Executive Director

H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem Job Description


JOB TITLE: Executive Director
REPORTS TO: Board of Directors
SUPERVISES: Development Director, Food Manager, hourly employees
FLSA STAUS: Full-time, exempt
DATE: September, 2017
BASIC FUNCTION: Oversee and coordinate nonprofit activities, working Board, Committee heads and volunteers; supervise development director, food manager and hourly employees; and work with officers and board members to coordinate current operations; develop long term plan.


– Supervise weekly operations
– Endure weekend coordination is covered with help of operations committee and volunteers
– Work one weekend a month to monitor operations first-hand
– Supervise food manager and his/her assistants in the procurement and preparation of meals and produce for distribution
– Supervise building use, maintenance, security and supplies
– Supervise vehicle maintenance
– Financial oversight, planning and reporting (along with treasurer)
– Maintain appropriate insurance policies
– Maintain management reporting systems (along with treasurer)
– Government reporting (along with treasurer)
– Coordinate with bakers and food committee
– Coordinate with Goler hydroponics
– Coordinate with partner agencies
– Coordinate with community agencies, e.g. WS Chamber of Commerce
– Assure compliance with any health regulations and enforce HOPE standards and rules with respect to food preparation and handling
– Organize and attend Board meetings; attend committee meetings
– Assist development director with grant applications
– Report to Board on operations monthly
– Conduct annual review of all employees
– Conduct evaluation and validation of HOPE programs
– Coordinate quarterly updates of HOPE’s app showing every source of free food in Forsyth County; share with other nonprofits



– Work with the Boston-Thurmond Neighborhood Association to develop programs to benefit the neighborhood
– Expand farmer and gardener in-kind donation base, adding three new farmers in next year
– Develop long-term plan with board assistance
– Develop evaluation systems to show HOPE’s progress toward goals
– Increase volunteer participation by 30%, faith based volunteer participation by 30% and retain existing volunteers with at least two additional volunteer experiences in the next year
– Add 5-7 nonboard member volunteers to each standing committee in the next year
– Add three delivery sites in qualified neighborhoods once the move to the new facility allows for expansion
– Supervise move to new facility


– Set up system for food pantries to be notified and assigned extra produce and to arrange pick up times
– Coordinate staffing of the new facility for pantry pickup, classes, etc.
– Develop produce tracking system
– Supervise interns


– Commitment to the mission and vision of HOPE of Winston-Salem
– Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing
– Public speaking skills
– Computer skills and ability to learn and master computer software programs as necessary
– Excellent teamwork, interpersonal and relationship-building skills
– Ability to work with diverse groups and individuals
– Ability to maintain cordial working relationship with fellow employees, volunteers and partner agency personnel
– Self-started requiring minimal supervision
– Previous experience in nonprofit management and working with volunteers and employees is highly desirable


– Provide own transportation
– Extensive use of telephone and computer
– Ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time