United Way Job Openings

Vice President for Hunger Relief

Posted: May 19, 2023

DEPARTMENT: Hunger Relief

CLASSIFICATION: Salary, Full time

Position Summary

To lead the continued implementation of the countywide Hunger Relief Strategic Plan (originally adopted in October 2015) to fight hunger and food insecurity in Palm Beach County.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Continue to facilitate a framework for implementing the Hunger Relief Strategic Plan and MacKenzie Scott Hunger Relief Strategies, county-wide
  • Work with the community, which includes but is not limited to, community representatives, leaders, and funders to monitor and execute priorities, strategies, and desired outcomes, and re-evaluate them when needed.
  • Continually build consensus and facilitate collaboration and growth with county-wide hunger relief coalition as well as appropriate committees/subcommittees.
  • Manage the Palm Beach County Hunger Relief staff, Advisory Council, Work Groups, and Subcommittee
  • Effectively manage the process through meeting management tools, meeting notices, agendas, drafting materials to be considered, minutes, fact sheets, statistics, etc.
  • Mobilize stakeholders and refine Hunger Relief Work Groups/Subcommittees to monitor and track with hunger trends.
  • Build community partnerships with traditional and non-traditional partners around the Hunger Relief Strategic Plan and MacKenzie Scott Hunger Relief Strategies
  • Maintain and establish relationships with others to address issues related to food security and hunger.
  • Facilitate collaboration and communication among agencies, donors, policy makers and other stakeholders around the development and implementation of partnership initiatives and specific strategies tied in with the Hunger Relief Strategic Plan and MacKenzie Scott Hunger Relief Strategies.
  • Participate in relevant community, state and national task forces, commissions, and committees.
  • Measure, evaluate, and communicate successes and challenges.
  • Collect information and data, and compile regular progress reports consistent with planned evaluation strategies, or funding requirements.
  • Prepare relevant reports and documentation for distribution, including an annual summary report on the Hunger Relief Strategic Plan.
  • Increase investment in food security by securing funding through grants, as well as private and corporate donations, working with resource development, major gifts and community investment teams or other United Way staff members to raise funds.
  • Identify projects for funding consistent with the identified priorities and strategies.
  • Determine the dollars or resources needed to address the identified priorities and strategies which align with the initiative’s metrics.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including early mornings, evenings, and weekends, when needed


  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Impact and Influence
  • Leading and Managing Change
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Systems and Administration
  • Team Leadership
  • Visioning and Alignment
  • Demonstration of strategic thinking, awareness, and ability to perform effectively given internal and external influences.
  • Demonstration of outstanding interpersonal, meeting facilitation, and organizational skills
  • Ability to build consensus and facilitate collaboration across sectors, as well as the ability to build and sustain productive relationships with diverse individuals, groups, organizations, and communities.
  • Ability to successfully move a diverse group of people toward a common vision and goals.
  • Demonstrated understanding of food insecurity and ability to share this knowledge with others.
  • Flexibility and ability to work on multiple high-priority projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to independently, effectively, and creatively solve problem
  • Awareness of and demonstrated ability to be culturally sensitive to varying cultural norms.
  • Ability to recognize and function appropriately in sensitive situations.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skill
  • Solution/Problem solver/Stress tolerance
  • Show ambition and initiative – to achieve short term and long-term goals
  • Decisiveness/Flexibility/Self-motivated and ability to motivate others
  • Written/oral/interactive communication
  • Information gathering and processing
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude, high level of integrity, resourcefulness, and a sense of humor

Core Competencies

  • Integrity/Accountability/Reliability/Trustworthiness
  • Organized/Attention to detail
  • Analytical/Critical/Strategic thinking
  • Project management/Leading and managing change/Delegation
  • Strong people skills/relationship building/teamwork

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Bachelor’s degree required but Master’s degree preferred with a minimum of five years of leadership experience in the field of human services, planning, and/or food systems (or comparable combination of education and experience).
  • Experience working in a team environment, facilitating effective groups, developing collaboratives, and working with volunteers.
  • Experience with collective impact models and community driven efforts preferred.
  • Proven track record leading and working on high profile community projects with diverse stakeholders preferred.
  • Ability to analyze data and develop innovative strategies to maximize results.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

Job Details
Vice President for Hunger Relief
Organization: United Way of Palm Beach County
Posted: May 19, 2023

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