The Executive Director (ED) is the key management leader of Everyone’s Harvest. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. The ED is also responsible for the daily operation of the Farmer’s Markets and other key duties include marketing, community outreach and supporting fundraising. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors and supervises all other staff and special project volunteers.
Duties & Responsibilities of Everyone’s Harvest Executive Director include but are not limited to:
In partnership with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will:
Develop goals for the organization - subject to board review and approval.
Identify key issues for board deliberations.
Assist with developing board agendas and the general administration of board meetings and actions.
Ensure materials that facilitate board analysis of issues and decision making are provided for board meetings in a complete and timely manner.
Track all recommended board actions and maintain a reporting process to the board.
Ensure that all agenda items have appropriate and adequate input from the relevant oversight committees.
Support the development of individual directors as board members.
Provide the Board with an evaluation and assessment of the organization’s programs and structure on a quarterly basis.
Develop an annual work plan to be reviewed and approved by the board. The annual work plan describes how the nonprofit will achieve its mission during each calendar year and include operational goals, implementation activities, performance measures, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) plan, and a supporting budget.
Work with the Board of directors and the Board president to:
Identify, establish, and maintain relationships with other relevant professional/community organizations, and governmental organizations, as they become important for the future
Represent the organization at community or public meetings as directed by the Board and/or Board president.
Oversee bookkeeping and accounting, income and expenses.
Lead and manage programs and operations. The Executive Director will directly:
Ensure staff and outside contractors file timely nonprofit, farmers' markets, and Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) and Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) programs’ paperwork and fees.
Advise staff on nonprofit regulations that must be followed when managing markets and programs.
Ensure that the actions of the board are implemented, and the results of the actions are reported to the board in timely, concise reports.
Develop, implement, and monitor policies determined by the board.
Ensure Everyone’s Harvest mission and projects (approved by the board) are being carried out and reaching its goals.
Provide clear, concise reports to the board at each regularly scheduled board meeting that assess the accomplishment of the plan.
Ensure that the financial affairs are conducted by the Assistant Office and Program Manager in accordance with policies and guidelines established by the board and generally accepted accounting principles.
Ensure that an optimal level of communication exists among staff, vendors, grant/contract agencies and all key stakeholders to promote the smooth development and implementation projects and services.
Ensure that grant tracking and reporting by market program managers is accurate and timely.
Enforce and develop risk management policies for the markets and for the workplace, and oversee staff’s implementation of policies at markets; with assistance from HR consultant, maintain and update policies as needed.
Demonstrate substantive knowledge of the organization’s programs and services.
Guide revenue-generating activities in order to provide adequate income to the organization.
Because diversity inclusion and equity are key features in EH’s social justice work it is expected that the ED supports the affirmative action program and urges each employee to commit to carrying out the intent of this policy.
Lead Staff Management
Ensure that effective mechanisms are in place to determine professional and nonprofessional staffing needs to promote an excellent workplace culture.
Select, develop, train, and maintain a satisfied and qualified staff.
Ensure appropriate personnel policies and procedures are developed and maintained.
Ensure adequate staff support for all programs, operations, and committees.
Monitors, counsels, supports and evaluates staff.
5. Fund Development and Fundraising:
Lead and ensure nonprofit's fund development plan is being implemented.
Work with grant-writing consultant to review grant proposals and assist staff with timely submittals of required documents and reports.
Supervise, oversee, and assist staff in implementing the marketing plan
Demonstrates necessary flexibility in regard to changes in the Organization and Farmer’s Market activities
Is able to work independently with a minimal amount of supervision.Performs other duties as assigned.
The Executive Director will be thoroughly committed to Everyone’s Harvest’s mission, vision, and goals. All candidates should have proven leadership and relationship management experience.
Education: Highly desirable Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; advanced college degree preferred.
Management experience with a track record of effectively leading outcomes-based projects.
Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, develop high-performance teams, and set/achieve strategic objectives.
Strong public relations and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.
Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
Spanish language proficiency is strongly preferred.
Small Business Skills
Logistical or Project Management Skills
Grant Management Experience - Program Development, Tracking, and Evaluation
Development Experience - Donor and Grant Fundraising
Farmers’ Market Experience, Farming Experience, Vending or Sales Experience
Marketing or Communications Experience
Time Management and Organizational Skills
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.