The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Food Bank For New York City in the search for a Vice President, Community Engagement. The philanthropic community has greater awareness of hunger and interest in helping than ever before. The Food Bank For New York City is investing in additional development positions to strengthen its capacity to tap into this increased interest and generosity, in order to meet the growing need for its critically important services.
Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Vice President, Community Engagement will oversee Marketing, Public Relations, and Content Development for the organization. The Vice President will manage Food Bank's volunteer services department including the engagement, management, and retention of over 25,000 volunteers that contribute over 96,000 hours annually. The Vice President will lead the government affairs/public policy team.
The successful candidate will be a collaborative team member responsible for developing and launching a comprehensive engagement strategy that will elevate Food Bank For New York City's public profile in ways that are both measurable and commensurate with Food Bank’s role as city’s largest hunger relief organization. Managing a staff of ten at various stages of their professional development, the Vice President should have experience as the kind of mentor and coach who will encourage and foster their professional development.
Food Bank For New York City has been working to end food poverty in the city's five boroughs for over 36 years. As the city’s largest hunger-relief organization, it employs a multifaceted approach centered on helping low-income New Yorkers overcome their circumstances and achieve greater independence. In the months since the pandemic reached NYC, Food Bank has seen the demand for its services more than double and the gap in services and support for families in need continues to grow.
Food Bank's work begins and ends with its mission which it only achieves through partnering with its citywide member network. Before COVID, this growing network of nearly 1,000 charities and schools helped provide food for 62.5 million meals each year. Today, Food Bank and its partners are on track to distribute over 110MM pounds of food to New Yorkers in need; and sustained, strategic fundraising growth will be critical to meeting this need for years to come.
Food Bank respects every gift of time, talent, and treasure to its mission by committing to a practice of transparency and excellence in stewardship. Food Bank embraces being a non-traditional anti-poverty organization because it recognizes that strategic, innovative approaches are necessary to end hunger.
Food Bank For New York City seeks a Vice President, Community Engagement with a strong commitment to social justice/hunger issues and the core values of Food Bank For New York City. A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least eight years of experience in marketing and public relations or relevant transferable experience at a comparably sized organization, including government relations and volunteer management experience.
Food Bank For New York City is located in New York City. The successful candidate may work remotely. Preference will be given to candidates that are able to commute easily to New York City as needed.
All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Food Bank For New York City to end hunger by organizing food, information, and support for community survival, empowerment, and dignity. This position pays $165K annually.