Director Of Programming

Director Of Programming

13 May 2022
West Virginia, Huntington-ashland, 25701 Huntington-ashland USA

Director Of Programming

Director of Programming

Position Description


The Director of Programming is responsible for the development and coordination of the Facing Hunger Foodbank’s special programs (i.e., the Mobile Pantry, Senior CSA, SFSP, etc.). This position promotes community engagement that empowers the Foodbank to be a viable partner for all safety net initiatives in furtherance of the Foodbank’s mission and values.


  • Works with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) in the creation of new special programs and the strategic vision for both new and existing special programs;
  • Identifies underserved communities and works with the CEO, the COO, and the Director of Network and Member Relations to develop strategic goals for each County;
  • Oversees all operational aspects of special program implementation and works within each special program’s budget parameters;
  • Maintains accurate and timely records of special programs; prepares monthly reports detailing information such as time spent, individuals served, pounds distributed, etc.;
  • Works with the Director of Development and Communications to develop new fund sources for special programs;
  • Assists with grant writing and the preparation of grant reporting as requested;
  • Provides assistance to the Staff Accountant or other designated staff member with applicable financial activities and reports related to the Director of Programming’s responsibilities;
  • Assists in the growth, development, and utilization of volunteer services and programs in support of the Foodbank’s food program initiatives;
  • Participates in all food safety training classes and provides supervision and training of volunteers who are handling food products for packing back packs and other boxing to ensure full food safety compliance;
  • Works with the CEO to develop a policy and advocacy agenda and coordinates advocacy efforts and strategic alliances to support the Foodbank’s special programs as directed;
  • Represents the needs of the Foodbank’s special programs at both internal and external meetings, as requested;
  • Ensures that customer service to member agencies and partners is a top priority for those served by the Foodbank’s special programs;
  • Assists in formulating management policies and procedures;
  • Coaches and motivates employees under direct supervision and provides appropriate feedback and performance evaluations; and
  • Performs other related duties, as requested or assigned.


COO of the Facing Hunger Foodbank


  • Must embrace the Mission of the Foodbank;
  • Must have the ability to interact professionally and effectively with the CEO and the COO;
  • Must have the ability to interact effectively with diverse populations, community leaders, volunteers, Foodbank directors and other employees, and funding source representatives;
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Must possess budgetary management skills;
  • Must have the ability to maintain a calm demeanor during periods of high volume and sets a positive example for the Foodbank staff;
  • Must have the ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs;
  • Must have the ability to work on multiple projects at one time;
  • Must possess skills in organization, prioritization, and attention to detail;
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills; and
  • Must have the ability to excel in a fast-paced environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a related field of work, volunteering, advocacy or public health
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite


  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen
  • Must have a valid driver’s license from State in which employee resides
  • Must have and maintain a safe driving record
  • Must have a current or submit to a West Virginia Department of Transportation physical for operation of certain Foodbank vehicles
  • Must be able to master the use of the inventory software and bar code scanners within 3 months of starting position
  • Must pass ServSafe Manager Certification within 3 months of starting in position


Office equipment: telephone, calculator, computer, copy machine, scanner, and fax machine.

Warehouse equipment: pallet jack, forklift, scales, ladders, step stools, walk-in coolers and freezers, inventory barcode scanners, infrared thermometer, and cleaning supplies, along with required personal protective equipment. [Training prior to use will be provided for warehouse equipment. Safety training and indicated safety equipment may be required and provided when the employee is performing job duties.]


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Facing Hunger Foodbank reserves the right to determine reasonable accommodations.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, manipulate, or operate objects; and, to reach forward, back, sideways, and up with both hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, climb, walk, talk, and hear/listen.

The employee, from time to time, may lift and/or move objects weighing up to 45 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may

be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Facing Hunger Foodbank reserves the right to determine reasonable accommodations.

The work environment is indoor, generally, in an office setting, which may include shared space and stairs. Normally, within the office setting, there are no extremes in temperature, and the noise level in the work environment is moderately quiet. Lighting includes artificial and natural light. The employee in this position may be required to enter and assist in other areas of the physical plant, where noise may be loud, temperatures reach extremes, and dust/fumes from propane-fueled equipment may be present. Travel outside the office/physical plant is required for calling on donors, making public appearances or speaking engagements, or attending conferences, trainings, or meetings, as the need arises.


Competitive/commensurate with experience and other qualifications


The above statements are intended only as illustrations to describe the general nature, duties, and level of work that may be performed. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed;

This job description does not constitute an employment contract between the Facing Hunger Foodbank and the employee and is subject to change by the Facing Hunger Foodbank, as the need arises.


Completed in person

HR use only

Pay Rate

Management (Y/N)

E/NE status

Last reviewed/revised


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 - $21.00 per hour


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:
Compliance to CDC and local health department protocols followed. Use of PPE, required and supplies are provided.


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Supervising Experience: 3 years (Preferred)
  • related programming: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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