Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Indianapolis Archdiocesan Council, Inc.


As the Society of St. Vincent de Paul—Indianapolis Archdiocesan Council continues to evolve, there is an increased need for continuity and sustainability throughout our operations. This continuity and sustainability fosters continued growth and efficacy helping us increase our impact throughout Central Indiana. SVdP Indy offers employment opportunities with a compensation and benefits package, in addition to the satisfaction of delivering on our mission to serve the poor. We are committed to providing quality service in employment, training, employee relations, benefits and compensation. We support employees, striving to provide work environments that are engaging, competitive and enjoyable.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with state and federal law.


Job Openings

Director of Operations Pratt/Quigley Food Pantry

Director of Operations, Pratt/Quigley Food Pantry

Reports to: Executive Director, Indianapolis Archdiocesan Council

Purpose of the job: Oversee all operational matters pertaining to the Pratt/Quigley SVdP Food Pantry.

Key Activity #1:  Leadership

  • Understand and comply with the strategic direction of the Indianapolis Council.
  • Attend monthly strategic planning meetings as a member of the SVDP executive team.
  • Communicate with all staff, volunteers, and patrons as needed to share information regarding pantry operations.
  • Organize and facilitate monthly Food Pantry Operations meetings.

Key Activity #2: Logistics and Operations Management

  • Ensure operational efficiency of the 30th St. warehouse facility and truck fleet.
  • Manage vehicle registration, licensing, insurance and maintenance schedules.
  • Manage food and supply inventory.
  • Communicate regularly with the food procurement manager as well as shipping and receiving manager.
  • Manage the maintenance of the pantry facility and equipment with support from the facility manager.
  • Communicate regularly and promptly with SVDP food network partners via email, phone and text.

Key Activity #3: Safety, Regulatory Compliance and Quality Assurance

  • Institute and lead a safety culture of the employees, volunteers, and vendors.
  • Ensure adherence to TEFAP requirements and ensure monthly inventory, distribution, storage, and reporting compliance is taking place.
  • Ensure compliance with ISDH regulations including the documentation of environmental temperatures.
  • Manage rodent and pest control preventative maintenance.
  • Manage the quality of the food product to ensure proper storage and distribution that optimizes fresh product and minimalizes spoilage and waste.
  • Attend local Pantry Network meetings to represent SVdP.

Key Activity #4: Customer Service

  • Communicate with, inform, inspire, and continuously acknowledge the important roles of each volunteer and employee.
  • Provide an organized and rewarding experience for individual volunteers as well as groups.
  • Keep the information board updated for volunteers.
  • Partner and communicate with the SVDP Director of Volunteer Services regularly regarding volunteer needs.
  • Provide support to SVDP conferences and ministries.
  • Develop education strategy and implement initiatives for pantry patrons.
  • Regularly obtain and report feedback from all pantry stakeholders to senior leadership.

Key Activity #5: Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Directly responsible for the performance of employee operations staff positions, at the food pantry, which includes pantry operations as well as traffic/security operations.
  • Communicate job expectations as related to their job descriptions, requirements and agency policy.
  • Work with the Executive Director and the PEO (Tilson) as needed regarding employee issues and concerns that need to be addressed.

Job requirements

  • Must have a valid IN driver’s license and driver’s insurance.
  • Must be able to lift 70lbs.
  • Must be able to operate both power and manual pallet jack equipment.
  • Must have proper certification to operate and provide safety training involving forklift and power equipment operation.
  • Submit to random drug testing and background checks as requested.
  • Adhere to the mission and values of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Indianapolis Council.

To apply, fill out the application and email it with your resumé and cover letter to or click the button below. You can also mail it to us at SVdP CAREERS-OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, 3001 E. 30th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46218.

It is amazing how God works, as so many people offer in-kind donations and new volunteers seem to appear when needed most. This is a real community effort.
Nora C.
President, North Vernon SVdP Conference
Our mission revolves around servant leadership and leadership development of students which is accomplished through community service and learning opportunities. St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Indianapolis was a wonderful place for our students to volunteer because everyone was so hospitable and welcoming to our help. The trip was very successful and our students are now very well prepared to serve others in need.
Emily S.
Volunteer Leader for Students Today-Leaders Tomorrow / South Elgin High School
Volunteering at the food pantry has given me a reason to get up every morning, and a new sense of purpose. The volunteers have become like family to me. There is great need in our community for volunteer help. If anyone has it in their heart to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry can use your help. You’ll never do anything more gratifying!
Doris D.
Volunteer, Food Pantry
Changing Lives Forever is our effort to interrupt the cycle of poverty that presently entraps more than 20% of the population of Marion County. Its purpose is to help those mired in poverty to move themselves toward a life that is stronger financially, emotionally, and spiritually as an individual and as a family. The work of the Society here in Indianapolis is a noble cause to help the needy with food, appliances, furniture, clothing, and basic household essentials at no cost, but it’s even better to stem the circumstances that force people into this situation to begin with. So often in these cases, volunteers get even more than they give. Won’t you join us?
Domoni R.
Program Coordinator, Changing Lives Forever
As a part of a classroom exploration of the themes of inequality and social justice, Professor Goldfarb’s class spent an afternoon donating their time to the SVdP Food Pantry. “The students were encouraged to challenge their assumptions about the needy, interact with them directly, and discover their humanity, dignity, and wisdom. In return, the students learned important lessons in gratitude."
Nancy G.
IUPUI Professor
For many years, I have volunteered with home visits for area shut-ins. Our clients are so grateful for the little time that I spend with them—often they just need someone to talk to. In turn, I leave with a good feeling, for which I am equally grateful.
Joanne B.
Volunteer, Homebound Ministry
Being a true steward of our resources means that we must share what we have received. We give because we want to support the mission of St. Vincent de Paul in our community and we see great value in the services provided to those in need.
Art & Anne W.
Because God has blessed our family so much, we feel obligated to help others who are less fortunate. In this, God continues to bless us all.
Cynthia V.

  • Testimonial

    93% of all donations go directly to serve those in need

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    Making a difference every day,

    Over 3,000 families served weekly from our food pantry

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    Making a difference every day,

    Delivering food weekly to the homebound through our Homebound Ministry program

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    Providing clothing and hygiene packs to 125 homeless people weekly through our Beggars for the Poor program

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    We accept used bicycles, repair them, and provide to homeless adults for transportation to jobs and medical appointments

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    Beggars for the Poor provide a hot meal each Saturday morning

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    We provide a Life Coach to prepare the homeless with job seeking skills

Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.

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