The ideal candidate is energetic, with a passionate commitment to the mission, vision and goals of Common Good. We are searching for applicants who have experience in working with sustainable food systems, urban agriculture, food and nutrition, or other relevant issues. We are seeking a proven leader and motivator with organizational development as well as staff and volunteer management skills. As the leader of the organization’s fundraising strategies and initiatives, the candidate must demonstrate prior fund-raising and grant-writing success. S/he should possess proven experience working in a diverse urban environment, with the ability to reach low-income families as well as urban professionals.
The Executive Director will oversee daily operations and has primary responsibility for all aspects of the organization’s program development and implementation, including its educational and farming initiatives. S/he will supervise staff and volunteers as well as maintain and develop strong collaborative ties with partner organizations and local community groups. S/he serves as the organization’s liaison with all local and federal government agencies, as well as with funders, to meet farm site infrastructure and regulatory requirements. S/he will have basic nonprofit accounting knowledge, including creating and keeping a budget and working with the Treasurer and finance staff to ensure proper accountability and record-keeping. A significant portion of the Executive Director’s time will be spent supporting the Board of Directors and its committees; therefore, interpersonal and committee management skills are critical.
Common Good is ramping up a HUGE farm season, so the Executive Director will need to “hit the ground running.” S/he should be motivated and ready to start quickly. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience. As a relatively new organization hiring its first employees, Common Good currently offers a basic leave package and will cover the employee’s healthcare policy premiums. Common Good is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter along with their resume, two writing samples and three references along with their salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org
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No phone calls please. Interviews will be on a rolling basis starting in April.