The Food Bank Director will represent Second Harvest by participating in regional collaborative efforts and other committees as assigned. The Director will continuously monitor and assess the growth and efficiency of the Food Bank, its member agencies, partnerships and staff to develop research-based solutions to hunger in our area.
The Food Bank Director will plan, direct and coordinate operations for Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina, a member of the Feeding America network. The ideal candidate will work to educate the public about hunger and poverty issues, and collaborate with community and government agencies to address needs across the seven counties served. The Director must maintain and improve relationships with Feeding America, Feeding the Carolinas, regional food banks, retailers, and donors to have a positive impact on Southeast North Carolina's community.
The Food Bank Director will represent Second Harvest by participating in regional collaborative efforts and other committees as assigned. The Director will continuously monitor and assess the growth and efficiency of the Food Bank, its member agencies, partnerships, and staff to develop research-based solutions to hunger in our area. The Director will plan and implement strategies to meet outlined goals and fulfill responsibilities, as related but not limited to:
- Ensure coordination of solicitation, warehousing, marketing and distribution of acquired food and non-food product in accordance with policies and procedures;
- As a primary food resource, he or she will serve as lead staff person during emergencies and/or disasters;
- Arrange adequate training and professional development for staff (ie. food safety, nutrition, OSHA and warehouse operations, and other certifications);
- Plan, implement and evaluate fundraising campaigns, special events, community food drives, grant applications, and cause marketing partnerships alongside Agency Advancement;
- Cultivate relationships with donors, corporations, foundations, civic organizations, and the media;
- Assess opportunities for innovative programs and solutions to hunger;
- Oversee the preparation and management of the annual budget and regularly report revenue, expenditures, and program progress to the CEO, Board of Directors, and major funders;
- Collaborate with the Director of Communications to develop public relations and advocacy materials;
- Perform other duties as assigned;
- Report to the CEO, and supervise a minimum of three personnel.
- Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
- Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
- Goal Oriented - Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result.
- Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal. Volunteers readily. Undertake self-development opportunities. Seek increased responsibilities. Take independent actions and calculated risks. Asks for and offers help when needed. Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities.
- Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions. Exhibits confidence, inspires and motivates others.
- Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems in a timely manner. Develops alternative solutions, using reason even when dealing with emotional topics. Works well in group problem solving situations.
- Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project to completion. Clearly understands planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling work tasks required to bring projects in on time and within budget.
Medical and Dental benefits, Short Term Disability, Life Insurance, 403 B retirement, Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, Vacation Bonus Leave, Personal Leave, etc.
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Action Pathways is a non-profit human services agency offering a comprehensive and supportive approach to helping families and individuals achieve and sustain economic security— effectively providing them a path forward in life. Formed in 1964, Action Pathways is part of a national network of community action programs whose promise is to change people’s lives, embody the spirit of hope, and improve our communities.