TWO JOBS CURRENTLY OPEN
1. PROGRAM ASSISTANT
City Slicker Farms seeks a Program Assistant to the support the ground-breaking West Oakland urban agriculture non-profit organization during a time of significant opportunity and growth for the organization. For a description of the position and requirements, click here.
Cover Letter and Resume are accepted on a rolling basis. We will be accepting applications until the position is filled, though we would like to hire someone by August. For more information and to learn how to apply, click here. No calls, please.
2. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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 accepted on a rolling basis. We will be accepting applications until the position is filled. For more information and to learn how to apply, click here. No calls, please.
YOUTH CREW INTERNSHIP CURRENTLY OPEN TO APPLICATIONS
City Slicker Farms is recruiting new members for our Youth Crew summer internship program!
City Slicker Farms’ Youth Crew is a summer program that introduces youth to food justice and urban agriculture. Working alongside our staff in our Backyard Garden and Community Market Farms Programs, our Youth Crew members learn agricultural techniques, and gain leadership and job skills. They grow fresh produce on our urban farms, and cultivate community at our farm stand and backyard garden builds. Through this experience, young people walk away with the tools and knowledge to lead and participate in environmental and social justice issues that impact their community.
If you're interested in applying for our Youth Crew program, please click here to fill out the application. The deadline to apply for the Youth Crew is June 27th, 2014.