Food for Life is seeking a new Executive Director to provide leadership, direction, and guidance for the organization’s activities. Reporting to the Board of Directors and building on its almost 30-year history as a sector-leading organization that delivers high impact, thought leadership, and collaboration across the network, the Executive Director will work collaboratively with staff, senior volunteers, and the community.
With the development of Food for Life’s Strategic Plan underway, the new incumbent will be responsible for delivering the organization’s vision to enhance services today while exploring ways to improve our impact tomorrow – both for people and the planet.
The successful candidate will foster a culture of collaboration and integration ensuring alignment of strategy and direction across the organization leading a highly capable and competent team of subject experts in food logistics, operations, programs, and fundraising. A strong communicator, the Executive Director will share and respond to relevant information, feedback, and issues with transparency and proactivity.
As a face of the organization and highly engaged in the community, the Executive Director will build and cultivate effective partnerships with regulatory bodies, other agencies, community and civic organizations, donors, funders and supporters, and the public. The new incumbent will be a network and systems thinker, demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of the broader context in which Food for Life operates. The Executive Director will anticipate changing stakeholder expectations and needs and develop effective responses to them in order to solidify and expand the role Food for Life plays throughout Halton and Hamilton Regions to achieve its vision for everyone to have access to healthy food.
The Executive Director can anticipate working out of Food for Life’s office/warehouse based in Burlington with occasional remote work as well as offsite meetings.