• North Anoka County Emergency Foodshelf Director

    Posted: 07/27/2020

    The North Anoka County Emergency (NACE) Foodshelf is seeking a Director with a passion for ending hunger and who possesses the communication and management skills needed to motivate, inspire and empower others to meet the NACE mission.
    The Director is responsible for the overall leadership, planning, and management of all operations and resources of NACE in accordance with the strategic direction, mission, vision, and policies set by the Board of Directors.
    The Director ensures the progress and development of the organization’s programs and the supervision of all staff members. The Director sustains strong and supportive relationships with donors, religious, civic, and business communities, the public, the food bank network, government at all levels, and other human service agencies.
    The Director creatively seeks and secures financial support from a wide range of potential funding sources through community engagement, social media, and grant writing. This position is responsible for all the financial transactions necessary to meet the operative needs of the organization. In carrying out the responsibilities of the position, the Director maintains a collaborative and accountable relationship with the Board of Directors and organizational staff members.
    The Director will:

    • Serve as the chief spokesperson for the organization, communicating NACE’s purpose and programs to the public.
    • Ensure that relationships with customers, donors, volunteers, and the community-at large are handled in a manner consistent with organizational values, mission, and strategic objectives.
    • Develop appropriate annual and long-term financial objectives, leading the organization in achievement of financial goals.
    • Attract, develop, motivate, and retain members of the staff, guiding them to achieve short and long-term organizational objectives.
    • Oversee the development of new programs and evaluate existing programs to determine efficiencies, inadequacies, and sustainability.
    • Provide a strategic vision and direction for the organization, leading the development and implementation of long-term strategies to meet needs and objectives of all stakeholders.
    • Provide oversight to ensure a robust fundraising plan to sustain and expand the work of the organization.
    • Work with the Board of Directors and staff in planning and developing goals and objectives of the organization.


    Minimum two year degree in business management or related field, or the equivalent in experience.


    Preferred experience in non-profit organizations, food industry management, or business administration. Knowledge of human service systems, public relations and marketing, fundraising for charitable causes, organizational planning, and human resource management. Preference given to candidates with previous food banking experience and issues related to hunger. Equally, preference will be given to those with an understanding of the complex issues facing communities and those with advocacy experience on behalf of low-income families. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license.
    Leadership Skills

    Excellent oral and written communications, strong interpersonal and networking ability; strategic thinking and business awareness; dedication to diversity and inclusion, building teams; ability to work effectively with volunteer boards and committees; an experienced shared/collaborative leadership style; ability to plan, monitor and evaluate budgets; ability to plan, organize and implement activities appropriate to the advancement of organizational goals; experience supervising and managing people. Honesty, integrity, and a commitment to the mission of NACE.
    Salary Range

    Competitive and based on qualifications

    How To Apply

    Please submit a cover letter and confidential résumé that explains how your skills align with the requirements stated, desired salary and three references to: info@nacefoodshelf.org
     (E-mail applications are required and will only be accepted at this address)
     DEADLINE: August 3, 2020

    References & Background Information

    It is a NACE policy to complete a background and reference check before employment. Candidates are asked to provide a list of three references that should include, but are not limited to, a supervisor, a peer, and a subordinate, when applicable. NACE respects the issue of confidentiality and conducts the reference checks accordingly.

    Confidentiality & Equality Statement

    We fully respect the need for confidentiality of information supplied by interested parties and assure them their background and interest will not be discussed with anyone outside the search committee without their prior consent.

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