Director of Cultivation: Use your farming expertise to support farmers who farm with a social mission. Work remotely answering their questions. Connect them with farmers within Eden Streets member network. In this nonprofit leadership role, you will work closely with the Executive Director and Director of Membership. See job post. Ideal for someone currently employed who has a few hours each week to make a big difference!
Eden Streets is an association of farmers with social missions. We empower communities and farmers to resolve barriers of those experiencing homelessness or other complex challenges. By working with community partners, we aim to fund farm projects to address specific social needs. Based on best practices, Eden Streets provides turn-key farm project consulting, design, construction, and operation oversight. We then work with farm operators who run these farms. We connect farmers with social missions with the resources they need to cultivate people and grow communities. Eden Streets also provides its farmer members networking, education, and public awareness.
The Director of Cultivation (DOC), an officer reporting directly to the Executive director, has sufficient practical farming experience and expertise to be able to converse with experienced farmers and then connect them with the resources Eden Streets offers, whether that be people or information. This position is a remote role that can be managed from anyone living in the continental United States or Canada. The DOC is keenly aware of the transformative impacts of farming with a social mission both at the individual and community level. The DOC practices excellent people sensitivity, listening, and communication skills. The DOC is knowledgeable about how to practically empower farmers with social missions to cultivate individuals and grow communities. The DOC is responsible for recruiting new members and energizes current members through farm-related online or in-person activities, events, workshops, and interaction. The DOC participates in monthly officers meetings to give critical feedback and represent the farmer’s perspective. Based on extensive experience, the DOC is able to answer detailed questions of our members and/or connect them with other farmers within or without Eden Streets’ network doing similar work. The DOC is responsible for farmer training related to those unique aspects of farming with a social mission.
By direct contact with our farmer members and candidate members, the DOC determines what our farmer members really value. The DOC then communicates this value to the rest of the organization. The DOC is responsible for delivering Eden Streets value offerings in the form of programs and information. The DOC is also accountable for documenting the body of knowledge encompassed within the scope of farming with a social mission.
3 to 8 hours a week (part time until organization can support full-time position)
Participate in monthly officers meeting that is 90 minutes- (Video conf)
Salary and Benefits
Starting at $25/ hour - paid initially as a contractor
Will increase as we get our first partner contracts
Recruiting potential members (farmers with social missions)
Farmer Program Conception and Design
Active engagement and feedback in monthly officer meetings (90 minutes)
Best Practices Documentation
Event planning and hosting (Eco-Farm Conference)
Critiquing website content and design
Approving Eden Streets expenditures, budgets (Travel, etc.)
Growing Organic, Healthy Food
Fundamental understanding of the power of the earth - to re-launch people’s lives
Keen awareness of the social aspects of the work - positively impacting the lives of thousands through the farming experience
Building community through farming
Knowledge - Demonstrated Competency
Farm design (Preferred)
Farm building (Preferred)
Farm Management and Operation (Required)
Farm Construction & Maintenance (Preferred)
Communication - powerfully talking with others about the farm, nature, etc.
Critical Thinking - Being blunt and yet sensitive and knowing the difference between the two different approaches
Challenges reasoning of others and is not afraid to speak out
Planning and execution of a plan
Responsible and reliable to personal commitments
Fits Eden Streets brand:
Simple, Grounded, Trustworthy, Generous, full of life
Non-profit work experience ( preferred)
Good at speaking, engaging others
Effective Social media use (Preferred)
Use of computer online conferencing tools
Use of spreadsheets and text documents
Connects well with farmers
Willing to Listen
Refrains from making quick judgments
Effective Conflict Resolution
Farming with a social mission
Farming for at least 2 years - understands farmers and talks their language
Farm building and startup (Preferred)
Sales experience (Preferred)
Permaculture course graduate with experience in project design and construction (Preferred)
Event Planning (Preferred)
Please email the following materials to Karl@edenstreets.org
Names, titles, and phone numbers of three professional references
Short response (one page total) to the following items:
Why are you interested in this position?
What strengths will you bring to our team and this position?
Please put “Job Title” in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted until the right candidate is found.