We are looking for a dynamic leader who is passionate about agricultural research, empowerment, and the economic sustainability of diversified agriculture in Northwestern Washington. The Executive Director will be responsible for setting and managing a yearly budget, development and fundraising work on behalf of CMFC, and support and stewardship of a highly motivated staff engaged in bettering the regional food system.
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and works independently and alongside CMFC staff with mission-aligned research organizations and regional economic development organizations with an agricultural focus. Work is reviewed in terms of achievement of goals and objectives through a yearly review of the Personnel Committee of the Board of Directors. The Executive Director directly oversees seven (7) staff managers and directors but is ultimately responsible for a full-time staff of thirteen (13) and a seasonal staff of up to ten (10).
Primary responsibilities include, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning, Financial Management, Ambassadorial, and Development.
Minimum Qualifications & Skills Education & Experience include:
- Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (organizational management; applied land management; business administration); Master’s degree in a relevant discipline preferred
- Minimum five years of relevant complex multi-project, multi-stakeholder organizational or business management experience, with at least two years of business analysis or project management; or the equivalent combination of education and experience
- Business development and organizational management should include previous experience supporting teams of diverse skills, personalities and job types; sound financial management in both grant-funded and for-profit enterprises; revenue generation; and operational management skills including working with land and facilities
- Must have a strong track record of securing funds for organizational growth through any combination of business planning and social enterprise development, effective grant writing/reporting and project proposals, and donor-based strategies
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