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Are you passionate about eliminating food insecurity and social isolation amongst older adults in the community? Join the Meals on Wheels Durham team! Check out the open job opportunities below.

Full-Time & Part-Time Positions

General Description

The Administrative Assistant provides support and assistance to the Executive Director and staff.  This part-time position manages specific program related activities and is responsible for various day-to-day office tasks and functions to ensure office operations run smoothly at all times. Tasks include, but are not limited to, front desk management, answering phones, maintaining office supplies, mailings, scheduling, and delegated HR administrative functions.

JOB TYPE: Part-Time

PAY: $16/hour

SCHEDULE: 4 hours shift, Monday through Friday.

HOW TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates incoming and outgoing correspondence including in-person greetings, phone calls, faxes, scan, and emails.
  • Retrieve and distribute all incoming mail and coordinate outgoing mail, including package and mass mailings.
  • Places supply orders and coordinates with vendors for deliveries and makes trips to COSTCO periodically.
  • Serves as meeting coordinator for assigned meetings (set up conference room/ meeting space, order and set up catering, maintain conference room cleanliness).
  • Keeps break and reception areas orderly and organized. 
  • Maintains office supplies, marketing supplies, and food supplies inventory.
  • Maintains various contact lists.
  • Coordinates reference and background check information for ED
  • Prepares new hire packets for new employees.
  • Records invoices and checks received for bookkeeping.
  • Assists with maintaining the Donor Database-entering donations and creating acknowledgement letters
  • Send monthly invoices to private pay clients
  • Assists in coordinating volunteer logistics ; engages with all volunteers
  • Assists with volunteer roles, as needed
  • Assists with compliance program; i.e. Title VI, Car Insurance & Driver’s License
  • Generates additional reports as requested.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree preferred 
  • 1-3 year’s relevant experience in the support functions listed above and experience supporting a team.
  • Initiative, independent judgment, and discretion in managing confidential matters, materials, and sensitive issues.
  • Ability to successfully multitask, manage, and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with an ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with all levels of staff, collaborating agencies, vendors, and clients and volunteers from diverse cultures.
  • Ability to work with a variety of software platforms, including, but not limited to Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Must be able to drive independently and have a valid driver’s license.

The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time. The scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands.

FOR U.S. APPLICANTS: Meals on Wheels Durham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.”

BSW/MSW Internships

We are always looking for students seeking a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work, Public Health, Nutrition, or any other related field to join our team! From internship opportunities to class credit, we enjoy working with students to help enhance the livelihood of hundreds of homebound adults in the community. If you are interested in working with Meals on Wheels Durham, send your resume to

Work closely with Client Services Coordinator to help build, maintain, and analyze the effectiveness of our client services in support of MOWD’s mission and home-delivered meal program, along with engaging with clients and community stakeholders.

Work closely with the Volunteer Services Coordinator to help support recruitment, coordination, and engagement of volunteers for our home-delivered meal program, along with engaging with clients and community stakeholders.