City Slicker Farms seeks an Executive Director to the lead the ground-breaking West Oakland urban agriculture non-profit organization during a time of significant opportunity and growth for the organization.
Nationally and internationally known for its strong programming and approach, the organization has gone through tremendous growth, with 2014 being its most transformational year-to-date. As we embark on the design and construction of a 1.4 acre Farm Park in the heart of West Oakland and its related capital campaign, we are seeking a dedicated community leader to reinforce the role of the organization in West Oakland and add to the vision of this flagship site in the local and broader food justice movement. We are currently comprised of nine dedicated staff and a deeply engaged and committed Board of Directors, and our work is made possible by the many volunteers and allies who support our mission.
Specifically, the Executive Director is responsible for providing vision and leadership in areas of strategic development, fundraising, community relations, and organization operations. Overseeing the staff and supported by the CSF Board, the Executive Director is the organization’s chief spokesperson and external relationship-builder, and is responsible for coordinating and directing the management of daily operations. The Executive Director leads and collaborates with the Board and our external partners to thoughtfully expand and enhance the strategic direction of the organization.
Desired Qualifications and Experience
Required: non-profit organizational leadership/experience (at least 5 years in leadership role; 10 years in the non-profit world); demonstrated success in fundraising
Strongly desired: demonstrated experience in the food justice/access and urban agriculture movement, or a related field
See Job Description for full list of desired qualifications and experience.
Compensation and Benefits
The position is full-time, exempt. Financial and emotional compensation package will have you fall asleep each night with a smile on your face.
City Slicker Farms serves a diverse local community, both in terms of ethnicity and socioeconomic circumstance. We embrace this diversity, and as such are very aware of our responsibility to strive in our outreach to prospective staff, board members, and volunteers to create an organization that is recognized by our constituency as legitimate, relevant and a true partner in the larger undertaking. It goes without saying that City Slicker Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Cover Letter and Resume are due by March 17, 2014. For more information and to learn how to apply, click here. No calls, please.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR
We are accepting applications for the part-time position of Capital Campaign Coordinator until the position is filled. The capital campaign supports our newest and largest community market farm and park. Check out the job description here.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and salary expectations to Executive Director, Barbara Finnin at jobs [at] cityslickerfarms.org.
SPRING FOOD JUSTICE ALLYSHIPS
We are now accepting applications for our spring Food Justice Allyships. Food Justice Allies support our Administrative team, as well as our Community Market Farm and Backyard Garden Programs. Allies have the opportunity to do hands on learning in urban agriculture, community outreach and nonprofit administration.
Food Justice Allies are unpaid positions and prior experience is not necessary. We are happy to work with you and your educational institution to provide school credit. Each position will require at least eight hours per week. Hours will be determined based on an ally’s interests and availability. Scheduling is flexible, but we do require a 3 - 4 month commitment from February to May/June.
If you are interested in a Food Justice Allyship, please click here to access a full job description and the application.