Deputy Director

Are you a leader looking for an opportunity where your talent can make a meaningful difference for people every day?

Reporting directing to the CEO, the Deputy Director is responsible for all aspects of outreach, operations, and advocacy at Second Harvest. Working closely with senior management, the Deputy Director directs the development of strategic and operating plans to achieve short and long-term program and service objectives. They provide strong, proactive leadership to maintain a positive climate that motivates employees, as well as being an effective advocate for change and growth. They are an experienced executive and dynamic leader with the demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across multifunctional teams, with strong interpersonal and judgment skills, capable of juggle multiple complex projects.


Due to recordkeeping requirements, we do not accept general applications to be “kept on file”. Applications must be submitted for a specific job opening.

Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County is an equal opportunity employer. Second Harvest Food Bank shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic characteristics), marital status, sex, sexual orientation, age (over 18), veteran status, gender, pregnancy, or any other non-merit factor unrelated to job duties.  Such action shall include, but not be limited to, the following:  recruitment; advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; selection for training (including apprenticeship); and employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer.