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Hands On Hartford
Hartford, CT
30+ days ago
Hands On Hartford
Hartford, Connecticut, CT-Hartford County
30+ days ago


Wanted:  Versatile, experienced, energetic individual to join our team at Hands On Hartford as the new Director of Food, Nutrition and Culinary Programs at Hands On Hartford (HOH)  to provide leadership and management of  HOH’s community pantry, children’s backpack nutrition program, community and holiday meals, as well as the HOH shared kitchen and café/catering programs

Why work at Hands On Hartford: Hands On Hartford, in partnership with others, strengthens community in Hartford by responding faithfully to people in need through programs that change lives and renew human possibility. We’re a 52-year old nonprofit that values team work, inclusivity, and takes strengths-based, harm reduction, collaborative approach to all we do.

As the Director of Food, Nutrition, and Culinary Programs at HOH you’ll make a difference in the lives of the folks we serve, and the culinary entrepreneurs, as well as in fostering a well-supported and impactful team of staff, by: 

  • Providing leadership for the overall planning, development and delivery of HOH’s food, nutrition and culinary programs.
  • Leading visioning, planning, service improvements, and expansion of services to meet community needs.
  • Managing the operations of the kids backpack, pantry and meals programs and holiday meals.
  • Supporting the shared kitchen and café manager in coordinating the impactful and efficient operations of those programs.
  • Working with director of CQI and staff development to establish, modify, meet and report on program goals, process measures and impacts.
  • Recruiting, hiring, supervising, training, supporting, and evaluating team members.
  • Directing and managing the food, nutrition and culinary programs’ operations, program budget and reporting, procurement and following of agency fiscal policies.
  • Ensuring that program leadership and staff have access to and utilize/share information used to guide service delivery.
  • Serving on the agency director level leadership team and representing HOH in a variety of settings and with a myriad of stakeholders, supporters and collaborators.

 When:  Salaried, exempt position which requires a minimum 40-hour work week. Some flexibility in the work schedule is expected; occasional holiday coverage.

What we offer full time employees:

  • Generous medical/dental/disability/life benefits
  • Dedicated, diverse, and friendly co‚Äźworkers
  • Paid time off – 12 holidays, vacation, personal time, and sick leave
  • 401 K employer contribution and employer match
  • Free on-site parking

If this sounds interesting to you:

Send letter of interest & resume to the contact person listed.


This could be the position for you if you:

  • Believe in our mission and core values and are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Have a desire to grow professionally and to support others in doing the same.
  • Have a minimum of a bachelors degree and at least five years of related experience (or a masters degree and at least three years of related experience).
  • Have at least two years of management and staff/program leadership and supervisory experience.
  • Lead with energy and enthusiasm; and possess excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Are creative, have some schedule flexibility, and thrive as part of a team.
  • Have knowledge and proficiency in using computer applications, including Windows.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, registered and insured motor vehicle and are able to lift and carry at least 25 pounds.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English and some business or culinary enterprise background a plus.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58633136
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut, CT-Hartford County
  • Company Name: Hands On Hartford
  • Position Title: Director of Food, Nutrition and Culinary Programs
  • Industry: Human/Social Services
  • Job Function: Housing/Food Service
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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