Please post this announcement electronically to conferences and
individuals you think should know about the openning. Or print it out
and physically distribute to qualified candidates, as you are able.
George, can you send a copy to all extension agents on my behalf?
Many thanks for all your help and support!
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
115 W. Main Street
Carrboro, NC 27510
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association is currently seeking an
individual to fill the Executive Director position. To apply, interested
applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and three references by
June 3, 1996 to:
115 W. Main
Carrboro, NC 27510
The Search Committee plans to interview top candidates in early to
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association is a non-profit, membership
association. CFSA promotes sustainable agriculture through educational
conferences, workshops, and farm tours; research, and demonstration; and
operates an organic certification program in North & South Carolina.
CFSA's mission is to...
...promote sustainable agriculture through education, research, demonstration
...provide a forum for support and discussion of standards for
environmentally responsible agriculture;
...and work toward a community in which consumers can choose farm -products
produced organically and growers can make a living providing these
Title: Executive Director
Salary: minimum of $25,000 annually with upward potential based on
Benefits: $1000 reimbursement of health insurance coverage
2 weeks annual vacation leave
Hours: Full-time, as required
Responsible to: CFSA Board of Directors, through the Board President.
Skills & Experience:
Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of concurrent tasks.
Demonstrated ability to manage staff and contracted workers effectively.
Ability to work effectively and creatively with volunteers
Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with a diverse
clientele, including limited resource to moderately sized farmers,
non-governmental organization representatives, extension and
university faculty and staff, representatives of foundations, donor
corporations, and others.
Work experience and/or knowledge in sustainable agriculture and organic
Work experience and/or knowledge in non-profit administration,
fundraising, grant writing and administration.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
An advanced degree in an agricultural, educational or other relevant
field of study is preferred but not required. Experience may be
substituted for education.
Facilitate the work of the Board of Directors, including program
planning, implementation and oversight, annual budgeting, financial oversight, establishment
and pursuance of annual and 5 year goals, and advise on the judicious use
of organizational resources.
Assist the Board in their efforts to raise funds for the organization's
activities, including facilitating the organization of fundraising
campaigns, meeting with donors, writing grants and meeting with
foundation staff; writing regular fundraising letters,
and maintaining records on donors.
Serve as chief administrative and financial officer.
Oversee and as necessary, carry forward, CFSA's programmatic activities.
Current programs include the Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Partners
in Agriculture, the Spring Farm Tour, the Organic Vegetable School,
Organic Certification, the Stewardship News.
Serve as CFSA's primary spokesperson.
Hire, supervise, evaluate, and, if necessary, fire CFSA staff and
Represent CFSA, organic farmers, and sustainable agriculture interests at
state and local meetings.
Insure that the CFSA membership database and financial records
are maintained, and tax reports and payments are made regularly.
Recruit volunteers and creatively manage their skills and energies to
accomplish CFSA's mission.