Food Bank Name El Pasoans Fighting Hunger
El Paso, TX
Post Date August 25, 2017
Job Title Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Description Chief Executive Officer (CEO) position available in El Paso, Texas
Opportunity Type Job
Job Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

The CEO position is responsible for providing strategic leadership and ensuring the long-term viability, strategic growth and planning, resources and activities of EPFH. The CEO directly supervises the next level of management for finance, development, operations, compliance, programs and human resources. This includes fiscal accountability, resource development and monitoring (funds, food, and volunteers), human resources management, operations management, public relations, and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, governing agencies, grant requirements, policies and procedures. This individual is responsible for the creation and nurturing of new ideas and initiatives that advance the goals of EPFH. In addition, the CEO is charged with maintaining the financial health and integrity of the organization. This position reports to the Board of Directors of EPFH.

The CEO will:

  • Be the face and chief spokesperson for EPFH in our extended community which includes El Paso, Hudspeth and Culberson counties, and share EPFH’s work across the Feeding America network.
  • Work closely with the development team to implement a robust fundraising plan and structure, including identifying and securing new funding; expanding the funding base to include greater funding from individuals; and retain/expand relationships with current funding partners.
  • Gain a quick and thorough understanding of the organization and its business model, systems and culture, and the roles and responsibilities of staff members.
  • Develop trusting relationships with stakeholders, including partner organizations, funding entities, government officials, etc.
  • Grow the organization to match the tremendous need that exists in our community.
  • Meet all operating and financial goals as well as organizational oversight and prioritization.
  • Provide vision and leadership for the organization.
  • Along with the Board and staff, develop and implement a strategic plan for the organization.
  • Recruit, develop and retain the very best talent for the organization.
  • Create a positive working environment that rewards hard work and extraordinary achievement.
  • Oversee the creation of clear and measurable annual goals for all employees included related reporting of key performance indicators (KPI).
  • Provide guidance for continuing improvement in the areas of operations, logistics, agency relations, and fund development.
  • Oversee the finance department, assisting in creating the annual budget and achieve the highest level of fiscal responsibility.
  • Work closely with the board of directors to ensure continued direction, support, and growth to achieve the organization’s objectives and maintain excellent communication with all its members.
  • Collaborate with area nonprofits and government agencies that could assist us in our fight to end hunger in West Texas.
  • Recognize and respond to the shifts in the external landscape and trends.
Application Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business administration, public administration, nonprofit management, or other degree from an accredited university, or equivalent years of experience and education. Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in a senior or executive leadership role managing multiple programs and departments in a nonprofit organization, preferred.

Experience and Attributes:

A strong candidate will be passionate about ending hunger in the El Paso area, and will also bring a variety of experiences and attributes to EPFH, including:

  • Masterful communication with stellar interpersonal and networking/relationship building skills; a communicator who inspires genuineness and trust.
  • Experience and ability to interact with diverse audiences and stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinking with well-honed business acumen; focused on driving results with proven experience with fiscal management, leadership, budgeting, operations, and administration.
  • Experience developing and managing at least a $2-5 million budget.
  • A successful track record developing relationships with funders, cultivating and expanding donor relationships, and securing funding, preferably in a non-profit environment.
  • A well-honed shared/collaborative leadership style, including experience inspiring and motivating staff and fostering professional advancement across the organization.
  • Experience supporting the Board of Directors in its governance role, fostering its ongoing development, and engaging its members in strategy and resource development.
  • Solid human services experience; preference may be given to those candidates with previous food banking experience, an understanding of the complex issues related to hunger, and advocacy experience on behalf of low-income families.
  • Ability to analyze information, coordinate numerous tasks, prioritize assignments in a dynamic environment while meeting compliance and reporting requirements of governing agencies.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with board of directors, managers, fellow employees, donors, food bank recipients, volunteers, partnering food pantries, and the public.
  • Ability to maintain a strong sense of propriety concerning confidential matters.
  • Fluent in English. Ability to communicate in Spanish at a professional level strongly preferred.
  • Distribution or logistics experience desirable.
  • Must have a valid driver`s license with a history of safe driving record in accordance with EPFH driving policies, procedures, safety standards and applicable laws and regulations.

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger offers a competitive benefits package which includes the following:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Car Allowance
Deadline September 30, 2017
How to Apply

To apply, email your resume, a cover letter that describes how your skills align with the requirements above, and salary requirements to: (email applications are required and will only be accepted at this address). For other inquiries, contact Mark Matthys at Applications accepted through 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT), September 30, 2017. El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

About the Organization

More About El Pasoans Fighting Hunger: To get the food from donors and suppliers to people in need EPFH has a warehouse that will accommodate an estimated twenty million pounds of food annually, a fleet of refrigerated trucks and nearly 30 employees. We also engage several thousand volunteers annually. Cash revenues for 2016 were $2.3 million, and the organization reported total revenue of $16 million including donated commodities.

Strategic Plan: EPFH has been implementing its strategic plan based on five key strategic area drivers and seven goals: 

  1. Funding/Resources: Goal A: We will sustain access to resources through an effective fundraising program. Goal B: We will obtain certification from Feeding America increasing stable food and funding resources (certification has been achieved, and the organization continuously seeks to enhance its food and funding resources. EPFH is in the middle of a five-year capital campaign to increase capacity) 2
  2. Communications/Marketing: Goal C: We will engage the community to support the EPFH cause of fighting hunger with increased community awareness, understanding and buy-in to the EPFH mission.
  3. Organization/Management: Goal D: We will continue to grow support for EPFH through a strong and diverse board. Goal E: We will ensure EPFH attracts and retains its best talent (staff, donors, volunteers, board members, etc.) through a formal recognition program.
  4. Resource Management: Goal F: We will expand and attract new, major donors to acquire assets and reduce the debt.
  5. Client Needs: Goal G: We will partner with EPFH agencies to improve system and process efficiencies in meeting their specific client needs. The board and leadership team recently conducted a retreat and identified several new ideas to consider based on accomplishments so far and current opportunities/challenges. The teams will work with the new CEO to incorporate these elements into the strategic plan going forward. Please visit our website and the Feeding America website at for further information. Mission: We combat the hunger crisis in our region by strategically procuring and distributing nutritious food through community partners… because no one should go hungry.
Additional Information

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger is a member of Feeding America, and the Feeding Texas association of food banks. Now in our 5th year we distribute over twelve million pounds of food and grocery products annually to a network of over 120 member pantries. These agencies serve people in need in our service area which comprises El Paso, Hudspeth and Culberson Counties. The combined population is nearly one million people.  In 2016, we distributed over 11 million pounds of food equaling over nine (9) million meals.

Our mission is to combat the hunger crisis in our region by strategically procuring and distributing nutritious food through community partners…because no one should go hungry.

Brief Position Overview:
We are seeking a dynamic leader to establish El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank (EPFH) as one of the premier food banks in the country and the leader in fighting hunger in the binational community of El Paso in West Texas. The new CEO will be a courageous visionary, passionate about solving hunger in the El Paso area, possessing strong business acumen and masterful communication skills. The new CEO should be prepared to take charge no later than January 2018.

Physical Demands:

  1. Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities in which detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  2. Hearing: Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound.
  3. Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of force.
  4. Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.
  5. Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  6. Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
  7. Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
  8. Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position.
  9. Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
  10. Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  11. Visual acuity: Color, depth perception and field of vision to include measurement devices for close inspection and analysis.

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