Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

The President/Chief Executive Officer acts as a key member within the community representing a high- profile nonprofit and is responsible for providing strategic leadership to the food bank and ensuring the long-term viability, resources, and activities of Food Finders Food Bank (FFFB). The CEO works closely with the Board of Directors and three senior leaders to achieve the goals and objectives of the organization. Food Finders has 33 employees. FFFB has an annual operating budget of $24,542,000 and assets under management of nearly 12 million.

End date
Opportunity type
Executive Director / CEO / Other C-Level Executives
Job responsibilities

Strategic Planning:
Cultivates a strong partnership with the Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team in setting vision, strategies, initiatives and policies consistent with the mission of FFFB.
Ensures that a robust strategic planning process exists that establishes effective short and long range goals, strategies, plans, policies and measures of success.
Ensures the goals of the organization support the accomplishment of the organizational mission.
Ensures the hiring and retention of the senior management team with exceptional knowledge, skills, and abilities to support the mission of the organization.
Ensures infrastructure, technology, processes and systems are scalable and can keep pace with a challenging and changing environment.

Partnership and Collaboration:
Builds and maintains relationships within the community, region and state by participating with community organizations and professional societies to achieve impactful outcomes aligned to the mission of Food Finders.
Fully participates with Feeding America, attends conferences, webinars, and serves on committees.
Serves on Feeding Indiana’s Hungry board.
Serves as a liaison with associations, collaborations and partners to ensure a positive working relationship with all constituencies.
Advocates for public policies that will ensure achievement of all hunger initiatives.
Serves as the organization’s chief spokesperson.

Provides supervision to the Chief Development Officer to ensure successful revenue generation.
Works with the Chief Development Officer to diversify and grow the donor base and coordinates actions required to obtain funding from identified sources.
Works with the Chief Development Officer to ensure robust implementation of Food Finders communication & digital strategy.
Develops and maintains positive relationships with all major funding sources.
Arranges for periodic reports to the Board on the success of fund-raising efforts.

Financial Management:
Provides supervision to the Chief Financial Officer to ensure fiscal soundness of organization.
Works with the Chief Financial Officer to provide the Board with an accounting of all the organization’s business and financial matters.

Program Leadership & Community Engagement:
Provides supervision to the Chief Engagement Officer.
Develops methods for evaluating the effectiveness of FFFB products, services and the introduction of new programs and helps advance diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in programming.

Food Bank Operations:
Provides direction to the CFO and the Warehouse Director.
Works with Chief Financial Officer and Chief Engagement Officer to establish policies and procedures that guarantee all services and products provided by FFFB meet or exceed industry standards.
Provides regular reports to the Board demonstrating the accomplishment of agency goals and objectives.

Personnel Management:
Provides supervision to the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Engagement Officer and Chief Development Officer.
Maintains a culture that encourages openness, trust, teamwork, accountability, diversity, equity, inclusion and a shared vision.
Works with the Chief Financial Officer to establish fair and reasonable compensation standards.
Presents new or revised personnel policies to the Board for approval.
Ensures that a functional supervisory structure is in place for all employees within the organization.

Application qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree
Experience as a senior leader in an organization
Experience soliciting gifts
Experience in public relations and fundraising
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Public Speaking Experience
Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.

Other Preferred Skills/Abilities
Database management
Proficiency with Outlook, Microsoft Office, Excel


Food Finders provides health insurance for all employees. Food Finders contributes 5% of each employees salary to to a 403(b) retirement plan. The food bank offers 3 weeks of paid vacation in the first year of employment to salaried employees and observes 8 paid holidays. .

How to apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to Katy Bunder, [email protected]

About the organization

Founded in 1981, Food Finders Food Bank is located in the vibrant communities of Lafayette and West Lafayette, Indiana, home to Purdue University. As the leading anti-hunger organization in North Central Indiana, the food bank serves 16 counties that include rural areas, small towns, and urban communities.
Food Finders has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade. In 2016, the food bank moved into a new warehouse building and opened the Food Resource and Education Center. Food distribution has increased 121% percent in the past decade and many direct service programs have been added to reach food insecure populations. In 2020, Food Finders opened the Fresh Market in Lafayette. This grocery store style food pantry serves as many as 12,000 households per month with meat, milk, eggs and fresh produce. In April, the Fresh Market and the Resource Coordination program were highlighted as a “Spark of Inspiration” by Feeding America.

Additional information

Our Commitment to Diversity
Food Access and racial justice go hand in hand. As an organization, we are committed to ending hunger and its root causes, including racial inequity.
Diversity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Food Finders. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, marital status, religion, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
Food Finders Food Bank is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability or age, or any other status or category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.