Volunteer Services Director

Food & Friends provides medically-tailored meals, nutrition counseling, and friendship to people living with AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illnesses. Our team of sixty employees and thousands of volunteers delivers meals and hope to people living in the District of Columbia and several counties across Maryland and Virginia. There is no charge or income qualification for our services, which are rendered solely on the basis of medical need.

We seek a Volunteer Services Director to lead our award-winning volunteer and service learning programs that welcome approximately 9,000 participants each year.  Reporting to the Director of Program Services, the Director will supervise two volunteer coordinators and a manager; develop and implement a strategic plan to recruit, retain, and recognize volunteers; draft, interpret, and uphold policies and procedures relating to the volunteer program; maintain and update the volunteer database and records; and work with various departments throughout the organization to identify volunteer needs and opportunities for service learning projects.  Additionally, the Director will assist with day-to-day coordination of volunteers as needed.  This is a Tuesday thru Saturday position.

The successful candidate will have a BA/BS; at least three years of relevant experience, including two years of supervisory experience; and a valid driver’s license. Experience with volunteer management database software preferred.  Additional requirements include superb written and verbal communications skills, ability and willingness to give public presentations, ability to handle sudden changes in scheduling and priorities with aplomb, and an appreciation for diversity. Must be able to work some evenings, weekends, and holidays. Offer of employment contingent upon a pre-employment drug test.

Food & Friends provides a competitive salary and generous benefits.  Our staff enjoys a high quality, diverse work environment that includes short Fridays and casual dress.  Food & Friends is Metro accessible, and has free on-site parking.

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

Mr. Lucas Ginn

Food & Friends

219 Riggs Road, NE

Washington, DC  20011

Fax: 202-635-4263

Email:  apply@foodandfriends.org

No phone calls, please

Food & Friends is an Equal Opportunity Employer