Job Posting 90540

President & CEO
Food for the Hungry Canada
Work From Home - Fraser Valley
Abbotsford, BC
closed 9 days ago (Fri, 27 Jan)
full time

President & CEO – Food for the Hungry Canada 

This executive search is conducted by Nelson/Kraft & Associates on behalf of Food for the Hungry Canada 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

Food for the Hungry Canada (FH Canada) is looking for a humble and empowering President & CEO who is skilled at developing leaders, building high-functioning teams, and providing strategic leadership to the organization. 

The President & CEO is passionate about ending poverty through global community development activities including education, health, livelihoods, and leadership development. Grounded in a biblical worldview, the President & CEO champions the mission and vision of FH Canada while modeling the values of God as our foundation, relationships first, commitment to service, investing wisely, and focusing on results. Reporting to the FH Canada Board, the President & CEO provides visionary leadership to the organization in the areas of strategy, mission growth, revenue development, team leadership, and operational excellence. The President & CEO is responsible for developing and directing the overall ministry of FH Canada and leading a Senior Leadership Team (SLT) of gifted leaders. 

If you are a highly relational executive with strong communication skills, business acumen, and values and a passion that aligns with FH Canada, we would love to connect with you. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field such as business, international development, health care, social work, education, theology or other, preferred. 
  • Minimum of 10 years’ senior leadership experience – leading a team of other leaders. 
  • Aligned with the values of FH Canada and in agreement with the Statement of Faith. 
  • Experience with or exposure to international development as an employee or volunteer. 
  • An understanding of international business or not-for-profit sector key drivers of performance. 
  • Financial management and budgeting experience with a similarly sized organization. 
  • A faith-based leadership style that is collaborative, humble, and empowering. 
  • Strong business management skills including sales, networking, diplomacy, and negotiating. 
  • Experience reporting to and collaborating with an engaged Board of Directors. 
  • A confident and articulate written and oral communicator who is gifted at public speaking. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal and collaboration skills, and possess a positive work attitude. 
  • Results oriented and highly motivated toward achievement and surpassing prior goals. 
  • Able to make difficult decisions using data, sound judgment, reasoning, and discretion. 
  • Previous fundraising experience is preferred. 
  • Able to relate to and empathize with those FH Canada serves. 
  • Able to maintain a caring and compassionate approach to staff and stakeholders. 
  • Able and willing to travel internationally several weeks each year. 
  • A demonstrated ability to build trusted and cooperative relationships with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Sociable with a sense of humour that cultivates a warm and fun team culture. 

 

 

WHO WE ARE 

OUR PURPOSE 

To end poverty one community at a time. 

OUR PROMISE 

To graduate communities out of poverty in ten years. 

FH Canada is a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to ending poverty – one community at a time. FH Canada walks alongside the most vulnerable communities throughout the developing world as they strive toward sustainability. Recognizing that each community faces unique challenges as well as advantages, FH Canada is committed to an integrated, holistic approach to development including priorities such as agriculture, education, health, and gender equality. 

WE'RE DIFFERENT BECAUSE… 

  • We address the root issues of poverty. Sometimes people get stuck. A community can’t progress until its people understand what is holding them back. Everyone has God-given value and potential so we begin with changing how they see themselves and the world around them. 
  • This is community-owned development. At the core of our activities is our belief in "walking with" rather than "doing for." Community leaders are intentionally involved in the creation of grassroots solutions to poverty. 
  • We see the big picture. We don’t do just one thing. Ending poverty is complicated and it takes more than food or clean water for a community to thrive. 
  • We hire locally. Over 98% of our 3,000 staff members are citizens of the countries where they work. They’re from there; they get it. 
  • We leave. After about a decade, a community graduates and we transition from coaches to the being on the sidelines. Since 1994, Canadians have helped 63 communities move from being stuck to self-sustaining. These communities are then in turn reaching out to their neighbours. 

OUR VALUES 

  • God is our foundation. We are motivated by Christ’s love to walk with the most vulnerable around the world until they thrive. The Church plays a central role in many of the communities that we work alongside of, and faith is an important part of a sustainable future. 
  • Relationships first. We recognize that people are at the end of every decision and make that responsibility our priority. 
  • Commitment to Service. Helping others is part of our DNA. We apply that philosophy as we walk with communities around the world. 
  • Invest wisely, focusing on results. We strive to make wise, long-term decisions with our generous donations to meet our goal of graduating communities out of poverty in ten years. 

 

Location: Abbotsford, BC (preferred, but open to remote) 

Application Deadline: January 27, 2023 

Start Date: March 2023 

 

TO APPLY please send a PDF copy of your cover letter and resume to . 

To obtain a complete Opportunity Profile, please visit our website.  

 

ABOUT US 

Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is an executive consulting firm that specializes in working with not-for-profits and for-profit businesses across Canada, assisting them in the placement of senior executives and directors.  

Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. welcomes and encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position. Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion in its hiring practices, and will only make distinctions among interested applicants in accordance with the applicable Human Rights legislation. 

Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. also welcomes and encourages applications from candidates with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process. If you require disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact us. 

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