Director of Program Services

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive salary with generous benefits. Relocation expenses negotiable.




219 Riggs Road Northeast
District of Columbia
United States


Food & Friends provides freshly prepared 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.


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Program Services will:


·        provide strategic executive leadership to Food & Friends’ programmatic operations inclusive of kitchen and delivery operations, client services, nutrition services, and volunteer services;

·         supervise senior management in each programmatic division;

·        oversee the strategic development and enhancement of program services to meet evolving community and organizational needs;

·        establish, interpret, and uphold service protocols;

·        develop and monitor programmatic budgets;

·        provide quarterly reports to Board of Directors; and

·        collaborate with senior management throughout the organization in strategic and contingency planning initiatives. 


Additionally, the Director will foster and maintain relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including peers at other social service agencies and government funders. 


The successful candidate will have a BA/BS (Master’s degree preferred) in social work, public health, nutrition, or related field; a valid driver’s license; and at least five years of senior management experience at a social service or health care organization.  Must have demonstrated success in supervising a team of professionals. Additional requirements include superb written and verbal communication skills, ability and willingness to give public presentations, experience crafting and monitoring organizational budgets, and an ability to work with diverse populations. Must be willing 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. Relocation expenses negotiable. 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.



Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

Life Insurance

Disability Insurance

Retirement Plan

Section 125 Cafeteria Plan

Employee Assistance Program

Paid Personal Days

Paid Vacation Days

Paid Sick Days

Paid Holidays

Short Fridays

Free Parking

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

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


No phone calls, please

Food & Friends is an Equal Opportunity Employer