President and CEO

President and CEO

The position of President/Chief Executive Officer directs the overall strategic operations of the organization in fulfilling its mission of ending hunger in Northern Nevada. As that mission unfolds, the CEO through community partnerships provides hunger relief in Northern Nevada and the Eastern Sierra. This position acts as spokesperson for the organization and is responsible for strategic planning, fiscal management, fund development and fund raising, and organizational development. Reporting to this position is the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Human Resource Officer, Director of Development, Director of Agency Relations and Programs, Director of Marketing, and Community Advocacy.

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Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. PLANNING: Responsible for the development of short and long-term goals through the strategic planning process for the entire organization; for implementation and monitoring of action plans, evaluation of results, and succession planning for all key positions.

2. FUND DEVELOPMENT: Directs planning and implementation of a comprehensive fund raising program in collaboration with the Director of Development. This includes major donors, corporate sponsors, fund raising campaigns, endowments and sustainable funds, direct solicitation of donors is also required.

3. BOARD DEVELOPMENT: Works with Board to develop its capabilities via education, assistance in Board recruitment, retreats and strategic planning process. Ensures that Board is fully informed on all FBNN functions and encourages diverse expression and dialogue amongst Board members.

4. LIAISON: Continues to grow and develop relationships with Feeding America programs and services.

5. FISCAL MANAGEMENT: Responsible for final approvals of organization budget for both operations and capital needs. Monitors all financial operations of the organization in collaboration with the CFO.

6. PROGRAMS: Responsible for monitoring programs of food acquisition and distribution as well as direct service programs to meet community needs; for collaboration with other similar organizations; for research of other unmet food needs in the organization’s service area.

7. ADVOCACY AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS: Responsible for building and maintaining good relations with state and federal officials; providing non-partisan positions on promoting FBNN and its public policy priorities. Demonstrates skill and knowledge in navigating political and legislative processes. Responsible for interpreting the purpose of the organization to the public through all means of communication available to the organization; for maintaining effective client relations with distribution agencies; and for maintaining appropriate relations with other social service and professional groups in the community.

8. LEGAL: Responsible for meeting all appropriate legal requirements relative to the operation of the organization, including all public accountability at municipal, state and federal levels.

9. STAFF DEVELOPMENT: Provide leadership and vision to all direct reports and their staff with the purpose of developing FBNN “leadership at all levels” so that the team can operate at their peak performance of excellence.

Application qualifications

Required Education and Experience
1. Bachelor's degree or the equivalent years of experience, Masters Degree preferred.
2. Experience in non-profit organizations, food industry management or business administration.
3. Proven Fundraising experience required.
4. Successful management of a non-profit organization and supervision of a diverse staff is required.
5. Proven ability to successfully work with a Board of Directors.
6. Proven Leadership capabilities.


Medical, Dental, Vision, 403b retirement plan, STD/LTD, PTO and Life Insurance.

How to apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to send to [email protected].

About the organization



The Food Bank of Northern Nevada provides emergency food services to families through a network of more than 140 partner agencies in a 90,000 square mile service area throughout northern Nevada and the eastern slope of the sierra in California. We serve more than 92,000 people each month, half of whom are children and seniors. Last fiscal year, we provided more than 15.2 million meals to neighbors who were hungry. The Food Bank also plays a leading role in collaborating with other committed northern Nevada community members and organizations to address the root causes of hunger.

The Food Bank incorporated in 1983 and has operated as a 501C3 non-profit organization for more than 35 years. We have grown from a small pantry to a regional distribution center helping many families who struggle with hunger.

We are a proud member of Feeding America, a network of more than 200 food banks. The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization and provides more than 3.3 billion meals to virtually every community in the United States. Membership means access to millions of pounds of surplus food and grocery donations.

Additional information

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