Director of Programs

Fort Myers
Director of Programs

Direct the functions of the Programs department. Implement policies, programs and directives through subordinates and within the parameters set by President and CEO and Board of Directors.

End date
Opportunity type
Programs / Agency Relations / Clients
Job responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Participate in leadership of HCFB as a member of Senior Leadership Team.
• Participate in HCFB long-range planning, strategy development, and budgeting.
• Forecast needs of people experiencing hunger in our area.
• Monitor and assess services required by people experiencing hunger and develop programs to serve them.
• Develop programmatic strategies, goals, and assessment criteria to meet needs, and direct activities to accomplish them.
• Collect information and data about clients served by HCFB; analyze and assess findings.
• Ensure programs meet all goals required by funders and regulators.
• Develop and assess annual department goals in accordance with the strategic plan.
• Develop a network of independent agencies to meet the needs of people experiencing hunger.
• Maintain positive and proactive relationships with agencies.
• Set goals for agencies; measure and assess agency performance relative to goals.
• Hire, train, develop, and evaluate all programs staff.
• Represent HCFB to community groups and events through networking, public relations, and speaking engagements.
• Engage in educational and advocacy efforts with agency partners, donors, government entities, and elected officials.
• Perform other related duties and assignments as required

Application qualifications

• Adhere to HCFB expectations and values:
o Be active by moving quickly, getting things done and holding self and others accountable for results.
o Be constructive by providing solutions, displaying optimism, being respectful and fair.
o Be truthful by providing facts to support opinions, speaking up and not exaggerating.
o Humanize Hunger by putting a human face on it.
o Communicating in a professional, honest and open manner.
o Take time to have fun along the way.
o Believe in our mission and impact.
• Demonstrate honesty, integrity and commitment to fighting hunger in Southwest Florida
• Relate effectively with other staff, volunteers, agency representatives and the general public.
• Demonstrate clear understanding of the mission of HCFB and the ability to articulate it.
• Prefer demonstrated commitment to work in community or helping the less fortunate.
• Completes work in an accurate, effective and timely manner.
• Has ability to perform physical labor as necessary to assist in achieving HCFB Mission.
• Possesses valid Florida driver’s license.

Specific to Position:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field required. Master’s degree preferred. Four years minimum experience in non-profit management or equivalent work experience preferred.
• Experience in social work preferred.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
• Experience in developing programs/project management.


Health insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Long term and short term disability insurance, Life insurance, Flexible spending account, 401K, Various voluntary benefits, Paid time off, Paid holidays, Tuition reimbursement program

How to apply

Send your resume to Anna Suarez at [email protected] or apply through using this link:

About the organization

Harry Chapin Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, is the largest hunger-relief organization in Southwest Florida, serving Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. We rescue food and distribute it through our food distribution programs: Care and Share Senior Feeding Program, Harry’s Helpings, Fulfill Mobile Pantries, In-School Pantries and our Partner Agency Program, which is a network of more than 150 partner agencies to feed people in need. Through these programs, we feed more than a quarter of a million people each month.
Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed $59.5 million dollars worth of food in fiscal year 2020. Through our food distribution programs, we supplied nearly 32.4 million pounds of food and other grocery items, including 9.6 million pounds of fresh produce. The food is the equivalent of 28.5 million meals distributed to those who are hungry.

Additional information

Our mission is to lead our community in the fight to end hunger. Our vision is that no one should have to go hungry in our community.
Our culture:
HCFB: Humanize -- Communicate -- Fun -- Believe
Humanize: We put a human face on hunger to help the community understand who is hungry and why. By humanizing food insecurity, we help overcome stereotypes.
Communicate: We are all interconnected in the fight to end hunger. Food bank staff members are also ambassadors for the food bank and its mission. Our job is to inform, educate, raise funds and advocate.
Fun: We work hard to make a difference and have fun while doing it.
Believe: We believe that there is a hunger problem in our community and that it takes hard work, commitment and teamwork to solve it. We believe that we make a positive difference.

Our Values: ACT
Active: Move quickly, Get things done, Hold yourself and others accountable for results
Constructive: Provide solutions, not just problems; Display optimism, Be friendly and respectful, Be fair
Truthful: Provide facts to support opinions, Don’t exaggerate, Speak up