Executive Director

Catholic Harvest Food Pantry

The incoming Executive Director will be a leader who can help CHFP advance its mission and continue growing its capacity to meet emerging community needs. With a heart for serving needy individuals and families, the Executive Director will influence organizational strategy as well as manage operations. The scope of this position is broad, requiring the Executive Director to establish and maintain effective relationships with the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, committees, funders, media, government, member churches, suppliers, and persons at all levels within the community. The position requires flexible hours as the Executive Director needs to be available evenings and weekends.

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing (in concert with the Board) the organizational vision and strategic plan.
  • Identifying and cultivating relationships in the community in order to increase and expand the resources available to advance CHFP’s mission.
  • Overseeing CHFP’s operations including staff management, fiscal management, program development, facilitations management, and fundraising.
  • Exploring new opportunities for collaboration.
  • Overseeing communications to ensure that the CHFP message is consistently portrayed via print, web, and social media platforms.
  • Ensuring that compliance is maintained with all federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Recruiting and managing volunteers.

Performance Objectives
In the next year or two the Executive Director will be expected to build on the organization’s past successes by accomplishing the following:

  • Improving the quality of and enhancing the scope of services provided to clients.
  • Improving the physical environment of the building and providing equipment that supports pantry services.
  • Clarifying staff and volunteer policies including the development of a Human Resources Manual,

Volunteer Policies & Procedures Manual, organizational chart, and staff compensation plan.

  • Developing a marketing/communications plan for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Identifying new partnerships and funding sources.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
This role requires a leader who can relate nonjudgmentally and effectively with diverse people from all backgrounds; a person who embodies the ideals of servant leadership. The Executive Director will be comfortable developing relationships with people from all three sectors – public, nonprofit, and private – as they pull together all the resources needed for a well-run food pantry that meets community needs. The Executive Director needs to possess a combination of the following attributes:

  • A demonstrated passion for the mission of the organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years of relevant experience at another nonprofit organization or in the business/public sector with leadership experience within a nonprofit organization. Previous or current board service is a plus.
  • Proven experience in fundraising and increasing other organizational resources.
  • Ability to build strong relationships.
  • Proven ability to manage, lead, and develop a high-performing team, including the Board of Directors, other volunteers, and partners.
  • Ability to work effectively and in collaboration with other individuals and organizations.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with diverse groups.
  • Operational skills including budget management, financial oversight, and organizational planning.
  • Proficiency with business tools and systems such as Microsoft Office, donor databases, social media, etc.
  • Knowledge of the York, PA community preferred, but not required.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

This position offers a competitive salary consistent with other nonprofit organizations similar in size, scope, and impact.


COVER LETTER AND RESUME ARE DUE BY 5 PM, Monday, November 30, 2020

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