Program Director

Position ID:



Bronx Community Center, 402 East 152nd Street, Bronx, NY 10455

FLSA Status:

Full Time, Exempt








Community Outreach Services


Feeding Our Neighbors

Reports to:

Division Director of Community Outreach Services

Supervisory Responsibilities:



Summary: The Program Director provides administrative and programmatic leadership for the FON Department, which includes management of the corporate budget, government contracts, philanthropic grants, data collection, personnel, volunteers, directly administered/affiliated programs, the annual FON campaign, collaboration with CC programs, and supports legislative advocacy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide supervision, training, coaching and evaluation to members of the FON Management team:
  • Program Managers (2), Hub Supervisor (1), SNAP Team Supervisor (2), Admin. Asst. (1)
  • Establish clear vision and direction for the growth and stability of the department. Implementation of strategies to enhance team building, professional development, and program cohesiveness.
  • Develop protocols, procedures and strategies that will provide structure to staff, volunteers and for new program development.
  • Manage CCCS corporate budget, government contracts, and foundation grants for FON dept.
  • Monitor quarterly expenditures, especially allocations of food spending by programs.
  • Assist with preparation of funding applications and/or reporting requirements for TSNAP, NOEP, EFSP, HPNAP, DYCD and all funding opportunities for the department.
  • Manage and analyze the coordination of data collection, contract deliverables, and annual metrics.
  • Work on the development and execution of the annual FON Campaign. Working closely with Development and Communication teams to implement campaign tasks and hosts special events.
  • Monitor program operations of all Archdiocese of NY emergency food programs including the Bronx, Manhattan, Mobile Food Pantry Program on Staten Island, and in the upper counties.
  • Co-manage and coordinate volunteer pool for FON programs at parishes, programs and offices. 
  • Provide programmatic and managerial support with the coordinators of the directly-administered and conduit programs funded by CCCS/FON.
  • Identify area(s) of unmet needs throughout the Archdiocese of NY and organize parish/community based initiatives, and develop trainings and workshops for staff and community leaders.
  • Work closely with the Case Management Dept staff (NYC/HV) and other CC programs and agencies to maximize access to services.
  • Develop working knowledge of the issues, trends and legislative activity in the areas of hunger and food nutrition.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are generally 9:00 AM to 5 PM Monday - Friday.  Additional hours, holidays and weekends may be required to meet program deadlines or client needs.

Working conditions and physical demands required:

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • To conduct site visits and outreach approximately 50% of the time, use public transportation or traverse city streets, occasionally ascend/descend stairs, and be exposed to outside weather.
  • Ability to work with the public and client population in underserved communities
  • Ability to position boxes/items at different levels that weigh up to 30 lbs.
  • Remain stationary at a workstation and use a computer at least 25% of the time.
  • Potential to carry a laptop and/or cell phone to offsite work locations.
  • Participate in special events, meetings, forums, etc. at least 25% of the time.


Education and/or experience required:

  • Master’s Degree in a related human services field and
  • At least five (5) years’ supervisory and management experience.
  • Understanding of emergency food services.
  • Familiarity with poverty and hunger related public policy issues.

Skills, Licenses, and/or competencies required:

  • Knowledge of budget, government and grants management.
  • Capable of handling multiple, complex tasks including statistical analysis.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to travel throughout Manhattan, Staten Island, the Bronx and Upper Counties.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, verbal, written and public relations skills.
  • Some knowledge of New York City resources and public benefits.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.

Job Summary

Program Director

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter highlighting relevant past experience and qualifications, and state their position of interest and desired compensation. Submissions without this information will not be considered.

Please send resume and cover letter to: