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.

Operations Director, Distribution Center

Reports to: Executive Director, Indianapolis Archdiocesan Council

Purpose of the job: Provide strategic leadership for all of the direct operational functions of the SVdP Distribution Center.

Key Responsibility #1:  Organizational leadership

  • Ensure compliance with directives from the Executive Director, Council President, Council Board of Directors, and SVdP National Council.
  • Participate and contribute to the agency strategic planning process.
  • Communicate the department and agency mission, vision and strategic goals to all department personnel, creating an understanding and desire to contribute towards the achievement of those goals.
  • Actively participate in the executive team meetings, assigned committee meetings, in-service training sessions and professional development opportunities.
  • Promotes respectful, open and trustworthy relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Key Responsibility #2:  Operational leadership

  • Provide collaborative and logistical support for SVDP ministries operating out of the DC.  This includes, but is not limited to, all of the homeless ministries, client referral operations, and Mission 27.
  • Provide organized and engaging experiences for DC volunteers to participate in SVDP’s mission and ensure a team atmosphere between SVdP staff and volunteers.
  • Provide supervision and performance management to all direct reports through the frequent communication expectations and solicitation of feedback.
  • Oversee the hiring and onboarding of all direct reports, adhering to departmental and agency policies and procedures.
  • Organize and lead Distribution Center monthly operations meetings with key ministry leads and DC operations staff.

Key Responsibility #3:  Facility and vehicle oversight and maintenance

  • Oversee the operational efficiency of the Distribution Center facilities and vehicle fleet.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director and CFO, develop annual operating budgets and ensure budgetary compliance.
  • Monitor facility infrastructure needs to ensure all safety measures and building code and inspection requirements are met.
  • Continually assess repair and maintenance cost for all facility mechanicals, equipment and truck fleet.  Provide recommendations for repair and replacement as needed.
  • Coordinate with all service vendors, review related estimates and invoices and provide the business office with supporting documentation in a timely fashion.
  • Oversee dock donation operations ensuring effective collection, inventory and storage of donated goods. Ensure support for client voucher process.
  • Ensure store and referral client orders are filled from specified inventory and assisted with loading items into vehicles.
  • Oversee baling operations to ensure baling targets are met and the routine scheduling of bale pick-ups.
  • Oversee driver team and donation route operations, ensuring effective operations and customer service.
  • Oversee appropriate disposal of unused donated goods: baling, recycling, landfill.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the external grounds.

Job requirements

  • High School Diploma.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to lift over 75lbs, drive 24’ freightliner vehicles, operate fork lift and pallet jack, and other warehouse equipment.

To apply, email 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.

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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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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