Chief Programs Officer

We are currently seeking a Chief Program Officer who will be responsible for strategic planning and oversight of all program service activities. The successful candidate will ensure that food is distributed equitably throughout the Arkansas Foodbank’s service area to member agencies and that the agencies are provided with the best education, training and resources available.

Position Summary

As a key organizational leader, the Chief Program Officer will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and have the following essential duties and responsibilities:
• Develop strategies for increasing food distribution in each of Arkansas Foodbank’s counties in order to comply with Arkansas Foodbank’s goals and Feeding America’s compliance standards.
• Design and lead an educational effort through workshops and other training forums with agency partners to increase their knowledge of available hunger programs and support, service opportunities and operational practices; e.g., food handling, fund raising and communication.
• Develop operational goals and budget including ongoing review and analyses of activities, costs, operations, and forecasting of data to determine department and organizational progress toward stated plans and objectives.
• Participate as a member of the executive leadership team in organizational planning, development, monitoring, and evaluation.
• Keep up-to-date and knowledgeable about agency issues and trends, policies, regulations, and other matters affecting the Foodbank.
• Set standards for accountability and measurements of success for Program Services staff.

Education & Experience Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in Social Services related field.
• Minimum five (5) years management experience.
• Or, equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Familiarity with computer operations including Microsoft Office.
• Experience in a non – profit organization is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
In order to be successful in this position, the successful candidate must:
• Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, sound judgment, and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively internally and externally.
• Be able to apply diverse strategies to analyze problems and to guide and develop solutions to result in desired outcomes and mission impact.
• Possess exceptional communication skills, demonstrated through written work and speaking experience with diverse.
• Be able to plan, organize, and carry out work independently, and to identify appropriate solutions to problem situations audiences.
• Be able to lift 20-25 pounds.

How to Apply
Send a cover letter and resume to Erika Hadley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format only. Please include the job title in the email subject line.

The Arkansas Foodbank is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Special Events Coordinator

We are currently seeking a Special Events Coordinator is who will be responsible for fundraising, planning, executing and assessing all special events and fundraising projects.

Position Summary

The Special Events Coordinator will report directly to the Chief Development Officer and have the following essential duties and responsibilities:
• Project management of special and major events to include: a) Serve as primary Arkansas Foodbank point person for fundraising events, including Empty Bowls, Summer Cereal Drive; Drive Away Hunger; and KARK Telethon b) Successfully oversee and coordinate all details of events, including committees and volunteers; c) Produce event management spreadsheets, insuring that all information is accurate and up-to-date; d) work with members of the community conducting events on behalf of the Arkansas Foodbank to assure their success and single point of contact.
• Serve as primary staff contact (liaison) for Special Events Committee (SEC) who is charged with generating community support for Arkansas Foodbank sponsored events. Duties include attending all meetings, proactively supporting all activities and keeping members on track for successful and rewarding membership experiences and events.
• Assist agency in building and maintaining an effective network of relationships with event donors and potential donors.
• Exemplify Arkansas Foodbank values and mission during community projects and at public, social, and business gatherings.

Education & Experience Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university.
• Three years of experience in Development or Project Management.
• Skilled in the use of computer operations and software, including Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
• Familiarity with event management software, including on-site gift processing.
• Successful background preparing presentations for financial support.
• Or, equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
In order to be successful in this position, the successful candidate must:
• Possess exceptional communication skills, demonstrated through written work and speaking experience with diverse groups.
• Be able to plan, organize, and carry out work independently, and to identify appropriate solutions to problem situations audiences.
• Be motivated to meet and exceed fundraising goals and quotas.
• Be able to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of personalities and leadership styles.
• Be able to lift up to 40 pounds.

How to Apply
Send a cover letter and resume to Erika Hadley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format only. Please include the job title in the email subject line.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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