President & CEO

City
Neptune
State
New Jersey
Title
President & CEO
Description

Fulfill seeks a collaborative and passionate leader for its next President/CEO. They will work closely with the board and staff to advance the strategic plan while identifying opportunities for Fulfill’s next phase of growth to include: strengthening the food security eco-system of Ocean and Monmouth counties, seeking new partnerships across the region, engaging and leveraging the board’s skills and role; building organizational capacity and culture and raising and identifying sustainable funds in a continually evolving environment.

The ideal candidate will be energized by and skilled in development and execution of systems-level strategy, raising the public profile of an organization while building relationships with partners and funders, and advancing an organizational culture of empathy and excellence. Experience in food insecurity and network coordination is preferred. A foundational understanding of the relationship between food insecurity and poverty is a must. Non-local candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

The President/CEO is the chief executive officer responsible for overall leadership, strategic direction, revenue generation, and management. They have broad authority in consultation with an engaged, knowledgeable board of directors. They will be poised to take Fulfill to the next level through implementation of the strategic plan, focused on: (1) building on existing and forming new partnerships across the region and state; (2) creating an organizational culture of innovation grounded in trust; and (3) assuring that it has sufficient revenue to
address the hunger needs of Ocean and Monmouth counties.
In the first year the next President/CEO will be focused on:
1. Collaboratively leading the implementation of the strategic plan.
2. Convening key actors focused on food security and directly related issues in Ocean and Monmouth counties in order to strengthen the unified response.
3. Developing a “pantry-first” culture wherein Fulfill provides the resources, support, and guidance for pantry partners to thrive.
4. Building a process-driven, leader-ful organization where staff have opportunities to grow and thrive.
5. Securing sustainable revenue to keep pace with community needs and Fulfill’s ambitions.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Strategic Leadership
a. Develop and maintain a strong understanding of trends in issues related to poverty and food insecurity.
b. Establish effective, equitable opportunities to address food insecurity in Ocean and Monmouth counties.
2. Organizational Management
a. Lead implementation of the strategic plan.
b. Empower and manage staff to have the autonomy to lead on their work portfolios and the support to be successful and grow.
c. Develop and advance strategies for staff development and succession.
d. Oversee fiscal management to assure a balanced budget.
3. External Relations
a. Represent Fulfill as a primary spokesperson to elevate the importance of building food security in Ocean and Monmouth counties.
b. Nurture and grow partnerships and collaborative relationships with other nonprofits, food banks, government agencies, local businesses, Feeding America, and other food insecurity adjacent organizations.
c. Work with policymakers at all levels of local, state and federal government to further strategic advocacy priorities in hunger relief.
d. Develop a deep understanding of the non-profit landscape in Ocean and Monmouth counties to seek opportunities for partnership and collaboration.
4. Resource Development & Fiscal Management
a. Plan for future revenue needs to sustain programs and operations.
b. Work with development staff and Board of Directors to design and conduct ongoing fundraising and development activities, including cultivating major donors and organizational partners.
c. Steward and expand relationships with funders and donors.

Application qualifications

Professional Characteristics:
1. At least 7 years of experience in senior management incorporating operational, financial, programmatic, fundraising, and board and external relations responsibilities.
2. Systems-level strategist skilled in working in a collaborative manner to build relationships with multiple stakeholders including community-based organizations, peers, funders, government decision-makers, etc.
3. Demonstrated ability in fund development, including fundraising strategy, and externally representing the organization in soliciting financial support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government.
4. Experience in creating and then leading a cohesive organizational culture and strategy grounded in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
5. Managerial expertise including serving as a strategic thought partner to an established Board.
6. Entrepreneurial person exhibiting high emotional intelligence, capable and comfortable growing an organization and adept at analyzing risk and identifying areas for opportunity.
7. Experience in evaluating operations, finances, staffing model, and programs and, then, implementing improvements in alignment with goals and overall mission.
8. Effective communicator with proven experience working with diverse populations.

Benefits

$180,000 – $195,000 annually with competitive benefits. Relocation allowance will be provided.

Deadline
How to apply

Email your resume and a one-page cover letter that conveys why you are well suited for this position and how it fits into your career to: Kenille Daniel at [email protected]. No paper copies, please. Application should be emailed by August 2, 2021. This is the final date for applications. Please disregard dates noted elsewhere on the job site. The confirmation of receipt of application will be sent by return email. Interviews of preferred candidates will be arranged forthwith. No phone calls, please.

About the organization

Fulfill Food Bank (Fulfill) is a non-profit organization advancing food security and alleviating hunger in Ocean and Monmouth counties, New Jersey. Since its founding in 1984 as the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, the organization has grown to provide 13 million meals annually through a network of 300 community-based pantries, soup kitchens, and other community-based programs. Fulfill addresses food insecurity beyond distribution. The organization supports programs to address the primary determinants of food insecurity to include tax refund assistance, SNAP enrollment assistance, affordable healthcare access, job training through its culinary training program, and more. Fulfill is a member of the Feeding America network which is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, and works closely with its peers in New Jersey.

Fulfill’s headquarters is located in Neptune, New Jersey and has a satellite location at the B.E.A.T Center in Toms River, New Jersey, a collaborative initiative between Fulfill and the JBJ Soul Kitchen.

Fulfill rose to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, wherein it saw an unprecedented demand for food and support services in Ocean and Monmouth counties. The broader community generously responded through an increase in donations and volunteer efforts. Fulfill anticipates that this increased level of demand will continue as many people in local communities continue to recover from the economic impact of job loss and family disruptions. Fulfill is developing a three-year strategic plan to assure that it is able to meet this increased need through both its own efforts and in collaboration with partner organizations.

Additional information

Fulfill currently has a paid staff of 51 full-time and 10 part-time positions that leverage over 2,900 volunteers. The President/CEO has three (3) direct reports: Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and the Director of Development & External Relations.
Fulfill has an annual operating budget of $24.7M from contributed goods (65%), financial contributions (11%), grants (11%), fundraising events (4%), and other sources (9%). The organization has $14.7M in assets.
Fulfill is an equal opportunity employer that prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion. Fulfill does not discriminate based on ethnicity, race, gender or sexual orientation, and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.
This profile is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the President/CEO. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications.

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