Executive Director

Website FairShare CSA Coalition

FairShare connects farmers & eaters through CSA

FairShare CSA Coalition is seeking an Executive Director to build on the successful growth of the organization and steer the next phase of organizational growth, including a new strategic plan with a vision for supporting an evolving small-scale farming landscape.

Core Responsibilities
● Leadership: Develop and communicate strategies and tactics that support the mission and vision of the organization. Effectively represent organizational impact to FairShare CSA Coalition stakeholders, partners, and the Board of Directors. Foster a healthy and positive organizational culture.
● Management: Supervise on-site, hybrid, and fully remote staff at various career levels and organizational tenure. Hire, evaluate, and develop staff. Collaborate with the Board of Directors Management Committee to provide effective staffing structure, benefits, and personnel policies.
● Income Generation: Ensure FairShare’s financial health and stability by growing existing revenue streams and identifying new sources of income. Income sources may include grants, private foundations, fundraising campaigns, sales of goods and services, programs and events.
● Fiscal Administration and Management: Ensure that FairShare is operating its affairs consistent with the provision of the US IRS as a 501c3 organization and the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Financial Institutions including all record and reporting requirements. Work closely with the Financial Committee of the Board of Directors, administrative coordinator, contracted accountant, and auditing firm to maintain accurate financial records. Develop the annual budget and manage day-to-day financial transactions. Administer federal and private grants, supported by an administrative coordinator. Regularly brief the Board of Directors on the financial health of the organization.
● Equity: Guide the organization to fulfill its equity commitments, and center equity in decision-making of all aspects of operations.
● Relationship Development & Management: Represent Fairshare in key partner relationships at the local, regional, and national level, including: CSA Innovation Network, MVEG Network, University of Wisconsin Extension, Dane County Extension, Marbleseed, USDA, Farmers Market Coalition, grantmaking organizations, foundations, private donors, sponsoring businesses and organizations.

● At least 7-10 years of professional work experience
● Previous experience supervising professional staff
● Experience with food systems and the agricultural industry is strongly preferred
● Prior experience administering multi-year grants from $300,000 – $1M+
● Financial and operational acumen; direct experience with budget development and management as well as P&L oversight
● Prior experience participating in and/or leading a strategic planning process
● An ability to build bridges among diverse communities, stakeholders, and networks
● Prior experience building relationships and communicating with a Board of Directors or other executive-level stakeholders

Location: FairShare’s offices are located in Madison, WI, near major bus lines and in an office building with free parking. While there is flexibility to work a hybrid/remote schedule, 1-2 days of in-office work are required each week to perform in-person administrative functions and attend local events and meetings.

Salary: This is a full-time, salaried position. The salary range for this role starts at $65,000 (commensurate with experience).

Benefits: Health insurance reimbursement plan (FairShare will reimburse an employee 80% of a single or family monthly premium up to $400 per month); 401(k) retirement plan; generous paid time off; summer half day Fridays; additional paid and unpaid family, parental, and other forms of leave; $200 annual CSA share reimbursement

For best consideration, apply by January 16, 2023. The ideal start date for the successful candidate is March 2023.

To apply for this job please visit csacoalition.org.