SEMAP is Hiring: Executive Director

POST DATE: 10/13/2022

Executive Director

  • Salary Range: $55,000 – $72,000 commensurate with experience. 
  • Full-time Exempt. 40+ hours per week, evening and weekend hours and regional travel required, with an average of 3-4 evening engagements and one weekend commitment per month.  
  • Priority will be given to applicants living in Bristol, Norfolk, or Plymouth counties.

Preference given to applications received by November 10th with preliminary interviews the third week of November
Start Date: ASAP

The Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership (SEMAP), a 501c3 organization serving farmers and promoting local food, is seeking an organized and dynamic Executive Director with a passion for local farming who can lead our team of two full-time staff; advocate for sustainable agriculture; administer a robust program; and work with a board of directors to develop a plan that will facilitate the long-term growth of agriculture in Southeastern Massachusetts.

SEMAP is dedicated to preserving and expanding access to local food and sustainable farming in Southeastern Massachusetts through research and education. We support farms, farmers, fishers, and communities in Bristol, Norfolk, and Plymouth counties. In addition to working directly with the agricultural community, SEMAP acts as a regional facilitator for cooperative work on agricultural issues. The ED is expected to work alongside staff and the board of directors to carry out SEMAP’s mission.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Actively advocate for agricultural advancement in our region
  • Lead a small staff (2 FT) and support communications and program work as needed
  • Manage all financial and administrative tasks including bookkeeping, budgeting, grant management, and annual events
  • Manage all fundraising including grant writing, individual and corporate donations, and sponsorships
  • Maintain and expand membership
  • Oversee planning and execution of SEMAP’s annual Agriculture & Food Conference with support from staff and a planning committee of 5-10 community members
  • Plan and oversee fundraising events
  • Move SEMAP forward in our ongoing equity efforts
  • Work with and regularly report on staff work and projects to the SEMAP Board of Directors
  • Participate in regional conversations around farmland access, viability, and protection
  • Serve as liaison for SEMAP and the Southeastern Massachusetts community with regional and state-wide partners and agencies. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Passion for local agriculture and an excellent working knowledge and understanding of regional agricultural issues
  • A commitment to equity, justice, and inclusion, as well a growing understanding of how inequities appear in our regional food system. 
  • Non-profit senior management and leadership experience including: financials and budgeting, fundraising, donor relations, and program development and management
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree and/or significant agricultural experience
  • Competence with QuickBooks
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Determine and manage multiple priorities with attention to detail
  • Experience with G-Suite, Google products, and donor database management
  • Familiarity with WordPress, Constant Contact and Adobe/Canva

Working Conditions:

    • Must be able to primarily telework and manage a staff virtually
    • Weekly or biweekly travel required to support specific events and fundraising efforts
    • Will occasionally be required to lift and carry up to fifteen (15) pounds
    • Required to work with the public, including public speaking

Application process:

Submit resume and letter of interest as a PDF to Preference given to applications received by November 10th.  At least two interviews will be expected for a successful applicant.

The Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status or other characteristics protected by state or federal law or ordinance.

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