Forsyth Farmers’ Market is hiring!

We’re looking for a new Executive Director to steer us into our 10th year and beyond!

Forsyth Farmers’ Market’s Executive Director is responsible for oversight of all FFM programs, making sure they are running smoothly, working well together and furthering the mission of the organization. This person also serves as the public face of the organization, engaging in advocacy, promotion, and outreach. She or he will oversee other staff and volunteers and report to the board. The candidate must have demonstrated passion for food issues and farming and preferably have experience in a related field. This position requires active staff management, creative programming, a nose for finding and following up on possible grants, and the ability to advocate for the market and local food.

Specific Tasks:

Staff Management
• Develop an understanding of everything needed to run the Saturday market and Farm Truck 912 and take on these tasks as needed
• Supervise and support the Saturday market manager
• Supervise and support the Farm Truck 912 manager
• Supervise bookkeeper and oversee payroll
• Supervise interns and AmeriCorps Vista
• Assist staff in recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers
• Oversee all aspects of staff development
• Attend monthly Board meetings and provide monthly report
• Provide weekly updates to Board via email

Facilities Management
• Coordinate maintenance of all equipment, Farm Truck, rental spaces, trailer, etc.

Communications and PR Director
• Maintain and develop relationships with farmers, funders and other community partners
• Coordinate FFM representation at events/meetings called by other groups and public appearances
• Be responsible for FFM’s public image and messaging campaigns

Financial Oversight
• Work with accountant, book-keeper, and Board Treasurer to ensure finances are in order
• Oversee all grant budgets and maintain organization budget

Special Events coordination
• Responsible for scheduling, staffing, supervision of volunteers/staff and general coordination of any special events where the FFM or Farm Truck is represented

• Research and apply for local, state and federal grant and fundraising opportunities for FFM and Farm Truck 912
• Manage existing grants, ensuring that program goals are met, funds are spent and reports are generated in a timely manner

Education – Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred
Experience – Grant writing, Program Development, Staff Management, Knowledge of Local Food Systems

This is a full time, hourly position without benefits, with compensation based on experience.

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Position open until filled

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