PORCH Chapel Hill-Carrboro Hiring for Executive Director Position

By Susan Romaine
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Executive Director Position Description


PORCH CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO (CHC) is a volunteer led, grassroots, hunger relief organization providing food security to families in need in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. PORCH collects food and cash donations through monthly neighborhood food drives, and then distributes food to hundreds of at-risk individuals in our community. The three founders of PORCH, Debbie Horwitz, Susan Romaine, and Christine Cotton, are good friends who learned that families in their children’s school were going hungry after the economic downturn.  In 2010 they took action, asking a few friends and neighbors to donate canned goods to provide to those in need.  Over a 10-year period, PORCH has grown from collecting canned goods from a few neighbors to collecting food and cash donations monthly from over 160 local neighborhoods, delivering over the decade nearly $3 million in hunger relief. PORCH runs three hunger relief programs.  Food for Pantries provides nonperishable food to 15 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 485 food-insecure families with children in the public schools (2125 individuals, 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).

Primary Function

The Executive Director, reporting to the Board of Directors, will have primary responsibility for managing the organization’s day-to-day activities and operations and will work closely with the Board of Directors to develop strategy and to ensure the organization’s goals and mission are achieved.  The Executive Director is the public face of PORCH and is responsible for building awareness of PORCH in the communities which PORCH serves and is responsible for the management of the organization, fundraising and new business development strategy.


Leadership and Community Engagement

Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.

Resource Development and Management

Operational Management

Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate and carried out in support of the mission and to the satisfaction of the Board.

Board Relations






For consideration please submit a cover letter detailing how your experience aligns with the job qualifications and an updated resume, curriculum vitae and/or bio to Steve Spokane at