Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture Seeks CEO with strong business acumen to lead the nonprofit.
Founded in 2006, Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture (TLW) grows healthier more self-sufficient and economically sustainable communities by connecting people to the land through farming, education and outreach. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for proposing strategy and direction for the organization. The CEO will work with the board of directors and the executive leadership team to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. The CEO will provide leadership and management to ensure that the mission of the organization is realized and core values are practiced.
1. Ensures programmatic excellence, through program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance, administration, fundraising, communications and farm operations systems.
2. Motivates and develops a high-performance team; attracts, recruits and retains successful leadership and core staff.
3. Supports development and fundraising to cultivate philanthropic, corporate and individual donors and secure financial support for the organization.
4. Spearheads the development, communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes that lead to fiscal stability.
5. Directs and collaborates with the leadership team to develop and implement plans for effective operational infrastructure of systems, processes and personnel that accommodates growth and response to industry and environmental changes.
6. Establishes credibility throughout the organization and with the board of directors as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges.
7. Fosters a success-oriented, accountable environment within the organization.
8. Represents the organization to investors, business partners and the community at large.
1. At least a Bachelor’s Degree is required with a minimum of 5 years of successful experience in senior management in nonprofit and/or for profit organizations.
2. Demonstrated critical competencies in the following categories: commitment to results, business savvy, leading change, motivating teams.
3. Experience in managing farming, urban agriculture, and/or food industry operations.
4. Experience in advocacy, community organizing and/or community education.
5. Proficiency in oral and written communications. A high level of skills is required to make formal, persuasive presentations to individuals and groups.
6. Track record of comfortability with diversity and respect of a wide range of faiths, beliefs and experiences.
7. Demonstrated ability to lead and work well with diverse groups, teams and individuals.
8. Entrepreneurial spirit and drive along with record of developing and sustaining successful partnership.
Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 9, 2018.