Excutive Director

Farm to Pantry
Job Description
Farm to Pantry is seeking a dynamic, motivated executive director to lead our small, yet growing, organization into the future. Over the past eight years, we have harvested over 132 tons of local, farm-fresh produce for the most vulnerable members of our community. We are poised to take the next step in our organizational advancement and are looking for an individual who will secure our financial sustainability as well as lead and inspire all who make our organization thrive.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Farm to Pantry's staff, programs and execution of its mission. In this small and emerging organization, the ED will be responsible for developing and executing a fundraising plan to raise sufficient contributed income to support current and future programs and operations. The successful ED will develop deep knowledge of the field, programs, operations, and strategic plan and be thoroughly committed to Farm to Pantry's mission. 

Position: Farm to Pantry Executive Director

Deadline to Apply: February 24, 2017 Interested candidates should submit a current resume and cover letter to: info@farmtopantry.org

Salary commensurate with experience

Organization
Farm to Pantry was founded in 2008 in response to a lack of available fresh produce for the most vulnerable members of the local area surrounding Healdsburg, California. Farm to Pantry's mission is to nourish those who are hungry or have limited access to nutritious produce. We carry out our mission by engaging volunteer gleaners who harvest from local growers fresh produce that would otherwise go uneaten. The produce is distributed to nonprofit organizations that provide food to those in need. Additionally, Farm to Pantry develops and supports local projects that connect and educate the community about the need for and the benefit of nutritious produce for all.

Responsibilities

Fund Development:

Develop and execute Farm to Pantry's fundraising plan
Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
Create and execute a strategy for an increased, sustained base of annual individual donors
Oversee organization fundraising events 

Communications:

Develop communications strategies that will broaden programmatic reach and deepen impact
Develop and refine Farm to Pantry's "core" messages to ensure organizational consistency
Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities and leverage Farm to Pantry's work 

Leadership and Management:

Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence and consistent, high quality financial management and administration
Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
Actively engage and energize Farm to Pantry's volunteers, board members, event committees, partnering organizations, and funders
Develop, maintain, and support a strong board of directors; serve as ex-officio of the board; seek and build board involvement with strategic priorities
Develop the human resources capacity needed to effectively lead, coach, develop and retain Farm to Pantry staff and to ensure compliance with all state and Federal labor laws and requirements
Ensure effective systems to track progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders and constituents 

Qualifications ​ Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include but may not be limited to:

Strong fund development, fundraising, and donor relations skills with proven track record
Senior management leadership experience; track record of effectively leading staff; proven experience in financial management and human resources; ability to point to specific examples of having taken an organization to the next stage of growth
Unwavering commitment to quality programs
Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach and manage staff, develop and manage the budget, and achieve strategic objectives
Strong marketing and public relations experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
Past success working with a board of directors and the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative in approach to program development
Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
Knowledge of Office and proficiency with social media
Bi-lingual in Spanish and English a plus
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