Chief Operating Officer

Fort Worth
Chief Operating Officer

The Chief Operating Officer is a dynamic leader who oversees all operations and strategy development which supports our vision of ending hunger. This role oversees the Field to Fork (F2F) supply chain and is responsible for effective and efficient logistics, distribution, and measurement to equitably distribute access to nutritious food across our 13-county service area. This includes leadership, oversight, and strong relationships with more than 400 partner agencies in our feeding network as well as partnerships that allow us to help address the reason (root cause) why those neighbors are in need.

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

Essential Responsibilities
1) Identify, define, and execute the strategic goals for all F2F operations.
2) Develop fiscal budget for F2F teams and report critical expenses to the President and CEO and Board of Directors.
3) Supervise the Directors of Operations, Agency Services and Volunteer Services.
4) Monitor regulatory compliance for applicable local, state, and federal laws related to the operational activities of the organization.
5) Serve as primary point of contact during emergencies / natural disasters.
6) Exemplify TAFB Core Values of Lead, Care, Innovate and Respect.

Strategic Vision and Planning
• Collaborate in the formulation and execution of strategic plans, structure, and processes necessary to manage the organization’s current operational activities and projected growth
• Regular review and alignment of operations priorities to ensure optimal effectiveness and impact
• Analyze data and trends in operational areas in support of strategic planning and day to day problem solving
• Facilitate annual operational priorities and goal setting to support long-term strategy, including collaborative goal setting across the organization
• Proactively evaluates, oversees, and implements process and accountability for large projects and new strategies

Application qualifications

• Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred and a minimum of 10 – 15 years of experience, with 5 – 8 years serving in a supervisory role; strong leadership presence.
• Team Development/Management
Recruit and manage Field to Fork team. Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality. Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach. Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, and conduct annual performance appraisals.
• Communication Skills
Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
• Other Competencies
Exceptional social interaction skills, intelligence, and integrity; professional in all aspects of position, including appearance, demeanor, and attitude. Ability to prioritize, handle pressure and responsibility and work within deadlines strongly emphasized. Expert knowledge of statistical and financial analysis.

Additional qualifications:
• Commitment to Tarrant Area Food bank’s mission, vision
• Ability to make objective decisions in the best interest of Tarrant Area Foodbank
• Builds strong, collaborative relationships with all stakeholders and fosters teamwork
• Demonstrates an executive presence with a coaching mindset to performance management and conflict resolution
• Understands the importance of both internal and external customers in an organization


Medical, Dental, Vision, 403B, 3 Weeks PTO First Year, 11 Holidays

How to apply

About the organization

Tarrant Area Food Bank was founded in 1982 by a group of Fort Worth residents concerned about hunger in their community. It is now the primary source of donated food for hunger-relief charities and feeding programs in Tarrant and 12 surrounding counties, serving 1,000,000 meals each week.