Food Bank Name Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin
Madison, WI
Post Date July 14, 2017
Job Title Director of Partnerships & Programs
Description Director of Partnerships & Programs position available in Madison, WI
Opportunity Type Job
Job Responsibilities

Department Oversight/Personnel Management and Supervision

  • Provide strategic planning, direction and evaluation for SHFB’s programmatic activities.
  • Proactively connect all department initiatives to strengthen outcomes and prevent duplication.
  • Develop and monitor an effective department budget.
  • Regularly communicate department activities and initiatives to other SHFB departments.
  • Direct hiring, training and supervision of team members, including paid staff and volunteers/interns.
  • Support team members by: establishing performance objectives and measuring progress toward goals; leading bi-monthly team meetings; developing team members’ skills and abilities, both individually and as a group, in order to increase effectiveness; and ensuring that employees have access to the resources needed to be successful.
  • Conduct performance reviews at the 6-month and annual milestones.
  • Provide counseling/coaching to ensure successful performance, and utilizes performance management processes as necessary, including use of proper documentation. Community Partnerships
  • Develop and sustain positive relationships with key private constituencies including SHFB partner agencies, members of the faith community and community organizations engaged in hunger relief and prevention activities.
  • Develop and sustain positive relationships with key public constituencies including local governments, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the USDA, public health, and University of Wisconsin.
  • Act as a liaison to local and regional hunger networks.
  • Oversee key collaborations that support the achievement of SHFB’s mission.
  • Initiate, cultivate and sustain relationships with local, regional and national community food security organizations to inform and promote the work of SHFB and its partner agencies.
  • Elevate the visibility and inclusion of food security for low income people within community foods movements.
  • Develop opportunities to expand and leverage connections with all SHFB initiatives and departments, including marketing and development efforts.
Application Qualifications

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college/university
  • Experience working with community based, nonprofit organizations
  • Minimum of three years of supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with outstanding data collection, relationship building, reporting and program evaluation
  • Demonstrated ability to set own priorities and work independently
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Regular access to dependable transportation with insurance levels of 100/300/50
  • Ability to travel throughout service area for meetings
  • Ability to successfully pass background check Preferred Education/Experience
  • Master’s Degree in a related field
  • Knowledge of and experience with private and public food assistance resources
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) Communication Skills
  • Experience conducting needs assessments

We offer a full benefits plan including health, dental and vision insurance. Company paid Long Term Disability and Life Insurance, 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match, generous Paid Time Off and paid holidays.

Deadline August 18, 2017
How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to

About the Organization

Since 1986 Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin has put more than 100 million meals on the tables of the 1 in 8 who are facing hunger in southwestern Wisconsin. We work together with hundreds of local hunger-relief charities to provide the peace-of-mind people get when they know they have enough food. We are also a member of Feeding America, a nationwide network of member food banks and the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization.

Additional Information

The Director of Partnerships and Programs has primary oversight for all agency food distribution efforts, including mobile pantries, the FoodShare Outreach Program, HungerCare Coalition, Childhood Hunger programs, and the Diabetes Wellness Program. In addition, the position leads Second Harvest’s community networking and outreach to facilitate partnership-building, and collaboration among additional key community stakeholders with the goal of ending hunger and increasing access to healthy, nutritious food for low-income people via key community partners.  


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