Program Manager

This is an exciting time to join a team of dedicated professionals at a dynamic Not-For-Profit.  If you want to be a positive-change leader in the food insecurity sector in Toledo, this is a role you should consider.  Each day is as different as the work you get to perform.  You will spend your time in service of our patrons, and with committed volunteers and forward focused community leaders.

About Us:   Food for Thought (FFT) is a Toledo-based and Toledo-focused not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to feeding and nourishing our community. We are committed to feeding the Toledo area in a thoughtful way, and envision a Toledo region where the hunger for food, respect and belonging is met for all people. We serve through our PB&J program, providing sandwiches and sack lunches to those in need every Saturday morning. Additionally, we serve through our mobile food pantries, which carry both shelf stable and fresh food choices to those experiencing food insecurity. We have multiple pantry sites, and target areas where people do not have ready access to a full grocery store in that neighborhood.

Essential Functions:

  1. Volunteer Management: Our volunteers are critical to what we do!  Your role will be to ensure volunteers have a great experience with us.  You will be responsible to recruit, train and schedule all volunteers.  You get the opportunity to reach out into the community and communicate about the volunteer opportunities available with FFT.  
  2. Program Management: You will oversee both our Mobile Food Pantry and PB&J programs, ensuring that we provide exceptional service for all of our patrons.  You will work closely with the Executive Director to ensure our programs are delivered pursuant to our promise to the community.  
  3. Social Media: A key to how we communicate!  You will ensure our social media pages are kept up to date and reflect our activities and needs.  Also making sure that Food For Thought is a visible and respected presence in our community.
  4. Building Relationships:  Along with our Executive Director, work to develop and strengthen relationships with individuals, faith-based partners, business and donors to widen our fundraising base and volunteer network.
  5. Represent: You’ll serve as a Food For Thought representative at community activities that enhance our organization’s profile.

Key Qualifications:

  • Strong marketing, program management and public relations experience with the ability to engage and inspire a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Manage time efficiently while simultaneously working on different projects. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to motivate volunteers and cultivate/enhance community partnerships.
  • Work independently, think creatively, solve problems collaboratively and show good judgment in decision making.
  • A big plus if you have working knowledge of hunger and food equity issues as well as local social services resources.

This is a full-time, salaried position. Competitive compensation dependent on experience. Monthly health insurance allowance. Forward resume to [email protected]

Food For Thought is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.