Community Food Bank’s Executive Director is a passionate leader, dedicated to management of and advocacy for San Benito County’s largest nonprofit whose mission is, “Building dignity, sharing abundance, nourishing lives.” The Executive Director works collaboratively with the organization’s Board of Directors, staff, and community volunteers as well as local and industry leaders and oversees a diverse set of programs. Such programs include food procurement and distribution, agency store and relations, thrift stores, and a market-style food distribution.  The Executive Director sets fundraising priorities, manages the organization, and maintains the organization’s leadership position in service delivery, fundraising and advocacy.

Salary: $110,000-$120,000 annually



  • In collaboration with the staff and board, develop a multi-year strategic program and financial plan in furtherance with the  Community Food Bank’s strategic objectives..
  • Ensure that programs and policies continue to support the organization’s mission, and that they are fiscally sound and sustainable.
  • Work closely with the staff to strengthen programs, develop new programs and initiatives and ensure existing programs remain relevant to the mission of the Community Food Bank and that they are well managed.


  • Assist in the development of agendas for meetings of the Board and its committees and provide as needed reports and other information to help the Board and committees make informed decisions to the benefit of and in the best interests of the Community Food Bank.
  • Thoroughly understand Community Food Bank’s governance model. It is the ED’s responsibility to interpret and operationalize the priorities and executive limitations set by the Board in each strategic plan and budget.
  • In collaboration with the Board, help to identify, nominate, recruit and orient new Board members who will add diversity to the Board and whose talents, interests and commitment will help to further the mission and meet the strategic objectives of the Food Bank.
  • Regularly brief the Board on the status of the organization’s performance toward the Food Bank’s program and financial objectives. Vision.
  • Work to ensure communication, cooperation and mutual respect between Board and staff members.


  • Directly lead, supervise, develop, and mentor a management team.  Ensure that the Food Bank’s personnel policies, practices, and procedures are in full compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
  • In collaboration with the management team, hire, supervise, motivate, and evaluate staff; ensure that staffing is appropriate to meet the organization’s goals; encourage staff development efforts to enrich the competencies and experience levels of the staff. Work with the Food Bank staff team to ensure that the day-to-day operations and food programs are professionally and efficiently organized and administered, and in full compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
  • Work with the staff to ensure delivery of the highest quality services yielding a high level of satisfaction among those served.
  • Oversee facility maintenance and workplace safety to protect employees. customers, and volunteers, and safeguard all fixed assets of the agency; ensure that the facilities of the Food Bank are in full compliance with all applicable health and safety laws, rules and regulations.
  • Ensures proper maintenance of agency record keeping.


  • Identify and deepen relationships with the community for the purpose of nurturing goodwill, recruiting, and engaging new and ongoing donors/supporters, and developing and enhancing partner organization relationships and individual volunteers to reach the objectives of a comprehensive community engagement and fund development plan.
  • Working with the Board, broaden and deepen the funding base for the organization; where possible, vary the mix of funders so that development activities evolve as the funding environment evolve; with the Board, identify innovative methods for tapping new funding sources and networks on behalf of the organization.


  • Oversee the organization’s strategic financial planning and financial operations; oversee the budgetary process and ensure that sound financial controls are in place and that funds are handled and spent as authorized by the Board and consistent with the organization’s financial policies and procedures; work closely with accounting to maintain the organization’s current and future financial and administrative well-being.


  • Working with the Board, develop and lead a strategic multi-year communications and advocacy plan(s) and objectives, setting forth what goals CFB wants to achieve over what time frames, with whom and why, and the best means – and their requirements – for achieving those objectives.
  • Maintain, promote, and provide visibility for Community Food Bank by serving as a credible, articulate, and effective spokesperson, in person and in writing; reinforce and build positive understanding of and reputation for the work of the organization; serve as a spokesperson and advocate for the people served by the organization.   
  • Work closely with the Board to ensure clear and effective articulation of the agency’s mission and purpose.
  • Leverage the resources of Community Food Bank to beneficially impact relevant public policy, programs, and funding; continue Community Food Bank’s leadership role in influencing policy by being an articulate advocate for poverty, hunger, and nutrition.
  • Build effective partnerships with organizations and individuals working in the Community Food Bank’s areas of interest.


  • Five  years of management level experience with evidence of increasing responsibility, preferably in a nonprofit.
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors.
  • Excellent public speaking ability and communication skills (verbal and written), including the ability to address issues in nonpartisan and non-polarizing ways.
  • Knowledge of human resources management
  • Dedication to diversity and inclusion.
  • A hands-on leader willing to develop and execute a variety of activities ranging from internal operations to highly visible external engagements.
  • Flexibility to travel to off-site meetings and work hours outside of a normal day.
  • Valid Driver License, clean driving record, proof of insurance, and reliable transportation.


  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Credibility in the social services community with a broad knowledge of current issues and trends.
  • Successful experience in grant writing/fund development.
  • Financial Management Experience with large budgets.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree preferred.


  • Includes office, warehouse, as well as outdoor work.
  • Driving, walking, standing for extended periods of time, bending, lifting, and carrying items weighing less than 50 pounds.

If you meet these qualifications and want to join our mission, please send your resume to board@communityfoodbankofsbc.org.