Since 2009, Farmer Foodshare has fostered cross-sector partnerships to build a local food system in which all members of our community can have access to healthy, nutritious food, and those who labor in agriculture can make a viable living. Farmer Foodshare works to improve economic stability for black, brown, female, and non-traditional farmers. Farmer Foodshare links agriculture with urban markets, and supports small farms and businesses by sourcing sustainable, seasonal foods for commercial markets. Emerging from COVID with a highly qualified team, Farmer Foodshare seeks an experienced operations executive to expand our impact.
What We Do: Farmer Foodshare (FF) reshapes the disconnected food system by linking underrepresented small and medium-sized farmers with commercial and institutional markets. We provide logistical and market-making support through the Wholesale Market, which purchases food from farms and sells it to schools, groceries, restaurants, or to nonprofits serving low-wealth communities.
Farmer Foodshare also sponsors education and community outreach programs to provide additional opportunities for farmers, expand food access for all, and build a community around food.
To learn more about Farmer Foodshare, please visit our website at www.farmerfoodshare.org.
Seeking: A committed leader who can continue to support small and mid-sized farmers and strengthen links between rural and urban markets. Internally, we seek a leader who is a persuasive, responsible and creative problem solver to collaborate with an excellent team and a fully engaged Board. Externally, we seek to grow through new market relationships and collaboration with other organizations engaged in agriculture, food, and land.
Farmer Foodshare celebrates our employees’ differences, as we believe that diversity makes us better. We’re open minded to hearing about your relevant life experience, and roles you’ve performed within other businesses and nonprofit organizations. Farmer Foodshare is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors. The position is an exempt, full time position.
Leadership and Strategy
Donor Relations Management
Board Relations Management
SALARY & COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience with bonuses available for successful fundraising and donor engagement.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply immediately with a cover letter and resume, by email, to email@example.com. In your cover letter, please discuss how your experience, training, skills, and education make you an ideal candidate for the next Executive Director of Farmer Foodshare.
Farmer Foodshare offers full time employees benefits, paid time off, and the salary range is $40k – $50k. Think you are a match? Please send us your resume to us. We look forward to hearing from you! No calls or recruiters, please.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $40,000.00 – $50,000.00 per year
Farmer Foodshare takes great strides to provide a safe work environment for employees, stake holders, visitors, and others by requiring masks, frequent handwashing, sanitizer, and appropriate physical distancing when working and attending events.
Please send cover letter and resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org