Job Description


Job Title: Executive Director, Community Food Bank

Status / Work Schedule: Exempt, Part Time, 35 Hours a Week


Job Summary:

Under general direction, the Community Food Bank Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for advancing the mission and programmatic service delivery of emergency food response for Mesa County residents.  Administers Community Food Bank programs; develops and coordinates resources for the Community Food Bank; supervises volunteers; assists in the development and maintenance of the budget, fundraising, public outreach, organization relationships and collaborations.  


The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required.


Principle Job Duties:

1 – 60% Manages and supervises Community Food Bank volunteers, operations, facilities and programs.  This includes:

  • Recruits, supervises and trains food bank volunteers including:  Interviewers, Packers for pantry and bulk, Warehouse Stocker, and Drivers for food pick-up.  Delegate to volunteers where appropriate; ensure all laws and contractual agreements are met; and ensure an expectation of high ethical standards among volunteers.
  • Acts as liaison to partners, funders, businesses and collaborators in the community.
  • Assesses food bank needs, identifies available resources; plans, develops; revises food bank services accordingly.
  • Based on best practices and industry standards, develops the Community Food Bank’s Policy and Procedures Manual and Volunteer Handbook.  Trains volunteers on policies and procedures.  Develops and maintains volunteer position descriptions.
  • Develop, implement and oversee various programs in collaboration with the organization’s goals, board direction and the requirements of contracts, grants and agreements.
  • Ensures client food needs are satisfied in accordance with food bank policies and procedures.  Mediates various client situations as appropriate.


2 – 15% Performs administrative duties.  This includes:

  • In cooperation with the Board of Directors, provides input into annual budget, allocates resources and authorizes expenditures.
  • Analyzes food bank effectiveness; provides oversight for maintenance of food bank statistics and databases, evaluation tools, assessments and surveys.
  • Participates in Board of Director’s and volunteer meetings.
  • Maintain donor relationships.  Coordinate with in-kind donors, food drives, and solicit businesses in support of food drives and volunteer appreciation.  Maintain donor and volunteer information; acknowledge and appreciate donors and volunteers.
  • Maintain relationship and liaison with county departments regarding facilities use and maintenance, lease, conference room and safety.
  • Maintain Community Food Bank truck and associated records.
  • Manage food bank keys and credit cards and other sensitive or confidential information.


3 – 15%  In coordination with the Board of Directors, assists in the development and implementation of a comprehensive business service plan for the future sustainability of the Community Food Bank, including the following:

  • Researches and analyzes food bank information and data on a national, state and local level to define the areas of need for hunger relief and emergency food distribution.
  • Works collaboratively with other hunger agencies in developing service plans.
  • Makes presentations to policy making boards and commissions.
  • Assists in the development of policies and procedures for the Community Food Bank.
  • Stays informed on funding and programmatic issues impacting hunger relief in Mesa County.
  • Creates and implements appropriate volunteer structures and procedures.
  • In cooperation with the Board of Directors fundraising committee, develops and annual fundraising plan.  Supports the board in fundraising efforts.
  • In cooperation with the Board of Directors, research and write grants, seeks out funding opportunities.
  • Assists the Board of Directors in the coordination of public relation information via the local media; assures the Community Food Bank maintains a positive public awareness via written materials, newsletters, constituency building, special events, and press releases.  Attends various service club and community events.


4 – Acts as an advocate and collaborator in the community for hunger relief direct services. – 10%

  • Gives public presentations and provides information and materials to promote awareness of issues related to hunger relief and emergency food distribution.
  • Serves on related committees, task forces and advisory boards.
  • Participates in community collaborations and efforts for hunger relief and emergency food distribution.
  • Assists the Board in the recruitment, nomination and training for new board members.  Schedules and prepares program reports for monthly board meetings and communicates regularly with the board and board committees.

5- Commits to the principle and practices outlined by the Board of Directors; and performs related duties as required to meet the needs of the Community Food Bank and those it serves.


6 – Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents.  Responsible for the safety of self, others, material, and equipment.


Generally, duties and responsibilities are listed from most to least critical or time consuming.


Education, Experience and Skill Requirements:

Degree in public administration, human services, education, counseling, social sciences or related field and minimum of five years progressively responsible management experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Demonstrated successful administrative, planning, supervisory and volunteer coordination experience.  Strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Demonstrated ability to make public presentations to broad range of groups.  Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with administrators, agencies and community members.  Grant writing, fund raising and community collaboration experience.  Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.  Knowledge of and sensitivity to hunger relief needs and issues.  Demonstrated competence in using standard office technological tools.  Valid Colorado driver’s license.