Executive Director

Website Yolo Farm to Fork

School's gardens Incubator and Agriculture Education

POSITION DESCRIPTION: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Who we are 

Yolo Farm to Fork is a local 501c3 nonprofit corporation. Through Yolo Farm to Fork (YF2F), we want young people to learn where good food comes from, to develop a taste for healthy eating, and experience the garden as a living laboratory that inspires life-long learning. For 10 years we have built and sustained school gardens within public and private schools of Yolo County. We use our lessons on gardening, farming, cooking and nutrition to teach the value of a healthy local community food system.

What it means to work with us

Our work environment appeals to those who are self-starters, enthusiastic, rigorous, and independent, enjoy working as part of a small team, and can communicate and engage the YF2F’s vision. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who thrives when juggling a variety of projects and wants to learn non-profit management.

Position Description

The Executive Director (ED) shall be responsible for management and implementation of YF2F programs and operations and will be expected to provide the following services as assigned by the YF2F Board of Directors:

– Collaboratively manage YF2F programs and staff consistent with the organization’s mission and directives from the Board.
– Identify and manage fundraising opportunities, community networking and partnerships with other public and private entities to increase YF2F program revenues and community recognition.
– Ensure that Yolo Farm to Fork organizational tools such as the web site, internal and online communications, logistics and other points of public contact are operational and up to date.
– Ensure program budgets, revenues and expenditures are aligned with those approved by the Board.
– Provide all needed communications with YF2F’s online fiscal services provider, Jitasa.
– Provide needed communications and support for all Yolo Farm to Fork programs and staff including recruiting and training volunteers, providing printed collateral, and managing data collection for reporting.
– Manage the website content and social media accounts in collaboration with staff, board, consultants, and volunteers in order to message program successes and needs.
– Research and prepare grant proposals to sustain and expand YF2F programs.
– Ensure appropriate monitoring and reporting of program progress at each site served by all YF2F programs.

– Provide YF2F Board Members with progress reports, success stories, and key issues for Board discussion and action.
– Foster and nurture communication between and among Yolo County school districts, food purveyors, health advocates, and other partners
– Other duties as assigned by the Board.
ED will report directly to the YF2F Board President and will collaboratively set monthly specific objectives and priorities related to the duties listed above.

The Strongest Candidate 

Demonstrates leadership and management skills
Has a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading
Demonstrates strong organizational and prioritization skills and personal initiative
Works independently as well as collaboratively
Has creative problem-solving skills
Has excellent communication skills in speaking and writing
Has strong data management skills
Is enthusiastic, dynamic, flexible and collaborative

Bachelor’s Degree in Management preferred

5 or more years of non-profit management experience in an operational environment or similar experiences.

Requirements 

• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

• Eligible to work in the United States

• Maintain a ‘Class C’ California State driver’s License

• Access to an operational motor vehicle

Compensation 

The salary range for this position is $70,000 to $82,000 per year, depending on experience.

 

Employee benefits include: 

An allowance for health/medical insurance
Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, worker’s compensation, state disability insurance, paid time off, and paid national holidays.

 

How to apply: Email a letter of interest and resume to jobs@yolofarmtofork.org with “Executive Director” in the subject line to be considered for this position.

 

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@yolofarmtofork.org