The largest regional charity in south Texas seeks a CEO to lead an innovative and ambitious food bank serving 42,000 children, seniors, and families every week.
Since its founding in 1982, The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley has become a vital partner to food pantries and on-site feeding organizations in the south Texas region. In 2017, it delivered more than 45.5 million pounds of food through 268 partner agencies while setting a standard of community service that distinguishes it in the food bank sector.
The Food Bank RGV runs one of the most robust fresh produce delivery programs of any food bank in the country. It also runs a community garden, farmers’ market, school partnerships, and employment programs that together promote an integrated vision of community health. The 43rd largest food bank in the nation and the 5th largest in Texas, the Food Bank RGV is a proud member of the Feeding America and Feeding Texas networks.
The Food Bank RGV seeks a CEO to take the helm of this ambitious organization, supporting a dedicate and passionate staff with operational systems that sustain complex logistics and building a culture of philanthropy that supports continually expanded community outreach. The CEO’s qualifications include:
- 15 years of experience, including at least 3 years in a non-profit leadership role.
- Knowledge of principles and best practices of non-profit management.
- Record of leading the development of sophisticated operating plans; experience overseeing operations in organizations with complex logistics is desirable.
- Demonstrated ability to oversee the implementation of comprehensive internal systems (including HR policies and technologies) that foster purpose and elevate performance.
- Significant experience serving as a public representative to a wide range of stakeholders.
- Record of pursuing creative revenue-generating initiatives and personally soliciting/stewarding supporters and donors.
- Excellent communication skills in all registers; Spanish language skills are preferred.
- Knowledge of regional culture and philanthropic communities in South Texas is useful.
- Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree or evidence of continued professional development is preferred.