Food Bank Director

Food Bank Director

The Food Bank Director supports the program’s mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, personalization, commitment to our community, and accountability and ownership.

Job responsibilities

General Management and Supervision

  • Provides day-to-day leadership and management that reflect the mission and the values of the agency.

  • Supervises all operations and activities of the program.    

  • Supervises all members of the program staff; participating in hiring, evaluation, termination, and development of staff.

  • Serves as spokesperson for the program and fulfills regular public speaking engagements.

  • Advocates on behalf of and encourages the empowerment of program participants.

  • Represents the program in the community through coalitions, boards, and the human services network.


Program Development/ Administration

  • Provides information, ideas and consultation for program development and long-range planning.

  • Develops an annual work plan.

  • Complies with all goals and performance targets of work plan.

  • Assists in evaluation of all aspects of the program, assuring programming conforms to priority needs and upgrading, expanding, or shifting when necessary.

  • Assists with planning and development of new programs and initiatives.

  • Coordinates with Associate Executive Director for Development and participates in all fundraising activities, both special and ongoing contributions.

  • Compiles program data and submits reports as required by funding sources.

  • Builds, maintains and nurtures collaborative relationships within the community.

  • Ensures that programmatic and contracted goals are met.

  • Provides staff support for Program Committees.


Financial Management

  • Provides information for budget development.

  • Monitors fiscal reports for adherence to budget.

  • Monitors expenditures to ensure that projects are completed within budget.

  • Supports grant writing efforts.


Grant Administration

  • Provides necessary content for grants/proposals as needed.

  • Maintains budgets for approved proposals.

  • Maintains compliance with grant/contract requirements.

  • Completes Mid- and Year-End evaluation of goals and objectives.


Program Specific Requirements

  • Oversees all food bank operations to ensure compliance with Feeding America, food industry, United States and/or Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture, and all other regulatory and funding requirements.

  • Oversees product sourcing, product distribution, volunteer recruitment and agency relations.

  • Represents the program within the Feeding America network of food banks and the Pennsylvania State Association of food banks.

  • Provides technical and educational services to the member agency network via network meetings, newsletters, and monitoring.

  • Participates in related local, state, and national organizations.

  • Keeps abreast of industry changes within SHFB’s service territory.

  • Keeps abreast of programming opportunities to strengthen existing program components or add additional services.

  • Educates legislators about local hunger issues through personal contact and letter writing.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Per the CACLV Member Contract with Feeding America, the Food Bank Director will be accountable for Second Harvest Food Bank annual performance goals and compliance with Feeding America Network standards. The Executive Director will ensure compliance through regular meetings with the Food Bank Director and communications with the Associate Executive Director for Community Services. The Executive Director will also contribute to, and participate in, the annual performance evaluation of the Food Bank Director. 

This description contains the information and facts considered necessary to describe and evaluate the duties of this position fairly and equitably.  It should not be considered an exhaustive description of all the work requirements to be performed, but indicates the kinds of duties and levels of responsibility required by the position. The Executive Director or his/her designee will have the prerogative of adding or deleting responsibilities as occasion may require.

Application qualifications

Criminal Record Check required

Child Abuse History Clearance required

FBI Criminal History Background Check required

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Management experience, including personnel and supervision

Food Industry and Warehousing experience preferred


Experience with computers, both hardware and software

Five years experience in human services or related field

Willingness to work within an empowerment model of service

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written

Flexibility, adaptability, and creative problem-solving skills

Personal vehicle use required

Valid driver's license and good driving record required

Proof of motor vehicle insurance (for use of personal vehicle)

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About the organization

The mission of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley is to improve the quality of life by building a community in which all people have access to economic opportunity, the ability to pursue that opportunity, and a voice in the decisions that affect their lives.