Executive Director

Executive Director

Community Food Share is seeking an Executive Director who is a well-rounded leader, both tactical and forward-thinking. Strong experience in fundraising and relationship building with demonstrated experience managing a diverse donor portfolio is a must. The right candidate possesses an executive presence and is a cogent public speaker passionate about the mission and vision of Community Food Share. The Executive Director is directly responsible for the overall planning and execution of Community Food Share’s Strategic Plan, achieving short- and long-range goals and objectives by directing the executive leadership team. The right candidate will provide robust organizational leadership and oversight in the areas of fundraising, business development, and community outreach; finance; operations; Partner Agency programs; marketing and communications; and human resources — a versatile leader with a broad set of skills. The Executive Director will forge and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders and donors; will plan and pursue a comprehensive fundraising agenda; and will foster a collaborative relationship with the Board of Directors.

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Strategic Business Leadership

  • We have a new Strategic Plan — we are poised to act! The Executive Director will take the lead in executing our Plan.
  • Broad knowledge of operational (food or related insight) and programmatic systems is imperative to succeed.
  • Being the leader in the community’s fight to end hunger and keeping the participant at the forefront of our work is the job.

Development, Fundraising, and Community Outreach

  • The Executive Director identifies, cultivates, and solicits major and planned gifts, and establishes relationships with foundations, corporations, individuals, and community organizations in tandem with the Chief Development Officer.
  • Acquiring, stewarding, and being accountable for a portfolio of high-dollar donors is a central part of this role.

Financial Oversight and Budget Development

  • The Executive Director oversees all financial activities of the organization, including creating the annual operating and capital budgets, providing complete, accurate, and timely financial reporting, and monitoring the reserve funds and working capital.

Operations, Programs, Marketing and Communications, and Human Resources Leadership

  • The Executive Director possesses a strong working knowledge of day-to-day operations and food safety/audit requirements, regularly evaluating organizational practices for improvement.
  • Taking a system-wide approach to solving food insecurity, the Executive Director works to establish the Food Security Network (a collaborative group of partners that share the goal of food security) as a well-known, visible group in our community.
  • The Executive Director ensures all organizational activities are consistent with Community Food Share’s vision, mission, brand, and strategic plan.
  • The Executive Director establishes a strong relationship with staff through coaching and mentoring; by treating all employees with compassion and consistency; and by remaining receptive to counsel and advice from the executive leadership team.

Culture and People Leadership

  • Culture is the secret to our internal success at Community Food Share. The pillars of our culture are direct communication, intentionality, accountability, and authenticity. As the senior-most leader, the Executive Director emulates and espouses our culture in every action and conversation.
Application qualifications

The ideal candidate will be a tactical, forward-thinking leader, comfortable working with a diverse group of individuals:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Significant and progressive management responsibility in executive or senior leadership positions.
  • Experience collaborating with and reporting to a Board of Directors.
  • Successful development of donor resources, hands-on fundraising expertise, professional ability in the face-to-face solicitation, and overall philanthropy experience.
  • Significant experience as a paid or volunteer leader at a non-profit organization.
  • Experience working in a medium to a large food bank, food-based company, or wholesale food industry preferred.
  • Ability to cultivate trusted relationships and work effectively with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Executive presence with outstanding public speaking/presentation skills.
  • Inspirational and passionate about the mission.
  • Experience mentoring and coaching teams.

We offer a competitive executive compensation package, including:

  • 20 paid days off in the first year and 9 paid holidays
  • Health, dental, short term disability, and life insurance benefits
  • Matched Simple IRA
  • A great culture — see our Secrets on our website!
How to apply

To see a complete job description, please visit our website at www.communityfoodshare.org/employment

Please submit your resume/CV with a cover letter to [email protected]

It is the policy of Community Food Share to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition, Community Food Share will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

About the organization

At Community Food Share, we’re more than a food bank — we’re a neighbor and a friend who’s been part of the fabric of Boulder and Broomfield Counties for decades.

By being on the front lines, we identify where our efforts are needed most. It’s a complex effort, and we know we can’t do it alone. That’s why we not only provide food directly to families, seniors, students, and others, we’re also a hub — delivering millions of pounds of food a year to local partners to reach people in their communities. Because when we work together, we give even more people access to the fresh, nutritious food they deserve.

Our work goes beyond distributing food (though that’s a big part of it). We know accepting help can be a humbling experience, so in our pantries, we nurture a supportive environment that’s free of judgment and absent of shame. The result? An experience that gives people their dignity back — because when you have access to food, you open the door to more of life’s possibilities.

Our mission takes a lot of hard work, a ton of collaboration, and a dynamic group of fearless people and organizations to make it all happen. Come join our team, because together, we can end hunger in our neighborhood for good.