Feed the Truth, a new and growing nonprofit that works to realize a healthier, more just food future, is seeking Deputy Director: Operations, HR, and People to build and manage its organizational capabilities to deliver on its mission. This is an opportunity to help shape the organization’s growth trajectory and culture, working closely with Feed the Truth’s leadership team and growing staff. We’re looking for candidates who have the operational know-how, people skills and commitment to racial equity to help grow Feed the Truth’s impact and that of the broader global movement for food justice.
About Feed the Truth
Feed the Truth seeks to be a force for food system change working to hold the powerful to account and create a healthier and more just world. Feed the Truth was seeded by Daniel Lubetzky—a philanthropist and entrepreneur best known for creating the snack company KIND—with the goal that organization would “hold all of us in the food community accountable for what we say and claim” and counteract the food industry’s undue influence in shaping policy and science. Mr. Lubetzky’s ten-year $25 million funding commitment to Feed the Truth is unique in that it enables the organization to build and sustain a strong foundation from which it can take risks and help contribute to and grow a movement for a healthier, fairer food system that works for people and not just profit.
Feed the Truth works to get Big Food to make big change through smart campaigns, shareholder advocacy, a partnerships-first approach and strategic research and analysis to create greater corporate transparency and accountability. Our work is centered around and informed by the people who are feeling the impacts of a food system gone awry. It is also driven by the urgency of this political and cultural moment and the need to transform an exploitative and racially unjust food system.
As the Deputy Director: Operations, HR, and People, you will manage Feed the Truth’s human resources, information technology, finance and accounting and general business operations while helping to develop and implement strategies to build the organization and culture as we grow. You will serve as a thought-partner and trusted advisor to our Executive Director on key organizational issues. We are looking for the candidates who are strong on big picture strategy while not shying away from day-to-day operations work. In this role, you will manage consultants and one staff person.
Your responsibilities will include:
Operations Strategy and Management
People Strategy and Management
Required skills, experience, and attributes. Ideally, you have:
Preferred skills, experience, and attributes. It’s a big plus if you have:
Details: This position is based in the Washington, D.C area but we will consider candidates based in the U.S. who are near a major travel hub and can travel easily. You will report to our Executive Director.
Salary and benefits: The salary range for this position is $95,000 to $105,000 per year and the salary offered will be dependent on market factors and the candidate’s professional experience and capabilities. This is a full-time, exempt position. Our generous benefits package includes: medical, dental and vision insurance, 401k retirement plan, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, life insurance, and short-term and long-term disability insurance.
How to Apply
Please click on the apply button and submit your application including a cover letter which speaks to your interest in our mission. Please also let us know where you heard about the job.
Feed the Truth is an equal opportunity employer. We seek to recruit persons that reflect the diversity of the communities we work with and support their retention and advancement within the organization. Feed the Truth encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, parental status, or veteran status.