Executive Director Seed to Table Oregon
- Date Posted September 25, 2023
- Location Sisters, OR
- Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
- Job type Full-Time
Building community through fresh vegetables is at the heart of the Sisters-based non-profit, Seed to Table Oregon. Based on a four acre farm plot, Seed to Table feeds up to 600 families weekly and educates nearly 1,500 students per year. The mission of S2T is to increase the health and wellness of the Central Oregon community through providing equitable access to farm-fresh produce and through providing opportunities in farm-based education. Seed to Table envisions a community where people of all races, ages, sexual orientations, genders, abilities, geographies, and socioeconomic statuses have access to fresh produce and farm-based education. Seed to Table is an equal opportunity employer. Our board and staff are dedicated to following organic practices to provide fresh veggies that are nourishing, locally grown, and reflect the preferences of those we serve.Job description
Seed to Table Seeks Executive Director
Apply by Oct. 18, 2023 • See “How to Apply” below
Our Mission: To increase health and wellness of the Central Oregon community through providing equitable access to locally grown, farm fresh produce and offering opportunities in farm based education.
Based in Sisters, Oregon, Seed to Table seeks a collaborative, hands-on Executive Director to advance our work building community through fresh produce. This is a full time, in-person position. From our 4 acre farm plot, Seed to Table strives to model a food system that restores ecosystems while providing equitable access to fresh foods and opportunities for community members to engage with farm-fresh foods.
With an annual budget of approximately $800,000 and a staff of ten (two full-time and eight part-time/ seasonal), we currently operate three programs: K-12 Farm-Based Education, the Sisters Farmers Market, and the Feeding Families food distribution program. Our incoming Executive Director will build on a 10-year history of success based on the leadership of founder Audrey Tehan, who will stay involved in a new role of Farm Director.
Our ideal Executive Director candidate will: lead with care for our internal and external community; have experience supervising a staff team and working with a nonprofit board of directors; excel in building relationships to sustain and evolve our community partnerships; share our commitment to equity and inclusion; partner with our founder and board to diversify and grow our fundraising; and be comfortable overseeing and managing our finances. The Executive Director will shepherd Seed to Table’s next round of strategic planning, aiming to deepen and sustain the organization’s work rather than emphasizing continued growth.
We encourage diverse applicants and are aware of research indicating that many women and people of color hesitate to apply if they don't fully match all listed qualifications. We encourage you to consider this opportunity holistically and we commit to evaluating candidates holistically.
Salary range is $85k to $95k, depending on experience, plus benefits including:
- Paid Vacation Time
- Professional Development Fund: $1,000
- Technology stipend: $50/month
- 30-week produce share valued at $1,200
- Simple IRA 3% match
- Health Care Stipend: $450/month
Executive Director Leadership Profile
Please note: Some great candidates may not fully match all the criteria below and may have valuable skills not included here. If that sounds like you, please don’t hesitate to apply. If you have any questions in advance of applying, we encourage you to reach out to our search consultant, Paula Manley.
Required Capabilities and Experience:
- Mission-Aligned: Committed to Seed to Table’s vision of building community through fresh produce; familiarity with food systems is a plus.
- Leadership and Management: Experience in an organization or department/program of similar size and complexity to Seed to Table including: working with a nonprofit board of directors, leading and supporting the staff team, and collaboratively implementing strategies and
- Communications: Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills—including internal and external communications.
- Relationship Building: Proven ability to establish productive relationships and represent the organization to stakeholders that span many types of diversity, g., ideological, rural-urban, racial, and socioeconomic. Seed to Table’s partners include the City of Sisters, Central Oregon educators, food pantries, community organizations, tribes, farmers market, donors, foundations, local businesses and media.
- Fundraising: Experience with fundraising, which may include a mix of strategies: individual gifts, grants, events/sponsorships, and program revenue. Willing to “make the ask” with donors and prospective
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment: Cultural self-awareness with a demonstrated ability to further diversity, equity and inclusion within an organization’s culture, practices, policies and/or
- Financial Management: Familiar with nonprofit financial practices and related software; experience with budget development and budget
- A people person who enjoys connecting with a wide variety of people; a lifelong learner; a champion of diversity, equity and inclusion; and a leader with a commitment to community
Compensation this position is : salaried, 75k-100k Application instructions