Volunteer Executive Director


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Franklin AveMinneapolis, MN 55414


Founded in 2015, Twin Cities Food Justice (TCFJ) is a nonprofit organization (501c3) that rescues ugly and ripe produce and other grocery products that have been pulled off of grocery stores’ shelves before they are thrown in the garbage. We deliver these products to populations that have barriers to accessing healthy and fresh food, e.g. homeless shelters, community centers, and food shelves. TCFJ is a unique organization because we provide same-day (or next-day), 100% free, small-scale food rescue services. We also provide opportunities for student projects and learning by working closely with the University of Minnesota student club, Food Justice UMN. Because of this, we are a group mostly consisting of graduate and undergraduate students or recent graduates from the University of Minnesota.


We are seeking a new volunteer (unpaid) executive director who can dedicate 15 hours per week to supporting the growth of TC Food Justice (TCFJ). TCFJ is comprised of about 10 volunteer staff, 3 volunteer advisors, 5 board members, and approximately 10-15 food rescue volunteers. Our staff meetings are held at the University of Minnesota campus or at various coffee shops/libraries throughout the Twin Cities; we do not have an office location at this time.

Start date is as soon as possible, preferably May 1, 2017 at the latest. This position will shadow/train with the current Executive Director for approximately the first 3 weeks.

Application deadline: February 28th, 2017.

Time: approx. 10 hours per week, days/times flexible.

Job Activities and Responsibilities

  • Oversees all operations of the organization, ensuring programs align with mission
  • Supervises organization staff and interns
  • Attends and leads bi-weekly staff meetings
  • Manages signed policies for staff/board members
  • Maintains and updates TCFJ Policies and Handbooks
  • Renews and manages annual memberships and payments
  • Renews and manages official 501c3 organization registrations
  • Oversees legal-matters and insurance policies and refers them to appropriate experts (i.e. JD/legal professionals)
  • Maintains correspondence with the Board of Directors
  • Oversees annual business planning/strategic goals development in cooperation with the board of directors and writes annual report/executive summary
  • Represents TCFJ at community and partner events as chief spokesperson
  • Signer on TCFJ bank account
  • Works closely with the Treasurer in budgeting and donations
  • Coordinates fundraising with other volunteer staff


  • Bachelor’s Degree + at least 2 years of work experience after graduation (or a Master’s degree).
  • Ability to manage people and organizations effectively, set goals and achieve results, identify issues and opportunities, balance multiple priorities, prioritize and solve problems, and coach individuals with diverse talents and varying levels of experience.
  • Comfortable with public relations and public speaking. Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences; community partners, donors and volunteers, the media as well as the general public.
  • Committed to TCFJ’s mission.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Ability to motivate others and resolve conflict.
  • At least one year of leadership and staff/volunteer management/supervising experience.
  • Able to use a personal computer for the job.
  • Able to work on projects remotely/from home.
  • Reliable method of transportation for getting around the Twin Cities (Bussing/biking OK).

**Reminder this is an all volunteer based nonprofit. There is no compensation for this position. **

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Public Health degree (MPH) and education/training in public health basics.
  • One or more years in a leadership role in a non-profit organization.
  • Experience with community outreach.
  • Experience with fundraising.
  • Experience working for a community-based nonprofit organization.
  • Experience in working with diverse groups of people.


  • Will gain experience with nonprofit management
  • Will build connections to/networking with grocery stores, farmers markets, food shelves, and other community organizations
  • Flexible and fun way to give back to the community while learning about food waste and food insecurity
  • Be a part of a passionate and dedicated group of young professionals

How To Apply:

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to sam@tcfoodjustice.org. If you have questions, please email sam@tcfoodjustice.org.


  • Resource Development / Management
  • Performance Management
  • Project Management
  • Group Facilitation
  • Environmental Education
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • approx. 10 hours/week
  • Bachelor’s Degree + at least 2 years of work experience after graduation (or a Master’s degree).

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