Food Bank Name Food Bank of Western New York
Buffalo, NY
Post Date May 31, 2017
Job Title President & CEO
Description President & CEO position available in Buffalo, NY
Opportunity Type Job
Job Responsibilities

In this executive leadership role, the President & CEO will have oversight of an expansive warehouse, food safety and government compliance, and the opportunity to lead, inspire, motivate and oversee the operations of a dynamic and responsive agency. Additionally, the successful candidate will be knowledgeable and passionate about the issue of hunger, and a creative and skilled strategist. The President & CEO will direct the organization toward its primary mission and objectives and provide trusted leadership, serving as an advocate for food security, nutrition and poverty alleviation locally and regionally. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the new President and CEO will provide leadership to the Food Bank of WNY's work and the achievement of the organization's goals by articulating the problem of hunger and the Food Bank's response to the organization's many constituencies. This includes the Board of Directors, volunteers, staff, partner agencies, donors, businesses/corporations, media and the general public. The President & CEO shall strive to build these many groups and individuals into an effective team to work toward the elimination of hunger. Serving as the voice of the Food Bank the President and CEO is responsible for maintaining the excellent reputation of the organization and ensuring brand integrity. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated passion for the mission of the Food Bank and will have experience working with a board of directors and/or serving on a board. Also required is experience working with a variety of funding and financing sources, including private, foundation and government. The successful candidate must be adept at understanding the requirements of these funding sources. Required competencies include: strategic thinking, leadership ability, relationship building skills, teamwork and cooperation, a visionary outlook, political savvy, decision making skills, networking skills, communication and interpersonal skills, and an entrepreneurial spirit, with the ability to flex and adapt to changing conditions.

Application Qualifications

A demonstrated passion for the mission of the Food Bank. Bachelor’s Degree in applicable field plus ten years relevant experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Adept at managing communications and relationships across diverse audiences, including Board, staff, committees, volunteers, funders, representatives of the food industry, public policy makers, elected officials, media representatives, partners and collaborators. Comfortable and confident public presence. Experience with a variety of funding and financing, including foundation, government, private and other sources. Adept at understanding the requirements of these funding sources. Experience working with strategic plan initiatives. Effective networking skills, leveraged to achieve greater organizational results. Prior experience working with a board of directors and/or serving on a board. A sense of entrepreneurial spirit, with the ability to flex and adapt with changing conditions. Adept at building effective teams and motivating others to achieve more. A working knowledge of word processing software, spreadsheet software, internet software, project management software and database software. A valid driver’s license. MBA or MPA. Prior demonstrated experience with Food Bank operations.

Benefits

A competitive benefits package is provided.

Deadline June 30, 2017
How to Apply

Qualified candidates may apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to MaryEllen Carlo of Career Partners International Buffalo | Niagara at mecarlo@cpibn.com.

About the Organization

Founded in 1979, The Food Bank of Western New York works tirelessly to fight hunger by procuring and distributing nutritious food and support throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara counties. Hunger relief services are provided to as many as 129,000 individuals in a month through 329 member agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, youth programs, group homes and senior centers.

Additional Information

This executive leadership role provides an individual the opportunity to lead, inspire, motivate and oversee the operations of a dynamic and responsive agency.  The food banking field is evolving, requiring a leader who is knowledgeable and passionate about the issue of hunger – someone who is visionary, a skilled strategist, creative, and inspiring.  The President & CEO will direct the organization toward its primary mission and objectives and provide trusted leadership, serving as an advocate for food security, nutrition and poverty alleviation locally and regionally.

 

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