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Employment Opportunities

Looking for Skilled and Motivated Individuals

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati has been helping our neighbors in need for more than 150 years. We work with those in need, regardless of race or creed, to bridge the gaps in their lives. We provide home visits by neighborhood-based volunteers and produce groundbreaking initiatives like our Charitable Pharmacy and Homelessness Prevention Program. We also have a network of 11 food pantries, eight thrift stores across Hamilton County and offer numerous other programs and partnerships.

St. Vincent de Paul is always looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals to help us perform our mission. Currently, we have the following job openings:

Food Pantry Manager

Reports to: Outreach Center Program Director

Scope of Position:

The Food Pantry Manager is responsible for overseeing all functions and operations of our Ted & Becky Catino Choice Food Pantry, as well as supporting the Cincinnati District Council’s pantry network. This role will provide leadership, vision, and guidance to our Council’s food assistance programs. This role also oversees logistics support to a variety of Outreach Center programs and events. The role is full time Monday-Friday (7:30am-4:00pm), with occasional evening and weekend hours.

Job Responsibilities:

Pantry Leadership: Oversee all aspects of pantry operations, consistent with SVDP mission, values, and expectations.

  • Ensure pantry is adequately stocked with a variety of food and that donations are promptly sorted and stored
  • Supervise Food Pantry Coordinator & Driver and Food Pantry Associate
  • Provide leadership for our Food Pantry Network, including facilitating meetings, providing support to Conferences related to food assistance, and increasing connectivity within our network of central and satellite food pantries
  • Work with the Volunteer Program Manager to integrate Vincentians and other volunteers to effectively and compassionately serve our neighbors while providing productive, fulfilling volunteer experiences
  • Maintain appropriate storage and distribution of food and supplies as a responsible steward, in accordance with food safety regulations and partner parameters
  • Look for ways to improve our service model in order to better serve our neighbors and utilize available resources, with an eye toward continuous improvement
  • Coordinate our Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Distributions, including purchasing food and supplies and managing program logistics

Partner Relationships: Develop and maintain relationships with key community and SVDP partners

  • In collaboration with our External Relations team, source donated and purchased food and supplies to stock the pantry
  • Build and maintain relationships with other food assistance providers in order to minimize spoilage/waste by sharing resources
  • Collaborate with community partners and SVDP’s charitable pharmacy to promote healthy lifestyle choices – including a focus on healthy pantry options, nutrition classes, healthy hospitality, meal preparation workshops, and signage in the pantry

Record Keeping: Consistently collect and deliver accurate, timely data to best serve all stakeholders

  • Maintain data on neighbors served and food donated in order to accurately record program impact
  • Perform yearly inventory counts to meet reporting requirements
  • Collaborate with Outreach Center Program Director to develop annual budget proposal

Logistics Support: Provide logistics support for other SVDP programs and events

  • Work with the Food Pantry Coordinator & Driver and Director of Operations to ensure that pantry vehicles are properly maintained


  • Assist the Outreach Center Program Director with seasonal programming and other duties as assigned


  • Associate’s degree preferred
  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office products
  • Experience managing a team and the ability to match the skills/preferences of team members with tasks that need to be accomplished
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, shift priorities as needed, and organize resources quickly around changing needs
  • Capacity to balance short term problem solving with an eye to long term sustainability
  • Willingness to perform tasks alongside staff and volunteers as needed
  • Experience working in a food pantry and/or supervising volunteers is preferred
  • Experience in operations management, health promotion, community health, nutrition education, and/or social services is a plus
  • A commitment to the mission of St. Vincent de Paul and a passion to serve our neighbors in need

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 35lbs
  • Ability to speak, hear, and engage in effective communication, both in person and over the telephone

Interested candidates are encouraged to forward a resume, cover letter, and compensation expectations to Erin Nowak at enowak@svdpcincinnati.org.

Ozanam Center Program Coordinator

(Full-Time, Tuesday – Saturday schedule; includes night/weekend work)

Reports To: Ozanam Center Program Manager

Scope of Position:

The Ozanam Center Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of programming for the Ozanam Center for Service Learning and overseeing the works and development of Youth Conferences.  The Program Coordinator is a full-time, Tuesday through Saturday position.  Work weeks will vary seasonally and will include night/weekend work.

Job Responsibilities:

Service Learning Center:

  1. Facilitate and support Ozanam Center retreats, workshops and trainings, leading effective group discussions and engaging communal reflections
  2. Assist in developing curriculum addressing current social justice issues, integrating Catholic Social Teaching and Vincentian spirituality
  3. Ensure that all supplies, activities, and community partners necessary for retreats, workshops and trainings are secured
  4. Maintain organization of all Ozanam Center files, electronic and hard-copy
  5. Communicate with primary point of contact for all retreat and workshop groups to share pertinent information and secure all necessary paperwork and financials
  6. Oversee timely follow-up communication with Ozanam Center participants
  7. Support volunteer base to assist with all Ozanam Center retreats, simulations, and workshops

Youth and Young Adult Conferences:

  1. Support existing school-based St. Vincent de Paul Conferences through regular communication and providing resources to sustain their continuation
  2. Collaborate with local universities and high schools to foster the growth of new local school-based conferences
  3. Mentor students partnering with the Ozanam Center and St. Vincent de Paul for capstone and other school-related service learning projects
  4. Develop and support a high school service club

Qualifications:  Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and three years’ relevant experience.  Depth of knowledge of issues of poverty, justice and Catholic Social Teaching; strong organizational and interpersonal skills; an aptitude for communicating orally and in writing; self-motivated; comfort with discussing spiritual life and praying with retreatants; and the ability to effectively relate to people of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds are necessary.

Work Environment: Works both within an office and out of the office – outside in the neighborhood and at local community partner sites. Office Environment – adequately lighted, heated and ventilated.  External – walking around West End and adjacent neighborhoods, as well as visiting various community partner sites; environments vary. Evening and weekend hours required, including flexibility in work hours, as retreat schedules necessitate.

Physical Requirements:  Job duties will be performed both from a desk using standard office equipment and out in the greater community, requiring the ability to walk long distances and stand on feet for long periods of time, and ability to work inside and outside in a variety of weather conditions for extended periods of time.  Travel by automobile is required frequently, including driving program participants in a 15-passenger program van. Ability to operate a computer keyboard; ability to lift and carry 35lbs; ability to see for purposes of reading printed material; ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels; ability to speak so that others will be able to clearly understand a normal conversation, both in person and over the telephone all necessary.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to forward cover letter, resume, and compensation expectations to MKelly@SVDPcincinnati.org. Thank you.

Thrift Stores and Donation Centers workers

We currently have openings for cashiers, stock clerks, warehouse workers, sales and assistant managers. You may apply in-person at your neighborhood St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store or fill out the Thrift Store Employment Application.

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