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Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, a premiere provider of aging services, seeks mission driven professionals for our rapidly growing organization.  The pandemic has had a profound impact on aging adults, and MOWCM continues to actively respond and engage in equitable service to heal our community. Our mission to enable aging and disabled adults to live safely and independently at home throughout Central Maryland is more important now than ever.

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, Inc. (MOWCM), is committed to providing nutritious home delivered meals, personal contact and support services to homebound, aging and disabled adults. Meals on Wheels is More than a meal™ offering a full continuum of nutrition, support and safety-net services that help sustain health, promote independence, maintain economic stability, and improve overall quality of life.  By helping the aging and disabled remain living independently in their homes, Meals on Wheels supports their continued integration into the social fabric of the community, prevents premature institutionalization, reduces health care spending and allows aging adults to remain in their home and communities with dignity.

Where We Live

Our main headquarters are in the heart of Baltimore’s Highlandtown neighborhood; a community that is diverse, robust, and thriving! In addition to our main office, we have several regional offices across the central Maryland area including Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties.

 

Open Job Opportunities

If you are a caring individual inspired by socially responsible work and dedicated to making a difference in your community, we invite you to explore our current job openings. Ideal candidates bring a passion for the mission and a desire to make a difference.  Opportunities are available in development, finance, and direct service for both experienced and emerging professionals.   

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Deputy Executive Director, Development, Marketing and Communications

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, a premiere provider of aging services, seeks a mission driven senior development professional to oversee development, marketing and communications professionals for our rapidly growing organization.  The pandemic has had a profound impact on aging adults, and MOWCM continues to actively respond and engage in equitable service to heal our community. Our mission to enable aging and disabled adults to live safely and independently at home throughout Central Maryland is more important now than ever.

As a member of the Executive Team, the ideal candidate brings a passion for the mission, knowledge of and experience in all aspects of nonprofit fundraising and development, and a desire to make a difference.  This opportunity for an established fundraising professional to lead a growing development team in a well-respected organization that provides critical programs and services should not be missed!

Organization

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, Inc. (MOWCM), is committed to providing nutritious home delivered meals, personal contact and support services to homebound, aging and disabled adults. Meals on Wheels is more than a meal™  offering  a full continuum of nutrition, support and safety-net services that help sustain health, promote independence, maintain economic stability, and improve overall quality of life and help our clients remain independent, safe and healthy at home as long as they choose to do so.

By helping the aging and disabled remain living independently in their homes, Meals on Wheels supports their continued integration into the social fabric of the community, prevents premature institutionalization, reduces health care spending and allows aging adults to remain in their homes and communities with dignity.

With an operating budget of $13 M per year, 116 staff and 2,000 volunteers, MOWCM delivers over 2.0 million nutritious meals per year and offers support services to over 4,000 home-bound elderly Marylanders each year. Each day, more than 300 Meals on Wheels drivers and volunteers hit the road to deliver more than a meal™.

Our main headquarters, and location for this position is in the heart of Baltimore’s Highlandtown neighborhood; a community that is diverse, robust and thriving! For more information, visit our website at https://www.mealsonwheelsmd.org

The Position

In partnership with the Executive Leadership Team, the Deputy Executive Director will lead an integrated development strategy that supports programmatic and operational priorities across the organization and will oversee the planning, implementation and management of all fundraising activities. S/he will collaborate with the leadership of the organization to develop annual fundraising goals.

This position is both externally facing, and internally facing with responsibilities for managing the day-to-day operations of the Development, Marketing and Communications Department and providing leadership to a 6 member Development Team that is responsible for raising $2.5M – $3M a year in public support executing best practices for donor stewardship, individual giving, major gifts, grants, and corporate giving events.

Primary Responsibilities

 Leadership and Management

  • Provides strong direction, leadership and management for the Development, Marketing & Communications department.
  • Directly supervises Annual & Institutional Giving, Marketing & Communications.
  • Takes overall responsibility for the management of department staff.
  • Works closely with Board members and supports them in their fundraising role.
  • Effectively strengthens the organization’s overall fundraising capacity.

Operations and Administration

  • Provides operational oversight of the development, marketing, communications, fundraising, events and outreach programs, ensuring that the development practices are conducted in a manner that ensures optimal fulfillment of standards, in accordance with the mission and philosophy of the organization.
  • Oversees, and sets policy for, the provision of all development, marketing, communication, outreach and event activities.
  • Develops, implements and maintains policies and procedures to ensure optimal efficiency and compliance to development standards throughout the organization.
  • Oversees the maintenance of accurate donor records for acknowledgement, solicitation and funding requirements, ensuring confidentiality of donor records/information. Works with IT to optimize technology and maintain an accurate donor database.
  • Creates and implements reports to measure resource development impact, results of giving program and return on investment.

Resource Development

  • Oversees donor, corporation and foundation outreach efforts to ensure that the value of the organization’s programs and services is effectively communicated.
  • Maintains communication with donors, corporations, foundations, and affiliate organizations.
  • Develops and maintains ongoing collaborative relationships through planning and implementation of cultivation/stewardship strategies.
  • Attends Board meetings and works with Executive Director on Board planning.
  • Collaboratively works with the Development Team to create and implement new vehicles to tell the organization’s story.
  • Stays abreast of current research and trends and assesses community need to determine the best way to direct resource development.
  • Works collaboratively across the organization to anticipate industry changes and challenges and plan accordingly.

Strategic Planning and Goal Development

  • Develops strategic goals and fundraising goals for the department and works with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, Board Committees, and management team to ensure that strategic planning objectives and other organizational goals are met.

Financial

  • Provides fiscal oversight for the development department, assists in developing an annual budget and monitors adherence to budget.
  • Monitors and controls monthly revenue identifies potential issues and identifies solutions. Assesses agency needs, and partners with the Executive Director, finance department, and other departments to identify new sources of funding.
  • Collaborates with Finance to ensure accuracy in the recording of donations to the organization, including grants, annual, major, corporate, events, planned giving and audit.
  • Attends Finance Committee meetings.

Skills, Attributes and Qualifications

Strong knowledge of methods and current trends in the development industry with documented success.

  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with staff, colleagues, and supervisor.
  • Forward thinker who is capable of balancing short-term fundraising needs and deadlines with steady progress toward long-term sustainability and goals.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience creating an inclusive and supportive workplace culture.
  • Ability to develop annual work plans, establish priorities and operationalize them.
  • Highly efficient in time management and can meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Experience developing, implementing and reporting on department budgets with ability to compile and analyze statistical data.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience.
  • Strong organization and planning skills and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks.
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives.
  • Confidence needed to establish credibility and respect with high visibility audiences and individuals.
  • A disciplined self-starter who can take initiative and make judgements independently when appropriate and can also function as a team player who productively engages with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside of the organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, development required. Equivalent experience plus closely related degree considered.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, and Power Point programs; and Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Minimum eight (8) years of professional experience in a resource development capacity in a nonprofit agency or institution
  • Five (5) years of the above experience must have been in administrative, supervisory, or management capacity.
  • Prior knowledge of and/or relationships within the Maryland philanthropic markets preferred.
  • Evening and weekend work occasionally required.

Salary and Benefits

Our organization offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience. We offer a generous benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, 401k with company match and discretionary contributions, mileage reimbursement, free parking and much more!

 Application Process

To apply, send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to MOWCM.Dev@gmail.com . Applications without cover letters and salary requirements will not be considered. For other inquiries, contact Catrese Brown at catresebrown@gmail.com. Resume review begins immediately.

Our organization is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Site Coordinator (Laurel)

Hours: 9:00am-1:00 pm 

Status: Part Time 

Department: Client Services

Location: 9900 Washington Blvd. N, Laurel, 20723 

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, Inc., a premiere provider of services to the aging, is committed to providing nutritious and fulfilling meals to homebound individuals.  Our dedicated staff and volunteers prepare and deliver over 800,000 nutritious meals a year.  But Meals on Wheels is more than a meal – we also provide grocery shopping, phone pals, companion visits and other support services to help our clients remain independent and living at home.

Focused on ensuring that we can serve as many people as possible, and remaining true to our mission, Meals on Wheels of Central MD is excited about the immediate opening for a Laurel Site Coordinator located in Laurel, Maryland. If you are excited to contribute to a robust program, playing an integral role in providing assistance to those who need it most, this may be the perfect fit! If where your work truly matters, apply today!

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Oversee the distribution of individually packaged meals to homebound elderly and disabled community members. Ensure cleanliness and food safety, and maintaining site.
  2. Oversee volunteers and part-time drivers.
  3. Help identify clients who need additional services, and work with other staff to identify resources to meet client needs
  4. Assist with volunteer and client recruitment in the community

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Excellent interpersonal skills. The ability to interact well with elderly and disabled community members.
  2. Some knowledge of food handling/sanitation/safety and have, or be willing to obtain, ServSafe Certification
  3. S. diploma, ability to speak, read and write English fluently and maintain proper records.
  4. The ability to stand and lift (up to 40 lbs.) while working.
  5. Current Maryland driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle.
  6. Ability to pass criminal background check and drug screening.

Please forward your cover letter and resume in PDF or Word format to dell@mowcm.org.

Meals on Wheels of Central MD Benefits include:

Health insurance, vision and eye care, life insurance, short term disability insurance, 401k that includes company match and discretionary contributions, mileage reimbursement and much more!

 

Substitute Site Coordinator

Hours: Varies (on-call)

Location: Varies (floating position)

The On-Call Substitute Site Coordinator will serve as the substitute Distribution or Packing Site Coordinator at sites in his/her region when the regular Distribution or Packing Site Coordinator is unavailable on a short term basis.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • When serving as the substitute site coordinator, he/she is responsible for overseeing volunteer drivers/visitors, and meal distribution to homebound clients, in his/her area of temporary assignment, and for maintaining linkages between them and their regional office.
  • At distribution sites, he/she will oversee the receipt of hot and cold meals from the Central Kitchen ensuring that all meal counts are correct when delivered to the site, and that the correct number and types of meals are packed for delivery to clients. At packing sites, he/she will oversee the receipt of bulk meals, assuring that the correct quantities and types of food have been received, and then overseeing repackaging into unitized meals. He/she is also responsible for:
    1. Monitoring quality control issues for the site, monitoring food temperatures according to schedule, maintaining Weekly Tracking forms, and reporting concerns to the regional office and the Foodservices Department.
    2. Ensuring that his/her facility, and all delivery equipment, is well maintained and kept clean (Igloos, hot boxes and baskets should be wiped out each day) and contacting his/her regional office promptly to report any problems with equipment.
  • He/she oversees delivery of meals to clients in his/her assigned area:
    1. Ensuring that every client in his area is served, on time, with the appropriate food, at the appropriate temperature, by courteous staff or volunteers; anticipating and resolving minor problems and passing major problems on to the regional office or appropriate department for resolution.
    2. Ensuring that all client starts, reopens, cancellations or special instructions are appropriately recorded, and that route books/sheets are up to date.
    3. Making volunteers aware of all information, changes or special instructions.
    4. Reducing volunteer “no-show” situations by reminding/calling volunteers, by building strong relationships with volunteers, and by helping develop lists of back-up drivers for each route, who can be called on to fill in for others on short notice.
    5. Serving as driver and/or visitor when no volunteer coverage is available.
    6. Asking each volunteer driver/visitor if any of their clients failed to answer the door unexpectedly, if any problems/needs were observed, and if any additional services were provided such as picking up mail or taking out trash, and reporting this information promptly to his/her regional office.
    7. Ensuring that information, gifts, etc. sent to site by the Regional or Central Office are distributed in a timely manner.
  • He/she supervises the volunteers assigned to site:
    1. Arranging orientation meetings with new volunteer, ensuring that registration is properly completed, reviewing the MOWCM handbook, and ensuring that new volunteers are adequately trained – either by an experienced volunteer or him/herself.
    2. Assisting with ongoing training of volunteers, by conveying important information, reminding volunteers of standards and training opportunities, and encouraging volunteers to maintain stated standards and policies.
    3. Informing the regional office if he/she suspects any volunteer is unable to safely perform his/her duties, or has in any way breached the MOWCM code of ethics.
    4. Maintaining accurate, up-to-date volunteer schedules, contacting volunteer schedulers to get information, and scheduling routes that do not have volunteer schedulers.
    5. Ensuring that all volunteer time and mileage is recorded, and sending time cards/sheets to the regional office on the last working day of each month.
    6. Encouraging volunteers to spread the word about volunteer opportunities at MOWCM, and discussing projected volunteer needs with the regional office.
  • Personnel
    1. He/she oversees paid driver(s) when applicable

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assists volunteers with loading and unloading meal carriers as needed
  • Answers phones forwarded from his/her regional office in emergencies and during office closures
  • Maintains duplicate, up-to-date files on all clients and volunteers for use in agency closures due to inclement weather or other reasons
  • Notifies the Regional Office of volunteer changes of address, illness, retirement, death, etc. in a timely manner, and relays volunteer concerns
  • Assists with volunteer recognition projects in his/her region

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Computer literacy
  • Foodservice experience desirable
  • Current driver’s license, dependable licensed and insured vehicle
  • Ability to pass criminal background check
  • Willingness to serve at any site within the regional service area
  • Willingness to work on an as-needed basis

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well with older individuals, disabled individuals, and individuals of all ages and cultures
  • Highly organized. Ability to set priorities, multi-task, meet deadlines, and perform well under pressure
  • Computer literate. Proficiency with Word, Excel, Outlook, and databases
  • Ability and willingness to drive, with licensed insured vehicle
  • Knowledge of food handling, sanitation, and safety preferred
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds and stand for extended periods of time

Please forward your cover letter and resume in PDF or Word format to tstarling@mowcm.org. Cover letter should include the title for which you are applying.

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland is an equal opportunity employer.

At Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  Meals on Wheels of Central MD believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. 

Meal Delivery Driver (Baltimore Metropolitan Area)

Hours: Full and Part Time positions available

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, a premiere provider of aging services, seeks mission driven professionals for our rapidly growing organization.  The pandemic has had a profound impact on aging adults, and MOWCM continues to actively respond and engage in equitable service to heal our community. Our mission to enable aging and disabled adults to live safely and independently at home throughout Central Maryland is more important now than ever.

 Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, Inc. (MOWCM), is committed to providing nutritious home delivered meals, personal contact and support services to homebound, aging and disabled adults. Meals on Wheels is more than a meal™ offering a full continuum of nutrition, support and safety-net services that help sustain health, promote independence, maintain economic stability, and improve overall quality of life.  By helping the aging and disabled remain living independently in their homes, Meals on Wheels supports their continued integration into the social fabric of the community, prevents premature institutionalization, reduces health care spending and allows aging adults to remain in their home and communities with dignity.

 Opportunities are available full and part-time drivers,  both experienced and emerging professionals.   Ideal candidates bring a passion for the mission and a desire to make a difference.  Routes available throughout Central Maryland.  All routes originate in Baltimore City.   

Interested parties contact: Tammy Starling at tstarling@mowcm.org

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

1. Oversee the distribution of individually packaged meals to homebound elderly and disabled community members. Ensure cleanliness and food safety, and maintaining site.

2. Help identify clients who need additional services, and work with other staff to identify resources to meet client needs.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Excellent interpersonal skills. The ability to interact well with elderly and disabled community members.

2. H.S. diploma, ability to speak, read and write English fluently and maintain proper records.

3. The ability to stand and lift (up to 40 lbs.) while working.

4. Current Maryland driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle.

5. Ability to pass criminal background check and drug screening.

Meals on Wheels of Central MD Benefits include:

Health insurance, vision and eye care, life insurance, short term disability insurance, 401k that includes company match and discretionary contributions, mileage reimbursement and much more!

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland is an equal opportunity employer.

At Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, martial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Meals on Wheels of Central MD believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. 

Food Service Worker (TRIO Community Foods)

The Food Service Worker is responsible for routine food service tasks in a commercial kitchen that include prepping food, working the tray line, organizing inventory and ensuring safety and quality. Position may require working in various areas of the department such as the dish room, dock and storeroom. The ideal candidate brings a passion for the mission of Meals on Wheels and a desire to make a difference in their community.  Must possess strong interpersonal skills. Prior food service experience is preferred.

 Multiple Shifts Available: Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday 6:30am-3:00pm.

 https://apply.jobappnetwork.com/clients/10935/posting/6202385/en

Learn + Develop

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland is committed to developing its employees. We have a developed a comprehensive training program known as the Talent Retention Program that is both discipline and organization based. From onboarding to on the job learning to continuing education, we’ve got your covered.

Employee Benefits      

Caring for you so that you can be at your best!

Balance

35-hour work week

Sick leave

Personal leave

Vacation leave

Flexible spending and Health Savings Account with employer contribution

Wellness

Full time employees working 30 hours more per week are eligible for MOWCM health benefits the first of the month following 60 days of employment. Most coverage extends to spouse/domestic partnerships and eligible dependents up to 26 years of age.

Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

Employer paid Short Term Disability and Workers Compensation

Employee Assistance Program – We offer all employees, regardless of full time or part time status access to our comprehensive Employee Assistance Program. Our EAP offers a variety of resources such as Financial Health Consultations and an Online Legal Resource Center.

Compensation

Competitive market salary

Free parking

401K with company match

Discretionary 401k contribution

Mileage & expense reimbursement

Total compensation statements give employees information on the complete pay package awarded to them on an annual basis, including both direct and indirect compensation.

Equity @mealsonwheelsmd

As we carry out our work each day, we see first-hand the inequities that exist in our community, inequities that have recently become even more visible as a result of the pandemic — inequities in income, housing, access to nutritious food, and proper health care. Through our work, we strive to close the gap created by these inequities.

Read our full equity statement

Equity Statement

Our mission, to keep homebound aging adults,  no matter their race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation, living safely and independently at home for as long as they choose to do so.   As we carry out our work each day, we see first-hand the inequities that exist in our community, inequities that have recently become even more visible as a result of the pandemic — inequities in income, housing, access to nutritious food, and proper health care.

Through our work, we strive to close the gap created by these inequities.

  • Our Together in Care partnership programs work to bridge the gap that all too often exists between proper health care and marginalized communities, by working together with local health providers to support transition of care and reduce avoidable hospitalizations with nutrition and housing support, health education and care coordination.
  • Our client support and case management teams work to ensure that our clients access all the benefits they are eligible for, in order to increase their economic security.
  • Our home repair program ensures that homeowners can maintain and upgrade their homes, modify as necessary, so that they may remain in the home safely, secure its value, maintain their asset and laying the groundwork for generational wealth building.

Our volunteer corps draws from all sectors of society, and we are proud to include special needs community groups to offer their service to their neighbors, offering purposeful work and a mechanism for community contribution, and in turn as research suggests, improving health.

In addition, as an organization, we actively and systematically solicit input from clients, staff, and volunteers to inform our policies and actions. Most recently, an employee initiated a conversation that resulted in our Board approving a policy to include Juneteenth as a paid holiday.

Even as we achieve incremental change in our organization, we endorse the need to address the systems that perpetuate more deeply ingrained inequities. We are committed to this work and to finding creative ways to protect our ability to persevere, as we have through the most challenging of times of the pandemic.   We regularly join with our national organization to advocate for continued support of our work and the needs of those we serve, including visiting with state and federal congressional representatives, and testifying before congressional committees.

We are committed to building and nurturing a culture of acceptance, equity and inclusion as we extend our work beyond our clients and volunteers to our employees.   Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a fair and equitable salary structure, a livable wage, and access to benefits. Our recruitment and hiring practices are designed to promote diversity in the workplace, leveraging strong partnerships with historically black colleges and universities to help us reach that goal. Our policy to promote from within was developed to give our workforce opportunities for advancement, and a path toward leadership positions.

We are committed to this work and to continuously listening, discussing, learning and evolving, as we embrace the shared humanity among us while also embracing our differences.

Happy, fulfilled, motivated… take it from our employees!

When you’re a part of the Meals on Wheels family, you’re a part of something larger than yourself. People who work here are motivated to help others, which leads to their own happiness and fulfillment. If where you work truly matters, join our team today!

“I’ve had lots of job in my life, but Meals on Wheels is the best place that I’ve ever worked! The people at Meals on Wheels truly care about me and allow me to give back to the community and help other people.” – Dexter, Meals on Wheels Driver

“I have been working at Meals on Wheels for just over a year now, and I love knowing that each day I come to work I am helping to make a difference in someone’s life.” – Kimberly, Meals on Wheels Accounting Dept.

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