Paul’s Place seeks a compassionate and dedicated Deputy Director to continue growing the organization’s mission to be a catalyst and leader for change, improving the quality of life for low-income individuals and families in Southwest Baltimore communities. The Deputy Director will work closely with the Executive Director to ensure the continuous delivery of community services and programs, as well as overseeing the implementation and early operations of the organization’s newest initiative, Groundwork Kitchen.
Organization History and Mission
For over 35 years, Paul’s Place has served people in the Washington Village/Pigtown neighborhood and surrounding Southwest Baltimore communities. The organization began when two volunteers approached Reverend Philip Roulette of St. Paul the Apostle Church with the idea to start serving soup and sandwiches. As the soup kitchen gained traction in the community, it grew from two days a week to seven, and added a Saturday program and summer camp for children in the area. By the end of its fifth year, Paul’s Place began a Nurses’ Clinic that provided health screenings and distributed necessities like clothing and food. In 1996, after raising funds for a permanent location, the Outreach Center opened on Ward Street, where it remains today.
Paul’s Place continues to expand its efforts to improve quality of life in Southwest Baltimore through programs, services, and supports that strengthen individuals and families, fostering hope, personal dignity and growth. Building on the organization’s culinary roots and expertise, Paul’s Place is in the process of opening a restaurant and catering facility called Groundwork Kitchen, which will equip 60+ individuals a year with skills needed to have successful careers in the food industry.
The organization’s programs and services include:
Groundwork Kitchen is an innovative culinary arts program, restaurant, and catering facility located just around the corner from the main center and offices of Paul’s Place. This is an innovative step toward providing new opportunities and hope. In November 2019, the organization officially broke ground on the $10 million project, which consists of a 15,000-square-foot building that contains a 100-seat restaurant and training facilities, where students will learn front-of-house and back-of-house skills in classes of up to 15 people. Construction has been completed and Groundwork Kitchen will open in late spring or early summer of 2021.
Recent Accomplishments and Developments
Between July 2019 and June 2020, the numbers of those served was impacted by the pandemic. During that time, Paul’s Place:
Team and Staffing
Paul’s Place is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors and has a combined operating budget of approximately $3M. With a dedicated team of 13 staff members, the number of which will grow to 20 once Groundwork Kitchen opens, the organization is able to ensure both the physical and mental well-being of the adults and children it serves throughout Southwest Baltimore. For more information, please visit https://paulsplaceoutreach.org/
The current Deputy Director, Terry Manning, has provided outstanding leadership to the organization and is working closely with Executive Director, Bill McLennan, on her transition. She will be stepping down from the Deputy Director position at the end of June, 2021 as she relocates out of the Central Maryland region. She is committed to ensuring a smooth hand-off to the next Deputy Director. Paul’s Place hopes to bring on the new Deputy Director in May, 2021, to allow for sufficient transition.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Deputy Director provides leadership both inside and outside the organization, continually increasing the organization’s mission impact. The Deputy Director has current management oversight of Case Management, Health & Wellness, Afterschool Services, the Volunteer Program and the Culinary Arts Training Program.
The Deputy Director will be joining Paul’s Place at an exciting time in the organization’s growth. Balancing restrictions in the external environment and the impact on our guests, Paul’s Place seeks to maintain and improve current programs and services to be highly responsive to the needs of our guests and our community. Simultaneously, Paul’s Place aspires to partially open Groundwork Kitchen by the summer of 2021. The new Deputy Director will have the following priorities:
The Deputy Director provides strategic leadership within the organization and continually seeks opportunities to advance the programs, services, and activities of the organization in support of Paul’s Place’s mission. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Skills and Attributes
Candidates for this position will share the organization’s mission to be a catalyst and leader for change in improving the quality of life in Southwest Baltimore communities. Talented candidates will bring a variety of experiences and attributes, including:
To apply, upload resume, cover letter, confirmation of LCSW-C credential, and salary requirements by clicking here. For other inquiries, contact Adrienne O’Rourke at Adrienne.email@example.com. Resume reviews begin immediately.
Paul’s Place is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Accordingly, all terms and conditions of employment will be carried out without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, genetic information, gender identity and expression, veteran’s status or physical or mental disability as well any other factor protected by federal, state and local laws.
About Marcum’s Nonprofit & Social Sector Group
On behalf of Paul’s Place, Marcum’s Nonprofit & Social Sector Group is advancing the Deputy Director search. Founded in 1984 as Raffa, P.C. and merged with Marcum in 2018, we are, and always have been, a mission-driven professional services firm seeking to do more for nonprofits and socially conscious organizations like Paul’s Place. Learn more about our work at http://marcumllp.com/industries/nonprofit-social-sector.
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