Chief Community Initiatives Officer

Arkansas Food Bank Little Rock , AR 72215

Posted 1 month ago

The Arkansas Foodbank is the states largest non-governmental provider of emergency food aid. We assist people in 33 counties across central and southern Arkansas. The Arkansas Foodbank operates as a distribution hub for over 450 partner agencies in 33 counties in central and south Arkansas. These agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, youth programs, senior centers, schools and emergency shelters. Foodbank member agencies service approximately 62,119 meals a daytouching the lives of 280,000 individuals every year.

We are currently seeking a Chief Community Initiatives Officer who is responsible for strategic planning and oversight of all community initiatives activities. This includes but is not limited to: Volunteer Engagement and Food For Kids Programming. This role is responsible for developing strong community networks to ensure the community is engaged and understands the work of Arkansas Foodbank and build relationships that can be leveraged to raise awareness.

Position Summary:

The Chief Community Initiatives Officer will report to the Chief Executive Officer and have the following essential duties and responsibilities:

1.Oversight of activities associated with operation of the Food for Kids programs (Back Pack Program, Summer Feeding, After School Feeding and School Pantries) to ensure equitable service in all 33 service area counties.

  • Oversee requirements and certifications for these programs and ensures that the Foodbank has the appropriate member documentation on file.

  • Conduct monitoring for designated members and in accordance with the USDA, Department of Health, and Feeding America requirements.

  • Oversee the monitoring and reporting requirements of USDA and Feeding America childhood nutrition programs.

  • Coordinate with Operations team for food purchasing (if necessary) and distribution.

  • Provide all reporting for these programs (including state & grant requirements).

  • Provide on-going technical support to these programs.

2.Manage Volunteer programs for the Arkansas Foodbank.

  • Oversee the planning and implementation of volunteer projects.

  • Oversee the recruitment of volunteers for the Arkansas Foodbank.

  • Oversee the activities of the Volunteer Center.

  • Work collaboratively with Operations to ensure volunteer activities are coordinated.

3.Develop and implement strategies to improve the nutritional quality and education of food bank programming.

  • Work with Development to expand awareness of the Arkansas Foodbank through outreach to communities in entire service area through marketing and PR activities.

  • Design and lead an educational effort through workshops and other training forums with program partners to increase their knowledge of available hunger programs and support, service opportunities and operational practices; e.g., food handling, fund raising and communication.

  • Take an active role in fund development needs for the department working collaboratively with Development and Finance to oversee the procurement, management and reporting of corporate, foundation and government grants.

  • Direct strategic planning and goal development for the Community Initiatives Department.

  • Work with Analytics & Impact to assess all programs for effectiveness and impact.

4.In coordination with the CEO, represent the Foodbank and provide leadership in local, state, and federal advocacy coalitions.

  • Establish Arkansas Foodbank positions on federal, state and local legislation and regulations and communicate positions internally and externally.

  • Educate and engage partner agencies, and other community based organizations on our legislative agenda and build up their advocacy and organizing capacity.

  • Educate and engage Board of Directors, high-level volunteers, and donors in Foodbank policy initiatives.

5.Supervise staff and set standards for accountability and measurements of success staff (both performance and behavioral) in accordance with Arkansas Foodbank values.

  • Support team's annual goals and the organization's strategic plan.

  • Ensure appropriate initial and on-going training and coaching for employees.

  • Lead change initiatives effectively, ensuring on-going communication with frontline associates and managers.

Education and/or Experience:

The candidate or employee should have the equivalent of a Bachelors Degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) preferably in Social Work, Business, Nonprofit Management, Community Development, Health Administration, or a related field and five years of experience in community outreach, service leadership, social services or related field preferably in the not-for-profit sector. The following are acceptable to substitute for the Bachelors degree and five years of experience:

  • Associates Degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) preferably in Business or a related field and six of experience in community outreach, service leadership, social services or related field preferably in the not-for-profit sector.

  • High School Diploma or GED and eight of experience in in community outreach, service leadership, social services or related field preferably in the not-for-profit sector, preferably in the not-for-profit sector

  • Minimum five (5) years management experience.

  • Experience in a non profit organization preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:

  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, sound judgment, and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively internally and externally.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage teams.

  • Knowledge of programmatic software implementation.

  • Knowledge of community resources in southern and south central Arkansas.

  • Ability to apply diverse strategies to analyze problems and to guide and develop solutions to result in desired outcomes and mission impact.

  • Exceptional communication skills, demonstrated through written work and speaking experience with diverse audiences.

  • Ability to plan, organize, and carry out work independently, and to identify appropriate solutions to problem situations.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and operate office equipment.

  • Current, valid Arkansas drivers license and proof of insurance.

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Chief Community Initiatives Officer

Arkansas Food Bank