About the Organization
Since 2002, Growing Home has been Chicago’s leading non-profit engaged in farm-based training for people with employment barriers. The organization envisions a world of healthy people and communities, grounded in a firm belief that everyone deserves to earn a living wage and have access to nutritious food choices. By providing 25 hours per week of paid on-the-job experience and job-readiness training at their farms to approximately 60 people per year, they have contributed to the lives of hundreds of workers, and thousands of their family members. As a leader in the urban agriculture movement, Growing Home strives to be a good, inclusive neighbor and community partner, offering additional services in Chicago’s Englewood community where their farms are located. For more information about Growing Home’s history, programmatic model, and impact, please visit their website (http://growinghomeinc.org/).
About the Opportunity
Right now, Growing Home is positioned to expand its impact in exciting ways and wants to share this opportunity with a new Executive Director. The Executive Director of Growing Home will lead and oversee all affairs related to the organization and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. The successful candidate must be a skilled leader, prepared to drive the organization in a time of growth, comfortable working in a consensus-driven environment, and adept in building collaborative relationships with the staff, Board of Directors, and community. Based out of the Englewood neighborhood, the Executive Director manages a staff of 19 full-time employees, directly supervises the Chief Operating Officer, Development Director and Chief Financial Officer, and reports to the Board of Directors.
Applications are due by November 16, 2018. Click here to view the full position description, essential qualifications, and application instructions.