Job Details

Food Bank Name Maryland Food Bank
Baltimore, MD
Post Date July 20, 2016
Job Title President & CEO
Description President & CEO position available in Baltimore, MD through the Feeding America network. Learn how you can help end hunger in America.
Opportunity Type Job
Job Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Board of Directors, the President & CEO is responsible for the following specific duties and responsibilities: \

Board Relations
• Implements MFB bylaws, standards and policies; periodically analyzes them for effectiveness; suggests revisions where appropriate.
• Provides staff support to the Board Chair and other officers, the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and other committees to assist them in fulfilling their responsibilities in governing the organization and to facilitate interaction between management, staff and the Board of Directors.
• Identifies, recruits, and interacts with Board Members to leverage their strengths to become involved in MFB activities and committees.
• Informs Board Members on current problems, trends, resources, and developments which may affect MFB activities.

Fundraising and Public Relations
• Leads the preparation of an annual plan including income projections and action strategies to achieve objectives.
• Maintains a cooperative relationship with major funding sources.
• Leads the identification of new sources of funding and actions required to obtain funding from identified sources, including the preparation of grant applications and proposals.
• Investigates and develops strategies to encourage and increase in-kind donations of goods and services.
• Monitors the success and effectiveness of development efforts and presents periodic reports to the Board.
• Communicates the achievements and needs of the organization to the various publics it services and upon whose support it depends.
• Represents MFB to the community at large through public speaking, media presentations, interviews, and other public relation activities.
• Coordinates growth within the food bank’s operations, agency relations and fundraising departments.

• Develops and maintains working relationships with distribution partners, growers, community partners and state and county governmental agencies.
• Participates actively in relevant community organizations and professional societies in order to expand awareness of the organization among community leaders.

Personnel Management
• Defines job responsibilities and tasks to be performed and makes appropriate staff assignments.
• Establishes standards of job performance; motivates staff through leadership and evaluation of work performance; coordinates staff activities to meet MFB goals and objectives.
• Administers personnel policies and salary schedules as established by the Board of Directors.

Financial Management
• Leads the preparation of annual expense and income budget for Board approval.
• Approves the expenditure of funds within budget parameters.
• Provides regular accounting of revenues/expenses and funds available to the Board.
• Establishes and maintains an appropriate system for preservation of records.
• Manages the funds of the organization within the policies established by the Board of Directors.

Program Management
• Develops operational procedures as needed. • Ensures that all current health and safety standards are met. • Ensures that proper inspection, handling, storage and distribution methods are carried out for all donated items. • Complies with all grants and contracts, assuring that funds are used for MFB activities as directed. • Authorizes the purchase, installation, maintenance, and operation of MFB equipment and facilities within the parameters as established by the Board. • Develops methods for evaluating the effectiveness of MFB activities. • Ensures that all governmental regulations and requirements are satisfactorily met.

Application Qualifications

Qualified candidates for the position will embrace the mission of the Maryland Food Bank and will commit to the vision and values of the organization. In addition, all candidates will be expected to present the following minimum qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education; master’s degree preferred.
• Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Maryland Food Bank.
• Minimum ten years of demonstrated high-level leadership of an organization of comparable revenue and staff size.
• Results-driven management skills and experience in budget development & fiscal accountability.
• Results-driven fundraising skills and experience raising support from the full spectrum of fundraising sources, including government.
• Outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and high-level proficiency in use of standard information technologies including MS Office software, and Internet research.
• Strong supervisory leadership experience.
• Strong skills in leadership, team-building, problem-solving, time management.
• Strong interpersonal/relationship building skills.
• Excellent verbal, public speaking, presentation, and written communication skills.


Maryland Food Bank offers a competitive compensation package to attract the right candidate. In addition to those benefits required by state and federal regulations, MFB also offers a competitive benefits package for its full-time employees. The position is available immediately. Maryland Food Bank is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all Federal equal employment opportunity obligations under 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a), and 60-741.5(a)as well as applicable state statutes.

Deadline October 31, 2016
How to Apply

For more information, please contact Sterling Martin Associates 1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW | Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20036 David S. Martin Managing Partner p. 202.257.1627 Leigh Beal Senior Associate p. 510.529.4560

About the Organization

Maryland Food Bank, Inc. (MFB), located in Baltimore, MD, has retained Sterling Martin Associates to search for its next President & Chief Executive Officer. The position is available immediately. Established in 1979 as the first food bank on the East Coast, MFB has a revenue budget of $78M and a staff of over 100. The organization is a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to lead the movement and nurture the belief that the lives of Marylanders can be improved through the eradication of hunger. Today, MFB consists of three distribution centers and includes over 1,250 distribution partners. The distribution centers serve as the storehouses for millions of pounds of food and other products that go out to local pantries, soup kitchens, school pantries, mobile delivery sites, and after-school and summer programs. Since its founding 36 years ago, MFB has gone from distributing 400,000 pounds of food through 38 assistance sites in Baltimore City to providing more than 44 million meals through thousands of distribution partner agencies statewide in 2015. The FY 2016 budget projects that 51.5 million pounds of product will be distributed. MFB is an affiliate of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger relief charity. As a member of the Feeding America network of food banks, MFB has access to and uses Feeding America’s research results to design a targeted program and distribution strategy to meet the needs of the hunger community in Maryland. MFB is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors. MFB also has a broad network of dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to meet MFB’s mission. For more information, please visit

Additional Information

The President & CEO has overall responsibility for the organization, consistent with MFB's mission of ending hunger in Maryland. The CEO effectively plans, coordinates, implements, and evaluates the activities of the Maryland Food Bank within the policies and procedures, goals and vision, and financial budget as approved by the Board of Directors. The CEO provides leadership to MFB's work and the achievement of the organization's goals by articulating the problem of hunger, and MFB's response, to its many constituencies including the Board of Directors, volunteers, staff, client agencies, donors, and the general public. The President & CEO strives to build these many groups and individuals into an effective team to work toward the elimination of hunger in Maryland.


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