The FARM Institute on the island of Martha’s Vineyard is looking for an Executive Director.
The FARM Institute (TFI) was founded in 2000 as a teaching farm located in Edgartown, Massachusetts on Martha’s Vineyard. Its mission is to educate and engage children and adults in sustainable agriculture through the diverse operations of a working farm. It is a teaching farm that provides year-round educational programs to over 1000 children annually.
The ED will be responsible for the consistent achievement of TFI’s mission, strategies, policies, programs and financial objectives. S/he will supervise day-to-day activities of all TFI functions, lead the development effort and participate actively in all development events and activities. The successful candidate will be a dynamic spokesperson, serving as a catalyst for TFI’s fundraising activities and community relations. Excellent organizational and communication skills, strong work ethic, tenacity and high energy with a commitment to working in a collaborative environment are a must.
A minimum of 5 years executive level experience with demonstrated competency in fund development, communications and human resources management is required. Prior education or management experience in agriculture, education, environmental conservation or related disciplines is highly desirable. A bachelor’s degree is required: an advanced degree preferred.
For more complete job specifications check our website at www.farminstitute.org.
Please send cover letter and resume by May 1 to inez<at>farminstitute.org or mail to Search Director, The FARM Institute, PO Box 1868, Edgartown, MA 02539.