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San Francisco-Marin Food Bank envisions a community where everyone will have access to nutritious food of their choosing and will be uplifted by a network of support. We envision a just and equitable society that nurtures a resilient community, and together with our board and staff team our values are accountability, compassion, equity, respect, and transparency.
The Chief Philanthropy and Engagement Officer will play a pivotal leadership role in advancing our mission to end hunger, as we serve 184,000 people each and every week, engage volunteers, and share and communicate the impact of our cause.
To ensure we continue to provide the same care, attention, and resources to the people within our community, SF-Marin Food Bank has exclusively retained Nonprofit HR to assist in the recruitment efforts for its next Chief Philanthropy and Engagement Officer (CPEO).
The Chief Philanthropy and Engagement Officer leads a department of 40 professionals and is accountable for the performance of SF-Marin Food Bank’s fund raising, marketing, communications (internal and external), volunteer, and community engagement functions. This proven strategic leader will have strong political acumen as well as an in-depth understanding of marketing and communications in a philanthropic environment. We seek someone who approaches their work, personally and professionally as a participative leader. The Chief Philanthropy and Engagement Officer will manage a strategically selected portfolio of donors, while collaborating closely with lead team members including the VP of Philanthropy, who is the lead on the fundraising team and a key expert and partner. Other direct reports are the Director of Communications and Marketing, and the Director of Community Engagement, both of whom are leaders of a high caliber group of seasoned professionals. Together with this team, the CPEO will ensure effective leadership and management of the department and create systems to connect and match opportunities for impact with donors.
The position also requires someone with a demonstrated ability to drive change and innovation, extensive non-profit experience, and a deep commitment to the Food Bank’s mission and values, and dedication to advance equity and social justice. As a strategic partner and member of the leadership team, the CPEO, in tandem with the VP of Philanthropy, will be accountable for achieving an annual revenue goal and ensure the development and achievement of the Department’s strategy and work plan. The ideal candidate will have served as a key leader or Executive Director of a community-based organization, and have experience in fundraising, strategic communications, board engagement, community engagement, and understand program development and support. Additionally, the ideal candidate will innately have a passion for lifting others alongside an unwavering commitment to taking initiative and mobilizing to get things done, effectively managing work integration and priorities, and working effectively within a complex organization to deliver results.
Nonprofit HR is committed to fostering and maintaining a work environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are fully integrated into everything we do for the benefit of our employees and the clients that we serve. To fully realize our goal, we prioritize our understanding of the complexities of DEI within our workforce to inform our approach to talent management. We believe that this guides how we do our work, advise our clients to operationalize DEI and position our content and educational opportunities to help strengthen the talent management capacity of the social impact sector. See the full statement.