Feeding Children Everywhere (FCE) started around a family’s dining room table in response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and has grown into a worldwide movement. Since then, FCE has been activating people for a hunger-free world and has mobilized over 797,000 volunteers at corporations, businesses, universities, faith-based organizations and more to package over 125 million meals for hungry children and families. FCE has a total annual revenue of nearly $7M, a staff of approximately 40 and operates from 4 campuses across the country. The main headquarters and warehouse are located just outside of Orlando, Florida in Longwood, with additional distribution facilities in Dallas, Texas, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Chicago, Illinois.
FCE has a significant opportunity to eliminate food insecurity and enhance the lives of millions by expanding its revolutionary food distribution platform, Full Cart. Working with passionate volunteers and dedicated staff, the next CEO will execute and expand on FCE’s unique mission through a proven model of food packaging and distribution and to develop new strategic alliances locally and globally to make great strides in eliminating world hunger.
FCE seeks a proven executive-level leader whose career has been noted by his or her clarity of vision, exceptional communication abilities and a hands-on leadership style. This person must exhibit success in inspiring a dedicated team and collaborating with and convening diverse stakeholders to advance a shared mission. Direct experience in a food supply chain organization is highly valued. Knowledge of the industry is required.
This leader must demonstrate the ability to serve the volunteer structure of FCE with professionalism and create a strong internal management structure. We seek a leader with a history of hiring, developing and supporting high-producing teams of professional employees. A background which demonstrates the execution of strategic objectives and the monitoring of such goals through the use of a balanced scorecard approach or similar metrics method is ideal. The qualified candidate will possess a high level of business and financial acumen along with experience in continuous process improvement.
This person should demonstrate an ability to raise awareness of the mission of FCE nationally and internationally. Experience working with stakeholders to build philanthropic and business relationships is desirable. Along with these skills, some of the important personal attributes we seek include approachability, honesty, adaptability, optimism, humility, emotional intelligence, good listening skills and a sense of humor.
An under-graduate degree is required. A post-graduate degree from an accredited college or university is preferred. A commitment to continued learning and professional accreditation is desirable.