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President/CEOSoutheast Texas Food Bank

Job Description

The President/CEO is responsible for organizational leadership with responsibility for day-to-day operations and implementation of strategic vision and policy directives implemented by the Board of Directors. The President/CEO’s leadership is essential to achieving programmatic and operational goals established by the organization’s strategic direction.

Key Responsibilities

1.         Develop and facilitate an active and ongoing strategic planning process to assure the mission of the Food Bank is carried out.  Consistently inform the Board about operations and programs and offer recommendations for improvements and change. Work with the Board and staff to develop short and long-term goals for the organization. Support the Board in its understanding of challenges and opportunities for the organization and equip the Board with the information and transparency needed to exercise its governance responsibilities. 

2.         Develop the annual budget for Board approval and manage the budget within an approved variance range. Establish controls for all financial activities and assure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Support all necessary fundraising activities and donor relationships to insure the fiscal integrity of the Food Bank.  Comply with reporting requirements of the various funding entities.

3.         Direct and supervise staff in carrying out their duties and responsibilities.   Establish goals and objectives for staff members and evaluate staff member performance.  Develop staff skills and insure employee actions are in compliance with all policies, laws and regulations. 

4.         Serve as official representative of the Southeast Texas Food Bank within the community. Engage in relationship building that fosters donor relations and broadens public awareness of organizational mission. Maintain relationships with other non-profits, for-profit businesses, faith-based and civic organizations, schools, and other community stakeholders. Engage in various means of communication necessary to create broad public awareness of the Southeast Texas Food Bank’s community activities and needs, for example, public media, social media, and public appearances. Serve as official representative of the Southeast Texas Food Bank to Feeding Texas, Feeding America, and related groups to promote and enhance the Southeast Texas Food Bank’s mission through local, regional, and national networking and cooperation.

5.         Collaborate with internal and external parties to insure adequate staff, volunteer, and community support and resources are being harnessed to fulfill and advance the mission of the Southeast Texas Food Bank. 

6.         Insure Southeast Texas Food Bank’s compliance with all regulatory bodies, including adherence to the State of Texas USDA Commodities Distribution contracts, Feeding America’s Membership Contract, State of Texas Health Department regulations, and requirements of other governing or monitoring entities.

7.         Lead staff and volunteers in developing suitable plans of action and executing the Southeast Texas Food Bank’s response to community crises including disasters, economic uncertainties, and threats to communal food security.

Ideal applicants will possess the following skills and have professional experiences in which they have been applied:

– Business and financial acumen

– Human resources management

– Excellent oral and written communication skills

– Strong public presence

– Time management and logistical skills

– Broad-based community relationship building

– Bilingual skills in English and Spanish

Benefits available to the position are:

– Competitive salary

– Paid vacation and sick leave

– Fully paid health and dental benefits for employee

– Life insurance policy

– Contributions to a 401k retirement plan

Interested candidates should submit a resume and at least three professional references to the Southeast Texas Food Bank CEO Search Committee via email to the attention of Jeff Oliverio at

VISTA Community Capacity Corps

Feeding Texas seeks highly organized and motivated individuals to serve for one year at food banks participating in our “Community Capacity Corps,” the only statewide AmeriCorps*VISTA program addressing the causes and effects of food insecurity and empowering hungry Texans.

Since 2014, the Community Capacity Corps has been helping food banks across the state engage the community and innovate programs to address the root causes of hunger and food insecurity. VISTAs (Volunteers in Service to America) build non-traditional partnerships to increase client access to new economic and health services, and strategically incorporate the voices of hungry Texans into the public conversation on hunger through the Storybanking Initiative and client engagement projects. With ample coaching and personal development opportunities, our corps offers emerging non-profit professionals a way to gain a level of experience above other entry-level positions.

Our VISTAs create innovative partnerships and services at food banks aimed at creating better health outcomes, increased financial security and opportunities for hungry Texans to add their voices to the public conversation.

Multiple service locations and projects are available.