Shepherd’s Table seeks a dynamic and compassionate Executive Director to lead and shape the 36-year-old organization, which profoundly affects the lives of people experiencing homelessness. The Executive Director is responsible for advancing the organization’s mission, driving appropriate strategies and priorities for growth, overseeing programs and services, managing staff and finances, fundraising, and advocating on behalf of Shepherd’s Table.
Shepherd’s Table’s mission is to provide help to people who are homeless or food insecure by providing basic services, including meals, social service access, clothing, medical support, and other assistance in an effective and compassionate manner. Since 1983, Shepherd’s Table has been a necessary, effective and welcoming resource serving those in need within Silver Spring, Maryland. It has a profound impact on the lives of clients, meal guests, volunteers, donors, and the community at large. The organization is supported by volunteers, religious organizations, government, businesses, foundations, and individual donors. The current budget is $2.3M, including in-kind gifts, and major funding comes from individual donors, Montgomery County, and foundation grants.
Shepherd’s Table provides a range of services for those in need:
Shepherd’s Table started in a house, and in 1996, the Montgomery County government moved the organization from its cramped quarters to a newly renovated multipurpose community center. In December 2016, Shepherd’s Table, along with partners Interfaith Works Empowerment Center and Mobile Med, moved into a new nearby county-owned facility, Progress Place. As part of this move, Shepherd’s Table has increased the number of people it serves and expanded the number of meals it serves per day.
For more information on Shepherd’s Table, please visit https://shepherdstable.org/.
The Executive Director provides leadership both inside and outside the organization, fostering an atmosphere of dignity and respect for its clients and its staff. The Executive Director reports to the 23-member board of directors and oversees a staff of 13.
Leadership Outlook and Near-Term Priorities
The near-term priorities for the next 12-18 months include:
The Executive Director will be the face of Shepherd’s Table and will ensure that Shepherd’s Table continues its unbroken record of serving meals every day of the year without fail. Primary responsibilities include:
Leadership & Management
Experience and Attributes
The Executive Director must have a passion for the mission of serving the homeless, and bring executive leadership skills and experience in fundraising to ensure that Shepherd’s Table offers meals without fail 365 days a year. The individual will bring the following experiences and attributes to Shepherd’s Table:
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: ShepherdsTable@marcumllp.com (e-mail applications are required). Only complete applications will be considered. For other inquiries, please contact Adrienne O’Rourke at Adrienne.ORourke@marcumllp.com. Resume reviews begin immediately.
Shepherd’s Table provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy or recent childbirth or related medical condition, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, the use of a guide or support animal because of blindness, deafness or physical handicap of any individual, citizenship, veteran or military status, genetic information, marital status, familial status, domestic or sexual violence victim status, possession of a GED instead of a high school diploma, or any other protected characteristic under applicable federal, state or local laws.
On behalf of Shepherd’s Table, Raffa – Marcum’s Nonprofit and Social Sector Group is working with the Board of Directors to advance the search. Founded in 1984 and recently merged with Marcum, Raffa is, and always has been, a mission-driven professional services firm seeking to do more for nonprofits and socially conscious companies.