[sust-mar] Executive Director, f/t, St. John's Farmers' Market Cooperative, Newfoundland
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Position: Executive Director
Organization: St. John's Farmers' Market Cooperative
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland
The St. Johns Farmers Market Cooperative is growing and we are seeking an experienced Executive Director to lead a team of staff and volunteers into an exciting future at our new permanent home.
Since its founding in 2008, the St. Johns Farmers Market - and the innovative dual-stakeholder cooperative that runs it - has become a cornerstone of the local food movement and the community. With Make it, Bake it, Grow it as our motto the Market has steadily expanded our efforts to provide healthy, local food to the community, while encouraging farmers and crafters to grow their businesses.
In 2018, the Market will take its next big step, moving from its current rented space into a purpose-built permanent home in the St. Johns Community Market facility, now under construction on Freshwater Road. This new space is being designed with the community in mind - a true social enterprise. The Cooperative will be the full-time managers of a 14,000 square foot facility that includes a commercial kitchen, workshop space, cafe, rental spaces, and much more. Our new Executive Director will lead our transition into that space and the implementation of a comprehensive business plan for operations.
Reporting to the Cooperatives Board of Directors, the Executive Director will:
Oversee the expansion of Market operations into the new space
Oversee the implementation of the Markets business plan
Manage HR requirements and oversee a small, dedicated staff team that includes a Market Manager, Assistant Manager, and several contract staff
Develop and maintain an annual budget and maintain sound financial practices
Provide administrative support to the Board of Directors and assist with fund development and grant-writing
Oversee general marketing, communications and social media outreach
Represent the Market in a wide range of venues and in relationships with government, community, and business partners
To fill this challenging and exciting role, the ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:
A proven track record of at least 5 years in Executive Director or senior management roles
Demonstrated consistent success in fundraising
In-depth knowledge of nonprofit governance principles and managerial best practices (experience in working with a non-profit co-operative is a further asset)
An ability to address problems with a critical and creative mind
Strong understanding of financial management and performance measures
Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities
Excellent communication (oral, written, social media) and public speaking skills
Dedication to the values of the Market and the cooperative movement
A Masters degree or equivalent would be a strong asset, as would experience in food security/safety and event management
The Cooperative recognizes that this will be a challenging and demanding position. Salary will be competitive, with significant schedule flexibility and the support of an experienced team.
Interested candidates should forward a detailed resume, cover letter, and two references to:
exec at stjohnsfarmersmarket.org
We thank all those that apply but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please submit application by December 29th, 2017.
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