Job Posting for The Food Project: Executive Director

TitleExecutive Director

Organization: The Food Project

Brief Summary of Position:

The mission of The Food Project is to create a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. You can read more about their work on their website linked here.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure that the mission and vision are articulated and shared by a wide range of
  • Maintain and deepen The Food Project’s strong organizational culture and values
  • Collaborate closely with the Board and staff to continually hone and execute a vision and plan of action for increased impact, long-term growth, and sustainability
  • Ensure the development, funding, and execution of the Strategic Plan Fundraising and External Communications
  • Drive the overall fundraising plan, developing and executing strategies that ensure a sustainable and diverse funding stream. This includes cultivating and stewarding
    individual and institutional donors
  • Build on The Food Project’s national reputation as a pioneer in integrating youth development with sustainable farming to raise visibility and attract new supporters
  • Deepen and widen existing community partnerships and cultivate new relationships where appropriate
  • Manage and lead The Food Project as an effective and efficient organization across two distinct regions
  • Inspire and motivate a highly skilled, diverse, and committed group of staff, youth, and external stakeholders
  • Directly supervise, mentor, and coach senior staff
  • Ensure inclusive, transparent, and regular communication both internally and externally
  • Manage and strengthen hiring and training processes that promote staff diversity,
    inclusion, and equity
  • Lead and model the organization’s commitment to honest and constructive feedback
  • Partner with Board leadership to continually strengthen governance practices and build a diverse Board
  • Develop and present recommendations to the Board for annual business plans and
  • Provide regular updates to the Board on operations and financial status
  • Work closely with the Board to ensure compliance with bylaws, policies, and directives

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the power of young people to lead social change in addition to interest in food and community
  • Understanding of the issues that have created an inequitable food system and the
    challenges involved in transforming it into a model that works for everyone
  • Senior management experience in a multifaceted social change organization
  • Proven success in public and private fundraising
  • Demonstrated ability to work across difference and skill in building organizational
    culture and practices that promote racial justice and inclusion
  • Strong financial management skills
  • Strong operational skills including ability to manage multiple sites
  • Inspirational and collaborative leadership style and ability to build trusting relationships
  • Excellent communication skills in public speaking, writing, and personal interaction
  • Experience working with a Board of Trustees on governance, organizational
    development, strategic planning, and fundraising
  • Ability to convene multiple stakeholders in partnerships that advocate for public policy that supports community visions
  • Desire to work in a diverse environment with passionate colleagues who believe in their work and in reflection, who value their relationships, and who make time for fun

To Apply: 

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