The Kendall County Community Food Pantry (KCCFP) seeks a proven leader who has a passion for putting the needs of a community first. Is a leader guided by service to others and a person that can collaborate with both volunteers and executives.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record in reaching out to community, representing an organization, leading a volunteer base, and raising of funds. Lastly, the ideal candidate must have the ability to show a high level of empathy and compassion for others.
Articulates a clear vision for the organization and advances the mission and vision
Exhibits excellent core leadership and executive competencies
Collaborates with board leadership, other agencies, and community leaders to effectively communicate and implement strategic initiatives
Advises board leadership on industry trends, performance measurements, risk assessments, and initiatives related to food pantries & other social service fields
Develops/executes strategic plans, dashboards, and overall budgets/targets for all areas of the organization
Oversees volunteers; offers direction, guidance, and coaching/mentoring
Oversees development of written operational procedures and ensures adherence
Leads the development of annual plans (focus, budget, scope, accountabilities) and monitors performance against goals
Ensures timely, accurate, and compliant operational and financial reports are prepared and presented in a clear, concise, focused, and actionable way
Leverages technology to improve the effectiveness/efficiency of the organization
Ensures compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and standards
Liaison between the organization and the community
Manages a personal portfolio of high-level prospects. Cultivates and engages prospects, solicits gifts, and strategically increases giving levels
Supports and engages the volunteers and board members in strategic operations
Identifies and evaluates appropriate relationships with corporations with the potential to support the organization through in-kind services and donations
Develops and coordinates the agenda and supporting materials for the Board Meetings
Keeps the board focused on strategic priorities as opposed to operations
Develops Board orientation and educational presentations; serves as a resource to new Board Members
Experience in nonprofit management or business
Minimum of 8 years of management experience
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in nonprofit or corporate management, to include 3 years of supervisory experience
Ability to effectively solicit, encourage, coordinate, and manage volunteers
Knowledge of fund development processes and procedures as well as proven ability to plan
Proficiency in writing and administration of grants, especially in the governmental sector
The Kendall County Community Food Pantry (KCCFP) traces its roots back to the 1980s during a Caterpillar strike that lasted 6 months. To help each other endure, neighbors got together and traded what they had. Donations from local merchants were coordinated and distributed to the neediest families and the pantry was born.
Almost 40 years later, the KCCFP is operates out of a 32,000 sq. ft. facility in Yorkville. We bring in thousands of pounds of food, clothing, household supplies, and even pet food, weekly from local donors and grocers, organize it, and then offer it to several hundred families each Thursday. We’ve opened monthly satellite operations in Plano and Oswego.
One important thing has not changed over the years -- our heart to care for our neighbors in need. The pantry serves a wide array of clients. We care for people whose main living space is a tent or their car. We care for families whose sole income is federal and state aid. Lots of fixed-income seniors, veterans, and disabled persons rely on the pantry to try to make ends meet.
We also help “regular” and “mainstream” families. It happens. A job is lost, a family member has a medical crisis, or some other big... upset occurs. Under normal conditions, many families are just a few paychecks away from the heart-wrenching position of deciding whether to pay the electric bill or buy groceries. The KCCFP stands ready to help.