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Executive Director - Farmer Foodshare

Company: EUC, LLC Search Firm
Location: Durham
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

The Mission of Farmer Foodshare (FF) is to reshape the disconnected food system by removing barriers to growth and accessing local food.--Their first strategy is a simple farmer's market-based approach through which volunteers collect food and monetary donations from market shoppers, buy from the farmers at the market, and donate the resulting food to a local hunger relief agency.--Their second strategy, the Wholesale Market, purchases food from small to mid-sized farms looking for new markets and sells it to nonprofits serving low-wealth communities, schools, groceries, and other institutions. In addition to these strategies, Farmer Foodshare found that education and support were needed to make the services more widely accessible.--With these strategies and educational services, they provide additional markets for farmers, expand food access for all, and build a community around food.To learn more about Farmer Foodshare, please visit their website at www.farmerfoodshare.org.REQUEST: Do you have a commitment to and passion for the Farmer Foodshare mission? We seek a leader - persuasive, responsible, flexible, problem solver to collaborate with the Board.--This leader will have the enthusiasm and professional energy, creativity, detail-oriented, highly organized, and a professional demeanor as part of this team.--The right leader has an entrepreneurial spirit and will want to grow the organization.--If you are a self-starter, results-driven, work independently, exceed goals, build relationships with ease, exhibit a strong work ethic, this opportunity may be for you! The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors.--The position is an exempt, full-time position.RESPONSIBILITIES:Operations Management* Ensure high-quality program delivery, evaluation, and reporting systems that promote effective personnel and financial resources utilization.* Foster a culture of teamwork and accountability. * Build a positive work culture that supports a productive, diverse, and professional work environment.* Personnel - lead and manage; perform quarterly performance appraisals; communicate in huddles and staff meetings; support with policies and position descriptions; provide consistent accountability.* Maintain focus on the engagement and retention of volunteers.* Sustain software platform processes.* Create and implement wholesale market logistics.Financial Management* Ensure strong internal controls, fiscal responsibility, accountability, transparency, and efficient, accurate, and consistent financial operations and practices.* Develop, implement, and manage an annual budget for the Board's review and approval.* Perform daily, weekly, quarterly, yearly financial tracking, and analysis.* Produce relevant financial reports for Board review.* Prepare timely reports for the CPA.Client/Donor Relations Management* Oversee fundraising through donor relations, grants, and campaigns.* Build and repair relationships with various stakeholders - farmers, community organizations, funders, leaders, etc.* Work with current farmers and reach out to new farmers, current FF buyers, new buyers, current donors, and new donors.* Cultivate positive and sustained relationships with local, state, and federal funders and foundations, corporations, and other major funding partners.* Develop and implement a plan to expand relationships and partnerships that will lead to sustainable, diversified funding streams and significant philanthropic investments.* Serve as primary advocate, community builder, spokesperson, and administrator.Strategic Planning/Development Management* Collaborate with the FF Board and appropriate staff members to develop a strategic one-to-three-year plan to expand FF's influence and impact in Durham County and across NC for food distribution.* Contact local, county, and state food distribution, nutrition, and public food assistance programs a plus.Board Relations Management* Work in partnership with the Board of Directors to ensure proper governance.* Hold weekly meetings with Board Chair.* Maintain regular communications with the Board of Directors and provide them with the necessary support, counsel, and information required for effective governance.* Ensure a quality process for supporting the Board and their involvement in fundraising, strategic planning, program delivery, and increasing overall visibility.* Institute a quality process for building the board base and diversifying its membership to reflect the community served.REQUIREMENTS:* Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university.* Ten + years' experience as a nonprofit executive director, preferably in food systems, having worked with employees, donors, volunteers, Board of Directors, and growing the organization. * Proven successful record in demonstrating sound judgment, administrative skills, and financial acumen necessary to oversee day-to-day operations, directing a staff of seven or more, and managing a budget of $1 million or more.* Excels in managing staff and building teams - hire, fire, train, reward, promote, lead, inspire, coach, and motivate others. * Uses QuickBooks for financial management.* Demonstrates a track record of community building and maintaining relationships across many sectors that fosters a spirit of collaboration with social services agencies, agriculture, government officials, and community leaders.* Substantiates fundraising experience with success in building dynamic relationships with key stakeholders, business and foundation leaders, and others who can influence individual, corporate, foundation, and government giving; experience cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts.* Attributes - leader, visionary, strategic, analytical, transparent, authentic, honest, passionate, collaborative, team builder, community advocate. * Experiences in an understanding of food systems in North Carolina, advocacy, and public policy are preferred.* Works on-site with staff consistently.SALARY & COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience.Farmer Foodshare is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity integrating diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in each step in the search process.APPLICATION PROCESS:--EUC, LLC (EXECUCHANGE), Raleigh, NC, is conducting this search.--Do you fit this profile?--Apply immediately with a cover letter, resume, and professional references by email, Linda@execuchange.com.--Please state the position applying for and how your education, training, experience, skills/abilities match this position in your cover letter. The Hiring Committee and Linda Leake will conduct final interviews.--The position may close without notice.

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