OMNI Human Resource Management

Chief Resource Officer

Job Location(s)
US-MO-Kansas City
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Harvesters, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to alleviating hunger and promoting nutrition education, is seeking a dynamic and transformational leader to serve as their Chief Resource Officer (CRO). This is a unique opportunity to join an impactful organization committed to providing food and essential household products to over 760 nonprofit agencies, including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, children's homes, and more. We’re a friendly, dedicated, and passionate bunch of folks. We offer a robust benefits package, including employee paid medical, dental, life and disability insurance and a 403b plan. Our paid time off is generous and includes paid holidays. We’re building a hardworking and diverse team that works hard toward shared goals. We also support our employees’ growth and desire to live well-rounded lives.


The Chief Resource Officer is responsible for leading stakeholder relationships, programs & messaging including the leadership and management of philanthropy, communications, marketing, volunteer engagement, and advocacy. This position sits on the executive leadership team and will actively engage in the strategic planning and goal setting process, with the objective of advancing the organization's vision, mission, and goals. This includes driving broader awareness and donor support for the organization.


  • Lead and empower a team of professionals to excel in fund development, community engagement, communications, hunger awareness, advocacy, and public policy.
  • Drive continuous improvement by meticulously monitoring results, analyzing trends, and proposing enhancements across all areas of responsibility.
  • Contribute to the formulation of organizational budgets, strategic plans, and goal-setting processes to ensure alignment with both short-term targets and long-term objectives.
  • Formulate comprehensive strategies and policies to achieve fund development goals and enhance overall brand awareness within the donor community.
  • Champion a positive community perception through proactive engagement via media channels, social platforms, signage, and other communication mediums.
  • Cultivate positive community relations through active participation in community engagement initiatives.
  • Lead all aspects of the development and execution of advocacy and public policy strategies, ensuring alignment with organizational goals.
  • Uphold the responsible stewardship of donated resources by ensuring proper acknowledgment, recognition, reporting, and adherence to donor intent.
  • Manage and nurture relationships with national and local organizations pertaining to areas under supervision.
  • Assume a leadership role within the organization, delivering impactful presentations to various partners including employee groups, community organizations, faith-based communities, media outlets, and other relevant groups upon request.


  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, business, or equivalent. Master’s Degree and/or CFRE preferred.
  • 10+ years of leadership experience.
  • A minimum of five years leading fundraising, grant writing, marketing and volunteer management.
  • Flexible and adaptable, open to a failing forward work environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in making sound judgments and decisions, coupled with skill in navigating challenging conversations and resolving tough decisions.
  • Strong presentation, sales, and public speaking skills.

Harvesters is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources.


OMNI is honored to be retained in this search. We appreciate your referrals to professionals who may have an interest in this outstanding opportunity. Formal interest accepted through the OMNI Executive Career Portal. Please direct all inquiries to:



OMNI Human Resource Solutions

Ann Cripe, Senior Consultant –

OMNI and our clients are Equal Opportunity Employers and seek diversity in candidates for employment. EEO Employer W/M/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


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