Executive Director of Anathoth Community Garden
Posted December 16, 2020
About Anathoth: Anathoth Community Garden is a 501(c)(3) non-profit ministry whose mission is healing divisions between neighbors and the land by growing food together in Cedar Grove, NC. Anathoth has sought to carry out this mission in a variety of ways, most recently by hosting a free food stand program, providing free produce to our community that we have either grown or had donated. Also, we run a program for educating and employing youth interns, and we strive to foster community through a variety of workdays and events. We believe in doing this work to promote our values of: the sacredness of all creation, health, reconciliation, nonviolence and restorative justice, reciprocity, and sharing our faith.
Under the direction and guidance of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will direct, plan, organize, staff, motivate, and manage a community garden ministry in transition and help us evaluate, based on our past experience, the best ways to carry out our mission going forward.
Duties of this position include:
- Community-building and listening – Invest in building healthy community relationships, including planning and facilitating listening projects with community members and stakeholders. This work will be an important focus in the beginning, especially holding community conversations both one-on-one and in groups, to assess Anathoth’s work in living out our mission.
- Public relations – Build community awareness of Anathoth’s mission and work and encourage collaboration with groups and individuals, through regular communications (newsletters, social media), public speaking, and through attending relevant community gatherings and other events when possible.
- Strategic planning and board communication – Work with the Board of Directors to plan and implement the programs to best fit the mission using resources available, attend monthly board meetings, and report to the board.
- Financial reporting and oversight – Prepare financial reports, maintain the operating budget of the organization, follow all applicable laws and regulations.
- Development – Work with the Board of Directors to raise the annual budget of the organization, cultivate relationships with donors, identify, write and manage grants.
- Garden Site Coordination – Coordinate the care of Anathoth’s garden site with a Garden Manager, including oversight of capital projects.
- Staff and Intern Hiring and Supervision – Supervise and hire any personnel, including the Garden Manager and Outreach and Distribution Coordinator, seasonal staff, or other permanent staff hired.
- Administrative Duties – with the help of the board and some administrative assistance, oversee the day to day operations of the organization.
Requirements of the job include:
- In-depth understanding of racial equity perspective, and experience facilitating conversations and meetings on race and equity, including in the context of food and agriculture in the United States
○ REI or REI-equivalent training
- Experience building trusting relationships with a diversity of individuals and organizations, especially faith-based organizations.
- Experience facilitating participatory community meetings and events, or willingness to learn
- Fundraising and grant-writing experience
- A four-year university degree or equivalent experience
- Hands-on experience running a farm or market garden
- 2 or more years of experience in a non-profit setting, Executive Director experience preferred
- Strong communication in both writing and public speaking (Spanish proficiency a plus)
- Fluency in use of Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, social media platforms, website maintenance, and other applications as needed
This position is a part-time, 24-hour per week salaried position with health care and vacation time. Starting salary is $30,000 per year. Anathoth Community Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an equitable work environment. People of color, women, LGBTQ+ candidates, and other candidates from diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your cover letter should describe why you are interested in working at Anathoth and in this Executive Director role, and the experiences, gifts, and skills you bring that would make you a great fit. Applications will be reviewed starting January 15th and on a rolling basis after that until the position is filled; interested applicants are encouraged to apply early for higher priority.