North Helpline NEW POSITION- Food Access Director

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NH Food Access Director Posting


Food Access Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Work week: Tuesday – Saturday (North Helpline operates two food banks on Saturday)
Salary Grade: Director $78,000 – $87,000
Reports To: Executive Director
Description of Organization:
North Helpline works to make sure our neighbors have food on their tables and a roof over their
heads. We do this by partnering with our neighbors to help build a community for all. North
Helpline strives to provide services that are both accessible to and relevant for the wide cultural and
demographic diversity reflected in our community. North Helpline’s Food programs provide
substantial food resources to approximately 1,400 unique households (comprised of more than 3,500
individuals) in and around North Seattle/King County.
About the Position:
The Food Access Director is responsible for directing and monitoring food access programs and
administration associated with receiving grants. This position is critical for equipping and supporting
staff (and by extension, many, many volunteers!) to complete distributions of food at both of our inperson locations as well as through our home grocery delivery program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without
notice. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
 Supervise the program managers/coordinators, assisting with staff hiring, coaching and
 Develop and implement strategies that will better serve our neighbors
 Assist in preparing program budgets; administer approved amounts, ensuring compliance.
 Coordinate program planning and development, including long term strategic needs, with
other company activities.
 Maintain fiscal and contractual compliance with grants and other funding sources; monitor
subcontractor agencies.
 Administer food access programs including food banks, home delivery, and grocery rescue, as
well as our volunteer program
 Ensure that record-keeping and statistical information is maintained, updated and
Working to make sure our neighbors have food on their tables and a roof over their heads.
Locations in Lake City and Bitter Lake
 Represent North Helpline and our Food Access Programs externally with partners and
Position Requirements:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.
Supervisory Skills
This position directly supervises employees and carries out supervisory responsibilities in
accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include
interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work;
monitoring performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and
resolving problems.
High School or equivalent and 5 years’ experience in Human Services field or related experience
and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have the following skill set:
 Ability to professionally interact with volunteers, neighbors, contributors, government
employees, elected officials, and other personnel in a culturally diverse environment
 Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft and Google suite of tools
 Strong problem-solving skills, with experience building equitable, human-centered processes
and finding creative solutions to balance competing priorities
 Demonstrated a lived commitment to apply racial, gender and economic justice lenses in
both personal and workplace contexts
 Strong database skills
 Able to multi-task in a random, busy, and chaotic work environment
 Proficient in using technology as a management reporting tool
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details
 Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for North
Helpline’s mission
Physical Demands:
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.
Working to make sure our neighbors have food on their tables and a roof over their heads.
Locations in Lake City and Bitter Lake
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to lift and/or move up to
20 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The
employee is regularly required to sit or stand for long periods of time; walk; balance; bend and reach
with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Occasionally required to climb ladders, sit, or stoop. Specific
vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this
job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the
work environment varies.
Hiring Process / Timeline
● To apply please email your resume and cover letter to Kelly Brown at
● We will read your cover letter first; it’s important for us to understand if this is the right fit
for you. In your cover letter, please be sure to tell us why you are interested in this job and
working at North Helpline
● We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
● Candidates from non-traditional nonprofit backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Please
address how your experience and skills relate to the requirements of this position in your
cover letter.