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Help lead the fight to end hunger on the Oregon Food Bank Board!

Oregon Food Bank (OFB) seeks passionate, dedicated community members to join our Board of Directors. By state law, the Board of Directors is responsible for governing Oregon Food Bank, which broadly means ensuring that our organization pursues its mission, is financially sound, and is managed appropriately by our Chief Executive Officer.

Priorities for Board Candidates

It is no secret that our communities face a historic, ongoing hunger crisis driven by the pandemic and associated economic disruptions — and we expect these impacts to last years beyond the public health crisis. Our recruitment efforts in this time of layered challenges reflects the strategic need for highly effective Board members. Candidates who have one or more of the following characteristics or skills will receive the highest priority for consideration as an OFB Board member.

Characteristics:

  • A person who is a member of one or more of our equity constituencies: communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities, transgender and gender nonconforming communities, and single mothers and caregivers. We are particularly in need of Latine perspectives on the Board at this time.
  • A person who has experienced hunger at some point in their life.
  • A person who is deeply connected to rural Oregon.

Skills:

  • An attorney or a person from the legal profession.
  • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), financial analyst or a person with strong financial expertise.
  • A person with significant professional experience that would allow them to quickly assume governance duties.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete our candidate interest form (also embedded below). We generally recruit on a rolling basis, engage with potential candidates throughout the year, and add new board members at the beginning of each calendar year.

If you have questions please contact board@oregonfoodbank.org and a member of our recruitment committee will respond.

Additional Information

The OFB Board of Directors is a team of dedicated and skilled community volunteers passionate about addressing hunger in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We strive to create a Board that centers our equity constituencies – communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities, transgender and gender non-conforming communities, and single mothers and caregivers. We also strive to create a Board with the skills, capabilities and experience to provide excellent oversight of the organization, our mission, and our commitment to equity and racial justice.

Our Board has adopted an Equity Lens that guides us in fulfilling Oregon Food Bank's mission and serves as a framework for identifying new Board candidates. The purpose of our Equity Lens is to hold people who experience hunger and food insecurity at the center of our actions and decisions. We envision a community where each person can participate, prosper and have access to food that is both nourishing and in keeping with our cultures. And we know that systemic injustices – such as racism, classism and sexism – create and perpetuate conditions that drive hunger and poverty.

Our purpose is to lift marginalized communities across urban, suburban and rural environments in ways that value who we are and the totality of our lived experiences. We are committed to the leadership of these communities in our day-to-day work, and to responding where bias and inequities appear. We will confront systemic oppression and poverty by developing solutions to hunger that are community-driven, honor a diversity of needs, and value everyone.

Additional details on duties and responsibilities are available in our Board Member Job Description.

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