Rainier Valley Food Bank (RVFB) is looking for a new Executive Director to transform what is already one of the busiest food banks in Seattle into the first Community Food Center in the Puget Sound region. The Community Food Center model originated at The Stop in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in the 1990’s and is changing the way food banks operate by shifting focus from emergency food to addressing key factors that cause people to become reliant on emergency food and building community resources.
A Community Food Center offers multi-faceted programming where people come together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for good food.
At RVFB, we have seen how powerfully food can bring people of different cultures and economic backgrounds together—how food is common ground. RVFB’s next Executive Director will be an inclusive and collaborative leader who is passionate about bringing people together over good food and demonstrates a deep commitment to racial equity and to understanding the racially and culturally diverse community that we serve. S/he/they will be an inspiring agent for change in this community; leading staff, volunteer, and board teams to build, define, and deliver this ambitious new service model.
For more information about this opportunity and how to apply, please refer to the job description.