Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) believes that healthy food is a basic human right and that hunger is an issue of social justice. WCFB’s mission is to engage, educate, and lead Worcester County in creating a hunger-free community. To that end, WCFB annually collects donations of perishable and non-perishable food and distributes it through a network of Partner Agencies, including food pantries and community meal programs; trains Partner Agencies in food safety; and advocates for systemic and sustainable solutions to support children, families, and seniors in being more food secure and healthy. Job Summary The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is the senior leadership position responsible for providing both strategic and day to day operational oversight in support of WCFB’s mission and to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency. The COO reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Commitment to WCFB’s mission to end hunger. Understanding of and commitment to equity and social justice.
Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field with 6 – 8 years of senior management experience in food banking or high level operational/leadership experience in nonprofit management required.
Commitment to a flexible work schedule to meet the organizational needs of WCFB.
Willingness to travel locally, regionally and nationally as needed.
Leadership experience and professional communication skills: listening, verbal and written. Bilingual English and Spanish a plus.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualities and strong skill set:
Supervisory management experience / organizational skills including managing teams and multiple, competing priorities, adhering to deadlines, motivating people, keeping projects on task and attention to detail.
Interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
Short and long-term planning and evaluation.
Budgeting and financial management.
Systems thinker and problem-solver.
Initiative, flexibility and ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances and priorities.
Skill with computer programs including inventory management software.
Ability to digest technical documents including financial reports and contracts.
Additional Salary Information: This is a full time exempt salaried position with a compensation range currently at $87,000 - $108,160 with a competitive benefit package.
About Worcester County Food Bank
Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) is one of three Feeding America member food banks in Massachusetts.
We’re dedicated to engaging, educating, and leading Worcester County, Massachusetts in creating a hunger-free community – and we do this in two ways.
First, we partner with others – food and fund donors, volunteers, business and community leaders – to provide donated food to neighbors who need it. Last year, we and our network of 115 local pantries and community meal programs helped to distribute nearly 6.1 million lbs. of donated food (enough for 5.1 million meals!) to 75,000 people from all 60 cities and towns in Worcester County.
Second, we advocate. We help grow support for policies and programs that decrease hunger and increase access to healthy food. You can learn more about advocacy here.