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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis County
  • Salary: $40,000-$65,000 annual
  • Organization Type: Human/Social Services

Ritenour Co-Care Food Pantry

POSITION: Executive Director: Ritenour Co-Care Food Pantry

Full-time Position- Starting about April 1, 2024

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Manage operations of food pantry open to the public approximately 15 hours per week.  Manage personnel of pantry operations and office- 100% volunteer workforce.  Manage financial resources of the pantry including fundraising, donations and procurement of food & supplies.  Report to the Board of Directors.  See attached job description.

Application Submission Procedure –

  • Email letter of interest and resume to

SALARY:  $40,000-$65,000 annual, negotiable & commensurate with experience


For questions or more information, please contact:

  • Dwight L. Lindhorst
    Treasurer, Ritenour Co-Care Food Pantry
    Ritenour School District Administrative Center
  • 2420 Woodson Road
    St. Louis, MO 63114-5499
    (314) 493-6066 ▪ FAX (314) 426-7144
  • Email:

Ritenour Co-Care Food Pantry (RCCFP) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing food to families living within the boundaries of the Ritenour School District. RCCFP is one of the largest food pantries in the St. Louis metropolitan area. RCCFP is currently staffed by 100% volunteers and is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors.

The Ritenour Co-Care Food Pantry is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, sex, age, national origin or disability.

Job Description: Executive Director-Ritenour Co-Care Food Pantry

About Us: 

Ritenour Co-Care Food Pantry (RCCFP) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing food to families living within the boundaries of the Ritenour School District.  RCCFP is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors.


Ritenour Co-Care Food Pantry is seeking to fill the position of Executive Director, who reports to the Board of Directors.  This is a full-time salaried position.  This position will require approximately 25 hours per week on-site at the pantry located at 9303 Midland Blvd., Overland, MO  63114, with the remaining time either on-site or off-site.

Duties and Responsibilities:

*Apply creativity, innovation, best practices and exceptional leadership to all responsibilities and functions listed

*Develop strategic fundraising plan that aligns with the pantry mission

*Oversee and actively lead all fundraising activities

*Continuously initiate new food sourcing avenues; oversee and lead all activities relating to sourcing donated and purchased food items & food collection efforts

*Manage and implement policies, strategic plan and programs of the RCCFP

*With the assistance of the Office Manager, maintain all Board records, including Board meeting minutes, Executive Committee meetings and ensure effective management of Board records

*Assist the Volunteer Coordinator in efforts to recruit, on-board, develop and execute safety and operational training; motivate and supervise all pantry volunteers

*Ensure adequate staff and volunteer coverage and oversee day-to-day activities of staff volunteers

*Conduct staff training and development for our volunteer and office staff of over 70 people

* Facilitate ongoing communications with pantry staff and volunteers including conflict management, adherence to established operational processes, team building and positive promotion of the pantry mission and values

*Oversee and ensure safe and effective implementation of all food pantry services as well as all administrative and operational activities

*Champion the pantry mission and values in all pantry operations, amongst pantry volunteers and interaction with clients/community

*Review, update and maintain food pantry protocols and standards

*Ensure that all federal and state policies, guidelines and regulations for 1.  client care and 2.  Food safety and storage, are met

*Assist the Office Manager in maintaining weekly, monthly and annual demographic and service data and reports

*Facilitate ongoing communication with pantry staff and volunteers

*Analyze operational procedures with a focus on continuous quality improvement and implement new strategies to enhance efficiency and effectiveness

*Manage board approved operating budget and maintain control of operations and costs

*Support relevant board committees as assigned

*Represent the Ritenour Co-Care Food Pantry throughout the community and provide outreach for the purposes of program awareness, education, food donation and fundraising

*Monitor and maintain facility, equipment and vehicles and communicate with leadership regarding capital needs, cleaning, repair and overall safety issues

*Demonstrate teamwork and support of the Pantry mission and values

*Comply with all Ritenour Co-Care Food Pantry policies and standards

*Attend all Board meetings as an ex officio member

*With the assistance of the Office Manager, maintain the financial records of the organization

* Provide monthly financial & operational reports to the Board of Directors

*Performs other duties as required or assigned

Ideal Candidate Qualifications & Background

*Bachelor’s degree in business or non-profit management or equivalent experience

*A minimum of five years of experience in a corporate environment, service-related industry or non-profit organization.  Food industry experience is a plus with knowledge of food pantry operations and best practice standards

*Experience evaluating and updating operational procedures for continuous quality improvement

*Prior supervisory experience with demonstrated ability to motivate and manage diverse personalities

*Advanced verbal and written communication skills, presentation skills and the ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders in a diverse community

*Experience in preparing and managing a budget

*Ability to respond appropriately, fairly and diplomatically to sensitive and confidential issues

*Ability to use general office equipment, computers, spreadsheets and other related software programs

*Essential to possess a natural desire and propensity toward charitable service

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with varying abilities to perform the essential function)


Local travel is required to attend meetings, pick up/drop off donations and attend other St. Louis based activities to promote the pantry


Duties, responsibilities and activities associated with this role can change at anytime and without notice.  This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities required of the employee for this position.

Ritenour Co-Care Food Pantry provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.