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10 Apr 2024

Full-Time Executive Director

Waste Not Want Not – Posted by [email protected] Orange Park, Florida, United States

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Job Description


Waste Not Want Not fights hunger & poverty every day by rescuing and distributing surplus food and more.

Take a look at our innovative and agile organization if you want to see more people fed and less waste in Northeast Florida. Every day an army of dedicated Waste Not Want Not volunteers moves and sorts 4,000-7,000 pounds of rescued food that is picked up by nonprofit organizations located in 14 counties.

We live by our values with every volunteer, every pickup, every day:

  • Compassion – We care deeply for our community and people in need.
  • Volunteerism – Volunteers are the heart of our success.
  • Integrity – We say what we do and reliably do what we say.
  • Efficiency – We operate in a streamlined and timely fashion.
  • Flexibility – With a can-do spirit, we serve thoughtfully and positively through every challenge.
  • Focused – We do one thing very well.

Waste Not Want Not was founded in 1990 as a volunteer effort and incorporated as a nonprofit in 2004. We are in a strong position and poised for potential growth with a new Executive Director.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Waste Not Want Not is a small and dynamic organization. Our Executive Director has both a full range of responsibilities and space to create new opportunities.

  • Operations & Strategy
    • Responsible for the day-to-day operation of Waste Not Want Not including working in daily operations when needed
    • Reviews and considers the operations and organization structure to ensure the future success of the organization.
    • Keeps the organization focused on mission and strategy. Continues to re-evaluate priorities from a strategic standpoint.
    • Develops and manages annual budgets.
    • Oversees hiring and supervision of key roles, including Administrative Assistant, Volunteer Director(s), and a 1099 accountant.
    • Collaborates with and reports to the Board of Directors.
    • Facilitates smooth onboarding processes for new recipient groups and food donors.
    • Coordinates serendipitous rescue opportunities.
  • Funding
    • Has responsibility for overall revenue development.
    • Cultivates and stewards current and potential funders and donors, with support of the Board of Directors.
    • Finds, applies for, and completes grant requests, and reports on progress.
    • Coordinates with Board of Directors on fundraising plans and activities.
  • Managing & Building Relationships
    • Conducts outreach to civic, community, and faith groups to raise awareness of Waste Not Want Not.
    • Proactively creates and maintains community connections for Waste Not Want Not.
    • Interacts with the press and media, as needed.


As the staff leader of a small and dynamic organization, the Executive Director needs a broad range of business management experience.

  • A passion for rescuing food to feed people and to prevent waste in our community.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to be productive with staff, the Board of Directors, many volunteers, and many partners.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Clear communications, both oral and written.
  • Comfortable speaking before large groups.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • A deep, working understanding of financial management.
  • Comfort with fund development efforts.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 3+ years’ experience managing an annual budget of $300,000 or more.
  • 3+ years’ experience supervising at least two staff members.
  • Participation in fund development, with a leadership role preferred.
  • Previous nonprofit experience is positive, but not required.

Salary Range

$70,000-$82,000 based on qualifications, 3% IRA Match

How to Apply

If you or someone you know would like to join this dynamic organization, please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. More information on Waste Not Want Not can be found at

Job Categories: Recycling. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: food rescue and waste prevention. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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