The Hunger to Health Collaboratory is a cross-sector partnership
that builds upon diverse knowledge and experiences across food and
health systems in collaboration with leaders from food industry,
business, and academia to work towards food security for all. This
venture currently has the mission to reduce the health consequences
of hunger through collaboration, advocacy, and education. Given the
past year with the lens of the pandemic, the partners are reviewing
the need to pivot the mission towards food security as a matter of
public health including issue of health equity. Currently
structured, the Greater Boston Food Bank serves as the founder and
"back bone" organization to administer the work of H2HC.
The lead funder is founding member, Stop & Shop Corporation.
These funds are made available through their foundation, the
"Our Family Foundation."
Reporting to the President and CEO of The Greater Boston Food
Bank, the Executive Director will work with the H2HC governing
members, advisory members, consultants, and the H2HC Manager to
advance and guide the vision and mission of the Hunger to Health
Collaboratory. In this role, the Executive Director will lead the
strategy, fundraising, activities, and outcomes of H2HC.
Secure funding for 2022 and beyond.
Redesign the role and makeup of the Governing Members and
Advisory Members. Confirm expectations of both levels of
membership including financial contribution and organizational assets.
Build a strategic plan to define activities with measured
outcomes for 3 years ahead (2022-2025).
Work with the President/CEO of GBFB to clarify strategy and direction.
Collaboration: Convene Governing Members, Advisory Members,
Consultants and Staff to drive activities to deliver outcomes to
support the mission. Convene interested parties across the health
system to collaborate towards the goal to improve health by
increasing food security. This would include, when appropriate,
health providers, payers, policy makers, government, clients, and
Advocacy: Use existing data and research or grant funds to
conduct new research to promote proven tools, models, and policies
to be embraced by business, hunger advocates, health systems,
policy makers, government, and community organizations. Move
hunger and food insecurity to a matter of public health. Share
successful models and encourage duplication.
Provide educational opportunities by hosting an annual hunger
summit, events, participating on panels, delivering keynotes,
providing testimony and publishing articles/research. Provide
annual grants to community organizations to advance the mission of H2HC.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Determine which partners are missing and seek to add them at
both the governing and advisory levels.
Identify key relationships and partnerships in the health
system to advance the mission of H2HC.
Advance research and successful models.
Supervise the H2HC Manager.
Serve as subject matter expert for health system trends and opportunities.
Secure financial resources.
Manage expectation of stakeholders.
Work directly with the GBFB President and CEO.
Work within the GBFB structure following outlined policies and procedures.