Job Opportunities

IFC is a certified Orange County Living Wage employer.

Please complete the application form for positions that are of interest. 

Position Announcement – Residential Staff

Application Deadline:  December 2, 2019

Position: Residential Staff

Program: Residential/Shelter

Reports to: Program Manager

Status: Casual Part-time (on call, prn)                        Compensation: $14.25 per hour

Seeking applicants for Part-time/On-call Residential Staff position for IFC Shelters for individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Chapel Hill (Community House for men and HomeStart for women and families).  Must be interested in providing resident-centered quality services that are consistent with the agency’s core values and commitment to racial equity and social justice.   A high level of importance is placed on culturally-competent, trauma-informed interactions using a harm-reduction and housing-focused approach.


  • Must be responsible and organized with good interpersonal, communication, and computer skills.
  • Responsibilities can be demanding and include:  empowering residents, assisting residents in finding permanent housing, managing crisis situations as they arise, coaching residents on community living expectations, facilitating conflict resolution, maintaining a safe and clean environment (e.g. monitoring daily chores and pitching in as needed), supervising volunteers, planning and preparing meals using safe food preparation techniques, processing donations, record-keeping, and providing transportation occasionally using agency vehicles.
  • Must attend weekly staff meetings, periodic agency meetings, and trainings as scheduled
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • Work hours will vary each week, but typically will range between 6 and 20 hours per week.  Some hours will be scheduled ahead of time and some will be fill-in on short notice.  Must be flexible in availability to work weekdays, evenings, weekends, and most importantly, on short notice and on holidays
  • Position is considered Essential Staff during emergencies, including inclement weather


  • Prefer candidates with experience working in a residential setting or in Social Work or Peer Support. 
  • Ability and desire to work with people of different backgrounds and personality types
  • Must have understanding of causes of homelessness. 
  • Candidates with valid drivers’ license and good driving record will be prioritized. 
  • Must be able to lift at least 30 pounds. 
  • Experience cooking for large groups of people, using portion control, with knowledge of food and kitchen safety procedures
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including verbal, written and computer communication skills

 Please email resume, cover letter, and references to  Position open until filled.  IFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

A completed employment application will be needed.

Position Announcement – Kitchen Staff

Position:       Kitchen Staff

Program:      Community Kitchen

Reports to:   Kitchen Manager


Regular part-time; must be available to work holidays; position is considered Essential Staff during emergencies, including inclement weather

Compensation: $14.25 per hour with sick leave benefits

Seeking responsible, organized applicant for Kitchen Staff position at IFC Community Kitchen.  Must be interested in providing quality meals to individuals experiencing food insecurity and able to function well in a fast-paced environment, providing diner-centered services that are consistent with the agency’s core values and commitment to trauma-informed care, racial equity and social justice


  • Serves hot meals, under the direction of the Program Manager as to menu, including protein, vegetables, starch, green salad, fruit salad, dessert and bread 
  • Supervises and assists kitchen volunteers with prepping food items using appropriate equipment; performs volunteer duties (food pick-ups, food sorting, cooking, monitoring, cleaning, etc.) when regularly scheduled volunteers are unavailable
  • Ensures that the kitchen complies with all food safety policies, to include providing guidance to volunteers regarding basic food safety
  • Oversees the meal service, including being present with the volunteers in the kitchen, replenishing food on the line as needed, ensuring that trays and pots are getting washed and generally making sure the operation runs smoothly
  • Ensures cleanliness and order of kitchen and storage areas, to include: keeping the dish and pot station organized, putting containers in their proper place after cleaning and managing after meal clean up of the dining room, kitchen and bathrooms, according to guidelines
  • Keeps documentation of meal counts
  • Communicates with the Program Manager about needs related to volunteers, supplies and equipment
  • Professionally addresses any questions, crises or other issues involving diners, using conflict resolution, problem-solving and accessing other resources
  • Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled
  • In collaboration with the Program Manager, facilitates food distribution with the IFC Food Pantry, Community House, HomeStart, and other and other local groups fighting food insecurity so that any food surplus can be distributed and not wasted


  • Ability and desire to work with people of different backgrounds and personality types
  • Experience working with low-income and/or homeless individuals
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, including verbal, written and computer communication skills
  • Physically able to lift boxes, bags, and pans of food (50 lbs)
  • Valid NC driver’s license
  • Experience working with large groups of people, in commercial kitchen setting helpful
  • Knowledge of food and kitchen safety procedures helpful

Please email cover letter and resume to: by Sunday, February 9, 2020