At a critical moment of continued and sustained transformation, SAFSF seeks a dynamic, visionary, and equity-driven leader as its next Executive Director. The ideal candidate will be a strategic and tactical leader and expert relationship builder with a strong equity lens. They will bring 7+ years of philanthropic or nonprofit leadership experience in sustainable food and agriculture systems. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will work closely with board and staff to articulate and implement the next strategic direction for SAFSF’s work. The position requires a strong vision for the role of networks as agents of purposefully disruptive change as well as deep relationships with, and appreciation for, the funders and partners who are critical to advancing SAFSF’s mission.
The Executive Director Opportunity
The new Executive Director will join a dedicated staff team, a committed Board of Directors, a passionate membership, and a broader philanthropic and investment community working to advance just and sustainable food and agriculture systems. They will be a leading visionary who puts SAFSF’s vision and mission into action, inspires alignment across the network, and serves as an anchor building long-term financial security for the organization. Building on SAFSF’s strong reputation and leveraging the skills and talents of its staff, the new leader will set and drive the strategic direction and next level vision of the organization. Key opportunities for the next Executive Director include: strategic visioning, board engagement and development, fundraising and external relationships, and organizational leadership. To learn more about what each of these opportunities includes, please click here.
The compensation range for this position is $170,000 – $220,000 and is commensurate with candidate experience.
This search is being led by Emily Wexler and Sharon Gerstman of NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.
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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity
SAFSF is a 501(c)(3) public charity that is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding, and enables each of us to realize our potential. SAFSF’s work environment is open to all people, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.