America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend (ASHBB) – www.fightinghunger.org is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead this growing 37-year old organization. ASHBB is seeking a visionary CEO, who inspires the trust and confidence of the Board, staff, multiple key stakeholders, and the communities in which ASHBB serves. This essential, regional food distribution network is headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida and serves the surrounding 11 counties.
The successful candidate will be a talented leader who demonstrates a proactive management style, a strong business acumen, and is capable of leading ASHBB’s 25 employees and an army of volunteers in distributing nearly 13 million pounds of food to 135 partner agencies. As the public face of this food bank, the CEO must have an engaging, compelling presence and great communication skills to inspire support for the elimination of food insecurity in this region.
The CEO is responsible for ASHBB’s overall daily administration and management, including staff, programs, facilities, finances, funding, events, and partnerships. Guided by the 15-member Board of Directors, the CEO’s primary focus will be to ensure that the ASHBB’s services and funding relationships meet or exceed strategic goals and objectives. Areas of responsibility include both oversight of internal operations and external affairs. Specific job duties include:
Operations and Food Supply
- Implement work plans to meet strategic objectives;
- Provide guidance, direction and authorization to carry out plans in coordination with senior leadership;
- Review operating results of the organization and take steps to correct issues or concerns;
- Ensure all current health and safety standards are met, to include proper inventory, inspection, handling, storage and distribution, accounting for all products in accordance with Feeding America (national) requirements, contracts, grants and applicable laws and regulations;
- Ensure that sufficient food resources are obtained and efficiently distributed to fulfill the needs of various ASHBB programs and commitments.
- Directly oversee the current leadership team and provide ethical leadership to the ASHBB’s staff and volunteers;
- Assure employment law compliance as it relates to personnel matters;
- Assist in identifying, recruiting and educating ASHBB’s leadership personnel;
- Provide adequate training, supervision and evaluation of staff in a fair and equitable manner;
- Develop expertise in staff by encouraging further education and training; providing learning and leadership opportunities for growth;
- Oversee all disciplinary actions including terminations.
- Oversee all fiscal activities, including budgeting, reporting, and auditing;
- Follow established policies, procedures and internal controls for prudent financial management;
- Prepare budgetary comparisons and monitor monthly;
- Manage ASHBB’s assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses in a fiscally sound manner in accordance with GAAP;
- Provide financial record keeping and reporting to the Board of Directors through established progress reports and transparent ongoing communications;
- Authorize the purchase, installation, maintenance and operation of all equipment and facilities within Board parameters;
- Oversight of the grant application process;
- Fulfillment of awarded grants.
Planning and Development
- Facilitate strategic planning, including short-term and long-term goal setting, objectives, plans and policies;
- Support the work of the ASHBB Board of Directors, providing staff support to the Board, officers and committees as needed;
- Prepare agenda for and attend Board meetings, as requested by the Board;
- Ensure fundraising goals are set and timely met;
- Seek additional revenue through diverse sources including grants, partnerships, donations, etc.;
- Implement plans to secure major gifts.
Communication and Public Relations
- Serve as the primary spokesperson for ASHBB, demonstrating diplomacy and tact;
- Position ASHBB as the principal agency in the Big Bend area to address hunger-related issues;
- Promote ASHBB and its initiatives through relationships with the media, governmental agencies, community and corporate organizations, agricultural groups, foundations, donors and the public at events, local meetings and at other venues as appropriate;
- Advocate for ASHBB on hunger issues (in conjunction with Feeding Florida and Feeding America) to legislative bodies; and,
- Represent ASHBB in regional and national collaborative efforts to address food insecurity.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, planning, public administration or an equivalent area, and 5+ years of senior leadership experience. Prior food bank experience or experience with large-scale capital campaigns is a plus. This is a high-level position requiring strong leadership and communication skills. We are seeking a candidate with proven skills in securing funding and implementing innovative programs while in close collaboration with staff, Board of Directors, key stakeholders, community partners, donors and volunteers.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend offers a dynamic, challenging work environment with ample opportunity for professional and personal fulfillment, competitive compensation and a full benefits package. To express your interest in this position, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements, detailing your qualifications in relation to this opportunity. ASHBB is an equal opportunity employer.
To be considered for this position, please forward your resume and cover letter by 5:00 pm, August 16, 2019 to Velva Knapp, Executive Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org .