Executive Director

Visalia Emergency Aid Council
Job Description

General Description: VEAC was founded in 1931 to assist the many dust-bowl immigrants migrating to the fertile San Joaquin Valley in search of a better life. Fast forward 87 years and VEAC is the largest food pantry in Tulare County serving supplemental groceries to over 1,100 families each month. We also operate a large thrift store which provides critical free resources to the community along with funding for the food pantry.


Mission: To diminish hunger by managing a food pantry and providing other services to low-income families and individuals in our community.

Vision: A hunger-free community.

Commitment: To serve families and individuals with respect and compassion.


Job Summary: This position as Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Visalia Emergency Aid Council, and is responsible for providing overall leadership and direction; hiring of staff; operational and financial oversight; developing and maintaining external relationships; marketing; and resource development for the organization. The ED reports to the Board of Directors and works collaboratively with the board, management team, and staff on the development and implementation of the organization's strategic direction and mission.


As defined in the VEAC Bylaws, subject to the control of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible to supervise and control the affairs of the corporation. The Executive Director is an exempt position under California Labor Law.


Additional Information: (full job description available at veac.org/job)


Requirements: Bachelor of Arts or Science, preferably in a related field. Management or leadership experience may be substituted for some of the educational requirement. At least five years of responsible management or leadership experience; as an executive director, assistant director, development director or similar position preferred.


Schedule Demands: General schedule is 8 hours per day, Monday-Friday. However, director must be willing to work alternate schedules which may include early mornings, nights and/or weekends.


Physical Demands: Sitting or standing for extended periods of time, up to 8 hours. Occasional lifting up to 20 lbs. Reading computer screen or other electronic devices. Use of a variety of office equipment.


Key Competencies:

•            Strong writing skills and/or experience in proposal and grant writing.

•            Leadership skills and the ability to organize and coordinate the work of others.

•            Visionary, work independently, and good judgment.

•            Have strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a

              wide range of stakeholders and cultures.

•            Empathy for the needs and desires of low-income persons.



Seniority Level



  • Non-profit Organization Management
  • Writing & Editing
  • Civic & Social Organization

Employment Type


Job Functions

  • Public Relations
  • Administrative
  • Marketing

How you match

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Level of education

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    Bachelor's Degree
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