Executive Director Position Description

Food Backpacks 4 Kids exists to meet the nutritional needs of hungry and food-insecure children and their families living on the Key Peninsula and in Gig Harbor. Children thrive when they have access to healthy food and our community volunteers work hard collect and distribute food to any family in need with children in the home. 


Reporting to the FB4K Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Food Backpacks 4 Kids staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. She or he will develop a deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations and business plans.


General Responsibilities


  • Works with FB4K Board in order to fulfill the organization mission.

  • Responsible for the effective administration of FB4K operations.

  • Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.

  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating with the approved budget, ensure maximum resource utilization and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.

  • Responsible for the enhancement of the image of FB4K by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.

  • Responsible for signing all notes, agreements and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization, in accordance with the bylaws.

Leadership & Management


  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.

  • Actively engage and energize FB4K volunteers, board members, events committee, partnering organizations, and funders.

  • Develop, maintain and support a strong Board of Directors; seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for ongoing operations. 

  • Lead, coach, develop and retain FB4K staff.

  • Ensure effective systems to track progress and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders and other constituents.

  • Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that FB4K can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.

Fundraising & Communications


  • Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and expansion.

  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications – from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand.

  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities.

  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources to support the mission of FB4K.

  • Oversight of marketing and other communications efforts

  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for FB4K to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public.

This is a part-time position with a competitive salary range depending on experience.

To be considered for the position please submit a cover letter and resume to info@foodbackpacks4kids.org.

In the email subject line write: Executive Director Application