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Chief Executive Officer
Board of Directors
Typical office operating hours M-F and some non-standard hours as required
The Wichita Falls Area Food Bank services a 12-county area in North Texas and annually distributes 4
million+ pounds of food through over 203 partner agencies and programs.
I. Job Function
Administers the Food Bank programs and departments according to the policies determined by the Board
of Directors, to include operations, financial and administration, fund development, food procurement,
public relations, technical assistance and special projects.
II. Essential duties and responsibilities of the CEO include the following:
Executive Leadership: Design, implement, monitor, and review programs, policies and systems to
enhance the operations and achieve the goals established by the Board. Continuously seek to
improve strategies and program implementation and advise the Board of new opportunities for
collaboration and sources of funding and food. Ensure compliance with grant terms, conditions
and reporting. Recommend and oversee implementation of strategic and operating plans.
Corporate and Community Relations: Serve as an active chief spokesperson for WFAFB. Build and
strengthen relationships with local, state and national affiliates, partnering agencies, private and
corporate donors, constituents and other key stakeholders in our communities to advance the
mission of WFAFB.
Financial Management: Monitor financial performance and control expenditures to the Boardapproved budget. Direct the budgetary process and ensure adequate risk management strategies
and financial reporting relationships are in place. Personally review all financial statements and
keep the WFAFB Board advised of financial performance, challenges and opportunities. Establish
operational as well as financial metrics to more effectively track efficiencies and progress against
Board Relations: Promote a strong, effective and collegial relationship with all members of the
Board of Directors. As necessary, meet with the Chair of the Board regarding operations and
finances. Focus on building initiatives to strengthen performance of all member networks, serving
as an effective developer of solutions to organizational challenges.
Fund Development: Assume a leadership role in fundraising activities, including the preparation
of an annual strategic fund development plan for Board approval.
Staff Development and Management: Oversee and manage all aspects of staffing to include
hiring/terminations and performance assessments. Take initiative to expand the skills,
knowledge and diversity of the staff. Ensure that expectations for position responsibilities are
clear and performance is assessed on a consistent basis.
III. Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree required with a preference for Nutrition, Food Services or Business
Management major. MBA, MPA or related advanced degree preferred.
Five or more years of progressively responsible experience in a nonprofit organization, a public
policy government relations position, or a relevant for-profit position. Experience may be
substituted for education on a year for year basis.
IV. Critical Competencies:
Community leadership: Effectively represents organization to influencers and the public, building
relationships and affecting the public agenda (demonstrated by having achieved policy goals and
participating in leadership roles and in community groups).
Communications: Presents ideas orally and in writing to others in a manner that achieves clarity,
buy-in and commitment (can simplify and effectively communicate complex ideas in a manner
that energizes and inspires). Speaks well to groups.
Resource development: Secures financial and other resources for a philanthropic cause, based
upon a common vision for, and valuation of, the institution (measured through fundraising dollars
raised, significant partnerships and similar).
People skills: Personal leadership and management style that emphasizes both internal and
external communications, promotes teamwork and accessibility, retains high performing staff,
and delegates and encourages individual accountability (evaluated through evidence of leading a
work environment recognized for a high level of organization, timeliness, cost-effectiveness,
accuracy and results). Politically astute and tactful, attentive to the perspectives and competing
interest of various stakeholders.
Financial acumen: “Literate” in business (demonstrated by having successfully created and
managed budgets, presented financial statements and made mid-period adjustments to meet
budgetary goals).
V. Skills and Abilities:
Computer Skills:
Advanced computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office Products is required. The ability to use
the internet, email and social media is also required.
Physical Demands:
The position is primarily indoors in an office setting. The CEO should be able to perform physical tasks
sufficient to carry out the mission of WFAFB. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Other Abilities:
Ability to work extended hours, during evenings, and on weekends as required for special events,
speaking engagements, travel, or as otherwise required by the position.
Ability to speak and present in front of large groups.
Ability to travel domestically.
Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license and provide proof of current automobile insurance.