Chief Executive Officer

City
Irvine
State
California
Title
Chief Executive Officer
Description

Second Harvest Food Bank seeks a visionary and community-oriented leader with experience to provide the strategic direction and inspire the public and private support necessary to fulfill its mission.

Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB) is a leading organization in the fight to end hunger in Orange County. Since its founding in 1983, SHFB has distributed more than 418 million pounds, or the equivalent of 354 million meals, to the Orange County community. Last year, SHFB provided a record 25.1 million meals for the hungry. In 2016, SHFB launched an aggressive five-year strategic plan aimed at increasing the number of meals provided annually to 30 million by 2021, which will put them on pace to close the meal gap by 2024, ultimately ending hunger for Orange County residents. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) plays a critical role in driving the strategic plan to fruition.

End date
Opportunity type
Job
Job responsibilities

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) plays a critical role in driving the strategic plan to fruition.

With a commitment to embody SHFB’s core values of Compassion, Integrity, Stewardship, Service Excellence, and Diversity, the CEO works in concert with the Board of Directors to provide leadership, planning, and management to effectively accomplish SHFB’s mission of ending hunger. Reporting to the Board, the CEO has overall strategic and day-to-day operational and programmatic responsibility, ensures financial solvency of the organization, and ensures the development of and adherence to sound management practices and procedures throughout the organization. The CEO is SHFB’s chief advocate for the mission within the organization, in the community, and with all stakeholder groups. Direct reports include the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Development Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, and Executive Assistant.

Application qualifications

The Board of Directors is seeking a dynamic leader with the following qualities:
• Passion for SHFB’s mission and a drive to eliminate food insecurity
• Leadership experience, both with teams and boards
• High level of sophistication in all aspects of resource development and donor relations
• Working knowledge of local and regional nonprofit and philanthropic community
• Strengths in public speaking, coalition-building, community engagement, and facilitating collaborative initiatives

Minimum position requirements include: a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration or a related field (advanced degree and professional certifications preferred); 10 or more years progressive experience in an executive or managerial capacity leading a multi-faceted organization with public, private, or nonprofit sector constituents and a variety of stakeholders; responsibility for an annual budget of $5M+; proven leadership in one or more of the following areas: administration and management, resource development/fundraising, and organizational development.

Benefits

This position is full-time exempt with a competitive benefit package. Salary is commensurate with experience.

SHFB BENEFITS OVERVIEW

Upon completion of the applicable waiting periods, you will be eligible to participate in Second Harvest’s benefit plans for full-time employees, which include: paid holidays, paid time off (PTO), as well as the opportunity to participate in Second Harvest’s group health insurance and 403(b) retirement savings plans. The employee benefits are explained in detail in the Employee Handbook and additional documentation, which will be provided to you. Benefits are subject to review and change from time to time.
Years of Service PTO Days Accrued Holidays *

First Year 10 11*
Second Year 20 11*
Five Years 25 11*
Ten + Years 30 11*
*Number of Paid Holidays can vary based on day of week holiday falls on.
New as of 01/01/2018: Birthday Floating Holiday

Current Health Benefits:

CalChoice/Kaiser – HMO B - Gold Level (includes 1 Free Eye Exam per year & discount on frames/lenses)

Option for Buy-Up Plans with:
Health Net HMO A - Gold
Anthem Blue Cross PPO (4 plan choices)

Guardian – Discount Dental Plan – DHMO
Option for Dental PPO Plan – employee pays the extra $
Includes Discount (VSP) Vision

Organization Pays Approximately 75% of employees’ & dependents’ premiums

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Organization pays 100%

Retirement Benefits:

We have a 403b Retirement Plan with employer match, once you become eligible.
See Retirement Plan/Policy for further details.

Deadline
How to apply

To be considered for this exciting position, please email a cover letter and resume to recruitment@theolingroup.com with “Second Harvest Food Bank CEO” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

About the organization

Ending hunger in Orange County.
Together we are creating a future in which no one goes hungry. Ever.

Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB) is a leading organization in the fight to end hunger in Orange County. Since its founding in 1983, SHFB has distributed more than 418 million pounds, or the equivalent of 354 million meals, to the Orange County community. Last year, SHFB provided a record 25.1 million meals for the hungry. In 2016, SHFB launched an aggressive five-year strategic plan aimed at increasing the number of meals provided annually to 30 million by 2021, which will put them on pace to close the meal gap by 2024, ultimately ending hunger for Orange County residents.