Part Time Executive Director – Common Grain Alliance

By March 25, 2021Job Opportunities
About The Common Grain Alliance (CGA)
The Common Grain Alliance (CGA) is a nonprofit established in 2018 working to elevate regional grain and grain producers in the Mid-Atlantic. We envision an interlocking web of short farm-to-table grain value chains rooted in cultural foodways and serving all people equitably. To get there, we have started by connecting small- to midsize grain farmers with millers, bakers, brewers, and other producers, developing and distributing educational resources, and most recently, streamlining logistics. These steps are just part of our strategic plan to strengthen the non-commodity grain value chain and create a viable and equitable market for regional grain products. At this stage, we have outgrown our volunteer leadership team and are looking for the right person to take us closer to our vision.
CGA is an inclusive organization that embraces differences in backgrounds and values. We foster a compassionate and communicative culture and work to build a staff, membership, and network that fully represents the communities we live and work in. We particularly encourage applicants who can enrich and diversify our organization.
Executive Director Position
We are seeking a passionate, self-motivated individual to lead the organization as part-time Executive Director. This person will report to the Board of Directors and work with our part-time Social Media Manager and Project Administrator to direct, execute, and coordinate our programs, operations, and communications, and assist with development and fundraising.
The CGA Executive Director will do the following.
  • Communicate with our members, partners, and community to raise the the organization’s visibility by monitoring email, coordinating with staff on public-facing communications, and maintaining relationships with donors and partner organizations
  • Build new relationships, especially with BIPOC and other underrepresented communities, in ways that advance racial equity and bring together diverse voices
  • Administrate the organization by assisting with reporting, surveying, data tracking, and other tasks
  • Represent CGA at events organized by CGA and partner organizations; moderate discussions at those events
  • Commitment to CGA’s mission and to social justice and food equity
  • Able to travel within the CGA membership area
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Google Docs and Zoom facilitation
  • Well-organized, flexible, independent, and collaborative
  • Able to give and receive constructive feedback, ask clarifying questions, and take responsibility
Bonus skills
  • Experience working with grain
  • Experience working in social justice, food equity, race policy, and their intersections
The part-time Director will work on a one-year contract with a target start date of April 15, 2021. The Director can expect to work in the range of 15 to 25 hours/week at a rate of $25/hour.
This position is remote, but the Executive Director must reside within the CGA region, which includes Maryland, Delaware, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
To Apply
Please send your resume, cover letter, and  two professional references to with the subject line “Application for Executive Director.”