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Executive Director
Feed Iowa First in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
 
 
 
Date Posted 03/30/2022
Category
Nonprofit-Executive
Philanthropy-Executive-Non-profit
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Executive Director

Under the direction and guidance of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED), is the key management leader of Feed Iowa First, committed to serving food insecure individuals and families. The ED is responsible for overseeing staff and programs and implementing the strategic plan for the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, partnership development, compliance and community outreach.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Board Development & Governance

  • Responsible for leading Feed Iowa First in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions
  • Ensure compliance with bylaws and strong communication with the Board Chair

Fundraising

  • Oversees fundraising events, all facets of donor management and donor development, including the use of software and best practices to engage our existing donor base.
  • Work with the Donor Development and Strategic Funding (DDSF) committee to develop resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization
  • Willing to meet one on one with identified potential donors and/or donor groups to ask for donations

Administration

  • Provide fiscal management through development of an annual budget
  • Develop and oversee a 1 and a 5-year strategic plan
  • Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, municipal and other funders’ regulations
  • Track and review monthly reports with the board Treasurer

Community Outreach/Marketing

  • Assure Feed Iowa First’s mission, programs, products and services are presented in a positive manner, including donation campaigns and events.
  • Establish and maintain supportive relationships with community groups and organizations
  • Oversees the organization's website, ensuring all content is relevant and up to date.

Personnel

  • Manage the human resources of the organization adhering to policies and procedures that conform to current laws and regulations
  • Responsible for hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff
  • Consult Board of Directors in matters of hire, promotion, transfer and firing staff

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong written and oral communication skills; a concise and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • A bachelor’s degree or suitable work experience required; agriculture experience preferred
  • Superior management skills, including fiscal management, personnel management, strategic planning, public relations, and fundraising
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and motivate board members, staff and volunteers
  • Track record for delivering superior results and working effectively with diverse groups of people
  • Integrity, positive attitude and passionate about the mission of Feed Iowa First; Combatting food insecurity by growing food and farmers
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required
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