Executive Director, Wyoming Food Coalition

Wyoming

Position Title: Executive Director

Organization: Wyoming Food Coalition

Location: Must be a resident of Wyoming while fulfilling the position; however, the work may be completed remotely in state

Position Overview:

  • Implement strategic goals and objectives of the organization.
  • Enable Board to fulfill its governance function.
  • Give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, strategy and its annual goals and objectives.

Duties: 

  • Board administration and support: support operation and administration of the Board by advising and informing Board members, interfacing between Board and staff, and support Board’s evaluation and chief executive. Specific responsibilities include:
    • Complete annual review of existing strategic plan with board and develop high-level operational plan with key performance indicators, milestones, and timelines
    • Assist working groups with developing group-level strategic goals
    • Regularly attend working group meetings, provide input on behalf of the Board and other groups, advise groups on strategic-level decisions
    • Support Board task forces as necessary
  •  Program, product, and service delivery: oversees design, marketing, promotion, delivery of quality programs, products, and services provided by the organization.
    • Develop and implement member recruitment and retention plan
    • Facilitate inter-working-group collaboration
    • Work with Strategic Communications working group to develop/distribute ongoing WFC communication materials (e.g. social media posts, website updates, newsletters, etc.). While VISTA support is available (through end of 2022), VISTA volunteer will have primary responsibility for development/distribution of materials; once VISTA support is no longer available, Executive Director will assume primary responsibility for developing/distributing materials.
    • Manage general inquiries on behalf of the WFC
  • Financial, tax, risk and facilities management: Recommends yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manages organization’s resources within those budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations.
    • Work with Board Treasurer to develop annual budget for Board approval
    • Work with Board Treasurer to operate within approved budget
    • Work with Board members to develop and implement long-term financial sustainability plan
  • Human resource management: Effectively manages the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations.
    • Work with VISTA volunteer(s) to fulfill their position in support of the WFC mission
  • Community and Public Relations: Assures the organization and its mission, programs, products, and services are consistently presented in strong, positive image to the relevant stakeholders.
    • Speak on behalf of the WFC during key outreach opportunities (e.g. legislative testimony, public comment opportunities on pertinent topics, etc.)
    • Foster connections with key stakeholders (e.g. other food system organizations, producer representation organizations, etc.) to ensure the WFC is included in pertinent statewide topics
  • Fundraising: Oversees fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, grant writing, submitting proposals and administrating funding records and documentation.
    • Work with Board members to identify and pursue funding opportunities for core operations
    • Lead efforts to identify funding opportunities for core operations, then support Board member(s) charged with pursuing identified opportunities
    • Provide support to working groups in pursuing project-specific funding opportunities
    • Oversee the financial health of the WFC, including efforts to secure future funding

Qualifications:

  • Significant and proven management skills developed through several years in senior management positions
  • Demonstrates leadership ability in strategizing and relationship building
  • Demonstrates effectiveness and lead experience in fund development
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and grant writing
  • Strong conflict resolution and decision making skills
  • Understanding of non-profits and experience working with boards of directors and volunteers
  • Experience managing organizational budgets
  • Computer literate

Salary/Pay: Commensurate with experience (range $20,000-$25,000)

Application Deadline: February 15

How to Apply:

Materials to be sent by deadline by Executive Director Candidates:

  • Personal Resume;
  • Three (3) References (ask that letters of reference be sent by deadline); and,
  • One (1) brief (1 to 2 pages) statement describing your desire and motivation for this executive director position.

Please send materials electronically to: info@wyfoodcoalition.org

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