Michael Fields Agricultural Institute Seeks New Executive Director
August 18, 2016
For over 30 years, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (MFAI) has been a leading innovator in the movement for profitable, environmentally sound, and socially responsible agriculture. Michael Fields Agricultural Institute seeks a new Executive Director to help carry out its mission to cultivate the ecological, social, economic, and spiritual vitality of food and farming systems through research, education, and policy. There is a strong belief that responsible food and farming systems can help solve some of the most pressing environmental and societal problems of the 21st century.
The Board of Directors of MFAI is seeking a dynamic Executive Director to begin January 1, 2017, to shepherd this $1.2M nonprofit institute into the future. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization’s consistent progress in meeting its mission driven goals and fiscal objectives.
The right candidate will have an innovative and aggressive approach to organizational and financial growth management with a strong mastery of donor development and fundraising. They will be committed to sustainable and organic agriculture food systems and excellent at articulating and communicating the
mission, values, and needs of the organization. The ability to inspire staff and partners and work closely with the board is a necessity. The right candidate will be respected and well connected regionally and nationally, as well as, being comfortable with keeping up with best practices in sustainable agriculture and the not for profit world.
Click here for details of the MFAI Executive Director position (or select pdf Executive Director Job Description for printing).
If interested, please email cover letter, resume, salary expectations and contact information for three references to Birl Lowery, MFAI Board President, at MFAI-Board@michaelfields.org .