Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank - Executive Director

Issaquah, Washington, United States | Full-time

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Position Profile.

The Organization

The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank (IFCB) has a 50-year history of supporting the community through distributing food and other vital resources with compassion and dignity. The IFCB is committed to providing quality food, clothing, hygiene items and case management services to anyone in need in the service area. With a specific emphasis on healthy foods, IFCB works hard to get fresh, local produce into the homes of those in need. Based on the belief that food is a right, not a privilege, IFCB strives to provide a gracious space where all people feel welcome, safe, and cared for.

The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank served about 6,000 individuals in 2021, through their combined programs and services.

To see recent media coverage and newsletters, please visit IFCB’s Media & News page.

Following an extensive and intentional strategic planning process, the board and staff have aligned behind the following mission, vision, and values:

Mission

The mission of the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank is to nourish and nurture our community through healthy food and connections to essential services.

Vision

 A thriving, connected community where everyone has access to healthy food and necessities of living.

Values

  • Adaptability – Be agile and proactive in addressing the evolving needs of our community.
  • Compassion – Listen to, understand, and support members of our community.
  • Welcoming – All individuals are valued without judgment and treated with respect.
  • Excellence – Foster an environment where everyone can be and do their best.
  • Community – Engage the community and partners to accomplish more than we could alone.

The Position / Your Role

The Executive Director (ED) will lead the evolution of IFCB as the organization strives to:

  • Nourish more people;
  • Connect community and resources;
  • Improve IFCB’s systems, processes, and reputation.

The Executive Director (ED) reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall management and operation of the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, including but not limited to: implementation of IFCB’s strategic plan, supervising and sustaining a strong work force,  ensuring maximum impact and efficiency of existing programs, strategic identification of potential new programs or modifications to existing programs, financial management, sustaining and growing community relationships, donor cultivation and fundraising, and major events. The Executive Director also plays a key role in special projects, including an anticipated capital campaign to raise funds for facilities expansion. In addition, the ED prepares and provides a variety of reports, information, and recommendations to the Board of Directors in a timely and efficient manner.

The Executive Director oversees a ~$2.4 million budget and 3-5 direct reports with a total staff of 12-16. This team is committed to the mission of the organization and dedicated to their clients and the community. The caring, close-knit team of staff members have been described as cheerful, focused, and friendly, with the shared goal of providing a gracious space at the forefront of their actions.

Total Compensation & Benefits

The annual salary range for this position is $135,000 - $150,000.

Issaquah Food & Clothing is committed to supporting all employees through competitive salary and benefits, a commitment to equity and inclusion, and training and professional development opportunities.

The comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits (85% covered by IFCB)
  • Simple IRA retirement plan with an employer match
  • Paid holidays
  • Generous paid time off policy including vacation and sick leave
  • Professional development opportunities and educational benefits

To Be Considered

The position is open until filled, with a priority deadline of September 9, 2022.

Candidate materials are reviewed on an on-going basis and initial interviews will begin by late August. Please submit a resume and a two-page (or less) cover letter addressed to Board Chair, Mike Bresko.

You may direct questions to Ed Rogan at ed@valtasgroup.com or 206.697.8428 or Emily Lee at emily@valtasgroup.com or 206.409.2215.

The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank places equity high on our list of values. As an employer, this is demonstrated by our equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. All applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.