Are you a creative and critical thinker able to translate
innovative ideas into actionable solutions? Are you energized by
building relationships and able to leverage those relationships to
instigate systemic transformation?
Are you ready to take those skills and combine them with your
passion for serving your neighbors? Are you the next Impact and
Strategy Director for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee’s mission is to
feed the hungry by securing and distributing food and engaging our
community in the fight to end hunger through regional partnerships,
programs, and education.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee’s impact and
team has expanded as the result of need and strategic direction.
Now they are seeking the first Impact and Strategy Director to lead
organizational initiatives and programs, working to effectively
centralize all Food Bank partnerships, ensure programmatic
efficiency and sustainability, and provide excellent customer
service to internal and external partners.
What will you do as Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast
Tennessee’s next Impact and Strategy Director?
- Serve as an integral member of the leadership team, reporting
to the Executive Director.
- In collaboration with the Food Management Committee, Strategic
Planning Committee, Executive Director, and other members of the
management team, drive and manage formulation and execution of
strategic plans, structure, and processes necessary to manage the
organization's current activities and its projected growth.
- Direct day-to-day department activities, implementing programs
that meet organizational goals and the organization's policies, and
ensuring that the responsibilities, authorities, and accountability
of all direct subordinates are defined and understood.
- Continually analyze and assess Food Bank programs to ensure
sustainability, efficiency, and alignment food banking trends,
technology, and strategic initiatives.
- Coordinate plans for development of existing and future
programs to increase the output and effectiveness of programmatic
activities in keeping with demand for various kinds of food
- Supervise the Programs Manager, Client Data Coordinator, Mobile
Programs Coordinator, and any future program staff.
- Provide staff leadership to the Food Management Committee of
the board in partnership with Food Operations Director.
- Develop new partnerships within communities, including new
potential programs/initiatives and potential agencies.
- In partnership with appropriate management staff, coordinate
efforts to evaluate the results of each area of operations and
systematically report these results to the executive director and
the program committee of the board of directors.
- Using quantifiable metrics and management expertise, perform
departmental and programmatic audits to determine cost benefit as
well as demand and service capability.
- Ensure effective organizational management and optimal
production, recommending changes to improve operations or enhance
service as necessary.
- Develop and install procedures and controls to promote
communication and facilitate information flow within the
- Establish operating policies consistent with the executive
director's policies and objectives and ensures their
- Ensure all organization activities and operations are carried
out in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and
laws governing business operations, as well as compliance with
Feeding America’s Guidelines.
- Keep informed of the policies and procedures of SHFB, Feeding
America, USDA, DHS, SNAP and government regulations pertaining to
food handling, storage, sanitation and disposal.
Why Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee?
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee has led the
effort to end hunger in Northeast Tennessee since 1986. An
affiliate of the Feeding America Network of Food Banks, Second
Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee serves an eight-county
region incorporating Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson,
Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington counties.
Before the COVID-19 crisis began, food insecurity in the U.S.
was at the lowest point seen since before the Great Recession. In
2021, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee reached
record-high numbers, distributing over 16.6 million pounds of food
and grocery products and providing over 13.8 million meals, a 28%
increase over the year prior. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Second
Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee successfully started the
Senior Food Box Home Delivery Program, Unite Us referral Health
Care Partnership Program with Ballad Health, and Mobile Market
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee is currently led
by a 15-member board of directors, a staff of 30, and hundreds
dedicated volunteers. The budget is $4.3M and revenue is generated
through private donations, federal and state programs and grants,
and special events.
Want to know more? Visit Second Harvest Food
Bank of Northeast Tennessee’s website at https://netfoodbank.org/.
Key lived experiences, attributes, and skillsets sought in the
Impact and Strategy Director
- A passion for the mission of Second Harvest Food Bank of
- Demonstrated experience of effectively developing and executing
strategies that have taken the organization to the next stage of
growth, including strategic planning, program evaluation and
management, and community collective impact.
- Nonprofit management, public policy analysis, and/or
hunger/nutrition advocacy experience preferred.
- Creative problem-solver, able to think critically and utilize
strong analytical skills to evaluate and improve program efficiency
and lead strategic planning efforts.
- Self-motivated multitasker, with the ability to work
independently and meet deadlines while managing multiple tasks and
- Strong communicator with proven success building internal and
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to thrive in a
- Willing and able to travel for the organization with short
notice and occasional work evenings and weekends for special
Think you are the next Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast
Tennessee Impact and Strategy Director?
To apply, click on the link to the Impact and Strategy
Director position profile at ArmstrongMcGuire.com/jobs.
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letter, resume, salary requirements, and professional references.
Please provide all requested information to be considered. In
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phone calls, please, and no applications will be accepted by email
or directly from third-party posting sites.
Review of candidates will begin in July 2022 and continue until
the position is filled.
Salary is commensurate with the budget of the Food Bank and is
in the $75K range. Benefits include medical, dental, life,
short and long-term disability insurance; 403(b) retirement plan;
accrued vacation and sick time; and paid holidays.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee actively seeks a
diverse pool of candidates. Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast
Tennessee is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity
without regard to race, color, national origin, religion,
disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or