Metro Caring is on the front lines of hunger prevention, simultaneously fighting hunger and promoting sustainability. Unlike a traditional food bank, this organization offers innovative solutions to nourish people while reducing food waste. Metro Caring annually receives and redistributes over 2.3 million pounds of nutritious food (35% fresh fruits and vegetables) - a majority of which would otherwise have gone to waste. Metro Caring’s holistic approach is focused on success, as defined by program participants. Approaches to ending hunger include a free, fresh-foods market where participants fill their baskets, nutrition and gardening education, and tools for self-sufficiency such as its Seeds for Success job-training program, financial literacy education and state-wide ID procurement.
The Chief Executive Officer will work collaboratively with the Board of Trustees, staff, volunteers, participants and partners to accelerate progress on Metro Caring’s mission and to establish the organization’s future strategies and long-term direction. This is an opportunity to build on the organization’s innovative programs, while defining the future impact and direction of this organization.
Metro Caring seeks a leader who is passionate about its mission and committed to developing environmentally sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, while fostering, self-sufficiency and health. This individual has experience in leading and directing organizations that seek to address complex societal issues. This person must demonstrate success in cultivating relationships with diverse constituents including: individuals, community groups, faith-based organizations, corporations, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. A proven track record in raising private contributions for operating funds and capital projects is highly desirable.
An understanding of business principles applied to a nonprofit organization, particularly a background in scaling sustainable program growth, promoting continuous improvement of program quality, revenue enhancement and diversification, is required. Food rescue, nutrition, community development, workforce development and/or health outcomes leadership and management experience is preferred.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university is expected, a graduate degree is preferred.
Applications and nominations are being received by Kittleman & Associates, LLC on or before May 19th. To apply, visit http://www.kittlemansearch.com/metro-caring/
For more information about Metro Caring, please visit www.metrocaring.org