Executive Director, Hunger To Health Collaboratory (H2HC)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512213-761235
    • Job Location: Boston, MA
    • Job Level: Executive
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 01, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

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.

Key Outcomes:

  • 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.

Activities:

  • 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 community organizations.
  • 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.

Education:

  • 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.

Experience and Skills:

Skills:

  • Highly organized with the ability to work independently and successfully meet deadlines.
  • Proven history of raising five and six figure gifts.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication.
  • Ability to translate complex medical, research and government jargon into clear and comprehensive communication, impact and opportunity.
  • Demonstrated examples of strategic thinking and impact.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging key stakeholders for partnership building.
  • Proven track record of successfully working in highly collaborative organizational environments.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in public health is preferable.
  • Experienced fundraiser.
  • Experience in leadership roles.
  • Experience in managing a budget.
  • Experience working with and addressing health equity; understanding the needs of underserved populations.
  • Maintain all appropriate licenses where appropriate.
  • Ability and willingness to travel. Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • A commitment to advancing health through food security and ending hunger.