Job Posting 71464

President and Chief Executive Officer
MNP Executive Search & Professional Recruitment
Winnipeg area
closed 3 days ago (Fri, 11 Jun)
full time

Our client, Harvest Manitoba, is seeking its next President and Chief Executive Officer. Reporting to a community-based Board of Directors, the President and Chief Executive Officer leads the implementation of the strategic directions of the organization and oversees all operations, including a complex distribution network. As the face of Harvest Manitoba, the President and Chief Executive Officer will passionately share the mission and vision of the organization, maintain the organization’s positive reputation as a trusted and valuable contributor to the community and encourage the ongoing contributions of time, money and food products. The President and Chief Executive Officer will foster and build on positive relationships with partner agencies, funders, donors, volunteers, clients and the general public and will pro-actively advocate for policies and practices that establish food security.

The President and Chief Executive Officer will work with the Board to develop and maintain sound financial, human resource and operational policies aligned with Harvest Manitoba values and strategic directions. They will maintain an environment and culture that promotes compassion, continuous improvement and achievement of results. The President and Chief Executive Officer is responsible for ensuring the overall success of the Harvest Manitoba organization and requires strong leadership skills and the ability to develop and maintain an environment aligned with the organization’s key values.  The Board of Directors relies on the knowledge, skills and abilities of the individual in the role.

Candidates must meet the experience requirements and be able to demonstrate several leadership and technical competencies. The successful candidate will bring to this role a post secondary degree in a relevant discipline complemented with a minimum of seven years senior leadership experience, preferably in non-profit organizations.  As Harvest Manitoba is a unique organization, experience in establishing and operating effective logistics and distribution networks would be a definite asset. A demonstrated successful track record advocating for policy changes in addition to securing donations of funding, products and/or volunteer time is necessary.  An in-depth understanding of how poverty and food insecurity impacts local communities is required.  Extensive experience leading a combination of staff and volunteers is desired.

Please submit your resume in confidence to Lillian Wong, Senior Manager, MNP at Lillian.W by June 11, 2021. A copy of the full position profile is available at


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