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Executive Director

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FEAST
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Los Angeles, CA
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Published 14 days ago

The Executive Director is the senior leader of FEAST, responsible for guiding the vision and strategies required to successfully carry out FEAST’s mission. They are responsible for effectively directing the teams engaged in FEAST’s programs, fundraising, and operations. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

About FEAST

FEAST, a 501c3 organization based in Los Angeles, is seeking an experienced Executive Director to advance our mission with the support of a small, mighty, and collaborative staff, and a robust Board of Directors. FEAST’s mission is to promote health and wellness in under-served communities through the power of healthy foods and human connection. Our programs support individuals and families throughout South Los Angeles, LA County, and increasingly, in communities nationwide.

FEAST’s vision is to create a world where all individuals have equal access to the ingredients that support health and wellness. By combining Food Education, Access, and Support, Together, FEAST programs provide the ingredients individuals need to live sustainably healthier lives.

Executive Director Role Overview:  

As the organization embarks on its next chapter, the ideal executive leader is one that is able to guide FEAST towards increased scale, while staying deeply connected to the individuals we serve and maintaining the integrity of our programs and our mission. A clear understanding of and commitment to advancing food justice and health equity is essential. 

In alignment with FEAST’s programmatic approach, the Executive Director will demonstrate a people-first approach to leadership based on highly developed emotional intelligence, relationship-building and communication skills. They will demonstrate the ability to inspire and galvanize others to work collaboratively, with an emphasis on building meaningful connections within our internal team and external stakeholders across sectors. They will have the interest and ability to engage individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to achieve the organization’s goals. This role requires creativity, vision, an entrepreneurial spirit, and provides the opportunity to think outside the confines of traditional nonprofit models, with a goal to build upon existing opportunities and increase FEAST’s impact in the years ahead. 

Responsibilities: 

  1. Builds and deepens relationships with stakeholders across sectors, including community members, partner organizations, companies, donors, and individuals of influence in order to increase FEAST’s impact.
  2. Works with the Board, Internal Team and Stakeholders to develop the organization’s strategic and fundraising plans.
  3. Generates diversified resources by seeking appropriate grants, corporate sponsorships, contracts, building donor relationships and leading key events.
  4. Serves as a spokesperson for FEAST, communicating FEAST’s mission and needs with the media, stakeholders and the general public.
  5. Leads a robust and diverse Board of Directors to support FEAST’s mission through effective meetings, project-focused subcommittees, and by providing opportunities for community engagement.
  6. Inspires and supports the growth and development of organizational staff.
  7. Develops and manages the organization’s annual budget and generates the resources needed for growth.
  8. Provides administrative oversight in alignment with all company policies, ensuring the integrity and efficiency of day-to-day operations of the nonprofit.
  9. Other duties as required by the Board of Directors.

Experience:  

  • Experience working with a Board of Directors.
  • Minimum three years’ experience working with diverse and underserved populations.
  • Experience building relationships with external stakeholders and community partners.
  • Experience successfully raising funds for a nonprofit; experience with corporate and high-net-worth donors a plus.
  • Experience working as a social worker or case manager a plus.
  • Experience with personnel supervision including recruiting, hiring, evaluating and terminating employees.
  • Experience motivating and engaging staff.
  • Experience maintaining positive working relationships with staff, volunteers and external stakeholders.
  • Experience as an effective and dynamic public speaker.
  • Experience successfully handling multiple complex projects.
  • Experience meeting and surpassing goals.  
  • Experience with budget preparation; experience managing budgets a plus.

Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Demonstrated leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in communities where diverse populations reside.
  • Demonstrated and exceptional written communication skills.
  • Strong administrative skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Knowledge and understanding about food justice, health equity, and/or public health required. 
  • Knowledge of community resources preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of facilities and operations management.
  • Active listening skills required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours when needed.
  • Abilities as a visionary and strategic thinker.
  • Ability to manage budgets a plus.
  • Ability to become a passionate communicator about FEAST mission and values.
  • Ability to serve with integrity, exercise and model good judgment, and lead by example.
  • Ability to be persistent and to move on quickly if expectations are not met.

Other Requirements:

  • Current valid California state driver’s license, insurance, and vehicle with good driving record. 
  • Oral and written proficiency in Spanish preferred.

The Executive Director is the senior leader of FEAST, responsible for guiding the vision and strategies required to successfully carry out FEAST’s mission. They are responsible for effectively directing the teams engaged in FEAST’s…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    December 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 15, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Executive

Salary

USD 80,000 - USD 90,000

Benefits

Additional Benefits

  • Full Individual Health Insurance Coverage and 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Eligible for annual bonuses based on performance 

Vacation Policies and Remote Work

FEAST is a ROWE (Results Only Work Environment). Through structured self-management, senior leaders are encouraged to set ambitious goals and create meaningful and measurable impact, while enjoying flexibility and autonomy over daily schedules, locations of work, quantity of vacation days, and other time off.

Through this model, remote work is also possible when in-person events and required meetings are not in session.

Additional Benefits

  • Full Individual Health Insurance Coverage and 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Eligible for annual bonuses based on performance 

Vacation Policies and Remote Work…

Level of Language Proficiency

English, fluent

Spanish, conversational

Other, conversational

English, fluent

Spanish, conversational

Other, conversational

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near Los Angeles, CA
Associated Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and a cover letter indicating your interest, as well as any pertinent samples of work. Please compile all documents into a single PDF and send via email to Opportunities@feastforall.org by October 15th, 2021.

Please submit a resume and a cover letter indicating your interest, as well as any pertinent samples of work. Please compile all documents into a single PDF and send via email to…

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