Chief Executive Officer


Albuquerque, NM

Industry: Non-Profit


Not Specified years

Posted 354 days ago

  by    Doris Kiser

Recognized as one of the premiere food banks in the country and as the leader in the anti-hunger movement in New Mexico, Roadrunner Food Bank offers a new President and CEO (CEO) the opportunity to build upon a strong legacy. The new CEO will be a visionary, passionate about ending hunger in New Mexico, possess strong business acumen, and be a masterful communicator. Roadrunner’s current President and CEO will be retiring in December 2017. The new CEO will begin his/her tenure in January 2018.


The Organization

Roadrunner Food Bank has been working toward ending hunger in New Mexico since 1980. Roadrunner’s mission is to feed every hungry person today; seed partnerships that build self-sufficiency for tomorrow; and achieve its vision of permanently ending hunger in New Mexico. This work is centered on the agency’s core values which include: accountability, integrity, and unity through teamwork, respect, and passion. Today, Roadrunner is the largest nonprofit distributor of food in the state, distributing more than 30 million pounds of food every year to hundreds of partner agencies and four regional food banks. 70,000 people are served weekly as a result of Roadrunner’s work. Roadrunner is also a member of the Feeding America network. 

With an annual budget of $8M and close to 80 full-time talented staff members, Roadrunner is a very well managed organization. Governed by an 18-member Board of Directors, Roadrunner also has a network of 14,000 volunteers donating 56,227 hours annually. The agency has a reliable funding stream and a healthy mix of donors, with approximately 15,000 donors supporting Roadrunner’s work annually. Visit the website to learn more about Roadrunner’s work at   See the full position description including more organizational details at

Key Responsibilities 

The CEO is responsible for providing strategic leadership and ensuring the long-term viability, resources, and activities of Roadrunner. The CEO directly supervises the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Development Director, Director of Community Initiatives, and Human Resources Director.

The CEO will:

  • Become the face and spokesperson for Roadrunner, including sharing Roadrunner’s work across the state and the Feeding America network. 
  • Gain a quick and thorough understanding of the organization and its business model, systems and culture, and the roles and responsibilities of staff members.
  • Recognize and respond to the shifts in the external landscape and trends in the field.
  • Develop trusting relationships with stakeholders, including partner organizations and potential partner organizations, funding entities, government officials, etc.
  • Identify ways to invite other voices to the table so that individuals and organizations with a singular focus on ending hunger in New Mexico can communicate and collaborate with each other.
  • Robustly seek opportunities, through both advocacy and direct services, to advance Roadrunner’s work with the singular purpose of ending hunger in New Mexico.
  • Provide leadership to the senior leadership staff; promote teamwork, collaboration, and professional development and growth.
  • Work with the Human Resources Director to ensure the food bank maintains a strong, diverse, and inclusive workforce.
  • Provide solid management and oversight of Roadrunner’s operations to ensure excellent service delivery.
  • Provide strong financial leadership and build upon the financial health of Roadrunner.
  • Work closely with the development team to implement a robust fundraising plan and structure, including identifying and securing new funding; expanding the funding base to include greater funding from individuals; and retain/expand relationships with current funding partners.
  • Work with the Board of Directors to advance the organization’s strategic direction; keep the Board fully informed on internal conditions and important external developments.



Experience and Attributes

A strong candidate will be passionate about ending hunger in New Mexico, and will also bring a variety of experiences and attributes to Roadrunner, including:

  • Masterful communication with stellar interpersonal and networking skills; a communicator who inspires genuineness and trust.
  • Experience and ability to interact with diverse audiences and stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinking with well-honed business acumen;proven experience with fiscal management, budgeting, and operations.
  • Experience developing and managing at least an $8-10 million budget.
  • A successful track record developing relationships with funders, cultivating and expanding donor relationships, and securing funding.
  • A well-honed shared/collaborative leadership style, including experience inspiring and motivating staff and fostering professional advancement across the organization.
  • Demonstrated experience that proves a commitment to cross-sector collaboration and partnership building.
  • Seeing partnerships as a strength rather than a hindrance, and demonstrating high capacity to maintain an extensive array of relationships with external stakeholders and partners.
  • Strong management and administration with a high level of financial literacy, possessing good business judgment and a successful track record managing a professional staff and building a team.
  • Solid human services experience; preference may be given to those candidates with previous food bankingexperience, those with an understanding of the complex issues related to hunger, and those with advocacy experience on behalf of low-income families.
  • A college degree (required).

Application Process

To apply, e-mail your resume, a cover letter that explains how your skills align with the requirements above, and salary requirements to: Roadrunner at (e-mail applications are required and will only be accepted at this address). For other inquiries, contact David Erickson-Pearson at dericksonpearson at Resume reviews begin immediately.

Roadrunner Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.