Green Mountain Farm-to-School hiring Executive Director

Newport, Vermont

Job Opening: Executive Director

Status: Full-time, permanent

Position Description

Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) seeks a dynamic, passionate, experienced nonprofit leader who will grow our efforts to strengthen local food systems in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. The Executive Director (ED) will:

  • Lead GMFTS by managing the finances, staff, programs, and structure required to enact GMFTS’s mission

  • Ensure GMFTS’s sustainability by managing the budget in cooperation with the board

  • Increase GMFTS’s visibility by serving as the external face of the organization and developing partnerships to support the organization’s mission

  • Be responsible for the implementation of the GMFTS Strategic Plan, as well as setting and achieving ambitious goals in cooperation with the board.

The ED must have a passion for the GMFTS work, demonstrated strengths in marketing and fundraising, a strategic vision, and the ability to support day-to-day operations of a small organization.  Complete job description here.

To Apply

Send a resume, cover letter, and short professional writing sample (such as strategic plan, board memo, email, or grant application) to Please indicate how you learned about this position.  Background check will be required. Deadline is 08/31/2016; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until that date.

GMFTS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

About Green Mountain Farm-to-School

Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is a nonprofit organization located in Newport, Vermont. Our mission is to restore and strengthen local food systems in the Northeast Kingdom by promoting positive economic and educational relationships among schools, farms, and communities. We create healthy communities by working across the food system with capacity building, resource development, and technical assistance through GMFTS school gardens, Farm to School Programs, a food hub, a food truck, and statewide marketing campaigns.