Job opportunity

President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, based in Nashville, TN, seeks an energetic, engaged and visionary CEO. Founded in 1978, the mission of Second Harvest is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community.

Today, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of the largest and most comprehensive of over 200 food banks and food distribution centers nationwide. During the 2017/2018 fiscal year, Second Harvest distributed more than 31 million pounds of food to more than 450+ Partner Agencies, providing more than 28.5 million meals of food to hungry children, families and seniors throughout our 46-county service area.



The ideal candidate will have the following skills, experience, attributes and education:

  • Passion for the mission of Second Harvest
  • Successful development/fundraising experience is required
  • Excellent writing, communication, management, and leadership skills
  • Organizational financial management experience with a solid understanding of financials
  • Experience working with a board of directors
  • Marketing/PR experience
  • Proven track record of inspiring innovation
  • Demonstrates confidence, authority, and enthusiasm
  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic, integrity and compassion for those in need
  • Enjoys working with people from all walks of life and embraces diversity
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree preferred in Business/Public Administration, Management, Social Work or related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in senior level private or nonprofit management

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


To Apply

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a current resume to:


Applicant screening begins February 14, 2019, and continues until the position is filled. Second Harvest is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



President/CEO job description (PDF)






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