Now Hiring: Executive Director

PORCH leadership


Position Description


PORCH Chapel Hill-Carrboro (PORCH CHC) is a volunteer-led, grassroots, hunger relief organization providing food security to families in need in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. PORCH is seeking a passionate Executive Director who is dedicated to our mission. 

PORCH CHC collects food and cash donations through monthly neighborhood food drives and distributes food to thousands of at-risk individuals in our community. Since its founding in 2010, PORCH CHC has grown from collecting canned goods from a few neighbors to collecting food and cash donations monthly from over 125 local neighborhoods, delivering over $5 million in hunger relief over the past decade. 

PORCH CHC runs three hunger relief programs: Food for Pantries provides nonperishable food to 13 local food pantries. Food for Schools provides healthy snacks to all 20 schools and three after-school programs in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Food for Families provides an abundance of healthy, fresh food monthly to local families with children and is currently serving 525 food-insecure families with children in the public schools (approximately 2200 individuals, including 1250 children). Food for Families clients are 45% Latinx, 16% African American, and 31% refugees (542 refugees from Burma, 54 refugees from the Congo, and 65 refugees from Syria).

PORCH Chapel Hill-Carrboro recently developed a Strategic Plan, PORCH, A Place for Everyone, which sets the organization’s vision, mission, and goals for the next 3-5 years. PORCH CHC’s current operating budget is approximately $1 million annually, our goal is to grow to serve 700 families each month with a $1.4m annual budget. 

Our Mission: 

Fighting hunger by mobilizing neighbors, building community, and providing fresh, healthy food 


Everyone in our community has access to enough fresh food to lead an active, healthy life

We Believe: 

The Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Directors, the Program Manager, the staff, and our network of approximately 500 well-organized volunteers to ensure the organization’s Strategic Plan goals and mission are achieved. 

The Executive Director will be responsible for the organization’s management, fundraising, and new development strategy.


In conjunction with the PORCH Board of Directors, the Executive Director will: 

Leadership and Community Engagement

Resource Development and Financial Management

Operational Management

Board Relations




For consideration please submit a cover letter detailing how your experience aligns with the job qualifications and a resume to chcjobs@porchcommunities.orgInterviews will begin in February 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.