We are looking to bring on an energetic, creative, highly organized person to be our new Operations Director. This person will help create and manage big picture and day-to-day systems for our quickly growing organization from our North Hollywood offices. This position will work closely with and report to the Founder/ Executive Director.



Oversee and provide close guidance to the Food Forward staff and contracted positions, including Program Managers, Administrative Staff and Interns in Los Angeles, Ventura, San Gabriel Valley and other geographies Food Forward engages with.
Create and provide guidance with creating program goals, budgets, timelines, daily tasks & logistics and long term projects.

Work with Executive Director to lead Food Forward team in imagining/re-imagining organization operating and project management systems as Food Forward grows.
Oversee design and user experience and functionality changes of Food Forward website and data collection/management (admin) site, and act as point person with web developer.
Track monthly budget expenditures and develop annual budgets with Executive Director.
Create agenda and lead weekly staff, and bi-monthly team meetings
Oversee all HR Operations – Collect and manage database of all employee, vendor and contractor W-9, W-4, auto authorization forms, confidentiality forms, maintain vacation requests, be main contact for all employees on HR needs.
Oversee day-to-day functioning of the Food Forward office and delegating responsibilities as needed for its upkeep and efficient functioning.
Work with bookkeeper to see that all daily financials are recorded and categorized properly, check and enter monthly actuals.
Keep all financial, insurances, corporate and business related permits and documents current.

Responsible for providing leadership, structure and project management to Team Members regarding systems improvement and innovation.
Responsible for helping develop new, mission-related programs including budget development, community partnerships, fundraising and implementation, such as Farmers Market Recovery and Wholesale Produce Recovery.
Responsible for reaching out to potential community partners and developing mutually beneficial relationships and programs.
Occasionally represent Food Forward at food community, anti-hunger, policy and networking events.


A minimum of 3-5 years of operations experience in a for-profit or medium-large sized non-profit organization.
Experience creating, managing & tracking of budgets
In-depth systems & logistics development experience.
Ability to proactively manage multiple functions independently and take a leadership role working comfortably under pressure.
Ability to identify, support, drive operations & programmatic change throughout an organization, and see implementation through to the end.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with demonstrated ability to present and interact effectively with all levels of an organization, from intern through Board of Directors.
Data-driven, with strong organizational and multi-tasking skills, and excellent attention to detail.
In-depth experience with Macs, Google Docs, MS Office technology and social media savvy.
Demonstrated experience with development and delivery of core human resources disciplines: including, but not limited to, employment processes, performance management, employee relations, human resources operations and systems, and programs to support organizational effectiveness.
Demonstrated ability to resolve complex problems of a confidential and sensitive nature.
Ability to collaborate and build consensus with the team to move the organization forward.
Preferred deep network in the food, hunger or environmental networks.
Strong interest and passion for the mission of building community and fighting hunger and food waste through innovative solutions.
Bachelor’s degree required.

Please email Rick at info@foodforward.org with a letter of interest in the body of the email and a current resume in PDF format. The subject line should read “Operations Director-(your name)”. Not phone calls please.

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