La Colaborativa is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that began serving the community of Chelsea, MA in 1988. Since its inception, the mission of the organization remains the same: to empower Chelsea residents and local organizations to bring about social, environmental and economic justice in our community. With a rapidly growing team, La Colaborativa is committed to expanding services in food distribution and healthy nutrition.
La Colaborativa’s food pantry project blossomed during the pandemic into a full-time initiative. Thanks to a dedicated team of full-time workers and dozens of volunteers, La Colaborativa rapidly expanded operations and has been able to sustain food and nutrition support for 7,000 local families per week.
As operations rapidly scale, we are looking to bring on an experienced Director to lead our food and nutrition programs to meet the growing needs of the community. Working closely with the senior leadership team, the new Director will become the leading force behind the critical role of all food and facilities-related aspects of La Colaborativa's food pantry, nutrition programming, and new community kitchen opening in 2022.
A successful fit for the role will identify and manage the needs of the organization to successfully implement operational strategies and capital priorities. It is expected that the Director will lead by example, roll-up one’s sleeves, dive-in, and produce results utilizing the existing infrastructure to meet current operations goals while making time to strategically grow the overall effectiveness and depth of food security efforts. Bringing an entrepreneurial attitude, creativity, and a growth-mindset are expected and highly encouraged.
Overview of Role:
Top candidates should demonstrate:
Current Operational Functions Include:
The Food Pantry Director is responsible for working with the Food Pantry staff to manage:
The Food Pantry Director is also responsible for working with other La Colaborativa staff and outside vendors on:
At La Colaborativa, our team is seeking to attract, develop, retain and promote a talented, diverse workforce in a culture where all employees contribute to their fullest potential.
The above description reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions and duties as required for the job, not to be construed as a detailed description or task list of all work requirements that are inherent to the position. The job description is subject to change, and additional responsibilities may be assigned according to operational needs.
La Colaborativa is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that began serving the community of Chelsea, MA in 1988. Since its inception, the mission of the organization remains the same: to empower Chelsea residents and local organizations to…
Full-time (37.5 hours/week) position including a competitive benefits package such as 100% Dental insurance coverage and 75% health insurance coverage, including paid holidays and sick days.
Full-time (37.5 hours/week) position including a competitive benefits package such as 100% Dental insurance coverage and 75% health insurance coverage, including paid holidays and…
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