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Job Opening: Executive Director at Urban Farm


Looking for a new start in the new year? The Common Good City Farm is looking to hire an executive director to manage the nonprofit’s day-to-day operations.

Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., the urban farm provides hands-on training and education to low-income residents in areas such as food production, healthy eating and environmental sustainability. Along with providing demonstrations to thousands of Washingtonians — many of them of schoolchildren — the farm also has provided thousands of servings of fresh vegetables to low-income families.

Prince Charles notably visited Common Good City Farm when he came to D.C. to deliver a speech on sustainable agriculture in 2011.

The executive director would be tasked with a number of responsibilities designed to help the farm carry out its mission, including developing strategies and an annual budget; implementing financial controls and practices; spearhead and supervise development of a “diversified fundraising plan;” recruiting and hiring paid staff and volunteers; developing a public communications strategy; and supporting and working alongside the organization’s board of directors.

Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in horticulture, food and nutrition, nutrition or health education, or an equivalent. The ideal candidate also would have experience in vegetable farming and the ability to engage in manual farm labor, three years experience in non-profit management, basic financial management skills for nonprofits, including creating and keeping a budget, and a high level of interpersonal skills. A valid driver’s license, insurance and car are also required.

A full job description is available on the Common Good City Farm website. To apply for the position, send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, three references and salary requirements to [email protected]. The application deadline is Jan. 15.

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