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Position Announcement: Executive Director

The Lander Care and Share Food Bank board of directors is announcing the position of Executive Director and is seeking a highly qualified individual to lead in the operation of The Lander Care and Share Food Bank. The following Vacancy Announcement gives details and how to apply for this position.


The mission of the Lander Care and Share Foodbank is to provide emergency food assistance to those in need regardless of income. Almost 1 in 5 people in Fremont County, WY are food insecure. We provide food assistance to between 1,000 and 1,800 people per month. We are seeking an independent contractor to serve as our executive director. This is a part-time position that currently averages 20-25 hours per week. 

Executive Director Job Description:

Job Responsibilities: 

Operational Management

  • Recruit, manage, motivate, evaluate, and retain volunteers to produce organizational results
  • Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work
  • Order, receive, and maintain food inventory
  • Distribute food to clients
  • Document daily activities, maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations
  • Oversee the design, marketing, promotion, delivery, and quality of programs, products, and services. This includes food supply, access, and distribution.
  • Maintain all databases accounting for food distributed
  • Assure that the facilities and property are maintained to ensure a safe and clean working environment for volunteers and that equipment is adequately maintained and kept current to process inventory
  • Be available after hours for deliveries and other food bank business  

Marketing and Communications

  • Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals
  • Establish sound working relationships and cooperative relationships with community groups and organizations in the county and the state
  • Help coordinate food drives
  • Ensure a robust website, and annual report that summarizes the organization’s accomplishments, and recognizes its volunteers and donors

Budget and Finance

  • Work with the Board in preparing a budget and see that the organization operates within budget guidelines
  • Maintain a record of all donations
  • Work with the board to pay bills and maintain records or transactions 

Development 

  • Actively seek funding opportunities
  • Oversee organization and execution of special events
  • When necessary organize fund drives.
  • Work with the board to find and apply for grants to further our mission
  • Conduct official correspondence of the organization including thanking donors

Board Relations 

  • Work closely with board chair
  • Assist the board chair in planning the agenda and materials for board meetings
  • See that board is kept fully informed of the day-to-day activities of the organization 
  • Attend board meetings and provide formal updates 

Skills Required: 

  1. Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and self-directed
  2. Ability to prioritize and multi-task successfully
  3. Ability to collaborate well and be an effective team player
  4. Proficiency in the use of computers for word processing, financial management, and google suite. Able to do basic router and software troubleshooting
  5. High degree of emotional intelligence and the ability to welcome and manage a diverse group of volunteers and clients with respect
  6. Demonstrated excellence in organizational, communication, and leadership skills
  7. Experience and/or desire to work in a community setting 

Benefits

Annual contract for $24,000-30,000 per year depending on experience

Start date: 

By mid Fall 2022 in order to be trained by current director. 

Position open until filled. 

The Lander Care and Share Food Bank is an equal opportunity employer and provider. We adhere to the USDA’s non discrimination guidelines: https://www.usda.gov/non-discrimination-statement 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resumé to landerfoodbank@gmail.com. Applicants will then be asked to fill out a google form. 

Applicants should be ready to provide references upon request.

Any offer for employment will be contingent upon a successful background check.

Food Bank deliveries to Lander locals in need

Are you or do you know of a homebound person needing food or someone who should remain home during this time? The Lander Care & Share Food Bank is open regular hours: Tues.- Thurs.10:30am-12:30pm and 5-6 p.m. Thurs. However, if you live in the local Lander area and can’t get to us, please call or text Mike Lewis 307-349-6044, or d_tumbleweed@hotmail.com

Continuing drive-up service

The Lander Care & Share Food Bank will continue drive-up service at this time. We want to thank everyone for making this process a success. For anyone new to the Food Bank, please remain in your vehicles and follow instructions from the volunteers on the street. We are remaining open regular hours: Tues.-Thurs. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and Thurs. eve 5-6 p.m.

Together, we are “Neighbors helping Neighbors”.

Thanks to our volunteers!

The heart of the Lander Care and Share Food Bank is our generous volunteers.  They show up every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and whenever else the need arises to make sure the hungry and food insecure of Fremont County get food with a healthy dose of love.  This past Friday, the LCSFB Board of Directors put in a picnic to show how much we appreciate these amazing people.

The Lions’ Shelter was a perfect venue for burgers and brats.

The heroic folks who feed others were themselves fed!

A good time was had by all.

 

 

Centsible Nutrition at the Food Bank

The Lander Care & Share Food Bank was the recipient of the University of Wyoming’s Centsible Nutrition Program’s “Champions of Change Award.” Centsible Nutrition Program Educator Rebecca Green presented the award to the Food Bank’s Director, Audrey Krise, “in recognition of their commitment to building a healthier community through efforts that support better nutrition and physical activity.”

Rebecca Green prepares recipes using the Lander Care & Share Food Bank’s commodity items. Each month Becky provides tastes as well as copies of the recipes the clients can make with items they receive at the Food Bank.