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134 Main Street - PO BOX 651
North Adams, MA 01247

Career Opportunity

Executive Director, Berkshire Food Project

The Berkshire Food Project (BFP) seeks to alleviate hunger, food insecurity, and social isolation by serving hot meals five times a week at the First Congregational Church of North Adams, MA.

Duties:  The job involves supervising an active kitchen that serves 80-100 meals at one sitting every weekday; managing paid staff and volunteers; writing grants; fund raising; keeping the books; preparing financial reports for monthly board meetings; and insuring that BFP provides a safe and welcoming space for all.  The person should be ready to improvise, eager to serve as the public face of the organization, committed to its mission, and ready to make the BFP part of the transformation of North Adams.  Because the BFP is often the first open door for people in need, a ready knowledge of—and cheerful collaboration with--all available social service agencies is also necessary. 

Qualifications:  knowledge or experience of commercial meal preparation; demonstrated time management and communication skills; at least three years’ experience in social service management and/or grant writing; Serve Safe by start date (cost would be compensated if necessary); basic first aid, CPR, Narcan, and AED certification a plus. 

Hours:  weekdays, 30-40 hours per week

Compensation:  salary $35K- $42K, negotiable, depending on hours and experience; at least 50 percent subsidy for basic health insurance; mileage reimbursement for business travel; $500 annual set-aside for dental coverage; paid sick leave up to 2 weeks; 2 weeks paid vacation annually. 

Submit a cover letter and CV as pdf files to bfpexecutive@gmail.com by July 31.  

The Berkshire Food Project, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is an equal opportunity employer.  We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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We are seeking a new Executive Director.
"I wanted to share the wonderful article in the Berkshire Eagle about Mrs. Lawson's field trip to the Berkshire Food Project and all the great work that is being done by the students in the gardens outside of Brayton." -John Franzoni
Massachusetts is now losing over $12M per month in federal nutrition dollars....
Stories of Pride
"Recently, a woman called from out of town and said she googled the words “SNAP benefits in North Adams” and the Berkshire Food Project (BFP) was the first name on the list, so.."
“My proudest moment is after the meal has been served. When you get the opportunity to grab a plate of the meal you just helped prepare, and get the opportunity to go and sit in the dining room, converse with your community, and make new friends...”
“My proudest moment and favorite story is when one of our regular guests came in and asked if there would be enough food to feed an extra busload of people. I said, “We would always have enough.” Thank God we did!