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Director of Partnerships & Program – Meridian

Job Summary:

Responsible for all matters in the Partnerships & Programs department of The Idaho Foodbank, including establishment, nurturing and retention of the partner network of 400+ organizations who meet local needs for nutrition stability. This role aims to ensure the partners are supported to provide equitable distribution of nutritious food on a statewide basis. This role is also responsible for the development and maintenance of the Foodbank’s programs for children, seniors, communities of focus and others needing assistance to live healthy lives.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Agency Relations

  • Responsible for the development of current and potential partner agencies in the service area with assistance from Programs Coordinator(s) and Branch Managers.
  • Develop and maintain programs for partner retention and growth in line with Foodbank strategic plan.
  • Provide leadership and coordinate training to partners and/or Foodbank personnel.
  • Responsible for maintaining consistent communication with partner network through meetings and electronic newsletters.
  • Develop and conduct partner training, surveys and focus meetings.
  • Work with Operations to ensure equitable access to food through partners and Mobile Pantries on a statewide basis.
  • Assist the Leadership Team, Branch Managers, and Food Sourcing Manager in the resolution of internal and external concerns related to agencies as requested.
  • Develop and implement a capacity measurement tool for partners.
  • Implement and oversee policies for partners.
  • Ensure that monitoring, screening, and documentation of all partners is accomplished in a timely manner.
  • Oversee the proper maintenance of partner files in line with Feeding America guidelines.
  • Responsible for notification of any corrective actions that may be necessary and assisting partners to correct violations.
  • Maintain comprehensive records of all contacts and activities.
  • Maintain compliance with all applicable Federal, State, County, Local and/or accrediting body (Feeding America) standards for all partner agencies.
  • Oversee necessary training of team to ensure compliance with standards.
  • · Ensure all services and programs operate at the highest possible standard of service.
  • Programs under Management– Backpack, School Pantry, CSFP, TEFAP, CRF.
  • Develop and oversee children’s, senior’s and communities of focus programs on a statewide basis under guidelines of the Foodbank and pertinent regulatory or funding sources.
  • Oversee the reporting requirements for State regulatory agencies (CSFP, TEFAP). Participate in audits as needed.
  • Work closely with Development Team to develop and communicate on funding sources and maintain positive relationships.

Foodbank Representation

  • Assist statewide communities in better understanding The Idaho Foodbank network and programs related to community needs and solutions to hunger.
  • Conduct public outreach by providing tours, making presentations and other forms of representation to members of the community on all programs.
  • Represent the Foodbank on various committees in the areas of Partner Relations and Hunger Relief Coalitions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • College Degree Required (social services preferred, Masters preferred).
  • Experience working with diverse backgrounds and communities.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English Preferred.
  • Excellent management and organizational skills.
  • Proven competencies in Microsoft Office Products.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings with diverse groups.
  • Experience in data collection and analysis.
  • Set expectations and strategy for statewide approach.
  • Experience in food industry or hunger relief helpful.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and demands.
  • Demonstrated ability in problem solving and serving as a leader.
  • Positive interaction with the public.
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Able to work with diverse groups and be part of a team.
  • Demonstrate The Idaho Foodbank’s Core Values.
  • Have a valid Driver’s License.
  • Willing to travel quarterly to branch locations.
  • Excellent understanding of customer service.
  • Have a clean and professional appearance.

Working Conditions

This work is performed primarily in an office environment while sitting at a computer terminal for extended periods of time. May involve periodic lifting and carrying of items that may weigh up to 50 pounds. May work outside normal working hours and drive own vehicle for various projects on a daily basis.

Food Safety

  • Commit to upholding policies, principles, and best practices for food safety.
  • Understand the personal responsibility to follow all safety policies and health rules, programs, and procedures, to report all unsafe acts, environment or behaviors immediately and to always report safety issues, incidents or accidents immediately.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give assignments.

This position description excludes the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.