.
  • Marketing or sales experience a plus.
Deadline August 31, 2017
How to Apply

Please email resume, including cover letter with salary requirements, to:

About the Organization

Philabundance is the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger-relief organization. Our mission is to drive hunger from our communities today and to end hunger forever. We serve 90,000 people in need a week through our own food distribution programs and a network of 350 agencies in 9 counties in Pennsylvania and South Jersey. Philabundance employees are hired based not just on their job skills, but also on their commitment to our mission and the work we do to help feed the 750,000 people in our area facing hunger. This means that each of us, working together collaboratively, will do all that we can to help end hunger in our community. Our core values include: Trust, Impact, Innovation, Respect and Collaboration. This is the true guide behind what we do. Our organization is committed to maintaining a positive, engaging and supportive workplace for all of its employees. Philabundance is dedicated to having an excellent staff who will serve our community and our clients in need. Join us!

Additional Information

Position Summary:
The Director is responsible for the oversight of all operations of the Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK).  This includes the culinary arts job-training program, meal production (including all contracts) and the production of any Value Added or Social Enterprise projects that are processed at PCK. Overall operations will encompass 12 – 24 staff with potential volunteer additions.


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