Executive Director

Philadelphia 19106, Pennsylvania

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Imagine the courage it takes to pick up the phone, call a total stranger and admit that you don't have enough food to feed your family.

At the Coalition Against Hunger this happens dozens of times per day, and it is what drives us. Hunger hits every zip code and chances are strong that you know someone who faces or has faced hunger, even if they have never voiced their struggle. For more than two decades we have fought hunger in the Greater Philadelphia region with one guiding principle.

Hunger is preventable.

Founded in 1996, the Coalition Against Hunger strives to build a community where all people have the food they need to lead healthy lives. The Coalition connects people with food assistance programs and nutrition education; provides resources to a network of food pantries; and educates the public and policymakers about responsible solutions that prevent people from going hungry.

We fight hunger through a three-pronged approach:

  1. Immediate Relief: We connect people in need to food pantries and soup kitchens in their neighborhood, often able to find an option that will provide food that very day.
  2. Short-Term Relief: We help people apply and obtain SNAP (food stamp) benefits through our SNAP Hotline.
  3. Long-Term Relief: We advocate on behalf of those who face food insecurity to ensure that they have a voice in shaping responsible solutions to hunger in both local and national policy recommendations.


The Coalition Against Hunger is actively searching for an Executive Director to be its organizational spokesperson, leader and fundraiser. We seek a visionary executive with a track record of generating diverse financial support for ambitious, innovative programming.
The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring that the organization builds and implements programs that advance its mission, secures the resources it needs to succeed, and uses the funds it raises efficiently and effectively. This is a full time, exempt position reporting to the organization’s Board of Directors. The Executive Director also oversees a staff of ten.
 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Organization Mission and Strategy
    • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
    • Develop, maintain, and support a strong board of directors; serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for ongoing services and programs
    • Engage the community through public speaking, publications, and media. Actively represent the organization through radio and television opportunities
    • Exploring new approaches to ending hunger and poverty including a focus on strengthening current relationships and forging new ones
  • Financial Management
    • Responsible for the organization’s financial health by developing and executing a broad fundraising plan that increases the Coalition’s visibility among the Philadelphia philanthropic community including foundation, corporate and individual support
    • Responsible for financial management of the organization’s annual budget of nearly one million dollars
  • Development
    • Collaborate with development director, produce and manage grant writing/reporting, and government contracts
    • Maintain strong relationships with donors
    • With the Development Director, manage the organization’s annual Walk Against Hunger and other fund development and public relationship efforts
  • Program Management
    • Evaluate, oversee, and develop as needed, programs to ensure they fulfill The Coalition’s strategic goals and the needs of the community
    • Develop strategic partnerships between the Coalition and public, private and non-profit organizations to support our common goals
  • Staff Management
    • Responsible for all aspects of Human Resources management, including payroll, benefits management and renewal negotiation, annual staff evaluations, and hiring, training and supervision of staff
    • Provide organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams

 

 

Qualifications:

  • 7+ years experience in a non-profit community organization, with demonstrated experience in fundraising, program development, leadership, marketing, financial oversight and staff management.
  • Connected to the Philadelphia with a track record of working toward social justice in the city/region
  • Deep knowledge of hunger, poverty, and Philadelphia (community/politics), including a clear understanding of how to fight hunger on the front lines and a comfort level interacting with the community and serving as the “face of the organization”.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business and organizational planning.
  • Track record of effectively leading regionally and/or nationally, scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and operationalize strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
  • Experience serving a diverse community.
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors and committees.
  • Strong leader who can work independently as well as collaboratively to provide effective oversite to existing programs.
  • Demonstrated track record in fundraising including grants management and donor development.
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in social or human services. Master's degree preferred.



To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter (including salary requirements), resume and references to:  edsearch@hungercoalition.org  No phone calls, please.

Contact: Jane Disher

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