Tennessee: Community Food Advocates seeks Executive Director

17 Dec

The Executive Director of Community Food Advocates is responsible for the financial and operational stability and programmatic success of the organization.  The Executive Director is responsible for the direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, strategic and annual goals and objectives.  The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors.
 
Specific Responsibilities:
 
Financial Stability:  Working with the appropriate board members and staff.                Ensure that Community Food Advocates is adequately funded.
Develop and maintain relationships, including pursuit of grants with local, national, private and government funders/supporters.
Proactively seek funding that will support the mission of the organization.
 
Human Resource Management:  Effectively manage the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel polices and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations.    Encourage the development of both staff and volunteers.  Maintain a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.
 
Financial, Tax, Risk and Facilities Management:  Recommend a yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manages organization’s resources within those budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations.
 
Program, Product and Service Delivery:  Oversees design, marketing, promotion, delivery and quality of programs, products and services.
 
Board Administration and Support:  Supports operations and administration of Board by advising and informing Board members, interfacing between Board and staff and supporting Board’s evaluation of Executive Director.
 
Community and Public Relations:  Assures the organization and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders.
 
Minimum qualifications:
 
A minimum educational requirement of a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of senior level non-profit management experience.
 
Additional qualifications:
 
Graduate degree in organizational management, social science, environmental studies, public policy, community development, health and human services or social work preferred.
 
Significant experience with fundraising and development, donor development, grant management, grant proposal writing, and special events.
 
Knowledge of community food security, local food systems, urban agriculture, sustainable agriculture, farm worker rights, or anti-hunger fields in Tennessee, a plus.
 
Human Resources experience including staff and intern recruitment, hiring, mentoring, evaluating and disciplining.
Visionary leadership, strategic, and planning ability coupled with effective organizational skills.
 
Possess a combination of experiences in program development, outreach, community organizing, and public speaking, including experience planning participatory educational events and coordinating policy campaigns or doing political organizing.
 
Available to work some weekends and evenings and to travel to conferences and workshops around the state, and possibly country as needed.
 
Excellent written and oral communication skills, networking, negotiation (conflict management and resolution) and presentation skills.
 
Ability to work on advisory committees, task forces, and external coalitions, and take on effective leadership roles.
 
Excellent office management and computer skills, including Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, and desktop publishing software.
 
Salary range:
Negotiable
 
Applications accepted via careers@communityfoodadvocates.org.
 
Thank you for applying online and saving time for our staff to complete their mission.
 
Community Food Advocates is a Nashville, Tennessee-based non-profit organization working to end hunger and create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. The organization unites farmers, parents, students, persons of faith, community gardeners, and health advocates in order to ensure that all members of our community have access to food grown in a way that promotes the health of people, planet, and community. For more information, visit www.communityfoodadvocates.org.
 
Community Food Advocates does not discriminate in employment or provision of services on the basis of race, color, gender, ethnicity, religion, mental or physical disability, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical characteristics or marital status.

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