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Part-Time Executive Director, Acton Community Supper and Food Pantry

Posted 10/29/21

TO APPLY:  Please send your resume and cover letter to 

Amy Davis

Board Secretary

About the Acton Food Pantry

Acton Community Supper and Food Pantry, Inc. (AFP) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit

organization established in 1984 to help alleviate food-insecurity in Acton and its contiguous

towns - Boxborough, Concord, Carlisle, Littleton, Maynard, Stow and Westford. It distributes

food free of charge from its facility, and via home delivery and school programs. AFP is

supported largely by generous donors and grants. The impact of COVID19 on our community

has prompted the Board of Directors to seek ways to expand the Pantry’s reach. It is seeking

a leader with an entrepreneurial spirit to oversee the implementation of this transition and


Although AFP has been serving our community for over thirty years, it is not until recently that

it has had the resources to develop a professional staff having the skills to strategically

advance the mission of the organization in a manner that is responsive to the needs of the

community. We seek a professional who is committed to reducing food insecurity, highly

collaborative, open to new approaches, and possessing entrepreneurial skills and energy. In

addition, the next ED will honor and cultivate AFP’s long reputation for providing a welcoming

and supportive food distribution service.

The Executive Director is initially a part-time position (20-30 hours per week) reporting to the

Board of Directors. Depending on performance and finances the position could expand to full

time. This position currently has two part-time direct reports with potential to increase.

Primary Responsibilities

Team Management

• Cultivate an inclusive, collaborative environment among staff and volunteers.

• Oversee staff and volunteer development and training.


• Oversee and facilitate the effective operation of all programs and projects.

• Ensure clients are served with dignity and hospitality, listening to their needs while

offering appropriate support.

• Stay up to date on best practices in the field, engaging with partner organizations and

government resources.

• Work with the board to develop and implement a strategic plan for program growth

and development, with the aid of staff and volunteers.


Public Relations and Communications

• Oversee the work to deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web

presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger identity.

• Build and oversee community relations with neighboring businesses and public


• Monitor food insecurity in the community and expand the AFP’s visibility through

community education and development activities/programs.


• Collaborate with staff to expand and streamline donor database.

• Collaborate with staff on consistent and compelling outreach to individual donors.

• Collaborate with staff on grant management, including applications, claims, and


• Work with the Board and staff to develop and implement fundraising activities.

Administration and Finance

• Develop an annual budget, with the assistance of the Board Treasurer and staff, for

Board approval.

• Oversee annual audits and investment strategy.

• Review current client and donor management processes for the purpose of

developing more efficient systems.

• Manage and control all procurement processes in accordance with policies and


• Regularly update the Board of Directors on operations, personnel, finances, and other

administrative matters.

• Serve as an ex-officio member of the Board and all standing Board Committees.

• Attend all Board meetings and Committee meetings as requested.


• Bachelor's Degree

 • 3-5 years related administrative and management experience, preferably in a not-for-

profit environment.

 • Strong marketing skills, financial management experience, fundraising and operations

experience, knowledge of relevant software tools.

• Knowledge of community resources, social service agencies, and grant requirements.

• Demonstrated success in working as a team member to advance the mission of the


• Experience working with a board of directors.

• Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups of people.

• Strong organization and management skills to achieve strategic objectives.

• Excellent interpersonal skills, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and the

ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively.

• Bi-lingual skills preferred (Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Mandarin)

Benefits: Flexibility to accommodate partial remote and onsite work.

TO APPLY:  Please send your resume and cover letter to 

Amy Davis

Board Secretary

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