Executive Director, Port Angeles Food Bank

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $45,000
Details: Base salary listed, higher salary negotiable DOE and qualifications



Start Date


Application Deadline



402 South Valley Street
Port Angeles
United States





Are you ready to apply your talents toward the growth of an innovative, nonprofit food bank that is developing leaders, providing education, and nourishing our community? The Port Angeles Food Bank strives to connect our food system and promote good food for all. We are working outside of the "food box" to be more than just a distributor of food to low-income residents. PAFB is becoming a healthy resource for our food-insecure residents, emphasizing community health and nutrition, and helping build a stronger local community food system. If you are committed to these same ideas, we want to hear from you.

The Port Angeles Food Bank (PAFB) is a Washington State non-profit organization that provides supplemental food to deserving, needy and distressed persons. The PAFB’s purposes include providing food for people in need in our community; and leading our community to eliminate hunger. The secondary purpose of the PAFB is to educate and promote interest in and concern for those who are hungry and malnourished. The vision of the Food Bank is cultivating a hunger-free community through service, education, and partnerships. Our core values are: excellence in services, stewardship & sustainability, collaboration, volunteerism, and promoting dignity for our clients.

Job Summary

The Executive Director is the chief administrative and development officer of the PAFB. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization’s achievement of its mission and strategic objectives. The PAFB is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status.


Operational Management

  • Provide leadership in developing programs, organizational and financial plans with the Board and staff: carrying out plans and policies authorized by the Board
  • Assure that the organization has a strategic plan that makes consistent and timely progress toward achieving its mission. Maintain official records, documents, and ensure compliance with rules of partner agencies and federal, state and local regulations
  • Oversee the design, promotion, delivery and quality of programs, products and services, which include food supply, access, and distribution
  • Assure that the facilities are maintained to ensure a safe and clean working environment for employees and volunteers, and that equipment is adequately maintained to process inventory
  • Manage Port Angeles Food Bank’s staff including recruiting, hiring, performance evaluation, compensation, and discharge
  • Oversee staff in recruiting, managing, and retaining volunteers to produce organizational results
  • Ensure effective systems to track progress, and regularly evaluate program components so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field


  • Engage Board, Stakeholders, and the community in policy-related activities that support the PAFB’s mission
  • Build and nurture relationships with elected officials and community leaders in order to advocate on behalf of the PAFB and its participants
  • Organize non-governmental organizations and government entities to engage collaboratively and to conduct advocacy efforts toward increasing participation in the federal nutrition programs as well as building a sustainable food system
  • Develop an agenda of public policy issues focused on hunger, nutrition, and community health

Marketing and Communications

  • Serve as the principal spokesperson for the organization
  • Represent the PAFB at public and professional functions
  • Promote initiatives to the media, governmental agencies, community organizations and food banks, agricultural groups, professional associations, donors, and the public at events, local meetings and other venues as appropriate
  • Establish sound working and cooperative relationships with community groups and organizations
  • Ensure a robust website, periodic newsletter, and annual report that summarize the PAFB’s accomplishments, and recognizes its volunteers and financial donors
  • Attend meetings (often outside of regular business hours) with PAFB committee members, community groups, donors, professional organizations, and others as needed
  • Work closely with the Board president keep the Board fully informed on the condition of the organization and the important factors influencing it

Budget and Finance

  • Ensure that the organization has a financial management system in place that assists to manage assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses; provides proper, regular, timely financial statements
  • Assist with tax preparation and submittal of all required state and federal documents under the direction and guidance of accounting firm and Board
  • Responds to financial information requests from members, donors and the public
  • Maintains and is thoroughly conversant with systems of financial controls
  • Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the Board in preparing a budget and financial reports; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines
  • Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work

Fund Development

  • Work in collaboration with the Board and Finance and/or Fundraising/Capital committee(s) to create and execute an annual fundraising plan
  • Implement the approved plan in accordance with ethical fundraising principles
  • Actively seek funding opportunities including grant writing, donor interactions, financial campaign development, and management
  • Work closely with the Finance Committee to understand budget projections such that the fundraising plan aligns to meeting those needs
  • Continually track the implementation of the fundraising plan
  • Provide a monthly Executive Director’s report to the Board at monthly meetings
  • Develop and nurture ongoing relationships with major donors, while creating a strategy for developing a large, sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Track proposals and reports for all corporate fundraising
  • Monitor fundraising trends in the community and in the region

Board Relations

  • Assist the Board President in planning the agenda and materials for Board meetings
  • Initiate and assist in developing policy recommendations and in setting priorities
  • Assist in the recruitment and orientation of new board members
  • Staff Board committees as an ex-officio member, as appropriate
  • Provide a periodic dashboard/tracking tool and Executive Director Report of overall health of organization to the board

Minimum Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum two years management experience
  • BS or BA degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Must be a dynamic public speaker able to promote the needs, successes and vision of the Food Bank throughout the community
  • Some manner of successful fundraising experience
  • Preference may be given to those who have experience working with boards of directors and/or administering policies and procedures
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with a variety of persons from differing socio-economic, cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds
  • Must have demonstrated skills at developing, reading and interpreting financial statements and managing budgets
  • Preference may be given to those candidates with food bank management experience

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,000+ / Commensurate with experience

Experience: Management or Supervisory: two years

Education: Bachelor's Degree



  • Standard leave benefits according to state guidelines
  • Medical stipend negotiable
  • Room for growth

Level of Language Proficiency

Language Skills:

  • Speak, read and write in English to effectively interact with employees, partner agencies and the public

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Initial review of applications will occur on 5/31/18, and thereafter if needed. Please email resume/CV and cover letter to pafoodbank@olypen.com. The position will remain open until filled, and may be filled any time after initial review date.