Executive Director

BackgroundFOOD for Lane County’s mission is to alleviate hunger in Lane County by providing access to food. Since our founding in 1984, we’ve grown to distribute over 8 million pounds of healthy food every year to individuals and families throughout Lane County. We are a passionate group of people who support the dignity of those we serve and are dedicated to finding creative solutions to hunger in our community. FOOD For Lane County (FFLC) is a leader in food banking. We’ve created innovative programs that are now used nationwide, and we strive every day to achieve our goal of eliminating hunger. After nine very successful years our Executive Director is retiring, and we are looking for her successor.The PositionFOOD for Lane County has grown rapidly over the past ten years. We’re seeking an experienced, visionary, self-directed and compassionate leader who can work well with an expert leadership team to maintain our solid financial position and continue building on our important work in Lane County.We are looking for a director who:Is an energized and creative leader with the ability to oversee and nurture a multimillion-dollar nonprofit organizationHas the nonprofit experience to work effectively in partnership with a strong and committed board of directorsWill be an effective public face for FOOD for Lane County, connecting with funders and community leaders to inspire collaboration and support for FFLCHas the experience necessary to understand, manage and lead a complex organization with multiple locations, helping to maintain a consistent culture across all of themValues diversity, equity and inclusion, and has the knowledge, understanding and skills to help foster these values in the organizationActively mentors staff to promote internal staff leadershipHas experience with underserved populationsThis is an exciting and high-profile position, working with an excellent management team and staff and a highly engaged board of directors. FFLC is part of a national conversation around how best to deal with issues of hunger in our communities. This position is an opportunity to make a significant impact on a major social issue both in Lane County and beyond.Lane County, Oregon, has a population of 375,000, more than half of whom live in the Eugene-Springfield metro area. FFLC serves the entire county, with headquarters in Eugene. The Eugene/Springfield area is a vibrant college community with a relatively mild climate, a robust cultural entertainment and sports tradition, many museums and performing arts centers, wineries and breweries, great restaurants, and good schools. It’s a great place to live!FFLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, marital status, veteran, or disability status.To Apply: Please submit a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet the qualifications, how you fit with the mission of FFLC and why you should be the next Executive Director. Please include the names of four references, how you heard about this position, and a complete chronological resume to: FFLC@pagetwopartners.com with “FFLC” in the title by Monday, April 5th at 5:00pm.