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Executive Director

Company: Gcnf Board Of Directors
Location: Lynnwood
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Company: Philanthropy Northwest

Location: Seattle

Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

The Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF) brings together aglobal network of governments, businesses, and civil societyorganizations to support school meal programs that help childrenand communities thrive. Based in Seattle, Washington, GCNF providesadvocacy, training, technical assistance and networkingopportunities and convenes an annual forum to help governmentsbuild national school meal programs that are nutritious, locallysourced, and ultimately independent of international aid.The GCNFBoard of Directors is completing its strategic plan, a draftof which is available upon request.

Role Responsibilities:

GCNF is seeking an Executive Director to lead the organizationas we grow and expand program offerings. The Executive Director maywork remotely from anywhere in the U.S.A with periodic travel toSeattle and Washington DC. Occasional travel to internationallocations is expected, as the work requires and other conditionsallow. You will be joining a small, self-directed team in Seattle ,including a Program Officer, a Communications/Development Officer,and Finance/Administration Coordinator. The current ExecutiveDirector is willing to serve as a Senior Advisor (up to 25% time)to support GCNF’s needs and to provide high-level strategy andtechnical assistance during this transition, if desired. You willalso work with consultants around the world who are supporting GCNFprograms.

The ideal candidate enjoys solving complex problems, workseffectively with cross-functional teams, and thrives in afast-paced setting that is constantly evolving. GCNF valuesdiversity, equity and inclusivity, and we welcome applicants fromdiverse backgrounds. The position is responsible to the GCNF Boardof Directors . Working together with a highly accomplished team,primary responsibilities include policy development andimplementation, program management, administration, governance,communications, advocacy, and fund development. The ExecutiveDirector leads strategic planning initiatives, provides guidance tothe Board on policy development, and develops programs to carry outthe GCNF values, vision, mission, and goals.

Strategic and Programmatic Leadership Responsibilities

Board of Directors formulates policy. The Executive Directorprovides input to the process and implements policies set by theBoard

Develops, recommends, and implements GCNF’s portfolio ofprograms, communications, training, events, advocacy, fundraisingand development strategies

Honors GCNF’s longstanding policy and practices of being: a goodpartner, cooperating rather than competing with other organizationsand individuals

an objective facilitator of knowledge exchange

inclusive and respectful of others, regardless of demographiccharacteristics, including origin, title, religion, genderidentity, race, age, political affiliation, economic status, orlevel of education

Resource and Partnership Development Responsibilities

Identifies and develops partnership opportunities for advocacy,meetings, events, funding, and programmatic activities

Develops and maintains working relationships with relevantinternational organizations; corporate representatives; politicalleaders; educators, researchers and practitioners, and potentialand current donors

Identifies and cultivates potential donors, develops long- andshort-term strategies for raising funds, and develops strategiesfor Board members to participate in solicitations

Seeks sustainable revenue streams linked to GCNF’s strategicpriorities and mission

Financial and Program Oversight Responsibilities

Directs the GCNF programs and provides technical assistance whenneeded

Develops and recommends to the Board financial goals and theGCNF budget

Ensures GCNF complies with all legal/financial requirements ofthe Foundation

Is familiar with and follows good management and governancepractices

Human Resources Management Responsibilities

Manages hiring, evaluating, training, mentoring/coaching andterminating GCNF staff

Manages identifying, contracting, and terminating GCNFconsultants and volunteers

Provides reports, analysis, and updates to the Board

Candidate Qualifications: Qualifications:

Must be a citizen of the United States

Bachelor’s degree with a strong preference for a Master’s Degreeor the equivalent in professional experience

Five+ years’ experience at an executive or a senior level withfour+ years in staff and financial management, including resourcemobilization

(Preferred) working level skills in a foreign language andmulticultural experience or background

Specific experience:

Knowledge of international food programs, child nutrition,and/or Sustainable Development Goals

(Desired) Understanding of the role of school feedingstakeholders (e.g. governments, private sector, NGOs, UN and otherdevelopment agencies, academic institutions) in the development andsupport of school meal programs

Strong network with stakeholders relevant to school mealprograms, food security, and nutrition

Demonstrated experience in fund development, advocacy,grant/proposal writing, and other fundraising activities

Familiarity with foundation governance and management bestpractices

Experience building coalitions and alliance with otherorganizations to share costs and pursue common goals in areas ofmutual interest

Demonstrated skills in program or project management such asplanning, staff and budget management, customer/funder service,reporting and evaluating

Demonstrated skills working with volunteer Boards to developpolicy, administer governance requirements and raising funds

Demonstrated interpersonal skills in teamwork, collaboration andconsensus building to achieve results

Highly developed communication skills, including professionalwriting and editing and verbal and presentation skills for avariety of internal and external audiences

Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adapt to organizationalchange

Understanding of equitable development practices

Ability to function well in unfamiliar contexts and within othercultures and climates, and in resource-poor conditions

To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume/CV toRebecca Ward at rebecca@gcnf.org. When applying, please indicatehow you learned of this opportunity. 2101 Fourth Avenue, Suite650

Seattle, WA 98121

206-443-8430 | 1-877-769-2752

We are home to The Giving Practice , a national consultancycommitted to rigorous, generative andjoyful philanthropy.

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