Beyu Food Project Program Director

--- For Immediate Hire (open until filled) --- 

 Do you care about and enjoy interacting with people?

Are you able to remain calm and focused under pressure?

Do our core values speak to you?

Do you meet our minimum qualifications?

If so, we’d love to hear from you soon! 


Our Company

Our story begins with Beyu Caffe. Beyu Caffe (pronounced be-you) was founded in 2009 by Dorian Bolden to be the ultimate community gathering place where everyone could “be you”. The name and idea stems from Dorian’s lifelong experiences in various social and cultural settings whereby he believes that we all have more in common than we do differences; and he believes that if you ultimately believe in yourself and the God-given talents you were born with, then God and the Universe will handle everything else. Ultimately, you simply need to be true to yourself and “be you”.

Today, the Beyu Group is an innovative food service company based in Durham, NC comprised of three core concepts including retail cafes, an online coffee company, and (Beyu Food Project which produce and distribute RTF meals through our community) and distribution company


Job Summary

The Program Director leads the BFP team and is accountable and responsible for the project management, outreach, enrollment, aggregation, food production, delivery, warehousing, customer satisfaction, and reporting related to such services. The Program Director reports to the Chief Operating Officer. The position is full-time and based in Durham and will work from the Beyu Group, Inc. offices. The role will require meeting stakeholders throughout the Triangle, occasionally at locations throughout North Carolina, and will periodically have weekend and evening obligations.


Our Purpose

To uplift and inspire communities through excellence.


Our Core Values

  • Just Be You (unless you’re a jerk, then be ‘you’ someplace else)
  • Hunger for Excellence
  • Go the Extra Mile
  • Be Service Driven
  • Lead with Integrity
  • Teamwork over Ego. Always!

Core Responsibilities (including, but not limited to)

Program Management

  • Serving as the forward-facing community leader of the project, supporting Beyu Food Project’s role initially as a hub for a food insecurity community network in Durham County and progressively expanding throughout the Triangle and North Carolina.
  • Engaging partner organizations that enroll and refer vulnerable residents to the Beyu Food Project.
  • Coordinating with referring agency network to ensure all Beyu Food Project milestones are on schedule and within the prescribed terms and conditions.
  • Producing recommendations, actions, and follow-up after meetings and scheduling future meetings with referring agency network.
  • Training and helping new referral agencies with enrollment and data collection.
  • Growing the project via new referring agency surveys and self-enrollment surveys.
  • Preparing cross-functioning and management reports for the BFP in a timely manner.
  • Coordinating with the Marketing and Communications team to provide any necessary departmental inputs and multimedia content for events, web, print, and social media.
  • Overseeing the translation of BFP-produced documents and materials into languages required by populations served.
  • Maintaining, tracking, and updating the engagement calendar, action plans, and project management boards for the project (i.e. making sure that all key stakeholders are aware and aligned at all times).
  • Identifying opportunities to improve and expand our work and impact within our programs as well as our broader team.
  • Identifying potential issues and risks and providing timely recommendations.

Community Engagement & Events

  • Serving as the BFP ambassador and promoting the program throughout the community.
  • Leveraging business development expertise and knowledge of local business support resources to better connect service providers in underserved communities with critical services and assistance programs.
  • Collaborating and coordinating with referral agencies to plan outreach strategies, activities, and events.
  • Producing and curating content for the monthly engagement gatherings.
  • Serving as host, recruiting, and overseeing volunteers for the monthly engagement gatherings.
  • Serving as the community manager for the digital community platform.
  • Working with referring agencies to emerge stories to communicate the impact of the engagement. Capacity-Building.
  • Implementing communication strategies with Durham County Government as well as other potential funding and service partners.
  • Identifying and securing funding opportunities.
  • Developing training curricula to prepare referral agencies to engage with vulnerable populations at various touch-points throughout the program.
  • Manage a cloud-based application.
  • Distributing technical knowledge and updates in both English and Spanish. 


  • 5+ years of operational experience in project management for corporations and/or non-profits.
  • Existing relationships and trust within the Durham community among predominantly Black, Hispanic, indigenous, and/or immigrant communities.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management.
  • Demonstrated technology fluency with examples of program innovations through technology.
  • A systems-based approach to solving problems blended with strong emotional intelligence.
  • Start-up experience as part of an intrapreneurial team.
  • A strong and confident presence and aptitude for live presentations and meeting/event facilitation.
  • Experience developing, delivering, and/or codifying training programs.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the mission and work of Beyu Food Project. 
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. Beyu Food Project is a social enterprise that runs hard to maximize impact.
  • Spanish-speaking a plus; and • MBA and/or PMP a plus.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Beginning annual gross of $50,000-$65,000 (paid weekly)
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • One free specialty coffee per workday at any Beyu location
  • 50% off meals at any Beyu location