Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen

Employment Opportunities

HR & Office Manager/Director

May 28, 2021 

  • Full-time position available for either manager- or director-level leadership role.
  • Posting will remain open until qualified candidates are found.

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) seeks a talented leader to oversee human resources and office management for a small but rapidly growing social services organization in New Haven. Appropriate candidates will have at least two years supervisory experience, preferably consecutive, at least two years experience in human resources, be completely at ease in an office environment and be able to effectively supervise staff, interns, and volunteers. Preference will be given to candidates who are New Haven residents, bilingual, and are familiar with the stresses endured by staff working with people experiencing homelessness, struggling with substance use or mental health disorders, and/or have a history of trauma. Appropriate candidates will be passionate about DESK’s mission, intuitively understanding the organization’s culture and approach.

Mission & Background Information
DESK serves people experiencing homelessness or living in poverty by providing food assistance and services that promote health, community, and equity. We are located in Downtown New Haven at 266 State Street.

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DESK is an equal opportunity employer who affirms and values greatly the role of diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from people of all backgrounds and lifestyles.


There are no open internship positions at this time.

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  • Multiple Seats Available
  • Nominations accepted through May 28, 2021

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) is currently accepting nominations for membership on our Board of Directors.  Ideal candidates will be passionate and committed to DESK’s mission.

The Board’s nominating period extends from February to May.  

For more information, please contact our Board President at

Download a printable version of this information here.

DESK values greatly the role of diversity in organization and strongly encourages applications
from people of all backgrounds and lifestyles.

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