Mother Hubbard's Cupboard (MHC) is a community food resource center that increases access to healthy foods for all people in need in ways that cultivate dignity, self-sufficiency, and community. MHC is excited to welcome a CEO that is committed to collaborating with staff to shift the organization into a shared leadership structure over time. Building collective power through an exploration of new leadership structure is a priority and an incoming CEO can expect support from staff and board in stewarding this process. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MHC is operating in a way that does not reflect how the organization has traditionally functioned, and new leadership will be coming in during a transitional time.
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard is a values-based organization with a deep commitment to building transformative culture and challenging racism, sexism, homophobia, and oppression in all its forms. MHC is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds and challenging historic patterns of political marginalization and oppression. People of Color, working-class people, differently abled people, and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply. (This non-discrimination statement has been adapted by MHC from Center for Storybased Strategy.)
The description below reflects the job as it currently stands. As shared leadership is built within the organization, all staff can expect responsibilities to change and shift.
Reports To: Board of Directors, Executive Committee, made up of members of the Board of Directors. Annual job review conducted by the Executive Committee or a board sub committee.
Job Objective: Implement the policies and goals of the organization by working with the Board of Directors, collaborating with staff and overseeing finances, programs, services, and day-to-day operations of Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard.
Status: Full time, salaried, exempt
Benefits: Group plan health, dental, vision, STD, and LTD insurance, employer pays majority of employee premium.
Paid Time Off: MHC has an unlimited paid time off policy available to employees after 60 days employment.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Collaborate with staff in the implementation of short- and long-range plans, policies and programs.
- Responsible for overall operation of the organization, including pantry, nutrition education and gardening, and advocacy programs.
- Responsible for the daily financial management of the organization, including the development and implementation of the annual budget.
- Sets strategic goals for organization alongside staff and the Board of Directors
- Responsible for providing information, advice, and counsel to the Board Committees and Board of Directors in the creation of policies, programs, and strategic direction of the organization.
Required Qualifications and Training
- Understanding of food justice, emergency food systems, social justice, anti-racism, and equity focused programming
- A combination of either two years of work experience in a related area or degree in a relevant field with one year of work experience, or a combination of education and experience that provides the equivalent; and lived experience that had led to a deeper understanding of the systemic issues that cause food insecurity
- Proficient computer skills: word, excel, and email
- Proven ability to communicate effectively through oral presentations, written word, and graphic displays
- Strong belief in the values, vision, and mission of MHC
- Excellent organizational skills
- Experience initiating long- and short-term plans and implementing planning with appropriate action
- Desire to work collaboratively and accomplish objectives through cooperative effort
- Ability and self-motivation to work unsupervised with little structure
- Enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds
- Proven record of successful program leadership
- Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination and boosters as necessary
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Supervise and support 6 program and 1 development staff
- Communicate with, advise, support, and work collaboratively with board of directors (between 7-15 people).
- Communicate and maintain relationships with organizational partners.
- Represent organization’s interests in partnerships, networks, cohorts, etc.
- Manage partnership agreements and serve on partnership committees.
- In collaboration with staff make decisions regarding program direction.
- Evaluate program success through annual evaluations and patron surveys.
- Coordinate and plan staff retreats and professional development opportunities.
- Report any major problems to the Executive Committee.
- Work with the Director of Development and/or the Board of Directors in planning and promoting all MHC fundraisers and special events.
- With the Director of Development, coordinate direct mail campaigns, and write direct mail communications.
- Work with the Director of Development in recruiting and stewarding financial donors and carrying out MHC’s fundraising plan.
- Develop and maintain relationships with donors of all giving levels.
- Coordinate MHC’s involvement with other businesses or group fundraising events
- Manage and/or support the Director of Development in grant writing, management, and reporting.
Finance, Administration, Strategic Planning, & Communication 30%
- Oversee daily financial stewardship of MHC, including cash flow, budgeting, donations, and grants with Board Treasurer, bookkeeper, and Director of Development. Review monthly financial reports and correct income and expense categorizations, track progress on income and expense goals, project and plan for deficits or overages, redirect funds or adapt budget lines as needed.
- Coordinate and organize documents for annual Audit, 990, and workers comp audit, and provide any needed information.
- Maintain all appropriate copies (hard and electronic) of important MHC documents for required timeframes.
- Facilitate strategic planning process for the agency.
- Maintain communications with community stakeholders.
- Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with key community, civic, and service organizations including presentations and tours of facilities.
- Acts as liaison to community and other organizations seeking information about MHC and its programs or services.
- Represent MHC’s interests in the community at large.
- Hire, train, and hold annual evaluations of staff members.
- Meet with staff at weekly staff meeting.
- Meet with Board committees as scheduled.
- Attend Board of Directors meeting once per month.
- Attend monthly UWADA meetings or send proxy.
- Attend all other necessary community meetings.
- Write Board report once per month.
- Write articles for local publication and letters to the HT editor as needed.
- In collaboration with Director of Development and interns, develop printed materials including biannual agency newsletter, media releases, other public relations documents and the agency website.
- Manage or delegate management of MHC’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube Channel accounts.
- Other related assignments as necessary..