July 9, 2019
East Bethel, MN 55011, United States of America
Job Type


North Anoka County Emergency Foodshelf Director Position Profile

The North Anoka County Emergency (NACE) Foodshelf is seeking a Director with a passion for ending hunger and who possesses the communication and management skills needed to motivate, inspire and empower others to meet the NACE mission. Director Position Profile:

The Director is responsible for the overall leadership, planning, and management of all operations and resources of NACE in accordance with the strategic direction, mission, vision, and policies set by the Board of Directors.

The Director ensures the progress and development of the organization’s programs and the supervision of all staff members. The Director sustains strong and supportive relationships with donors, religious, civic, and business communities, the public, the food bank network, government at all levels, and other human service agencies.

The Director creatively seeks and secures financial support from a wide range of potential funding sources. This position is responsible for all the financial transactions necessary to meet the operative needs of the organization. In carrying out the responsibilities of the position, the Director maintains a collaborative and accountable relationship with the Board of Directors and organizational staff members.

The Director will:

  • Serve as the chief spokesperson for the organization, communicating NACE’s purpose and programs to the public.
  • Ensure that relationships with customers, donors, volunteers, and the community-at large are handled in a manner consistent with organizational values, mission, and strategic objectives.
  • Develop appropriate annual and long-term financial objectives, leading the organization in achievement of financial goals.
  • Attract, develop, motivate, and retain members of the staff, guiding them to achieve short and long-term organizational objectives.
  • Oversee the development of new programs and evaluate existing programs to determine efficiencies, inadequacies, and sustainability.
  • Provide a strategic vision and direction for the organization, leading the development and implementation of long-term strategies to meet needs and objectives of all stakeholders.
  • Provide oversight to ensure a robust fundraising plan to sustain and expand the work of the organization.
  • Work with the Board of Directors and staff in planning and developing goals and objectives of the organization.



Minimum two year degree in business management or related field, or the equivalent in experience.


Preferred experience in non-profit organizations, food industry management, or business administration. Knowledge of human service systems, public relations and marketing, fundraising for charitable causes, organizational planning, and human resource management. Preference given to candidates with previous food banking experience and issues related to hunger. Equally, preference will be given to those with an understanding of the complex issues facing communities and those with advocacy experience on behalf of low-income families. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license.

Leadership Skills

Excellent oral and written communications, strong interpersonal and networking ability; strategic thinking and business awareness; dedication to diversity and inclusion, building teams; ability to work effectively with volunteer boards and committees; an experienced shared/collaborative leadership style; ability to plan, monitor and evaluate budgets; ability to plan, organize and implement activities appropriate to the advancement of organizational goals; experience supervising and managing people. Honesty, integrity, and a commitment to the mission of NACE.

Salary Range

Competitive and based on qualifications

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and confidential résumé that explains how your skills align with the requirements stated, desired salary and three references to:

(E-mail applications are required and will only be accepted at this address)


DEADLINE: 2019, or until filled.

References & Background Information

It is a NACE policy to complete a background and reference check before employment. Candidates are asked to provide a list of three references that should include, but are not limited to, a supervisor, a peer, and a subordinate, when applicable. NACE respects the issue of confidentiality and conducts the reference checks accordingly.

Confidentiality & Equality Statement

We fully respect the need for confidentiality of information supplied by interested parties and assure them their background and interest will not be discussed with anyone outside the search committee without their prior consent.

The North Anoka Foodshelf is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local law.

 Our Organization

NACE was established in 1985 with the goal to help people residing with the community gain access to food when faced with a temporary situation, emergency situation, or crisis causing monetary stress. NACE operates as a menu model, which means clients select foods their families eat and know how to prepare. On average, clients take home 27 pounds of food per person. This consists of a variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, meat, milk, and other perishable and non-perishable items. Although clients are asked to visit the NACE once a month, no one is ever turned away. In 2018, 15,000 clients were served. 35% served were under the age of 18 and 22% were seniors.

NACE has created numerous collaborative partnerships both regionally and state-wide. NACE receives the majority of the food from Second Harvest Heartland and The Food Group. Food rescue partnerships are established throughout the community with Kwik Trip, Festival, Costco, Pizza Ranch, Cub Foods, and Target, as well as local farmers, food drives, and donors. These partnerships help to alleviate hunger, strengthen communities and improve health by providing and improving access to quality, nutritious food.

NACE functions within a framework of private and public partnerships. These stakeholders include local and regional corporations, religious organizations, retailers, healthcare organizations, civic organizations, government entities, and countless donors and volunteers. These relationships are vital to the ability to feed people, change lives, and end hunger. NACE currently employs 1 full time and 3 part-time employees and has built a strong organizational culture of teamwork, cooperation, and pride.

The goal and mission are the same as in 1985 but resources and programs have expanded.

Current programs

As stated in the NACE mission, participants are also welcome to visit our Clothing Closet per the same guidelines as the Foodshelf. The Clothing Closet was voted as one entity with the Foodshelf in 2008.

  • Crisis Pack

*Is a box of emergency foods and toiletries to be given during non-distribution hours at NACE, and are also located in several local churches and/or businesses

  • Homeless bags

*Are foods and utensils convenient for those experiencing homelessness.

  • Summer bags

*Additional bag of “kid friendly” foods for households with school age children available during the months of June, July, and August.

  • Weekend packs

* Additional bag of “kid friendly” foods for households in need identified by local schools.

  • Must Go Produce

* NACE offers a public (no registration required) perishable food distribution each Thursday (NACE is closed Friday, Sat, Sunday) in its efforts for 0% food waste.

  • Holiday Baskets

*Additional foods given (as funds are available and/or in partnership with local churches, civic groups, or businesses). The purpose of the additional food is to ensure

identified families are provided with a traditional holiday meal in addition to their monthly food shelf visit.

  • Homebound Delivery

*NACE delivery is a program that delivers food shelf groceries and social interaction to homebound participants.

The mission of NACE

Providing food and clothing to those in need through the generosity of our community.

The Board of Directors

NACE operates under an annual budget of $180,000 and is governed by a Board of Directors made up of 5- 10 dedicated individuals. In addition, NACE has a network of over 238 volunteers. These volunteers have given over 9,000 hours of time in Fiscal Year 2018.