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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis County
  • Salary: 48,000-50,000
  • Organization Type: Human/Social Services

St Augustine Wellston Center

Job Description: Executive Director

Who We Are:
The St. Augustine Wellston Center is charged with the mission of promoting the greater well-being of low-income people in the Wellston area. We are dedicated to providing social services, clothing, and food in a safe environment, and we strive to inspire and improve the lives of those who need assistance. We serve clients living in the following zip codes; 63133, 63112, 63120 and 63121. With the Wellston Center, you can ensure that your day has a focus of changing lives for the better.

Position Overview:
The Center Director strengthens the foundations of community through leading and implementing the outreach work around food insecurity. The Center Director oversees the fast paced daily operations of their Food Pantry and Thrift Store including, but not limited to, supervision and coordination of the staff and volunteers, and compassionately rendering distribution of food items to the clients, while maintaining personal and professional boundaries. This role requires outstanding customer service, enthusiasm, communication and planning skills, meticulous attention to detail, accuracy, follow-through, and self-motivation.

Essential/Primary Functions:
Leadership
● Demonstrate strong professional skills and integrity, including in stressful and/or emergency situations; Implements organizational and Food Pantry policies and
procedures; is proactive and enthusiastic.
● Display sensitivity to the needs of individuals and families experiencing financial hardships, mental illness, trauma, and those from varied cultural backgrounds.
● Ensure that the operation of the Food Pantry, its equipment and facilities meet all health and safety requirements.
● Attend internal and external meetings and trainings as required.
● Provide training, direction, and supervision for new employees and volunteers.
● Communicate sensitively and effectively with the clients, the public, colleagues, collaborators, volunteers, and other stakeholders verbally, or via email, texting, or other means as required.
● Recruit volunteers from colleges, parishes, local high schools (public and parochial), community organizations, businesses, and other venues.
● Coordinate the orders and donation pick-ups from Operation Food Search, local parishes, stores, and other places as needed.

Fundraising
● Cultivate, manage, and steward relationships with donors and prospects, particularly local parishes, corporations, foundations, and individuals.
● Design and implement individual strategies for soliciting corporate & foundation gifts and charitable grants to support the Center’s initiatives.
● Write and prepare high-quality proposals, grants, reports, mailings, and acknowledgements required to support ongoing fundraising activities.
● Actively research grant opportunities that align with the Center’s initiatives and operating support needs.

Marketing and Communications
● Responsible for the development of all marketing materials (website, social media platforms, annual reports, advertisement, flyers) to position the Wellston Center for success and heighten its visibility among constituents (funders, strategic partners, current and potential patients and donors, healthcare, and human services community, public at large).

Qualifications:
● Must possess excellent written/verbal communication skills.
● Must be proficient in Microsoft and Google Software: Word, Excel, Gmail
● Organization skills and ability to work independently.
● Bachelor’s degree (preferred)

Preferred Qualifications:
● Master’s degree or above in human/social services.
● Experience with Donor Perfect, Wix, and Canva.
● Demonstrated knowledge and experience in staff, student, and intern management and supervision.
● Demonstrated expertise of computers and Microsoft software applications
● Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Schedule:
Monday – Saturday 40 hours per week

Compensation:
Salary will be based on professional and academic experience (salary range-$48,000-50,000)

Send resume and cover letter to Marie Kenyon, Search Committee Chair at mariekenyon@archstl.org