Executive Director, Feed My People Food Bank

City
Eau Claire
State
Wisconsin
Title
Executive Director, Feed My People Food Bank
Description

We are proud to announce a leadership opportunity for someone with a passion to end hunger, and the experience to lead a dynamic organization.

Feed My People Food Bank, located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is conducting an executive search, with the retained assistance of The QTI Group, to hire an Executive Director.

For 37 years Feed My People Food Bank has been working to solve two problems, hunger and food waste. Feed My People rescues millions of pounds of food from manufacturers, suppliers, farmers and more; and connects it to those in west-central Wisconsin who need it. From modest origins in 1982, when six churches around Eau Claire joined efforts to feed families struggling with hunger, Feed My People has grown to encompass a 45,000 square-foot warehouse, trucks, dedicated staff and an army of volunteers. Feed My People now rescues and distributes over 7 million pounds of nutritious and fresh food per year to nearly 70,000 people (including 25,000+ children), through partnerships with over 125 hunger-relief agencies and 200 programs in 14 west-central Wisconsin counties.

For a longer document with more information about the organization and the opportunity: tinyurl.com/NoToHunger

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

The Executive Director has responsibility for overall leadership, planning, and management of operations and resources of Feed My People, in accordance with the strategic direction, mission, vision, and policies set by the Board of Directors.

The Executive Director is responsible for developing effective working relationships and collaborating with the Board of Directors, employees, donors, partner agencies, the public, and other key stakeholders to ensure the financial health of Feed My People, allowing for efficient distribution of food and programming to ensure access to nutritious food throughout west-central Wisconsin.

Additionally, the Executive Director is responsible for articulating the problem of hunger and Feed My People’s response to stakeholders, including the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, donors, member agencies, policymakers, and the general public. The Executive Director will strive to build these constituencies into an effective team to work toward the elimination of hunger in the Feed My People service area. For more detailed information about the job responsibilities: tinyurl.com/NoToHunger

Application qualifications

Feed My People is seeking candidates with …

Honesty, integrity, and a commitment to the mission of Feed My People

A record of progressive advancement in executive leadership over several years; preference given to candidates with previous experience in nonprofit management, food banking or food industry management, those with an understanding of complex issues related to hunger, and those with experience working with low-income families

Strong leadership skills, notably:

- Strategic thinking and business acumen, with an ability to plan, organize and implement activities appropriate to the advancement of organizational goals

- Dedication to building and leading diverse and inclusive teams, and working with diverse populations

- Ability to work effectively with volunteer boards and committees

- Experience supervising and managing people with a collaborative leadership style

A history of success leading fundraising efforts for charitable causes

Knowledge of organizational planning and human resource management for human service systems

Financial acumen including the ability to plan, monitor, and evaluate budgets

Computer experience and knowledge of common business productivity tools, including MS Excel

Excellent oral and written communication skills required, with public presentation experience and strong interpersonal and networking abilities

Ability to work at a fast pace and handle multiple projects simultaneously with accuracy and attention to detail

Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

Ability to travel, providing one’s own transportation

Benefits

Competitive salary and benefits offered.

Deadline
How to apply

Please apply here: tinyurl.com/FMP-ExecDir

About the organization

Feed My People Food Bank is the only food bank in west central Wisconsin, giving hunger-relief programs access to millions of pounds of low-cost foods which impact thousands of lives every day. Feed My People is committed to the mission of Ending Hunger in West Central Wisconsin. For 37 years Feed My People Food Bank has been working to solve two problems, hunger and food waste. Feed My People rescues millions of pounds of food from manufacturers, suppliers, farmers and more; and connects it to those in the region who need it. Partnerships with over 125 hunger-relief agencies and 200 programs in 14 west central Wisconsin counties make this distribution possible. Since 1982, when six churches around Eau Claire, Wisconsin joined efforts to feed families struggling with hunger, Feed My People has grown as an independent, nondenominational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Yet the mission has been the same: Feed My People is committed to addressing hunger, and to harnessing the power of partnership and collaboration as the tools to get there. Today, with a newly expanded 45,000 square-foot warehouse, trucks, dedicated staff and volunteers, Feed My People rescues and distributes over 7 million pounds of nutritious and fresh food per year to nearly 70,000 people (including 25,000+ children) in its 14-county territory. For more information: fmpfoodbank.org

Additional information

This is a great opportunity for someone with a passion to end hunger, and the experience to lead a dynamic organization.