Strategic Relationship Manager
Mercy Chefs is a $20m faith-based, nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian organization. They exist to serve professionally prepared meals for victims, volunteers, and first responders in natural disasters and national emergencies. They partner with existing like-minded organizations to further their mission by providing food service in underserved communities across the country. Since their establishment in 2006, Mercy Chefs has prepared and served nearly 25 million meals in 28 states and 10 countries. Headquartered in Portsmouth, VA, Mercy Chefs currently owns six self-sustaining mobile kitchens placed across the country to respond to disaster at a moment’s notice. Mercy Chefs, with sixy-five FT and ten PT employees often partners with local churches in emergency deployments and works together with local ministries to station mobile kitchens and coordinate volunteers.
Beyond disaster relief, Mercy Chefs has established permanent community kitchens in Portsmouth, VA, and Nashville, TN as well as Dallas TX, Richmond VA, Lahaina HI, and the Beacon of Hope in Western Kentucky. The community kitchens provide nutritionally rich meals in low-income communities among food insecure populations. They have delivered millions of meals through grocery box distribution in places like Texas, Florida, Virginia, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico and others. They have established deployment equipment storage sites in Virginia, Oklahoma, Texas, and Alabama to better facilitate rapid response in a time of crisis.
Mercy Chefs seeks a Strategic Relationship Manager-Western Region who will build real and meaningful relationships with ministry partners. This engaging and passionate individual will start as an individual contributor and should be systematic, kind and hard working. They will report to the Executive Director of Strategic Relationships. The position can be remote, with regular travel to meet donors in the Western region, as well periodic visits to the headquarters in Portsmouth, VA. Successful candidates can expect potential for the role to grow into a management position.