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Starting Pay Range: $45,000-60,000

Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled

The Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, one of the most influential and well-respected non-profits in the region, is looking for a Director of Second Harvest Food Bank. This is a terrific opportunity to put your energy, experience and passion to work.

The Director oversees the operations of the food bank, and promotes the work of the food bank and the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley. Participates in fund raising efforts, and increases public awareness of hunger issues and the philosophy and programs of CACLV.

Job Duties Include:

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. 

  • Oversees and participates in all fund raising 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. 

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

  • 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. 

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

Minimum Requirements:  

  • Bachelor degree or experience in related field preferred
  • Food industry and warehousing experience preferred
  • Fundraising experience preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills to include Microsoft Office
  • Strong problem solving & the ability to multi task
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines

Benefits Include:

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription
  • Agency paid Life Insurance and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 401 (k) Retirement Plan with agency contribution
  • Generous Paid Leave Time- 
    • Vacation- 15 Days: Earn more time after 2 and 5 year anniversaries
    • Sick- 9 Days
    • 9 Observed Holidays


CACLV is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation or handicap. 




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