Available Positions

Job posting 1/2/2015

Chief Operating Officer

Martha’s Table believes everyone deserves both dignity and opportunity. More than one-third of D.C. residents still struggle to make ends meet and provide for their families. For 35 years and counting, we have worked to build a better future through healthy food, affordable clothing, and quality education. We are entering a period of growth and expansion, with exciting plans to expand our footprint, the reach of our programs and the impact of our efforts. We need a Chief Operating Officer who can help us develop/grow our capacity and ensure everyday quality in everything we do.


In close partnership with both the President/CEO and the Board of Directors, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) is responsible for the leadership and oversight of all business and capacity-building functions of Martha’s Table, directing a team of approximately 20 employees. Functions reporting directly to the COO include Finance, Compliance, Human Resources, IT, Facilities and Martha’s Outfitters (two thrift stores). In addition to direct leadership of these critical functions, the COO must build essential partnerships with all program and fundraising leadership to develop and maintain solid business performance across the organization, and build and maintain critical external partnerships required for our success.


  • Oversee, warrant and present all financial planning, results and reporting for $8 million annual operating budget, including ensuring a strong control and compliance environment and successful annual audits (Finance team are direct reports)
  • Partner with program leadership and fundraising leadership to ensure seamless financial and staff capacity and a deep understanding of the business and financial drivers related to our shared success (five peer Directors will be close partners in success)
  • Oversee, in partnership with President/CEO, Project Leader and Facilities Manager, the quality of current facilities and the strategy and development of new facilities for future expansion (Facilities Manager is a direct report, Project Leader is a direct report consultant)
  • Oversee IT for an 80+ person organization (alongside peer Virtual CIO and IT Specialist, a direct report)
  • Oversee and optimize $500,000 thrift store business operating out of two locations (Community Store Manager is a direct report)
  • Oversee and help shape a human resources system to ensure excellent employee engagement, retention and culture during a time of significant change (HR Manager is a direct report)
  • Oversee the administrative activities essential to daily operation of the organization (HR Manager oversees administrative personnel)
  • Assist with other duties and projects, as needed


  • Minimum Bachelor’s and ideally Masters in Business or related field


  • 15 years’ experience including significant direct financial oversight, wide range of project management and leadership, demonstrated success in team leadership and mentoring/growing young leaders
  • Demonstrated success in a fast paced, outcomes focused organization in a period of great change
  • Demonstrated success in mapping out strategy, rallying support for and organizing people to successfully pursue new opportunities or address big organizational needs


  • A self-starter with a high degree of energy and meticulous attention to detail and follow through – willing to roll up sleeves but also able to ensure team accomplishments
  • Strong team-building and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop professional relationships with Board, peers, CEO
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Superb organizational and time-management skills
  • Superb analytical and financial skills and presentation of same
  • Proficient in a range of financial and office software
  • Demonstrated ability to plan effectively and multitask, but the flexibility to handle the unexpected
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize effectively, be a pro-active, critical thinker in order to anticipate issues and opportunities, and make appropriate judgment calls

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to Turn on JavaScript! with “COO” in the subject line.

Job Posting 1/27/2015

Weekend Food Manager

The Weekend Manager plays an essential role in the Food & Nutrition program and is responsible for overall leadership in the food program on the weekends at Martha’s Table. The Weekend Manager will lead the preparation, execution, and management of the weekend food operations, inventory and other food program functions at Martha’s Table when needed. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership ability, demand order and everyday quality and professionalism while leading. S/he will supervise volunteers in the preparation of food for onsite distribution, farmer’s market pickups (Saturdays only), Campbell Heights Senior Center deliveries (Saturdays only), and McKenna’s Wagon. S/he will coordinate food preparation for the Children’s program and staff lunches. S/he will supervise the preparation and loading of food for distribution on McKenna’s Wagon vans. And will assist with special events. General leadership to support food inventory for all of the prepared food operations will be the responsibility of the Weekend Supervisor as well. This position reports directly to the Deputy Director of Prepared Foods.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead a high quality volunteer experience throughout the day
  • Lead/execute preparation of meals to be distributed through Martha’s Table’s weekend programs, including the onsite lunch distribution, Campbell Heights Senior Center, and McKenna’s Wagon
  • Direct food program volunteers to include assistance, instruction and oversight of food preparation, food safety and sanitation guidance and cleaning, as required
  • Responsible for opening and closing of the facility during shift
  • Responsible for adhering to safety and sanitation food preparation guidelines in Kitchen
  • Coordinate food preparation for the Children’s program and staff lunch
  • Manage the preparation and distribution of meals for Campbell Heights Senior Center, including the supervision of the volunteer team.
  • Responsible for communication with Kitchen lead cooks to determine product availability for use in weekend programs
  • Responsible for food and supply inventory and ordering food and supplies for the organization
  • Manage food donations ensuring that all donated food is properly accepted/labeled/stored/rotated and used in a timely and cost effective manner
  • Supervise preparation and loading of food for distribution on McKenna’s Wagon vans
  • Ensure the kitchen, walk-in refrigerator and freezer, garage, and food prep areas are clean and organized
  • Assist with special event food preparation and logistics (i.e., Thanksgiving dinner, Donor dinners and community events)
  • Make creative decisions on usages of excess produce in order to reduce food waste.
  • Support kitchen staff with preparation of foods for the Children’s program
  • Responsible for ordering purchased food for all prepared food programs and maintaining cost goals as set by Assistant Director.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all purchased/donated food is properly stored/refrigerated and used in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Greet donors and ensure orderly operations during weekends which are high traffic days in the food program
  • Properly recycle and sort all cardboard, glass, plastic and cans, as well as, disposing of all other trash generated by the kitchen and food prep area
  • Wash, dry and fold all kitchen apparel
  • Perform other duties, as assigned
  • Committed to making a difference in the community in a fun, engaging and dignified manner


  • At least two (2) years’ experience in the food service industry
  • Strong leadership, decision making and communication skills
  • Thorough understanding of food safety, sanitation, and safety standards in a professional kitchen setting


High School Diploma; Associates in related field preferred


Valid US Driver’s License is required and Willingness to obtain DC Food Handlers Certification within the first month of employment is a must.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume and desired salary as ONE Word or PDF file to Turn on JavaScript! with “Weekend Kitchen Supervisor” in the subject line.

Job posting 1/18/2015

Development and Communications Internship

Martha’s Table is looking for a Development and Communications Intern with a strong interest in database management, marketing, and a desire to hone their research and writing skills. The Development Department furthers the mission of Martha’s Table’s programs through fundraising efforts, community outreach, and communications. This is an unpaid internship.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collect data from the various programs at Martha’s Table in order to report accurate numbers and outcomes.
  • Interview clients and customers to generate stories.
  • Research current issues relatable to Martha’s Table.
  • Research donors, prospective donors, partners, and other key stakeholders.
  • Help message Martha’s Table’s brand for various press and speaking engagements.
  • Help manage social media posts and strategies, as well as other digital communications/online fundraising drives.
  • Assist with writing and editing letters, newsletter articles, web copy, etc.
  • Take photos.
  • Create flyers and collateral materials for our programs. Assist in editing/formatting PowerPoint presentations and other marketing materials.
  • Help brainstorm press communication strategies and write press releases.
  • Support Development Coordinator with database management, gift entry, maintaining donor records, sending acknowledgement letters.
  • Support Special Events Manager with executing logistics and preparation for events.


  • Two or more years of education at an accredited college or university.

Special Training/Skills

  • Basic computer skills, including email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Publisher.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Organized and punctual individual with an ability to multi-task.
  • Self-Starter.


  • Gain hands-on nonprofit experience in a well-respected, dynamic organization.
  • Work closely with a team of knowledgeable nonprofit leaders.
  • Build data and administrative skills.
  • Get exposure to a variety of operational aspects within a service-based organization.
  • Work in a diverse environment and neighborhood.

Dress Code

  • Dress code: Business casual.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to Turn on JavaScript! with “Development Intern” in the subject line.