The Virginia Association for Biological Farming (VABF) seeks to hire a qualified Executive Director to coordinate and focus our efforts to promote sustainable agriculture through grant-funded research, public farm events, the website, social networking, the newsletter, and development of a farmer mentoring network.
Job Title: Director
Organization: Virginia Association of Biological Farming
Compensation Range: $20K per year depending on qualifications
Open Application Period: March 2012
Position Info: Part Time – approximately 20 hours a week, contract basis
Start Date: negotiable, six month trial period.
Location: State of Virginia. Board meetings held in state or via teleconference.
Job Summary: The Virginia Association of Biological Farmers mission is to provide Virginia’s agricultural community with information on ecologically sound agricultural practices and to support and encourage the development of healthy, sustainable farms and communities in Virginia. VABF desires to engage an independent contractor to function as an executive director. The Director is the public face of VABF. He/she will promote sustainable agriculture through research driven grants, public farm events, the website, social networking, and the newsletter. More specifically, he/she will act as a liaison between the Board and the committee that organizes VABF’s annual conference, manage the content of the VABF website, develop public forums which have the effect of increasing our membership and develop a network of mentor farmer/members. The ability to raise funds and/or write grants is essential.
- Experience in farming is preferred, knowledge of farming is required.
- Prior work at a non-profit, and/or experience fund raising.
- Experience organizing public events.
- Ability to manage project budgets.
- Ability to work independently and as a team member, and the wisdom to distinguish between them.
Conditions of contract or other significant facts
- The ability to work from own office
- Transportation expenses to be borne by the director
- Flexible work hours, including occasional nights and weekends.
How to Apply
Please submit a two page resume including one page cover letter detailing your vision of the job. Please include, in a separate file, the names and contact information of three references.
Send your resume, cover letter and three references to Kevin Fletcher by April 31, 2012. We will begin the interview process then and continue until the position is filled.
VABF contact info: Should you have questions, please contact any one of the following people:
Rick Felker: email: email@example.com or phone: 757 678 5731
Kevin Fletcher: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 540-946-8080
Kathy O’Hara: email: email@example.com or phone 540 798 2252