Over 40 years ago, Food Lifeline started as an organization with the mission of providing food assistance to the community by serving as a clearinghouse for donated and government-provided food. As the organization grew, its mission, commitment, and programs evolved to become much more. Food Lifeline grew beyond a focus on the logistics of sourcing, storing, packing, and distribution of food to an organization that deeply understands the importance of both ensuring people have adequate access to food, while working to address poverty as a leading driver of hunger.
Food Lifeline provides nutritious food to 1.37 million people facing hunger by sourcing nutritious food from a variety of food industry partners. The organization distributes through a network of 350 food banks, shelters, and meal programs, enabling it to provide the equivalent of more than 282,000 meals every single day.
As Food Lifeline looks to the future, they seek a CEO who will continue to inspire growth, increase awareness, and actualize a comprehensive vision for the central role Food Lifeline plays in ending hunger across western Washington.
The next leader will maintain their current momentum and elevate the profile of Food Lifeline across western Washington and within the Feeding America network. The CEO will have the opportunity to advance Food Lifeline’s mission of providing healthy solutions to end hunger in their community in new and exciting ways.
The ideal candidate will have significant experience in leading strategic and high-level decision-making, particularly in times of organizational growth and expansion of impact. The candidate will be adept at using keen interpersonal skills to coalesce multiple external stakeholders around common goals. They must embody the highest ethical standards and demonstrate a balance of business savvy with a commitment to responsible, people-focused program delivery. A demonstrated ability to develop and maintain highly professional relationships with business, civic and nonprofit leaders is required.
The successful leader must demonstrate an unwavering commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion through words and actions and is attuned to social factors that impact the systemic issues behind and root causes of food insecurity. This individual will demonstrate a history of accomplishment in the DEI space and will have helped their organization(s) develop and implement DEI strategy, initiatives and activities. Candidates must demonstrate a history of building, supporting, and developing a diverse team and have experience sharing power while collaborating with a diversity of internal and external constituencies to achieve results.
The compensation range for this position annually is between $260,000 - $325,000. Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short-Term, Long-Term Disability Insurance Options; 401(K) retirement savings plan; Flexible Spending Account; Wellness and Education Reimbursement Policy; Generous PTO, Paid Holidays. Family Bereavement leave.
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