Job Opportunity at HIP

by | Feb 6, 2015 | Blog, Jobs, News / Press Release | 0 comments

Executive Director, Hunger Intervention Program

View the full Job Description here: HIP Executive Director Position Description

HIP’s Ideal Candidate

The new Executive Director will be an excellent communicator and a strong collaborator.  A passion for the mission and the neighborhood are essential.  The leader needs to have great people skills and be comfortable with diverse populations.   HIP’s Executive Director role is a hands-on one.  The ideal candidate will be able handle a variety of different situations with thoughtfulness, flexibility, and resilience.  An average day could include helping volunteers to prepare a meal, working with Board members on fundraising plans, writing grant applications, updating HIP’s website and social media, and attending community meetings.  Specific skills required include:

  • 5+ years of nonprofit experience that includes planning, fundraising, managing staff, overseeing finances, and working with Boards
  • Experience in large scale food preparation and demonstrated food safety and sanitation knowledge
  • Experience developing and overseeing a budget
  • Successful experience in fundraising from a variety of sources
  • Experience in program development and oversight
  • Experience motivating and appreciating volunteers of all ages and abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff and boards and to foster teamwork among groups of people
  • Strong listening, public speaking and writing skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree or comparable experience
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist or equivalent preferred
  • Computer skills/experience to include MS Office, Publisher, WordPress and database knowledge
  • Food handlers permit required; ServSafe certification desirable
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds, reach, bend, stand or kneel repeatedly
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or other languages a plus

Specific Responsibilities

Leadership and Board Oversight
  • Implement the organization’s strategic plan to help HIP grow intentionally and further its impact on the lives of clients
  • Lead staff, donors and volunteers to further the work of HIP and meet the shared objectives
  • Work in partnership with the Board Chair to support an engaged, effective Board
  • Maintain working knowledge of hunger and food equity issues as well as local social services and resources
Fundraising & Communications
  • Work with Board to establish fundraising activities to meet budget goals
  • Lead grant writing efforts and reporting with assistance from the Board
  • Help identify, cultivate and solicit new individual donors and maintain a strong stewardship program for existing donors
  • Help identify and secure foundation, corporate, government, and in-kind support
  • Lead marketing and communications efforts via print, web, and social media
Operations
  • Oversee hiring and performance of staff
  • Help recruit new volunteers and retain existing volunteers
  • Maintain a strong, positive and professional working environment that attracts and retains qualified staff and volunteers
  • Ensure safe and sanitary conditions at food preparation and meal sites
  • Ensure the safety of food and comply with local health and safety standards
  • Oversee program budgeting, menu planning, contracts and reporting
  • Drive HIP van as needed to deliver food and supplies
  • Maintain positive partnership with church leadership
Community Resource Management
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with community organizations, schools and government entities such as Food Lifeline, Northwest Harvest, City of Seattle, North Seattle Chamber of Commerce and area neighborhood groups
  • Identify and develop strategic partnerships for programs and funding
Financial & Contract Oversight
  • Oversee the creation of the annual operating budget, with input from Board and staff
  • Manage revenues and expenses to meet budget targets
  • Assure compliance with grant contracts and partnership agreements

Salary/Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Stipend toward Medical/Dental coverage
  • Paid vacation/sick/holiday time

Timing/Application Process

Candidates may apply by sending a PDF version of a cover letter, chronological resume and salary requirements to HIPed@hungerintervention.org.  Resumes will be accepted until March 6, 2015.

The cover letter should include: the experience, skills, and personal characteristics that qualify you for this position at this stage of your career; why the mission of Hunger Intervention Program interests you; and, why your skills/abilities/experience are the right match for this position and HIP.

Hunger Intervention Program is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Written by hungerintervention

February 6, 2015

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