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On behalf of our client, Second Harvest Heartland, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for its Chief Development Officer.

February 14, 2020    

Second Harvest Heartland (SHH) is one of the largest, most efficient, and innovative hunger-relief organizations in the nation. Fighting hunger in the Midwest for more than three decades, SHH believes no one should go hungry, especially in the heartland where enough food is produced for everyone. Working in partnership with a network of more than 1,000 food shelves and hunger-relief programs, SHH helps the 1 in 11 people – including 1 in 8 kids – in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin who experience hunger. Joining forces with schools, food shelves and meal programs, hospitals, agricultural producers, food manufacturers, and retailers, SHH gathers surplus food from farmers, manufacturers, and retailers and delivers it to those who need it most.

Second Harvest Heartland is currently seeking a Chief Development Officer (CDO), a dynamic, creative leader with proven development leadership experience, a solid operational sense, the ability to coach and build staff, and passionate enthusiasm for the SHH mission. The CDO will be responsible for advancing the finances and mission of the entire organization as well as growing the organization’s general operating funds to successfully meet growth goals.

The CDO will be a critical member of the executive leadership team, leading the development team and serving as the chief fundraising and donor steward strategist to advance the work of SHH to end hunger together. This connected and proactive leader will be a successful nonprofit fundraiser who can build high-performing teams infused with innovation and enthusiasm.