Urban Gleaners - Director of Programs

Urban Gleaners is Hiring a Director of Programs!
About Urban Gleaners: 1 in 5 Oregonians live with food insecurity. At Urban Gleaners we collect delicious, fresh food before it can go to waste. And we get it to people who need it. Pure and simple. 
We do this through a simple program model that allows us to deliver more than 70,000 pounds of food each month. We pick-up high-quality and wholesome food from donors at restaurants, grocery stores, corporate campuses, event sites, colleges and universities, farms, and food wholesalers. Next, we bring it back to our Central Portland warehouse where we sort and package the donated food into family-sized portions. We deliver this great food to more than 40 sites in the Portland Metro area—at schools through our Food To Schools program, at our public Mobile Markets hosted at parks and apartment complexes.
Equity is Essential: Urban Gleaners is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion by embracing the belief that all people must have access to healthy food. Our perspective is informed by these understandings: • A healthy diversity of perspectives and experiences leads to better processes and more equitable results. • The communities who are impacted most by hunger are the ones most underrepresented in government and community leadership. • The more diverse and inclusive we are as an organization, the more welcoming we can be to the communities we serve, and the more responsive we can be to their needs. 
Position Summary: Director of Programs will be responsible for managing and directing all aspects of our food-rescue and delivery programs at Urban Gleaners.  This role reports to the Executive Director.
Essential Job Duties: • Manage and maintain community outreach: o Solicit new food donors and act as a steward for existing donors. o Work with local school, government and non-profit partners.  o Interface with school administrators and pantry volunteers. • Pantry oversight and management:  o Supervise and support program staff, interns and volunteers as needed o Deepen organizational relationships in under-served communities and identify growth opportunities for new areas of service. o Compile and deliver pantry progress reports on a regular basis.
o Analyze and implement program processes and operations that center on efficient and equitable outcomes. • Manage organizational communications: o Maintain and update Urban Gleaners’ website.  o Production of marketing materials (including brochures, newsletters, and press releases). o Answer phone calls during warehouse hours. • Program administration and management  o Manage vendor and donor contracts, invoicing and in-kind tracking for all program related expenses and contributions. o Collaborate with staff, Board of Directors, diverse volunteer group and community partners with respect and strategic mindfulness.  o Oversee program technology and databases: we operate on Macs and use Office, Kindful, Quickbooks and Access. • Administration and business management of Tracy’s Small-Batch Granola. • Other duties as assigned. 
Requirements: • 3+ years of successful program management and direct supervision experience. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with attention to details.  • Familiarity with database management. • Willingness to work occasional evenings and/or weekends as needed. • Strong sense of work ethic and a team-oriented attitude.  • Proven track record of prioritizing and delegating time-sensitive tasks.  • Pass background checks as required by our community partners. • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
Bonus Qualifications: • Multilingual.  • Experience providing culturally specific services.  • Experience managing volunteer-run programs with a diverse population. • 3-5 years experience in any organization related to food or hunger relief.  • Familiarity with hunger and poverty in the Portland Metro area, including Washington County. 
Salary & Benefits: • 40-45K annual salary  • 32 hour weekly schedule  • Fully paid health benefits • 1 week paid vacation annually
To apply:  Please email resume and any supplemental information (cover letter, writing samples, etc.) to info@urbangleaners.org with the subject line “Director of Programs”. Professional references will be requested during interview process.