Halton Food for Thought Executive Director Recruitment
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July 5, 2024

Lead, Inspire, Transform: Become Our Next Executive Director!

For over 20 years, Halton Food for Thought (HFFT) has been a game-changer, ensuring that students in the Halton region can access healthy, free meals and snacks at school. By collaborating with Boards of Education and the community, we support Student Nutrition Programs for kindergarten to grade 12 students. Feeding students fuels their minds and bodies, setting them up for academic success andlifelong healthy habits.

Why This Role Rocks:

As the Executive Director of Halton Food for Thought, you'll lead a mission-driven team that nourishes young minds. This isn't just a job—it's your chance to make a lasting impact on thousands of students and their futures.

 

Job Description:

We areseeking a visionary and strategic Executive Director to lead HFFT into its next phase of growth and impact. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of organizational management and operations. This role requires a dynamic leader with proven experience in nonprofit management, team development, stakeholder engagement,and financial stewardship.

Key Responsibilities:

●     Leadership and Strategic Vision: Develop and execute strategic initiatives in alignment with the organization’s mission, values, and Board priorities.

●     Team and Culture Development: Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence among staff and volunteers.

●     Stakeholder Engagement: Champion HFFT's mission and value proposition to government entities, community stakeholders, and potential funders.

●     Operational Management: Overseeday-to-day operations, including financial management, budgeting, and compliance with regulatory requirements.

●     Board Relations: Collaborate with the Board to implement organizational strategies and ensure effective governance practices.

●     Community Relations: Cultivate and maintain partnerships to enhance HFFT's community profile and support program delivery.

 

Qualifications:

●     Proven experience in nonprofit leadership, with a track record of strategic planning, organizational development, and team management.

●     Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, fiscal oversight,and compliance.

●     Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage diverse stakeholders and build effective relationships.

●     Demonstrated success in fundraising, donor relations, and securing funding for nonprofit initiatives.

●     Knowledge of governance best practices and experience working with a Board of Directors.

●     Commitment to HFFTs mission and values, with a passion for making a positive impact in the community.

 

Join us in creating a healthier, brighter future for Halton’s students. Lead the charge, inspire change, and transform lives—one meal at a time!

Application Instructions:

Toapply, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest in the role to ed@haltonfoodforthought.com by July 20th, 2024.

Halton Food for Thought is committed to equity in employment and values diversity, inclusiveness, and representation. We encourage applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, and religion. HFFT is committed to providing a respectful and healthy work environment.  Applicants who require accommodations during the recruitment process are encouraged to contact JoanneJones at ed@haltonfoodforthought.com to discuss their needs. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The 3 Main Ways

What began with food programs at 6 Halton schools in 1997 has now evolved to 130+schools in Halton programs in every Halton school, ensuring that no student in the region goes hungry at school.

Along with our community partners and army of volunteers, we are able to nourish and nurture generations of students. We know that nutrition is essential to their success and that habits established in childhood set the foundation for healthy behaviours in adulthood.

Our work is even more crucial, given that Canada remains one of the few industrialized countries with out a national school food program. As a result, access to proper nutrition is inconsistent and systems rely mainly on ‘patchwork’ solutions.

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Our history isn’t uncommon; a grassroots group of people who identify a problem and come together to form a solution.  In this case, one of the strongest groups you can have behind your cause: Parents. Fast forward to 2007, just ten years later, and HFFT became an incorporated, registered, charity with its own Board of Directors and 63 programs. As of July 2019, HFFT has partner programs in 130 schools, providing more than 79,000 Halton students access to healthy food at school.

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Launched in 1997 and incorporated as a registered charity in 2007, HFFT has been giving Halton students consistent access to healthy food for over two decades.

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In the spring of 2014, we set out to revive the agency. We wanted to realign ourselves with our cause and ensure all of our work was unified toward one goal. Our Mission and Vision are the core of our values and fuel all of our work in the community. In partnership with the community, we feed students healthy food so they can succeed.

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In-kind Donations

What began with food programs at 6 Halton schools in 1997 has now evolved to 130+schools in Halton programs in every Halton school, ensuring that no student in the region goes hungry at school.

Along with our community partners and army of volunteers, we are able to nourish and nurture generations of students. We know that nutrition is essential to their success and that habits established in childhood set the foundation for healthy behaviours in adulthood.

Our work is even more crucial, given that Canada remains one of the few industrialized countries with out a national school food program. As a result, access to proper nutrition is inconsistent and systems rely mainly on ‘patchwork’ solutions.

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After months of planning and working with our partners at Confedde we have landed on a new look and feel for our Halton Food for Thought brand.This process took months of brainstorming, collaborating, reviewing drafts and of course multiple versions but it’s all worth it to get to the final product. We hope you like what you see and encourage you to navigate our new website brought to life through lots of hardwork with our talented and ever supportive partners at MiniGiants.




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It’s an exciting time to be involved with Halton Food for Thought and we ask you to join us for the ride! Check back for updates throughout the summer to see the changes.

Until then, on behalf of our HHFT Team, and our Halton student families, thank you again for your support and enjoy your summer!