The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (CFB) seeks a
community-centered, inclusive, collaborative leader to serve as our
next Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
MISSION & ORGANIZATION
The mission of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is to
change lives in the communities we serve by feeding the hungry
today, and building a healthy, hunger-free tomorrow.
The CFB responds to the root causes of hunger, and seeks to
restore dignity, health, opportunity and hope to people living in
The CFB was founded in 1975. The organization is governed by a
Board of Directors from a diverse range of backgrounds and
experience who bring important perspectives to the guidance of our
work. The annual budget is $22 million excluding in-kind food and
$115 million including in-kind food. The staff of 168 employees
includes the following who report directly to the CEO and
constitute the leadership team: Chief Finance & Administration
Officer (CFAO), Chief Development Officer (CDO), Chief Programs and
Operations Officer (CPO), and Chief Impact Officer (CIO).
The CFB programs include emergency food assistance, free meals,
a farmers’ market, community gardens, nutrition education, culinary
training, support for local growers and food systems, advocacy, and
more. The CFB serves five counties in Southern Arizona: Cochise,
Graham, Pima, Greenlee, and Santa Cruz in partnership with 385
agency partners. The CFB seeks to distribute 40-50 million pounds
of food annually. The CFB emphasizes client choice in food
selections including: diabetic food boxes, fresh fruits and
vegetables, meat, and an ever-growing variety of nutritious
CFB’s service area is situated on the lands of multiple
indigenous sovereign nations. Systemic legacies of inequity and
disenfranchisement show up in the work of CFB. The majority of
people seeking emergency food assistance are people of color or
other marginalized people. CFB’s programming prioritizes greater
community participation in solutions. Arizona’s food insecurity
rate is around 12% and has been for the last 50 years. CFB looks to
reduce that rate.
Because ending hunger and supporting healthy, thriving
communities takes more than distributing food, the CFB engages in
advocacy and public policy work , including: providing training,
encouraging community leaders, and building collective power to
influence policies that will advance the CFB’s mission in the
The CFB is beginning a 5-year strategic plan focusing on
allocating its resources to communities facing higher
marginalization and food insecurity, reducing food insecurity
rates, increasing community development initiatives, and
establishing meaningful indicators of mission success.
The CFB is a proud member of Feeding America, a nationwide
network of food banks and hunger relief organizations. A national
leader in the food security and food justice movements, in 2018 CFB
was named Food Bank of the Year by Feeding America.
More information about the programs and services of the CFB may
be found at www.communityfoodbank.org.
The CEO of the CFB:
Establishes the CFB as a
collaborative leader in the anti-hunger and food justice
Works in partnership with diverse
clients, staff, Board of Directors, donors, government agencies,
volunteers, and partner agencies to ensure the fulfillment of the
CFB mission in accordance with the organization’s values: respect,
integrity, accountability, collaboration, excellence, innovation,
and social justice.
Advocates for feeding the hungry
today and building a healthy, hunger-free tomorrow.
Focuses on equity in both process and
outcomes. Examines all issues and decisions with an equity lens and
is deliberately inclusive in leadership and
Works in partnership and
collaboration with the Board of Directors and the community to set
the organization’s strategic vision and direction, establish short-
and long-range goals, and to ensure the CFB has the resources
needed to get there.
Serves as the chief spokesperson for
the CFB and builds relationships with community members, partner
agencies, policy makers, government agencies, funders, donors, and
the media in order to grow community support for the mission.
Stewards the health of the
organization in the following key areas working in tandem with the
leadership team: programs, finance, fund development, operations,
mission impact, human resources, and support departments.
The ideal candidate for this position will be a
community-centered, collaborative, inclusive leader who is
passionate about the mission of the CFB and has a track record of
work in food banking, food insecurity, social and economic justice
or similar experience. Strong candidates will have experience and
skills in many of the following areas:
Budget management and financial
acumen, preferably at least $20 million ($115 million including
Internal and external
Fundraising and donor relations
Partnership and relationship
Social justice advocacy
Lived experience of hunger or
Experience working with historically
Salary range: $200,000-$240,000 plus a robust benefit package
including retirement; short-term disability; dental, health and
life insurance programs; paid flexible leave, holidays, and sick
leave; and the potential for an annual bonus.
Inquiries may be directed to Laura Alexander, Alexander |
Carrillo Consulting, at 520.405.6145 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To
apply, please submit your resume and cover letter here:
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