President & Chief Executive Officer

Location:  Tulsa, Oklahoma
Providing the support our seniors need to extend their independence and health as they age.
For many seniors in our community, Meals on Wheels is the difference between remaining in their own homes and needing to relocate to a nursing facility. The nutritious meal, wellness check, and caring contact help them cope with three of the biggest threats of aging: hunger, isolation, and loss of independence.

Meals on Wheels serves 1,700 seniors through the home delivered meal program, and several hundred seniors through the congregate meal programs and operates in 23 counties.

It operates on a $5M dollar budget, requires 70+ employees, utilizing 20+ distribution centers and cook sites and recruits, trains, and deploys about 2,700 volunteers.

The President/CEO is the leader of the organization, establishing a vision for Community Impact that is achieved through the efforts of a diverse team of high-performing leaders, staff and volunteers alike.  The President/CEO is the Chief Mobilizer; they leverage the power of relationships and networks, and work across private, public, and corporate sectors to improve conditions in the community.  The President/CEO possesses a high level of broad business and management skills and is effective at generating resources and financial support for the organization.  The President/CEO is dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good – creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies for broad investment and impact. They are responsible for building trust in Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa, Inc. and its relevance in the community. They value network and strive to leverage Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa, Inc. breadth of community presence, relationships, and strategy.


Community Presence/ Brand Management

The President/CEO is responsible for the overall impact of Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa, Inc. on the community, with particular emphasis on increasing its capacity to allocate capital to scale impact. The President/CEO is expected to work closely with the board and advisory council grow the influence of the organization. The President works closely with the Board to craft and adapt the strategy to achieve increased impact, including raising the funds to support it.  They will establish and build relationships with top leaders in the community, including those representing the highest levels in business, government and non-profit sectors.
Resource Development
The President/CEO is charged to drive key results in fundraising; to identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors and key leaders of prospective new corporate partners; to leverage personal and professional contacts and relationships into fundraising opportunities; and to promote a culture of fundraising in the organization, both at the staff and board level.  
Strategic Management 

The President/CEO serves as the principal resource to the Board of Directors and its key committees and gives strong direction in policy formulation and interpretation.  They partner with the Board of Directors and the Senior Leadership team to craft organizational goals and develops strategies to ensure that they are achieved.  They ensure coordination and alignment of all Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa, Inc. activities to strategic direction in the areas of community impact, resource development, and staff/Board alignment.
Organization Management 

The President/CEO is accountable for building and leading high-performing teams, ensuring all teams are aligned and collaborating to achieve organizational results. They maintain accountability for the operational and fiscal integrity of the organization within policies set by the Board of Directors.  The President/CEO assesses organizational capacity to implement strategies and identify gaps in systems and staffing; directly supervises Senior Leadership positions and establishes individual goals; works with the Chief Financial Officer to manage organizational spending, monitor budget compliance, and mitigate financial risks; and ensures that goals of inclusiveness and diversity among staff and volunteers are met.

Substantial experience working in the nonprofit sector and interacting with volunteers and diverse boards. Alternatively, extensive senior strategic leadership experience in the management of organizations of comparable size and mission. 
  • Expertise on issues relevant to the organization.
  • Ability to command the confidence and respect of stakeholders.
  • A demonstrated track record of promoting diversity and an ability to build collaboration with the community at large. 
  • Experience for 7-10 years in a Senior Strategic Leadership required
  • Experience in or across multiple sectors, including nonprofit, public and corporate environments. 
  • Experience in developing partnerships, building teams and conflict management. 
  • Experience in building revenue and increasing philanthropic support. 
  • Must demonstrate a high level of intelligence and intellectual curiosity and a desire to explore new ideas and innovative approaches to solving problems. 
They have integrity; a long-term perspective; a strong sense of accountability; a practical ability to get things done; wisdom and good judgment; a fair and thoughtful approach to management, combined with the flexibility and courage to shift direction and experiment with new initiatives; excellent verbal and written communication skills; a high energy level and sense of humor. 
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Training, experience or advanced degree preferred in business, public administration, or not for profit administration.
  • 7-10 years in a Senior Strategic Leadership required, 3 years in key role may substitute for an advanced degree.

Under normal conditions, work is in an office and warehouse setting. The President/CEO must be able to lead a team as they work long hours in outdoor activities several times a year. There is regularly a need to meet after or before normal business hours. Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. 
  • Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities.  This drives their performance and professional motivations.
  • Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
  • Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
  • Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad program investment and impact.
  • Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands the role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the meals on wheels network.
  • Visionary: Confronts the complex realities of the environment and simultaneously maintains faith in a different and better future, providing purpose, direction, and motivation.
  • Team-Builder: First ensures that the right people are in the right roles at the right times; fostering commitment, trust, and collaboration among multi-cultural leaders and stakeholders.
  • Outward Turning: Understands the dynamics of local, regional, and national environments, and works on an agenda rooted in the community’s own perception of its needs and aspirations.
  • Business Acumen: Possesses a high-level of broad business and management skills and is effective at generating financial support for the organization.  
  • Network-Oriented: Values the power of networks; striving to leverage Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa, Inc. breadth of community presence, relationships, and strategy.
Reports to:  Board Chair (on behalf of Board of Directors)
FLSA Status:  Exempt 


This is a full time position

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