Executive Director


Various, , US

About the Organization

ReFED is an initiative that catalyzes leading U.S. organizations to harness substantial economic, social, and environmental value from wasted food. The initiative is aligned with the EPA/USDA goal of a 50 percent reduction in U.S. food waste by 2030.

ReFED was formed in early 2015 to create a Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste, the first ever national economic study and action plan driven by a collaboration of over thirty business, nonprofit, foundation and government leaders committed to tackling U.S. food waste at scale. ReFED seeks to unlock new philanthropic and investment capital, along with technology, business and policy innovation, to achieve this goal, which will catalyze tens of thousands of new jobs, recover billions of meals annually for the hungry, and reduce national water use and greenhouse gas emissions.

ReFED is a fiscally sponsored project of the New Venture Fund (501c3). For more information, and to access the Roadmap, visit: http://www.refed.com.

About the Position

The Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for ReFED’s expansion, activities, staff, and execution of its mission. The ED will serve as the public face and voice of ReFED and play a leading role in building collaborative relationships with a range of stakeholders. The ED will report to a Steering Committee with oversight for the initiative.

This is an ideal opportunity for a strategic, results-oriented, and entrepreneurial leader who is passionate about reducing U.S. food waste.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Strategy Development & Execution

External Partnerships & Communications

Team Leadership & Organizational Management