The Executive Director is responsible for the overall leadership, planning and management of all operations and resources of Channel One, Inc., in accordance with the strategic direction, mission, vision, and policies set by the Board of Directors.
The Executive Director ensures the progress and development of the organization’s programs and the
supervision of all staff members. The Executive Director sustains strong and supportive relationships with donors, the media, religious and business communities, the public, the food bank network, government at all levels, and other human service agencies.
The Executive Director creatively seeks and secures financial support from a wide range of potential funding sources. This position is responsible for all the financial transactions necessary to meet the operative needs of the organization. In carrying out the responsibilities of the position, the Executive Director maintains a collaborative and accountable relationship with the Board of Directors and organizational staff members.
The Executive Director will:
•Serve as the chief spokesperson for the organization, communicating Channel One’s purpose and programs to the public.
•Ensure that relationships with customers, donors, volunteers, and the community-at-large are handled in a manner consistent with organizational values, mission, and strategic objectives.
•Develop appropriate annual and long-term financial objectives, leading the organization in achievement of financial goals.
•Attract, develop, motivate, and retain members of the staff, guiding them to achieve short and
long-term organizational objectives.
•Oversee the development of new programs and evaluate existing programs to determine efficiencies,
inadequacies, and sustainability.
•Provide a strategic vision and direction for the organization, leading the development and implementation of long-term strategies to meet needs and objectives of all stakeholders.
•Provide oversight to the development team to ensure a robust fundraising plan to sustain and expand the work of the organization.
•Implement all board policies, consistent with the Policy Governance model put forward by John Carver and embraced by the Channel One Board of Directors in 2001.
•Work with the Board of Directors and staff in planning and developing goals and objectives of the organization.
Experience: Preferred experience in non-profit organizations, food industry management, or business administration. At least five years of progressive executive experience within an organization of at least 20+ employees, or comparable experience. Knowledge of human service systems, public relations and marketing, fundraising for charitable causes, organizational planning, and human resource management. Preference given to candidates with previous food banking experience, those with an understanding of the complex issues related to hunger, and those with advocacy experience on behalf of low-income families. Leadership Skills: Excellent oral and written communications, strong interpersonal and networking ability; strategic thinking and business acumen; dedication to diversity and inclusion, building teams; ability to work effectively with volunteer boards and committees; an experienced shared/collaborative leadership style, ability to plan, monitor and evaluate budgets; ability to plan, organize and implement activities appropriate to the advancement of organizational goals; experience supervising and managing people. Honesty, integrity, and a commitment to the mission of Channel One Inc.
Additional Salary Information: Salary range is competitive and based on qualifications.
Channel One Food Bank and Food Shelf, a member of Feeding America, is a non-profit charitable organization whose mission is "to work in partnership to help feed people in need." We do this by receiving, sorting, packaging, labeling and distributing donated, purchased, and government commodity food products to about 160 member non-profit food shelves and agencies in a 14-county region of Southeast... MN and Western WI. Established in 1980, we distribute over 9 million pounds of food annually. The agency operates with a $3.5 million budget and currently employs 30 staff members. Along with the Food Bank, Channel One also operates a direct service Food Shelf program serving about 3,500 households a month, the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for seniors, a Backpack Program providing weekend backpacks of food to 1,200 students weekly, a Mobile Pantry program providing supplemental boxes of food to six locations monthly, and a Green Gardens program that allows 116 households to grow their own fresh produce. Nearly 2,800 volunteers assist in a variety of program operations annually. Benefits include health, dental, LTD, life insurance, retirement benefit, holidays, vacation, sick leave, Colonial Life, and FSA medical and dependent care reimbursement.