Center For Food Action – Non Profit in New Jersey

Job Title: Executive Director

Title: Executive Director

FLSA: Exempt

Reports to: Board of Directors Dept.: Administration

Prepared by: HR/MGMT Date: 11/14/2022 MMF

Summary: Mission-driven and experienced nonprofit business leader who successfully executes the strategic plan for CFA and empowers a high performing staff. Reporting to

and working in collaboration with the Board of Directors to establish goals, objectives, and operational plans to provide the most impact for CFA’s clients. Supervisor of the

budgetary and marketing efforts. A visionary leader who inspires a positive, trusted environment for all staff and volunteers. Overall responsibility for growing an

organization with a $10 million total operating costs that include food donations.


Position Responsibilities:

Governance: Contribute to the strategic plan and drive its implementation. Communicate effectively with the Board by providing ALL information necessary to be

informed and make informed decisions in a timely and accurate manner. Has a pulse on what events locally and nationally need to have CFA representation to increase brand

recognition. Attend all Board meetings, provide reports on the organization’s outcomes and updates on staff and provide effective conflict resolution if needed.

Fundraising: Actively engage in complex fiscal management with hands-on budgetary development and oversight; routinely report performance and financial

activities to the Board. Drive development and fundraising with others and leverage the Board as needed. Initiate, cultivate and extend relationships with the organization’s

portfolio of individual, foundation, and corporate sponsors. Assume responsibility for the fiscal integrity of the organization. Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with

external resources to increase awareness about hunger, homelessness, and poverty within the community.


Program: Oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization and ensures successful long-term operations. Assures that CFA makes consistent and timely

progress in achieving its mission and targets innovative programmatic changes. Oversee the management of fundraising activities and work with appropriate committees to ensure the resources needed for current operations and future growth.


Public Relations: Effectively represent CFA and promote a positive organizational image. Design, implement and maintain an overall branding strategy and ensure it is

reflected in all brochures, media, and social media. Work with agencies, community groups, the Board, and through a network of social service providers.


Staff Leadership: Perform routine site visits to ensure the successful operations of all locations and is the champion for accountability amongst staff and volunteers. Organize,

motivate, and mentor multiple internal team leaders to strategically grow the organization’s impact, programs and team building capabilities. Continually foster a

culture that encourages collaborations between departments and recognizes positive and long-term contributions. Recruit, hire, evaluate, and release employees within Board established policies, job descriptions, and budget; maintain a climate which attracts and motivates top performers.


Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has direct or indirect supervisory responsibility for the entire organization of regular staff and volunteers. Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Must have a minimum of 5-10 years of demonstrated management or supervisory experience that includes budget responsibility in a fundraising and/or social servicenenvironment.
  • Ability to think strategically and experienced in creating and establishing clear, measurable business goals.
  • Ensure high visibility to donors/prospects and the public and build interest in engaged philanthropy.
  • Proven abilities and experience in fiscal management and support organizational goals. Grant writing ability is desirable. 
  • Knowledge of how to foster an environment of accountability, healthy work relationships and partnerships, and inclusivity among organizational staff and
  • volunteers to maintain a positive and safe work environment 
  • Excellent written and public speaking skills: a persuasive and dynamic communicator with strong interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • A Bachelor’s or Advanced Degree is required.

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