Chief Executive Officer/President: The focus of this job is on achieving results, which are aligned with the larger picture of the organization and its strategic goals.
Initiative, coupled with a sense of competitive drive, and the ability to stay focused on results despite changing conditions, is the key to achieving the performance objectives of this position. Because environmental and organizational conditions change rapidly, the work involves being innovative, creative, and having the ability to generate ideas for quick response. Decision-making is focused on implementing practical, timely solutions.
The job requires getting things done quickly and handling a variety of activities simultaneously. It is essential to have the self-assurance, the confidence to purposely drive toward results while constantly problem-solving and engaging the commitment of others is essential.
It is important to have a leadership style that is firm and goal-oriented, and yet motivates, trains, and engages others in an enthusiastic way. The emphasis on building rapport and relationships with individuals and groups requires an outgoing, poised and persuasive communication style.
Because the pace of the work is faster than average, the ability to learn quickly and thoroughly while continually recognizing and adapting to changing conditions is critical.
The scope of the job may require effective delegation to people with a proven track record. Routine and repetitive details should especially be delegated without relinquishing the responsibility for follow-up and accountability with a view towards timely results.
While the job requires the ability to act independently, it also requires sense of urgency and the confidence to handle a variety of challenges, a full commitment to the success of the business and high standards of achievement.
The emphasis is on results, and effective systems that achieve results through and with people, rather than on the details of implementation. The job environment is flexible, constantly changing, and provides growth opportunity, recognition and reward for the achievement of business results.
While no one candidate will possess all of the qualifications listed below, we expect that the selected candidate will embody many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university and at least five to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
A nuanced understanding of nonprofit governance, and the ability to fully engage a Board of Directors both as individual contributors and as a high functioning governing body.
Executive-level management experience that includes planning, fundraising, leadership, managing Staff, logistics, and working with Boards.
Ten years of excellent supervisory, organizational and communication skills in the food business is required.
Ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of Staff members, Board members, stakeholders, partners, neighbors, donors and elected officials.
Understands the dynamics and effects of poverty, immersion in or personal experience understanding poverty, diversity and engaging in the community, and holds a deep appreciation of people’s lived experience.
Outstanding skills in public speaking, written and oral communications, and exceptional good interpersonal skills.
Fundamental understanding of accounting principles.
Effective fundraiser with a demonstrated track record of both cultivating and growing existing partnerships and developing new ones with like-minded funders.
Must pass background check and be insurable.
All applicants must provide at a minimum the following information in their submission.
Full Name, Current Address, Complete Work History, Complete Education History, Participation in volunteer and civic organizations, Salary Requirements, References.
Submissions are to be made to [email protected] by April 29, 2021
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana was founded in 1983 and has continued fighting hunger since. As a non-profit organization, funded by philanthropic and community support, we’re devoted to feeding the hungry, advocating for those facing food insecurity, and providing nutrition education. We fight hunger by working with partner agencies, local schools, corporate partners, and a wide network of volunteers to serve hundreds of people each week.
Second Harvest is a member of Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. Being a member of Feeding America allows us to access donated product, professional resources and a network of other like-minded organizations across the country. Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs that provides food and services to more than 46 million people each year.
2020 Statistics: 14,822,010 Pounds of Food Distributed, 12,351,675 Meals, 284 Tailgates, 35 Schools, Financial Impact $23,520,810. www.curehunger.org