Washington, DC

President, Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)

The Organization

Position Overview

Invitation to Apply for the Position of


Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), Washington DC


The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), the leading national nonprofit organization working to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States, seeks an experienced and innovative leader to serve as its next President. The overriding quality sought in the new President is a genuine passion for alleviating hunger and food insecurity for everyone.  The role calls for someone with a passion for raising awareness of the issues and the organization as this individual will join the organization at a pivotal moment in its history. On the cusp of its 50th anniversary, FRAC has achieved impressive successes. The next President will have the opportunity to further advance the organization’s core mission and extend its national impact.

The next President will inherit a stable and growing organization with many long-serving and dedicated staff who have steadily expanded FRAC’s programs. The next President will strengthen external relationships with the research community, FRAC’s network, policy makers, and national colleagues to raise funds and increase financial support; develop and lead organizational strategy; ensure transparency and adherence to organizational values; retain the quality and integrity of FRAC; and lead a process to help refine FRAC’s organizational goals and identity in order to advance its work to reduce hunger and food insecurity.  In all of this work, the President must recognize the progress that has been made in reducing hunger and food insecurity in this country, but also acknowledge how much work remains to be done to end hunger for everyone in America and to improve nutrition for low-income people. And as is true of all FRAC’s work, the search for the next leader will be characterized by the organization’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

FRAC is seeking a President who understands, is prepared for, and is motivated by the opportunity to engage in the work to eradicate hunger in the United States. The successful candidate for this position will bring knowledge of the current issues that impact poverty-related hunger and undernutrition through policy expertise; advocacy experience; the capacity to build, direct, and motivate a team of experts in a highly collaborative environment; strong strategic skills that identify priorities and integrate resources toward achieving these objectives; and exceptional skill that connects evidence-based knowledge and policy with effective advocacy and leadership development. In addition, the President should be mission-driven, entrepreneurial, and able to generate continuing financial support to enable FRAC to fulfill its mission.

How To Apply

The board has engaged the executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist with a national search effort for FRAC’s next President. The Search Committee is comprised of current Board members and staff, including representatives of the organization’s staff labor union. Nominations, applications and inquiries about the President position should be submitted via https://www.imsearch.com/search-detail/S7-199

FRAC is an equal opportunity employer and Isaacson, Miller agrees to conduct the search consistent with applicable equal opportunity employment principles.

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