EVP, Community Impact

New Jersey
EVP, Community Impact

This is an excellent opportunity for an executive with a proven record of accomplishments in creative problem-solving and change management to join a progressive, mission-driven organization. Reporting to the President & CEO and serving as an integral member of the senior leadership team, the EVP Community Impact will shape and implement CFBNJ’s strategic vision for responding to and meeting the needs of under-resourced individuals facing food insecurity the relationship with financial hardships, and/or chronic health issues. Working across the organization and with state and local partners to address and propose food security solutions as a social determinant of health and helping food insecure residents' access healthy, nutritious food, government benefits, community resources, and other services that help to improve health and financial outcomes for targeted populations (people of color, older adults, unemployed and under-employed, and those managing chronic illnesses). This effort requires the development and use of data analytics to develop and execute strategies with clearly identified metrics.

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Marketing / Communications
Job responsibilities

-Lead teams in advocacy and policy, specific programs, and community partner relations.
-Oversees coordination with NJ’s regional food banks on advocacy strategies and tactics to advance shared policy priorities at the state level.
-Lead the organization, management, and inclusion of external and internal quantitative and qualitative data to inform planning and strategy.
-Strategically lead expansion of programs and initiatives designed to measure and deliver impact on food security.
-Evaluates and advises on the impact of long-range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies and policy action.

-Oversee the partnerships with external stakeholders to understand current needs for individuals facing food insecurity.
-Oversee plans to address those needs and expand our reach statewide.
-Work with stakeholders, community-based organizations, and other entities to expand access to healthy foods, nutrition education, government benefits, community resources, and information to improve outcomes for target areas and specific populations in need of greater access to resources.
-Participates in the development of CFBNJ’s plans and programs as a strategic partner.

-Use data in ways that are innovative, strategic, and aligned with the belief that those experiencing food insecurity are best suited to help develop solutions that will lead individuals towards economic mobility with the aid of nutritious food, financial assistance, and other resources coupled with education and information to support informed decisions.
-Consistently demonstrates an understanding of the relationship between operational activity and results.
-Oversees and evaluates the organization’s impact on the communities we serve.
-Create impact measurements on food security for CFBNJ activities.

-Provide leadership around the best use of program insights and analyze data to inform programming and measure outcomes of those served in collaboration with internal staff and external partners. Use data to inform expansion of services and programs. 
-Provides timely and accurate analysis of results, budgets, financial reports and financial trends in order to assist the CEO and Board.
-Enhances and/or develops, implements and enforces policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization.
-Shares expert knowledge with internal and/or external audiences.
-Follows up regularly with team members, customers, and others outside of the project team, to ensure that the project is progressing according to plan
-Models solid team conflict resolution skills.

Application qualifications

-Minimum of 15 years of functional leadership experience at the senior executive level, preferably within a not-for-profit setting.
-Deep knowledge of and exhibited compassion for hunger and poverty issues.
-8-10 years of experience with community research and education, including social determinants of health, food, and nutrition.
-Experience working in or with healthcare systems (clinics or hospitals), building healthcare and community-based partnerships.
-Understanding and utilizing policies, procedures, technology, regulations, stakeholder interests, as well as economic, financial, and industry data to accurately diagnose and identify key issues, when developing strategies and plans.
-Ability to apply an intentional lens to ensure that the CFBNJ’s programs, and services represent diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) principles and best practices.
-Ability to leverage internal and external information to make thoughtful decisions about the future of the organization quickly and successfully.
-Ability to work collaboratively, by enlisting active involvement, creating a climate of respect and openness, and applying effective techniques for group facilitation.
-Ability to gather information from a variety of sources and in a variety of ways, to clarify situations and to facilitate effective planning, decision-making, and problem solving.
-Resolve problems in a timely manner and gather and analyze information skillfully; synthesize complex or diverse information.
Effectively desired outcomes.
-Display initiative in creating innovative customer value.
-Proficient oral communication skills, group presentation skills and capable of holding productive meetings.
-Strong leadership skills, facilitation and process improvement a must.
-Ability to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
-Display sound and accurate judgment and make timely decisions.
-Able to articulate highly complex material in writing and verbally in an understandable manner.
-Ability to handle sensitive data in a confidential manner; uses high discretion.
-Excellent Microsoft Office suite skills, especially Excel. Experience with Tableau preferred.
-Experience with data driven architecture.
-Master’s degree preferred. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Social Research, Public Health, Nutrition, or --Public Administration preferred.
-Valid Driver’s License and own transportation to work required. Maintain a safe driving record in driving company vehicles.


Competitive pay, medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid life insurance, holiday pay, and paid vacation and sick time

About the organization

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey provides food for people in need while striving to end hunger in our state. While food distribution is central to our mission, we also deploy several important programs aimed at addressing the root causes of hunger for people of all ages and backgrounds.