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Society of St. Andrew
Published
March 4, 2024
Location
7840 Ditch Road, Indianapolis, IN
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Description

Title: Regional Office Director, Indiana (Indianapolis)
Reports to: Operations Director and Development Director
Basic Functions: Fundraising, Public Relations, Management, Program Oversight
Starting Salary: $47,500
Starting Date: March 11, 2024
Application Info: Email résumé (Word or PDF) to D’Lynn Burgess, hr@endhunger.org

The Society of St. Andrew, an established faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with
national reach and a $3.6 million annual operating budget, seeks a dynamic, organized individualto lead the organization’s operations in Indiana. The Regional Office Director will, with the helpof a small staff, continue to expand a statewide gleaning network—connecting farmers and
produce packing houses, volunteers, feeding agencies, and funders—to share fresh but
unmarketable fruits and vegetables with people in greatest need throughout Indiana. In 2024, this
work is expected to yield 1 million pounds (4 million servings) of nourishing food, reaching
every county in the state.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Fundraising
1. Initiate and carry out annual fundraising efforts within the region to meet the annual income
budget
2. Work with supervisor and SoSA national development staff in establishing and meeting goals
3. Establish and execute approved office annual income and expense budgets ($336K)
4. Conduct appropriate fundraising activities related to all funding sources (Churches,
Individuals, Corporations and Foundations)
5. Use the Donor Management database efficiently for the most effective donor recordkeeping
and communication
6. Provide regular required reports to the Development Director and to SoSA national
accounting and database staff

Public Relations
1. Represent and serve as the face of SoSA for all programs within the region
2. Represent SoSA in a wide variety of public and private forums
3. Conduct Public Relations efforts for SoSA within the region
4. Coordinate and cooperate with organizations and agencies working in the food
recovery/distribution space to ensure that food is shared most efficiently and that the most
people in the greatest need receive the greatest possible amount of nourishing food
5. Pitch regional activities/stories to media statewide
6. Use social media to promote SoSA’s mission and activities within the region

Management
1. Manage office operations
2. Follow all SoSA policies, rules, and guidelines and ensure that regional staff do so as
well.
3. Coordinate Regional Operations with SoSA National Office Staff
4. Oversee region-level financial records and bank account.
5. Provide required reports and other information to SoSA national office
6. Maintain close communications/coordination with SoSA national staff
7. Participate in regular national staff meetings by phone

Program Oversight
1. Supervise regional Program Coordinator conducting statewide gleaning efforts
2. Keep regional goals front and center with the Program Coordinator and seasonal staff to
ensure the best progress. Currently, this position also supervises and supports the work of our
SW Ohio Program Coordinator ( Cincinnati Area).
3. Oversee program execution in the region, ensuring that a data-driven approach to SoSA’s
produce recovery and distribution model is followed in setting up and expanding the
statewide gleaning network.
4. Identify key areas of need in the state, and work with the Program Coordinator to see that
fresh produce is distributed geographically according to need.
5. Ensure gleaning and distribution information is recorded accurately and in a timely way by
the Program Coordinator; review data regularly for compliance and progress
6. Assist in identifying large volume produce donors and receivers and coordinate with the
Potato & Produce Project Director at SoSA national office
7. Promote and promulgate SoSA’s national programs within the region
8. Recruit church groups to attend Harvest of Hope program and coordinate with the Harvest of
Hope Director when an event is held in the region

Other Duties
As may from time to time be necessary or assigned
Education, Skill, and Physical Labor Expectations
● Goal-directed self-starter mentality with strong work ethic
● Collegial style
● Ability to work efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision while achieving the
organization and region’s goals and objectives
● Good management and supervisory skills
● Maturity
● Flexibility
● Excellent oral and written communication skills
● Conversant with Christian faith language and texts; comfortable speaking in churches/faith
communities
● Extremely proficient in computer use; comfortable learning new computer programs
● College degree preferred
● Willing to learn new skills and grow in the role
● Able to lift up to 25 pounds occasionally when assisting Program Coordinator with gleaning
events or when hauling displays/materials to tabling or workshop events

Other
Successful education and employment records and reference checks will be required prior to
any job offer being extended. A national criminal background check (at SoSA’s expense and
initiation) will be required upon hire. Employment with the Society of St. Andrew is at-will.

Work Hours and Conditions
Office space will be one or more rooms in a church building in Indianapolis. This is
considered the primary work location, and Regional Director’s regular work hours will be
Monday–Friday, either 8:00am-4:00pm or 8:30am-4:30pm Eastern time (to be set in consultation
with Operations Director). Some weekend and evening work may be required for speaking
engagements and support with program activities.
All necessary office equipment, furnishings, and supplies will be provided. SoSA has a
reimbursement policy covering use of personal vehicles for work-related travel.

Benefits
After 60 days, this position is eligible for Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance coverage.
SoSA pays 80% of individual or family premiums for the lowest cost of several available
healthcare options and provides assistance toward medical expenses through a contribution to a
Health Savings Account for the employee. Short- and long-term disability coverage is provided
at no cost to the employee.
In January or July, after one full year of employment, this position is eligible for 401K
enrollment. SoSA puts in 5% of salary and matches up to an additional 4% employee
contribution.
Sick leave and vacation accrue from the first day of employment at a rate of 8 hours per
month each. There are 11 paid holidays annually.

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