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Director of Community Programs

Director of Community Programs - Exciting Opportunity!

If you are a mission driven professional with an entrepreneur spirit, we want to hear from you!

Do you also have a passion to end hunger?

The St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB) may be the perfect fit for you!

Established in 1975, the SLAFB has grown to become the bi-state's region's largest non-profit food distribution charity dedicated to feeding those in need. Comprised of a diverse team of talented and compassionate individuals, employees enjoy working together to make a difference in the lives of the communities served.

SLAFB is seeking a Director of Community Programs to create programmatic solutions that align with the vision, mission, and objectives of the organization. Responsibilities include all aspects of program development, management and assessment including establishing, planning, goal setting, staffing, initiating, leading and overseeing program activities and outcomes. Because of the changing landscape in the community, the selected candidate must be able to demonstrate success with creating innovative new programs that have made a positive impact in the community. This position requires both tactical and strategic leadership and will serve as a member of the leadership team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide effective leadership, direction and oversight for all programs activities including Advocacy and Education, Health and Nutrition, SNAP and the Volunteer Center to ensure goals and objectives are met.
  • Strengthen community connections to the Foodbank by building an engaged and well-stewarded network of volunteers. Develop strong relationships for financial support and program specific resources.
  • Build innovative new programs that help empower people in the bi-state region.
  • Devise and direct programmatic specifications and strategies including goals, measurements and desired outcomes.
  • Create tools to measure efficacy and impact, generate reports and recommend evolutions.
  • Select, develop and manage program staff and coordinate activities with volunteers.
  • Evaluate and document programs; Discover methods to enhance program efficiency and productivity
  • Ensure program operations and activities adhere to legal guidelines and internal policies
  • Engage in educational and advocacy efforts.
  • Ensure collaboration through partner agencies and programs to ensure alignment.
  • Monitor trends and seek new and innovative ideas to expand programmatic collaborations and outcomes.
  • Represent SLAFB in the community at events and through networking, public relations and speaking engagements.
  • Partner with other SLAFB functions to provide superior services and to promote a positive culture.  
  • Devise and ensure budgets are adhered to throughout fiscal year.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university required; Master's degree is a plus.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience with program management with a proven track record of the successful creation, launch and assessment of new programs in a non-profit environment required.
  • Passion for the Foodbank mission and the ability to demonstrate SLAFB's Core Values: Stewardship, Team, Agility and Respect
  • Experience developing volunteer recruitment and recognition programs required.
  • Experience managing and developing staff to positions of increased responsibility.
  • Superior problem solving and conflict management skills.
  • Strong sense of business acumen and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Knowledge of performance evaluation techniques and key metrics.
  • Knowledge of data analysis, reporting and budgeting.
  • Proficient with MS office suite and web-based applications.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check, reference checks and drug screening.

SLAFB offers competitive compensation, an extremely comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time-off, support for on-going learning and development, casual dress work environment and solid 403(b) retirement plan to promote financial security.

SLAFB is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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