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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Job Opportunity: FISH Food Bank, Ellensburg, WA – Executive Director

FISH Food Bank, Ellensburg, WA  –Executive Director

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for FISH Food Bank’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. S/he will initially develop deep knowledge of core programs, operations, and business plans, especially regarding diversified fund development to ensure FISH’s growth and sustainability in the community.

Responsibilities include:
·      Actively engage and energize FISH Food Bank’s volunteers, board members, clients, partnering organizations, and donors
·      Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors: seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for ongoing local operations
·      Conduct a strategic business planning process to assess the need for program growth in Kittitas County
·      Lead, mentor, develop, and/or retain or coach up/out FISH Food Bank’s staff team
·      Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and internal system growth
·      Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand
·      Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities
·      Begin to build partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with the donors, and political and community leaders

Minimum qualifications required:
·      A thorough commitment to FISH Food Bank’s faith-based mission
·      Proven leadership, coaching, relationship management and fundraising experience
·      Bachelor’s degree required with at least 10 years of management experience
·      Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
·      Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
·      Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
·      Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
·      Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
·      A person of passion, idealism, and integrity; a self-directed and mission-driven leader with a positive attitude 

Additional information: 
Applicants must pass thorough background and reference checks. Must have valid Washington driver’s license, (or, if an out of state applicant, must obtain a Washington State license upon hire).  Must be able to drive FISH Food Bank vehicle/s and be covered by FISH Food Bank’s auto insurance carrier. 

To apply: 
Prior to September 14, 2015, qualified applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, salary requirements and an essay detailing their faith in action (no more than 500 words) in a single document to Kari Anderson, at Please list “Executive Director – FISH Food Bank” in the cover letter.

FISH Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Recruiter:  Kari Anderson, Principal, Incite! Consulting Group
FISH website:

Recruiter phone: 844-946-2483


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