POSITION PROFILE: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – THE GOOD ACRE
kpCompanies is leading the search for the next Executive Director for The Good Acre. This is an exceptional opportunity for a mission-focused and strategic leader who values community partnerships, truth-telling, and systems change. The Executive Director oversees the administration, staffing, programs, and strategic vision of The Good Acre consistent with the strategic direction and mission set by the Board of Directors.
THE ORGANIZATION: THE GOOD ACRE
The Good Acre connects and strengthens farmers, food makers, and communities through good food. We have an unwavering mission of strengthening our food system for generations to come through collaboration and innovation. By providing one on one grower support services, cultivating wholesale markets that pay an equitable price to farmers, and assisting the growth and success of small food businesses, we create sustainable partnerships from the ground up.
We represent diverse communities, advocate for food justice and policy change, and are a trusted ally of local, independent farmers. Our organization is moving into its next stage of development with a renewed focus on strategy, metrics, and a revived commitment to equity and diversity. In the tumult of 2020, we successfully launched two new initiatives, our VoCul program which addresses the often misunderstood barriers in farm-to-school programs by offering crucial culinary training and internship opportunities, and the Local Emergency Assistance Farmer Fund (known as LEAFF), which supports emerging and BIPOC farmers.
Under the direction and guidance of the Board of Directors, the executive director is responsible for the adherence to The Good Acre’s mission. The executive director is responsible for overseeing the administration, staffing, programs, and strategic vision of The Good Acre. The executive director will be responsible for the financial health of The Good Acre and will communicate regularly and effectively with the Board of Directors.
The ideal leader for The Good Acre is mission-driven, collaborative, and has a deep understanding of financial and organizational wellness. They know how to weigh efficiency vs impact and choose equitable solutions that support the mission. This leader is a champion for a hardworking and committed full-time staff of 12 and roughly 5 part-time seasonal staff as well as the many partners and partnerships that are vital to our work.
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JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Executive Director ensures ongoing facilities and programmatic excellence, effective internal and external communications, fundraising and the proper implementation of systems that optimize staff time and resources to achieve strategic goals. Other accountabilities include: