Food4Kids Halton, one of 6 affiliated chapters of Food4Kids Ontario, provides healthy food for children with limited or no food access on weekends and during the summer months. Established in 2012, the agency provides food for more than 900 children in the Weekends Without Hunger Program. Since the pandemic hit, the number of children Food4Kids Halton feeds increased by 26%.
Children live with many concerns… worrying about where their next meal will come from should not be one of them.
It is within this context that Food4Kids Halton invites applications and nominations for the appointment of its next Executive Director.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director oversees all aspects of Food4Kids Halton, including community engagement, fundraising, program management, operations and administration. The Executive Director is also responsible for service delivery and evaluation, special event coordination, and marketing and awareness initiatives. The Executive Director provides insight and recommendations for strategic planning, operational efficiencies, and service development opportunities, and develops the annual service, fundraising and communications plan.
Overseeing a passionate staff team across multiple locations (Burlington/Oakville, Halton Hills, and Milton), the Executive Director encourages innovation and fosters a culture of effective teamwork and organizational performance. The Executive Director also values working with volunteers to ensure they feel welcomed and appreciated.
Externally, as the spokesperson for Food4Kids Halton, the Executive Director cultivates strong working relationships with community groups, funders, politicians, media, corporate partners, and other organizations and stakeholders. They creatively and innovatively develop strategies for donor renewal to increase revenue through annual, monthly, mid-level and major gifts, and identify and complete grant submissions through corporate, government, or group fund opportunities.
This appointment calls for a purpose-driven, collaborative leader who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves, dive into complex challenges and tackle child hunger. You have demonstrated leadership experience, ideally in the not-for-profit sector, and the capacity to provide effective operational and administrative leadership, including financial and human resources. You understand the dynamics of working with and in support of boards, committees and volunteers. You are strategic, results-driven, and lead by example, with a passion for service excellence and the have ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills are required, which include the ability to serve as a brand ambassador for Food4Kids Halton, raise funds through grants, events and prospecting, and build and sustain strong and collaborative working relationships with key stakeholders at all levels. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to advancing equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility, and to upholding the integrity of Food4Kids Halton’s mission, vision, mandate, and guiding principles.
Salary Range: $90,000 to $100,000
Location: Food4Kids Halton provides a hybrid work environment, with on-site duties at the warehouse(s) as required.
To apply or explore this leadership position at Food4Kids Halton further, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter, in confidence, to Sam Walton (email@example.com) and/or Noshina Choudhary (firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit https://griffithgroup.ca/food-4-kids-halton-executive-director/.
Food4Kids Halton is an equal-opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. It strongly encourages applications from women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and/or gender identities. Individuals are encouraged to self-identify.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Food4Kids Halton and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Sam Walton (email@example.com) should you require any accommodation to participate in this posting, recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes.