About Daily Table
Daily Table is a nonprofit grocery chain with a mission to make healthy food affordable to all. Daily Table works to address the paradoxical occurrence of widespread hunger alongside sky-high rates of obesity and diet-related illness. Daily Table’s theory of change is that the main barriers to a healthy diet are economic and that making healthy food, especially fruits and vegetables, affordable in low-income communities can empower people to choose a wide variety of food that might otherwise be financially out of reach. They believe that delicious, wholesome, and affordable food should be available to all.
Founded in Massachusetts in 2012 by Doug Rauch, former President of Trader Joe’s, Daily Table operates five stores in the Greater Boston area and are developing plans for expansion across the United States. Daily Table offers customers a wide selection of fresh produce, meat and dairy, and frozen and pantry staples at prices designed to fit even a SNAP budget. They also sell delicious, healthy, SNAP-eligible prepared foods, made from scratch in the commissary kitchen that offers convenience and time-saving at prices lower than fast food alternatives. Regular price comparisons show that a sample basket of goods at Daily Table costs about 30% less than at supermarkets in the area. They also believe they are the only grocery store in America where an individual can eat a healthy, varied and culturally relevant diet using only their monthly SNAP allotment.
Many people who would otherwise qualify to use food pantries and other social services choose not to because of how it makes them feel. Daily Table’s stores provide a dignified shopping experience that enables people to eat well with the power of their own dollars, offering a helping hand rather than a handout. Their stores are located in easy-to-access locations, open evenings and weekends and provide a consistent and welcoming place for everyone to find high-quality, affordable food. They also createlivable wage jobs for the communities they serve, with a strong preference for hiring directly from these neighborhoods.
For more information on Daily Table, please visit dailytable.org
The CEO of Daily Table will ideally possess the following attributes and competencies:
Business and Retail Experience
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in business and/or social enterprise and a track record of leading growth and change.
Retail or grocery experience is highly desired as is experience in the food industry more broadly.
External Affairs and Fundraising
An excellent communicator, who is comfortable as the face of the organization and presenting the compelling mission of Daily Table to partner organizations, media, funders, and other constituents through formal and informal presentations, and interviews. Demonstrated experience partnering with a development team to engage and inspire funders and prospective donors, including the ability to make an ask and secure resources for the organization.
Partnership with the Board of Directors
Experience leading a Board and/or other constituents toward a common strategic vision. A consensus-builder, capable of ensuring buy-in from a large group of community members.
Management and Operational Leadership
Inspiring people leader who leads with compassion and empathy; the ideal CEO will prioritize staff development, training, and engagement. Ability to effectively manage and focus a team to achieve ambitious and challenging goals; ability to set targets and drive accountability to increasingly high standards of mission delivery and business execution. Financial acumen; manage the current budget of ~$8 million, set priorities and manage fundraising and business performance toward financial targets with an eye toward continued growth.
Strong candidates will bring:
A commitment to making nutritious, delicious food accessible and affordable to all communities; an interest in understanding and fighting the complexities of food and nutrition insecurity. An entrepreneurial mindset with a vision for growth and impact.
Impeccable integrity and personal and professional accountability.
The ability to center equity work internally, as well as the work taking place in communities.
Compensation & Benefits
The salary range for this position is $200,000 - $250,000, plus performance incentives.
Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Kim Dukes and Kristina Dorne of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express interest in this role please submit your materials here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.
Koya Partners is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email DT_CEO@koyapartners.com. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.
Daily Table is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.